Monday, August 12, 2013

Quilt Show Week

I'm packing my bag because it's AQS quilt show week in Grand Rapids, MI! Connie and I had a wonderful time last year and expect an even better one this time. The weather forecast is perfect, too. I've been thinking about all of those vendors, er, I mean quilts the last few nights.

Here's another little finish that I made for my daughter, Kari. She bought it as a kit in Menominee Falls, WI at The Quilted Basket (now closed) and asked if I would stitch it for her. It was fun to do after the little pieces were all cut. Annie is studying each kitty and finally selects her favorite!

The grape tomatoes are starting to get more plentiful now. I could eat them all day long.

It's blueberry time, also. I made this pie and it didn't last very long.

Have a wonderful week - I know I will!

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Wedding Quilt

After more than 20 years of on and off (mostly off) sewing on this quilt, the top is done! It is the wedding quilt for my daughter, Kari and son-in-law, Craig. They just celebrated their 20th anniversary on the 31st of July. I almost made that deadline. The pattern was from a Quilter's Newsletter Magazine series back in 1987-88 called Log Cabin Home Sampler. It's difficult to get a good picture of it, but I'll try again when it returns from the quilter.

Annie is checking for accuracy on each block

while Jasper just naps in his latest favorite spot.