Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Pink & Brown Little Quilt

Thank you for all the nice comments about my red, white and blue star quilt. It was fun to make.

Here is the next quilt for the Jo Morton Little Womens' Club. All of the seams are ironed open, per the directions. Although it was time consuming, it made the quilt lay pretty flat. I have been wanting to make a pink and brown quilt so was glad to make this one. The overall size is 16 x 13. One of the smallest I have ever worked on.

I am leaving in a few minutes to have photos taken for our church directory. My hair decided to have a mind of its own -- It kind of reminded me of the wimple that the flying nun wore! Ha Ha. So an hour ago, I stuck my head under the faucet of the utility sink and started over. I am on the committee that is organizing the directory and had to call many, many people. I was amazed at how many people wanted me to use their photo from 10 years ago or could we wait until they lost some weight?! Too funny. Why do we fret over such a trivial thing as how our picture will turn out? Especially since 10 years from now we will wish that we looked as good as we do now. Amazingly, not one man that I talked to was the least concerned about the photos or his appearance.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Another Finish

It feels so good to type those words 'Another Finish.' I really like that sense of accomplishment when the last stitch goes in the binding. I tried to get it done for the Saturday Jo Morton Little Womens' Club at the LQS, but got thru most of the quilting and had a do-over, so I was late in finishing, but not to worry, I was the only one in the group of 8 who actually brought the quilt in. Several people brought other things they had been working on and one lady brought quilt books to pass around and another lady brought pictures from a magazine of some Jo Morton quilts. This is the first time I have joined a group like this, so I am a little perplexed. I thought the point was to finish a quilt a month and share the results. So far I am the only one to complete either of the first two quilts. But it is still nice to meet some new people and see what they are working on. Anybody else have a similar experience?

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm back again!

As soon as we got back from vacation, I spent one day grocery shopping and getting caught up and by the end of the day, I was in bed with a cold. After nearly two weeks, I have finally gotten to the point of getting dressed and feeling well enough to face the world again.
I missed the Jo Morton club last week, so now I am quickly assembling everything to be ready for the alternate club meeting which meets tomorrow. I know if I get behind even a little I will never get caught up and then just throw in the towel. My mission is use up as much stash as possible, so I have to keep at it. This was a fun little quilt to sew, although the star piecing method was new to me. The colors Jo chose were red and green for Christmas, but when I see stars, I always think red, white, and blue.

Off I go to the quilt store to get the backing and binding. My stash will not be tamed!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vacation Fun

We are back from a week of travels to see family. We spent the last 4 days with two lively 3 year olds. What a fun time for us. Since our two kids are off to college we have forgotten what it is like to be around boisterous, loud and fun-loving kiddos. We played Burrito Baby and I Spy and Hi Ho CherryO and watched videos and had tons of fun.

Hope our next visit is not such a long time coming as the last one.
We spent our first four days visiting my awesome in-laws. We had lunch at the Heart Attack Grill in Phoenix and then got snowed in for a day or two in the mountains. It was so nice to just take it easy and enjoy the company. We talked quilts non-stop.