Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Design Wall

This is currently on my design wall. I am working on 'Newport Beach' from the book 'Scraps' by Judy Martin. I bought this book years ago just for this quilt.

Don't you just love the optical illusion? This is so much fun. I have found the instructions a little confusing, but, that has not stopped the progress.

I work on this for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evenings. The rest of the day is spent with Olivia and whatever she has going on. You can keep up with what she is doing by following her on facebook.

OK, my 2 hours have ended. Back to Olivia.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Mystery Has Been Solved

Our Quilt Camp mystery by Master Sleuth, Beth Karr was solved this weekend. check out the pictures on the 'Customer Quilt' pages for some others. I will be posting other Quilt Camp photos over the coming weeks. We had a wonderful time. We all agreed that we haven't laughed as much in a long time. This is a photo of Beth's solution to the mystery as it came off the frame.
Registration for Quilt Camp in August will open March 7, 2011. More information on that then. Have a good week. I will try to update you on what 'Olivia' is doing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I have been working all day getting ready for 'Think Spring' Quilt Camp. My day has been one of ups and downs. I had everything ready for the business, only to discover that I have 'misplaced' most of the electrical cords that we use in Stewart Hall. If they don't show up by lunch tomorrow I will need to purchase 7 new electrical reels. Sooooo, please keep yours fingers crossed that they will show up.

On the up side: I am looking for projects to take to camp to work on. I have PLENTY of applique to work on, but wanted something to piece. As I am going through some of my UFO's I found this:
This is a Southern Album Quilt that was started during a class at Carolina Quiltmaker, with Kristen Steiner, on September 11, 2001. This was my first effort at major applique. I don't use these techniques any longer, but, it was a great learning experience. I did not remember that the top was finished and now, I can't even find the book. It's here somewhere.  One thing that is evident to me now, years later, it that I am going to have to take it apart because the interior of the quilt is bigger than the borders. That happens when you don't measure the top prior to putting the borders on. I now know better. I think that I will leave it up on the design wall to remind me to fix the problems and get it quilted.

I still don't have anything to take to camp for piecing. At this rate I won't even need to take a sewing machine!!!
OK, 1 hour later:
I now have something to piece. One that I can give for Christmas.
Now I can work on getting all of my personal 'stuff' together. I really look forward to our weekend. We always have a wonderful time. Now, the weather is being nice to us too. It looks to be warm and wonderful.

If you happen so seem my electrical reels would you please send them home?
See you next week.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Remember the fun we had last summer?

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Just Completed this wall hanging for Valentine's Day. It is 28 x 35, Machine Appliqued, Machine Quilted and Hand beaded. I just spent 3 days beading this wall hanging. I have stitched pearls around the inner edge of the border with other beading over the face of the quilt. I am so pleased with how this has turned out.

You can have this to hang in your home or office this Valentine's Day. Cost $250.00.

Have a great day,