Sunday, July 31, 2011

Bow Tie Quilt & More 36 Patch blocks

Another great "Sleep At Home Retreat"! The group was smaller this time, but fun and laughter are always there. My stack of bow tie blocks stopped growing when I ran out of red fabric for my setting squares. It's still a reasonable size, though. I'm happy with the results. This is the final quilt for our Prairie Woman's Sewing Circle Club.
Four days and four 36 patch blocks so far. They sew up very quickly. The four blocks together are bigger than most of the little quilts I usually make.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quilt for Abby

To celebrate my granddaughter's 'Sweet Sixteen" birthday, I made a new quilt for her bed. The colors and fabrics are happy ones. We watched her open the present via Skype on Jim's laptop.

I've spent the last two days at The Quilted Cottage enjoying the July "Sleep At Home Retreat". Bowtie blocks are piling up near my machine for the last quilt in the Prairie Woman's Sewing Circle. I also made one 36 squares block just before I left tonight. AmandaJean has been making these and it looked like fun.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The First Sixty

In the first 60 years of my life (like there'll be a second 60), I was blessed with not needing any surgeries. Now, in the last seven months, there's been two. I hope this pattern changes. Thursday, I had surgery for a torn miniscus on my right knee. I'll be good as 60 in no time!

It's been so hot outside that I'm hibernating inside with the a/c and these projects. Finished the little "Leftovers" mini, the stitches on the scissors holder and another cross stitched ornament from Little House Needleworks. I'm also up to date on the Moda U "Sweet Pickins" mystery. AND...the "Sweet Sixteen" birthday quilt for my granddaughter is on its way to Abby!

Now I could list the projects that I am behind on or the ones listed as UFOs, but that would be a loooooong post!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer School

My local quilt shop, The Quilted Cottage, held a Quilters Academy this week. Many different kinds of classes were offered. I chose five of them. I wish I could have done a few more, but I did have to sleep sometime. My classes were a clothesline rope bowl, scissor holder featuring ten embroidery stitches, Texture Magic tote bag, a reversible cap and a no-sew cord wrapped bowl. I liked the bargello class, the button making class and the fabric jewelry class, too. (next time) Yesterday, all of the classes met for Show & Tell, group pictures and to receive our T-shirts. It was an action-packed week. I managed to finish my tote, rope bowl and cap and am still working on the needle holder and the other bowl.