Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Off to Grand Rapids!

Connie and I are heading to Grand Rapids for the AQS quilt show. We haven't gone to Paducah in a few years, so this will be exciting. The show is in GR for three years (at least).

Last week was the August "Sleep At Home" retreat. One of the gals was finishing the borders on a Bonnie Hunter pattern. Lots of gorgeous fabrics in this one.

We try to have a little group project on Saturday. This time we made quilt tool caddies. The base is a stand-up plastic photo frame. These were fun and easy to make. Added 8/26/12: The tutorial for the tool caddy can be found HERE.

Friday was our 44th wedding anniversary. Jim insisted I go to the retreat. In the late afternoon, he delivered a bouquet of chocolate covered strawberries. There were enough to share with the retreaters and still have a few to eat at home. They were delicious.

And finally, here's a little pouch I made using a Sweet Pickins pattern from Moda U.

Off to GR!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Bonnie Hunter visited our guild and taught classes back in September, 2010. By October I had sewn the blocks. Today I have a flimsy! I wanted to use the bonus HSTs from the blocks, but couldn't decide on a color for the border that would separate them from the blocks. That was a stumbling point for almost two years. Finally, I decided to try a dark red since the cheddar pieces have bits of red in them. It seems to work. Now to get this one quilted. The size is a nice throw.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birthday Week

Last week was my birthday. I spent it at Comerica Park watching Justin Verlander strike out 14 Yankee batters! What a great game. The place was packed and the weather was perfect.

The big guys each hit a home run for me, too. It was a super day.

Here's my latest star block from Temecula Quilts. These are so much fun to make.

My new Jane Stickle quilt cover for my new IPhone. I'm not wired for too much technology, but am learning how to use this. You can order one here.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Temecula Stars

I caught up with the Temecula stars. I love the size of these blocks and am having fun making them.