Friday, June 29, 2012

Long Overdue Finishes!

This one is for Andrew.  I bought some of the fabric in Virginia last February and pieced it at a Cambria retreat in March.  I just did some overall quilting.  I think this in one of the biggest ones I quilted myself.  Barbara, Lynn, and Janice have inspired me not to be afraid of the big ones.

 This is for Mary.  I pieced it about a 1 1/2 years ago and finally quilted it.  This one I custom quilted.
This one is for my nephew's new little boy. Simple but its done.
I promised Serena a table runner in February.  I'm having a hard time giving this one up!
Well it's time to box these all up and mail them.  Next will be two more table runners.  I like table runner's, they go fast!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


These are the nice notes that my friends left me after the retreat we had this past weekend at my house.  We had a great time so I thought I would post some pictures.
 All ready to go!
I decided at the last minute to make coasters to use in my studio.
 Diane and Barbara working very hard.  They both seemed to get a lot done.  In fact, Barbara ran out of projects and was gracious enough to help Sheila.
 Kathy in her little (big) corner.
 Not a very good picture of Sheila, Janice way back in the corner and Lynn.  Diane's quilt is the the wall.  The center is red work.  It is absolutely beautiful.
 Pam in the comfy chair crocheting.  Surprised her by figuring out her pattern for her when she got stuck.  I think she underestimated my determination to figure it out even though she is better at it than I am.
I love this picture of Sue because she is always smiling and cheerful.
 I made these coasters, place mats, and napkins for Martina and Stephen for their anniversary.  She got them yesterday and they are already on their new table.
 I made this quilt for a friends new granddaughter and quilted it this week.  Already to send off.
This little baby quilt went to a lady at Jeff's work.  I guess she just loved it especially the colors.  Jeff warned me not to make them for all the babies born.  There really aren't that many people at his work but he said one lady just had triplets!  Now wouldn't that be a challenge!

Well, back to quilting Andrew's quilt.  I hope to get it done this week.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dirty Hands

 I spent time this past week printing up some fabric from rubber stamps I made.

I also made some placemats and napkins for a friend.

Yes it was the dreaded 1/2 square triangle lesson in my Vintage Moments class this past Saturday.  My past students will tell you this wasn't their favorite lesson.  I have a new student so we had to catch her up but thankfully she catches on fast.  It's a great class and I am enjoying getting to know some new people.