Saturday, May 31, 2008

May take it further

For my May take it further challenge I resorted to the color bar. The star points are made from the one seam flying geese technique and the center is a dimensional cathedral window block. I found I am NOT a pastel person.
This is a last minute piece as we had a flash flood Thursday night (in fact two--first at 10:30PM and again at 2:30 AM Friday morning.) A second cloud burst sent the little creek a block behind us into a roaring river twice in one night. We had ground water seepage into the basement and lost our fence, but at least we didn't get water in the house.
Anyway I finished on time.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Here are some of the blocks for our guilds fund raiser quilt for next year. The background is 4 squares of different blacks then the appliqué added on top of the backgrounds. Two more are complete but I do not have pictures of those. 5 blocks and the border to finish. Whoo hoo!! Can't wait to see these all completed and into a top.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day. Services were earlier in our park. Lets all remember our service men and women today.

Monday, May 19, 2008

trunk show

Traveled this past weekend. Presented trunk show and did a class for the Panhandle Guild. What a fun day that was. I so enjoy going out there as there are so many talented quilters in the group. the show and tell was wonderful. Hope they thought the trunk show was Ok too and that the class learned to do the ironworks technique. Had a minor glitch when some of the fusible web was to narrow, but thats life. It all worked out in the end. some beautiful pieces were started and lots were ready to layer and quilt by the end of the day.
Stayed with a friend (wonderful quilter and member of the guild) and enjoyed a beautiful sunrise at her home. She lives on a hill with a beautiful view of the valley. The birds were singing while the sun came up. So peaceful. Thanks Jan
Saw several other of the members that I know from previous state guild meetings and met others who I hope I will see again in July at State meeting.
Sorry no photo's as I forgot my camera. Oh well.
Hope to have some photos to post soon, so don't give up on me.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Aprils challenge

Yeah my April chooseday challenge piece is done. The word was "bird", so finally found a use for the chicken wire fabric background fabric. That has been in my stash for "years". ha.
Mays word is "signs" so will have to do some thinking on that one.
The Take it Further challenge for May is pretty challenging so may go with the color theme this month. Will see how that goes.
Have been pulling quilts for my trunk show and class next week. I think I have about 50 pieces pulled, so should be a good trunk show. Maybe I should take pictures and post them before I put them away again.