Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Q: What's in Your Wallet?

A: Not much!

Q: What's on my bed?

A:



Since this ghastly summer seems to be finally ending, I put out a warmer quilt. It's an old Moda Club pattern with way too many half-square triangles in it.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Not much progress this week:



I was in Huron, Ohio for the Quilting with Machines Show. A good time was had by all, and my roomie can tell you that I fell asleep early every night. No time for stitching!

Head on over to Judy's blog to see what everyone else is doing.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday finish -- Dylan's quilt

A seriously sweet little boy at my church is going through a seriously awful illness. I can cry and I can pray and I can quilt:



My daughter-in-love and I started these quilts at a class at the Joyful Quilter. It was a Mystery Quilt class and the subject was Scotland.



When I heard about Dylan, I bumped this quilt to the top of the list and finished it for him. I hope it gives him some comfort through his ordeal.
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Not much progress

I told you this would take a while:



I didn't make much progress on this quilt during my trip to Atlanta, but...

and....

  • My brother-in-law got married!
It was a whirlwind of family wonderfulness! Not much down-time in the hotel and I slept for the whole flight home. Maybe next week I'll have more progress?

Head on over to Judy's blog to see what everyone else is doing.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday

A little progress on my Lucky Charms quilt.



I'm hand appliqueing, so it will take a while.


Head on over to Judy's blog to see what everyone else is doing.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

New Pattern

I recently published a new pattern:



Sweet Tooth is made from a Moda Honey Bun. The pattern is for a twin- or queen-sized quilt. Piece one up using your favorite yummy fabrics!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I'm working on two different Pat Sloan quilts.

Meadow Breeze:




and Lucky Charms:




Head on over to Judy's blog to see what everyone else is doing.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Friday finish -- Emily

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had a friend who was pregnant at the same time. Our daughters were born 3 months apart. We kept each other company, and kept each other sane.

Unfortunately, my friend and her family moved nearly 3,000 miles away when the girls were in pre-school. My husband and I visited them once out there, and they visited us once back here. We didn't stay in close contact, but we knew where to find each other.

A few years ago, this family moved again: now they live less than 200 miles away! Since I travel for my job, I stop and see them whenever I'm in their area. It's been incredibly sweet to re-kindle our friendship.

Since my daughter graduated from high school last year, it didn't surprise me much that my friend's daughter graduated the same year. Even so, I didn't get her quilt finished in time.

Only one year late, I bring you Emily's quilt:



She likes orange. Can you tell?


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Thursday, September 02, 2010

New Sample

Remember this quilt?

In preparation for Christmas, I made one from Fruit Cake:



The pattern uses yardage or a Layer Cake and is available here.