Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Quilty Hangover

Can you believe it ?!! ... I did not take one single photo at my guild quilt show this past weekend ... NOT ONE!  I was the featured quilter.  I displayed 40 quilts.  I had the "corner office". With a window!  And not one picture. I had my picture taken dozens of times.  I do hope someone shares some photos with me.  What a dork ... NO pictures.

It was a fabulous weekend!!!!!!!!  Everything was perfect - everyone's quilts looked wonderful.  The space we were in - Samuel Ogle Middle School was clean and bright and big. The vendors were varied and friendly.  I did get a little shopping time.

From 1:00 Friday afternoon until 10:00 Sunday night, it was all about the Southern Comforters Quilt Show ... and then it was over for another year.  Monday morning I was DONE!

Ok ... I did take one picture.  My Bird Dance quilt won a ribbon!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rangley Stars

This quilt was started in 2009 ... a Deb Tucker class that I didn't get to attend.

Over the years, I worked on it - at retreats, at home, sometimes it went to retreat and stayed in the basket.  FINALLY - at my guild's February retreat 2015 - I finished the top.  Yes, it's smaller than planned.  I was DONE making these blocks.  Suddenly, a nice couch-sized quilt was exactly what I needed.

And the very-pink flannel fabric had a home.  Sure do wish I remember WHY I had 4 yards of very-pink flannel.

How the heck can a quilter accurately answer the question, "How long does it take to make a quilt?"

                                                6 years? 

That's how long this one took.  

FINISHED - it feels great!

Quilt Show Prep

I think I'm ready!

Friday, March 13, 2015

A Little Vacation Catch-up

Ahhh.... Sunny Florida!  When we left Baltimore last Saturday it was 10 degrees outside and there was 8" of snow on the ground. I've been enjoying a fun visit with Kid#2 and the Grandies.  Little boy humor ... I'm learning to love it!

In typical style - I overpacked possible projects.  And - I'm always glad I did.

I finished Block #9 of Imperial Blooms.  Now, Sew the top together and do more hand stitching.

I squared up over a 100 half-square triangles.  Now, I have to make lots of pinwheel blocks.

We have lilies growing in the front pond.  The pond still needs some TLC but the flowers are so pretty.

And the best part of this week ... Just hanging out.  

Monday, March 9, 2015

Pros And Cons

Because of this ...

I finished this ...

But that also gave me time for this ...

And that meant more time and stuff to pack for my Florida trip, and my suitcase was already bulging. I finally decided - whatever I bring has to fit inside this ...

Blocks to mark, blocks to square up and a little stitching...

AND ... That did not count the knitting.

If we had left on Thursday (as planned), I would have not had time to pack up extra projects.  Of course - if we had left on Thursday, I would not have had time to pack up extra projects.

Sunny Florida - we have arrived!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

SNOW DAY - again

We got 8".  My Cute Husband made 2 trips out to run his snow blower.  And Mom and I? We were NOT on a plane to Florida to visit Kid#2.  Instead of sitting on the patio in short sleeves, I spent the day puttering ... in a sweatshirt and warm socks.

I came across 4 yards of very pink flannel ... wonder what the heck THAT was for.  I made a quilt back for a very old UFO.  My Rangley Stars (Deb Tucker pattern) is well on it's way to being DONE!

Tomorrow, because I still won't be in Florida, this quilt will get finished!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

4-Patch Posy


I really needed to "think Spring"
This is a new pattern I will be teaching at Spring Water Designs. 

I love how the center blocks were a surprise!

Not the best photos - someday it will be nice outside and I can take some fence photos ... Someday ... But not tomorrow - we're going to have a SNOW day!