WIP Wed 3/25

Here it is Wed. again. I’ve mostly quilted on customer quilts this last week. As far as my own stuff……..well, I did make my BOM block for this month. I finished it up last night.picture-5555

Here are the blocks so far.picture-5556

This year my guild’s opportunity quilt is going to be an embroidered redwork quilt. At the last meeting they had packets we could pick up to do some of the blocks. I have 1 block completed and I’m working on the 2nd block. I enjoy handwork, but I don’t do it very often. picture-5553 I’ve been taking the blocks on the bus with me, and I have about 20 minutes to sit between routes and work on them.

That’s it for my works in progress.

I have these little flowers that are blooming near my back door. I can hardly wait for more things to bloom. picture-5554

Here’s the Patchwork party quilt that I quilted a few weeks ago. I couldn’t post any pics of it until the party started. It’s hanging in the shop here.picture-5552

Ok, that’s is for now. Have a great day!!


First day of spring!

I’m glad that winter is officially over! I know here in Kansas we’ll still have cold weather, but it’s nice to know that soon the flowers will be in bloom and the grass will be green and the weather will be warm!! I’m not a cold weather person………..I hate being cold. I guess the only good thing about winter is that you can snuggle up under a quilt and get warm. I have plenty of those around. LOL!!

Anyway, on to other things. My computer is really running slow these days. I get mad at it because I don’t have time to waste being on here. I like to add pictures whenever I post a new blog, (I figure that you’d rather see pictures than just listen to me yack about stuff.) But no pictures again today.

I’ve been off work this week for spring break and I’ve finished 3 customer quilts so far. (custom quilted)  I have the next one loaded on the machine. Hopefully I can get it done today.  I haven’t had time to work on any of my stuff lately. My snails trail quilt is still hanging on the design wall. I really want to get it done, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

I’m having lunch with my freind Pam tomorrow. YEAH!!!! I’m looking forward to getting together with her. I don’t get to see her very often. We had such fun on our trip to Italy last fall. I wish we could go again this year to the festival……..whenever I start thinking about Italy, I think of the food and how nice all the people were that we met.  Ok, I have to stay focused here. Tomorrow, Pam and I can talk about Italy, and I’m sure we will! We are going to go to the grand reopening of my LQS in the morning, then do some shopping around town before we have lunch at our favorite Mexican restaraunt.

Speaking of my LQS, my sister went to work there a couple weeks ago. I’ve seen her more in the last 2 weeks than I have the last 2 months! HAHA!! I went in there last week to help her choose fabric for the mystery lock in.  She chose a batik fabric with cats on it that are outlined in purples, turqoise, hot pink and lime green. She picked these colors to also go into the quilt. I think it’s going to be awsome!! She wasn’t sure about the green, but I convinced her it will work, I showed a picture of the quilt to one of the girls that works there, and she agreed with the choice of green.

Speaking of the mystery lock in……my freind Doris is working on getting my quilt top made.  I dyed the fabrics for it and got pretty close to the same shades.    I can hardly wait to see it!!! I’ve seen several peoples choices for fabrics, and they all look great. That’s the fun thing about doing the mystery, all the quilts come out looking so different. When the days starts, we walk around and check out everyones fabrics, sometimes, our first thought  is………oh….. I don’t know about those fabrics…….then later when the quilt top has came alive, it’s like WOW! I never would have chosen those fabrics, but they look GREAT!!!! I’m looking forward to seeing all the ladies again and their fabric choices!

Well, I guess that’s about it for what’s been going on around here. I need to get back to the machine and get the next quilt quilted.

Have a great day.


WIP Wednesday 3-4-09

Here it is Wed again. I really don’t have anything to post today. Most of what I’ve worked on this last week can’t be shown. I finished quilting the Patchwork Party quilt for my LQS. I think the Patchwork Party starts on the 15th but I’m not sure. Anyway, no pictures till then. I really like the quilt my LQS made.
Speaking of my LQS, they moved last week. I went into the new shop location on Monday. It really looks nice. The old shop was featured in a couple of magazines so you might have seen it. It’s Quilters Quarters in Leavenworth, KS. The new shop has a totally different look to it. It sits on a corner so it has lots of window space on 2 sides. It looks great!

I dyed the fabric yesterday that I need for my lock in quilt. Now I need to get it to my friend Doris, so she can make the quilt top and test the pattern out to make sure we have it all written correctly.

We went down to Texas earlier this month. The Rio Grande Valley quilt show was held in Pharr, TX. They had some really beautiful quilts in the show.

I celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary on Monday. Wow…….that’s a lot of years! Hopefully, we’ll have many more!!!

I guess that’s it for now.
Have a great day!