Blog hop

It’s started and of course as usual I seem to be running behind! So to get you caught up (and ME!) visit and sign up to win some great prizes.


Barb has posted her block and each day this week the rest of us will be posting ours. My day will be Friday the 22nd.

Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints Blog Hop Schedule:

Thursday 4/14: Blog Hop Introduction
Friday 4/15: Barb Eikmeier @Barb’s Favorites
Monday 4/18: Donna Lynn Thomas @DonnaLynnThomasQuilter
Tuesday 4/19: Kelly Ashton @KellyQuilter
Wednesday 4/20: Reeze Hanson @MorningGloryDesigns
Thursday 4/21: Sally Schneider @SallySchneider
 Friday 4/22: Theresa Ward @AlwaysQuilts
Leave me a comment this week letting me know that you signed up as well as any comment you have about the fabric, blocks or fun you’re having on the blog hop and I will choose a winner from all comments to receive an e-book of  “Sew, Slice Spin and Sash”(Martingale).
Hope you join in on the fun! Good luck!

Italy quilt show

Whew! What an enjoyable week I had in Italy! The quilt show I went to was held in a small village in the mountains. Talk about beautiful!! The town was so old and you could look between the houses and see mountains. The quilts were hung outside in the little courtyard and some were out in the open area of the town hanging on the sides of the buildings.

The last 3 pictures are of Pam and the quilt that her 94 yr old Grandmother had made, me and my white wholecloth and one of Pams underground railroad quilt. We were really surprised that so many people in Italy knew the story of the underground RR.

I took lots of pictures so slowly I will get some of them put on my blog and tell about some of my adventures.
I am behind on my quilting so I better get back to work on my customer quilts. I’m suffering with jetlag so I’m moving slow. It’s worth it though after the fun week I had.

Have a great day!!

Guild opportunity quilt and packing

My guild makes a quilt each year to raise money. I quilted last years quilt so another lady was going to quilt this years. Well……she hurt her foot (bad) and hasn’t been able to quilt, so I was asked if I could get it quilted before our quilt show. I said Yes! Anyway, here’s how it looks.

I wasn’t sure what to do with it, I stared at it for along time and finally just started quilting. I like the way it came out.

If you’re close to the Leavenworth, Kansas area, our quilt show is Friday Sept 12th (evening time, I’m not sure of the exact time it starts, 4 or 5 o’clock) and then Saturday Sept 13th from like 9 to 6. Come on by our quilt show! It’s held in downtown Leavenworth on Delaware street. One block east of Quilters Quarters quilt shop. You can see the quilts at the show and shop at the quilt store. What a great way to spend a Saturday!!!

Oh well, I’ve been packing this weekend and trying to get everything done before I leave Wed. I’ll get back just in time for the quilt show. Speaking of quilt shows, Jill in Italy has found out that there is another quilt show going on while Pam and I are going to be there!! It’s in another small town and I guess it’s more art quilts. Anyway, Jill called the lady in charge of the show and told her that Pam and I would be visiting Italy, so we’re going to have lunch with her and go to her quilt show. That will be on Friday and then Jill’s quilt show is on Sunday. Jill’s show is held in a village where they hang the quilts outside in like a courtyard area. Doesn’t that sound neat?

Well, I better get to bed. One more day of work and then I’m off to Italy!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great day!!


not much new, just staying busy

Sadly, today is my last day of summer vacation. BOO HOO!!! We went and picked up buses Monday so the big yellow fellow is back in the driveway.  I am ready to see all my kids, just not ready to go back to getting up at 5:30 in the morning. UUUGGHH!! I get my schedule turned around during the summer and stay up till 2:00 or so. No more of that!!!!

I finished quilting the next Patchwork party quilt for my LQS yesterday. I love the fabrics they used this time.  I don’t remember when it starts but it will be soon. Now I need to get a couple of customer quilts done for our quilt show in Sept. I’m running out of time!

On another note……do you know what it’s like to wash (2) 10 yard pieces of fabric in the washing machine? I’ve never seen such a tangled up mess in my life! LOL!!!! I bought a bolt of fabric to dye and I didn’t want to cut it up so I just cut it in half and washed it in synthropol. Hopefully I will have time to dye it soon. I’m anxouis to try it. I’m not sure what the best size is for dyeing fabric the first time. FQ’s, 1/2 yards or full yards?  Any suggestions from you that dye?????

I think I better go get something done. Something productive anyway!!

Have a great day!