Sunday, August 31, 2008

Reporting In-This is a Long One

The only thing that I am up to date with is Baby Jane. The Green and Peach block is J-4 Adalaine's Apron Strings completed months ago. The red and pink block is L-3 Reflections Abound. The Green and white block is H-8 Eaton's Cross Roads. I only have to complete this weeks triangle and I will do that tomorrow.

I am so far behind on Christmas, that I may never catch up. I have to complete the quilting on the quilt for Alexis, Piece and quilt the one for Piper, and figure out what to do for Austin and get it done.

The picture of my design wall will give you some idea as to the mess that I have in the studio at this time.

1. The star quilt that I started in a class last week.

2. The House and Vase of flowers for one of the applique quilts that I am working on.

3. My red, black, and white miniature--that I just love to look at.

4. You can see one sleeve of the jacket from the class last month.

5. Look closely and you will see a few rows of a miniature tumbler that I have started

6. There is a possible border for the Just Stitchin' mystery from last February

7. Two blue and white miniature star blocks--what for? who knows!

8. On the table you can see the art bra's that I am working on for QSC challenge

9. There is a portrait block of Piper that I did a year and a half ago that I hope to do something with very soon.

10. Two applique blocks from 2 years ago and Just Stitchin's trip to Palm Key


11. Lexie's quilt that I am quilting

12. A Love Quilt from Guild that needs binding

13. Kristy's lap quilt that needs the binding sewn down.
We are only 4 weeks away from FALL QUILT CAMP and all the surprises that come with that.

I think that I need to get back to work. Something needs to be finished this weekend.
Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Back to the Baby

I have finally caught up with my Jane. Anina took a few days off to take a trip, so that gave all of us some extra time.

The triangle is BR-6 Frank's Rickrack. This was a BEAR to piece. Anina had offered some suggestions, but, did I take the advise? Of course not!!! I finally got it together today and I am sooooooo happy to have it done.

The green block is K-12 Doris's Dilemma. It was very easy and I am really happy with the way it looks.

Now we get back on track with two blocks a week. I can't believe what we have accomplished. I started in March working with this group and I have completed 55 blocks and 3 triangles for a total of 1003 pieces. I am not sure that I have posted pictures of all of them, or if I have gotten them all into the flicker account, but I do have them all in a notebook and all listed on an excel spreadsheet.

You did hear that didn't you Anina??

Busy week planned this week. Tuesday night is applique group, Thursday night is design group, Saturday is a class at the Quilted Pearl. I'll post somemore this week to share Piper's Birthday Party. It was so much fun.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fall Festival

Ok, this is my art bra for the Quilters of South Carolina Challenge. I needed to get at least one done for a golf tournament the first part of September. The President of QSC, Sandra Baker, has issued this challenge to all members of our state guild. The art pieces are to be shown at our annual Fall retreat in October. This should be one amazing group. I can't wait to see all of them together. I hope to get one more done before October. The plan is for this to become a traveling exhibit and I sure hope that it works out that way.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

One Beautiful Quilt!!!

This little Gem is 16 1/2" square. The Blocks are 3" and it is pretty near perfect!! NOPE, I DID NOT MAKE THIS. This wonderful miniature was made by Norene Gord and I won it in the silent auction during the Ashville Quilt Guilds show. Laurie Casey called me last week to let me know that I had won and it came in todays mail.

This in one precious quilt and will hang in my studio for many years.


Sunday, August 10, 2008


I spent last Saturday attending the annual quilt show sponsored by the Ashville Quilt Guild (don't you love their new logo) at the Arboretum in Ashville. A beautiful venue for a quilt show. This guild conducts one of the best shows of its kind in the area. We have a lot of wonderful, well organized quilt shows in North and South Carolina, but I do consider this one of the best. The quilts were beautiful and the Vendors took a lot of my money. I have spent the past few hours up loading the pictures from the show to my Flicker account .

This weekend has been spent with the family. We had the children and all of the grandchildren over for supper last night. It was good.

The Greater Columbia Nite Bee sponsored a viewing of quilts at the Lexington County Museum yesterday. They have an enormous quilt collection and no money to maintain it. It was sad to see 50 quilts stacked on a bed in a room that may or may not have heating and air conditioning on any given day. The number of quilts that they have are 200-300 (I think) was mentioned. This is just becoming an area of awareness to the guilds in the area, so hopefully we can do something about this.

If you look to the left of the quilt that is being shown in this picture, you will see the back of the quilt that was 'stacked' on top of it. The backing of that quilt has completely disintergrated and what you are seeing is the batting.

Here are 3 of the pictures that I took yesterday. I have not had time to go through them yet and I had to take them at odd angles. I will edit them over the next few weeks and you can see some of the quilts from the Lexington County Museum .

While I was uploading photos today, I was working on my "Art Bra" for Quilters of South Carolina. It is not quite ready yet, but when it is you will be assured that a picture will be posted.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe week. The temperature is finally below 90 during the day, but, that won't last long. What a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Run! Don't Walk!!

That's right! Run ! don't walk over to to register for Fall Quilt Camp. This is a Sit and Stitch event with no real planned events. However, you never know what type of surprises Sherry and I might throw into the mix. I do have something planned for this event--it should be lots of fun.

The Quilted Pearl will vend the event and Cheryl always sends some great "stuff" for us. Beth will be the 'Shop Steward' and she makes sure we have fantastic fabrics to choose from.

Hurry over to the website, read all about it, print off your registration form and send it to Sherry for processing. This is gonna be GOOD !!!!!!