Monday, August 27, 2012

Designing Monday

Have you seen the current issue of AP&Q?  One article features Halloween quilts and decorating.  No patterns, just beautiful pictures.  I was so entranced I had to get busy, so I started by pulling out all of my orange and black fabrics.

Then I cut some squares which turned into a bunch of these.

And before you know it, I had this cute little quilt top finished.

Can't wait to get it quilted and up on the wall in time for Trick or Treating.  I am thinking I will do a series of orange and black little quilts since I already have the fabric laid out.

Seems like forever since I last posted.  I have finished piecing 5 or 6 tops for donation to the pediatrics unit of a local hospital and quilted two tops.  I am going to hand off the rest to someone else who has volunteered to finish them.  Yea!

I have been spending most of my time enjoying our two kids who have been home for awhile.  Our son just went back to school over the weekend.  We took our daughter to the airport bright and early this morning to catch a 6:00 am flight.  She is headed to Saudi Arabia for a year to teach English to young women who are pre-Med students at a university.  This is only her second year teaching, so this will be a challenge for her, but she will do a great job.  I wish I had had her confidence when I was that age.

The good news is that she will have WiFi in her apartment, so hopefully we will have ongoing communication with her.  It was so frustrating last year while she was in the Marshall Islands with no phone and no computer access for most of the time.  I think I am going to be sad for a few days.  I already miss her so much.

Hope you have a great Monday.  Be sure to visit Judy's blog  to see more wonderful designs.