Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Michelle's first quilt

Michelle said she wanted a quilt.  I said, I will teach you how and you can make it.  She finished the top today and it is now at the Longarm quilters for completion of the quilting project.
Because it is a king size quilt it is much too large to do on my machine.
I am proud of her for taking the challenge and doing such a great job.

Pattern was from the book 'City Lights' quilts, and the fabrics are the 'Stonehenge' collection.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

T-shirt quilt

This quilt has crossed the finish line.  It represents a couple's running history. The wife, Karen, was referred to me by a friend to make a T-shirt quilt for her husband's 70th birthday.  His birthday was February 20th, however, I didn't even meet with Karen until around the 7th of February.  She was very understanding that I wouldn't be able to complete something that quickly.  But today is March 9th and I have just finished the quilt. She chose the label to say:
"Remembering 20+ years of running together"  isn't that sweet?

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mug Rug received from Sweded

It was an international Mug Rug Swap.  Put on by Quilting Gallery Friends.  I joined this swap and sent my rugs off to the Netherlands.  Yesterday in the mail I received 2 identically made Mug Rugs from my new found friend Gunilla Linered of Sweden.
Aren't these wonderful

Update on Leona

Newest picture and she is now 3 months old.  I was able to go to Olympia WA in January to meet her and visit with Dad-Adam and Mom-Marisa.  Great time.
Leona and I hugged a lot, and we were able to talk to each other, she has beautiful eyes, and her dad's hairline.  She coos so sweetly. She loves to play with her mom's hair.  We took her for  a walk around and inside the Washington state capital building.  Got a tour of this beautiful building with it's rich history and the view that overlooks the bay.  Snow showed up the day before I left and they really haven't had a warm day since (according to the weather channel)...but they are happy and safe, live in a nice duplex and it is close to all the areas they like to frequent.  I had an awesome trip and was thrilled to meet, love and play with this new granddaughter.

Sew day February 9

 Although I am posting this in March, the actual date of the event was 2/ 9/2011

My friends - Sheryl and Denny- help me get projects done.  We try to gather once a month for lunch and sewing all afternoon.  We gab a lot too. In February we met at Sheryl's house, Denny was late because she was teaching a class at Hearts and Hands Quilts, but once she arrived she dove right in to working on a new project - a fabric bowl.  Sheryl's was so beautiful that Denny had to have one, but the only way to get one was to make her own.
Sheryl was 'working?' on organinzing her stuff for a class to teach the next day.  She actually was very prepared (she has taught this class before), and yet she called her area 'organized mess'...  She is so much fun, and very creative.

Me?  Well I decided that I had to finish, uh-er, start the center block of a BOM project that has been put off, but class was the next Saturday and I didn't want to be the only one that didn't finish the block. I also finished a small project that was given to me during the Southern AZ shop hop- a rotary cutter case.  Way cool idea.

And thus a perfect ending to another perfect day.