Thursday, September 24, 2009

Here it is!!

Here it is! The Judie Rothermel Web Sampler! I think I have kept the suspense long enough!!!! :0) I know many of you have been waiting to see this. The fabric line was called "Vicksburg". This is the quilt that Mary over at Quilt Hollow quilted for me! I think you may have to click on the pictures to see it better. I do my best, but I am not a very good photographer.
I had my hubbie and daughter hold up the quilt for this shot. I have the binding on, but still need to hand sew it down. That will be tonight's TV time project. That is, if my parents don't arrive tonight. They are arriving either tonight or tomorrow morning. While my husband and I are away in Hawaii my parents will housesit. It makes a nice get away for them also. :0)
This one I took after laying it on the floor. How do you take full length pictures of large quilts? What seems to be the best way to do that?

For those of you who are Jo Morton enthusiasts, there is a 5' charm swap going on!! I want to do this, but the timing may not be the best. Hmmm, I have some siggie blocks to do as well as visiting some blogs, packing, can I get these cut also? Anyway it is over at Dawn's blog called Spring Water Designs. Go check it out!!
Ah! A sneak peek of our Anniversary dinner! :0)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

25th Wedding Anniversary and Jo Morton Club. All in one day!

25 years ago today I was a bride. My husband and I are celebrating 25 years of marriage! This morning my husband couldn't wait until I left the house. He kept saying "when are you leaving", "shouldn't you have left by now". Well when I came home, there was a message on the answer machine. It said go look out on the front porch. On the door knob was a card, and out on the front porch was the biggest flower arrangement I have every received! It is really heavy with long stem red roses. :0) 25 red roses!! For 25 years of marriage!

This is the card that came with it. I'm blushing!! I was told that I will be going out to dine this evening and that I should put a nice dress on!! This Sunday my husband and I will leave for Hawaii. It will be the first trip we have made with just the 2 of us since before we had children. I am very excited about going!!! Who wouldn't be? :0)
Another reason to be excited today!! My reason for leaving this morning was to go to a fairly local quilt shop called Plain and Simple Quilt Shop. Its a wonderful little store that I've recently discovered. I had signed up to join a Jo Morton club. Guess who is also in the club? Mary from Quilt Hollow!!!! What a neat lady she is. I was really happy to finally meet her! We've been commenting on each others blogs for almost a year now. She took a lot of great pictures from the show and tell time. If you go visit her blog you will see all the wonderful quilts that she took pictures of! (I need to start remembering to take more pictures.)
Mary brought my quilt with her. I had asked her to quilt a Judie Rothermel quilt, which I had blogged about in the past. I want to put the binding on it before I show it to ya'll! Mary did a superb job on it!!! Thank-you Mary!! :0) (0: I look forward to our next meeting!!

Now I must go get myself ready. I'm dinning out tonight! :0)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Random acts of Kindness

Most quilters I've met seem to have such good hearts. Always thinking of others and trying there best to make everyone around them feel loved. They are often like the quilts they make. Warm and generous, they wrap around you in friendship and generosity. The above churn dash block is a random act of kindness. It will join blocks made by others who have opened there hearts to spread love to one in need. :0)
Look who came to visit!! My family and I have named this white deer "Abbey". She is with her Mother and a new younger sibling. I wonder if there will every be another white sister or brother one day.
Yesterday was my quilt bee meeting. This is a quilt one of the ladies brought to share with the group. It was made from blocks abandoned by another quilter from various projects. The receiver of the blocks thought since they were all in the same color family, why not make one quilt with them all! I think she did a great job!
And last but not least!! Ugh!! I Finally, finished the round robin!!!! I am so happy to finally finish this one!!! Ah! It has taken me what seems like forever. I know you all are probably saying it's about time. Now we don't have to see that one anymore. I know I am! LOL!! :0) (0:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Humming Along!

I've been working on machine quilting the round robin quilt. I'm about half way as of today. I can only do a limited amount of sewing in one sitting due to a past shoulder injury. After about 2 bobbins worth of sewing I need to get up and do some stretching and special exercises that I am supposed to do daily with my arms. I'm slow but I do finish things eventually, although I would much rather keep zooming along and get things finished quicker. :0)
Here are some pillowcases I made over the weekend. I made them for daughter #1, who is away at college. I'm hoping they will go with the quilt she made for her dorm room. I find
purples/lavenders a difficult color to match with, unless you have a swatch of color in your hand. Red on the other hand seems to be one of the easiest. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Making A Quilt Sandwich With Bunnies On The Side

 I have finally gotten around to making a sandwich out of the 2 Round Robin tops.  I decided to baste them together as a reversible quilt, rather then having 2 quilts which were very similar. They are basted and ready to be quilted!  I'm not going to take the time to hand quilt this one.  It's more of a casual throw type quilt.  Might just be the right one to put on my sofa to cuddle with! :0).   I hope to start working on it tomorrow. My fingers are a bit sore from pin basting all afternoon.  May have to rub some good old fashioned "Bag Balm" on them later.  This is the round robin project that I was working on in my "quilting Bee" earlier in the year. I had done several posts on them as they were going around my group.
BUNNIES!!  I have been working on the Bunny Hill blocks on the side. I've almost got 4 of them finished. I have a few more things to add to the chocolate bunny then I can move onto #5.  I'm only 4 months behind now.  Half way there!!! 

 Now that school has started, I've finally gotten myself  caught up on "Stuff " that had to be done around the house.   Maybe I can sneak off to my quilting room more often!  :0)    (0: