Show and Tell Tuesday-Owl Pillow

5 Mar

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An orphan block from a swap, turned into a pillow for a friend who loves owls.

Go check out the other contributors on Randi’s blog: http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/show-and-tell-tuesday/

Small Blog Meet

28 Feb

Lily's Quilts

A blog I follow http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2013/02/fresh-sewing-day-and-small-blog-meet_28.html posted a button and activity for those of us with small blogs. I do get a few visitors, but I am mostly talking to myself.  Now I am off to discover some other small blogs.

Austin: Quilts, Friends, Food and Fun

26 Feb

I spent last Thursday-Sunday in Austin for Quiltcon and some visiting with dear friends.  After a very long day of travel cancellations and delays on Thursday, I made it to Austin in the evening.  I was up bright and early the next morning to get myself to Quiltcon.  It was delightful. Here are just a few pictures:

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Friday evening I had dinner with my friend Ann and my new friend Tracy. BBQ in Austin is a thing of beauty.  Saturday morning I volunteered to help at Quiltcon and had a lovely time chatting with this fellow volunteer http://catherineredford.com/blog/ between taking tickets and stamping hands.

Then I was off to meet up with some long time, long distance friends. We ate, took some pictures, window shopped and then ate some more.

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Back to the hotel for some much needed sleep, and then up again to go eat some more.

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I also got to give two of my friends some little prezzies I had made. I still owe some, but they are the kind of friends that don’t mind.

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Next adventure: The Monte Vista Crane Festival with the family in two weeks time.  Between now and then, I hope to get a couple of quilt tops quilted and bound and some smaller projects finished.

Fabric organization and a cute little bag

19 Feb

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I ran across the idea of using comic book boards to create mini bolts of fabric for organization. I am in love!

http://www.amazon.com/BCW-Current-Comic-Backing-Boards/dp/B002SB3786

I am making a couple of little bags for gifts for the friends I will be seeing in Austin this weekend. Here is the first one:

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Pattern by Noodlehead: http://www.noodle-head.com/2012/06/open-wide-zippered-pouch-diy-tutorial.html

Off to Austin on Thursday!! QuiltCon, old and new friends, eating, drinking and general merry making! http://www.quiltcon.com/

A catch up post

14 Feb

I have been busy, but neglectful about posting.

I finished my scrappy trip along top.

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Basted and started quilting my windows quilt. It is an Elizabeth Hartman http://www.ohfransson.com/  pattern from her first book.

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Made a block for my swap partner. And then made another because I used the wrong background color.

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And then decided to make a Valentine’s Day quilt the night before Valentine’s Day because of a pattern posted by one of my favorite quilty bloggers  http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2013/02/xo-quilt-tutorial.html. I got the top done, and picked out the backing fabric.

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I hope to finish the quilting and bind the windows quilt before my quilt guild meeting http://frontrangemodernquiltguild.webs.com/ on Saturday. At the meeting I will probably work on a gift or two to take to Austin with me next week. I am going to QuiltCon, but also visiting with some friends.

A new project!

7 Feb

I have signed up for Canoe Ridge Creations Fresh Mini Quilt Club.  Now I need to wait until March. Impatience is my middle name.

 

Library Window-My first original design

31 Jan

This is the building where I work. I have been thinking that those big center windows would make a good quilt design for a while now. Image

I started playing with Illustrator, and came up with this:

The inside of the library is decorated in blues, grays and that lovely shade of green, so I added a bit of the green in there too. What do you think?Image

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