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Another Scrap Therapy finsihed and I finally met my grandson

Won't be a lot of quilting going on here this week.  I'm having a big birthday party this coming weekend and I need to get busy cleaning and cooking.  But I wanted to get this Scrap Therapy project done before and I finally finished it last night.  I will probably be donating to our guilds charity quilt program.
It's made with a lot of the scraps I cut from my grandson's baby quilt.  Maybe I'll keep it and give it to him for his 1st birthday.  Speaking of my grandson, I got my husband to drive to Livermore yesterday so we could meet him.  He was not happy - 6 hours of driving for a one hour visit.  He wouldn't even hold him.  Said he was too small.  I was pretty nervous myself.  And since I was holding him the whole time, I was unable to get more pictures.

Happy Halloween everyone.  We don't have street lights so we never get any trick or treaters here so I don't get to see all those fun Halloween costumes.

Thanks for looking.

Testing Smilebox

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The quality of the photos is poor but that's my fault.  I wanted to see if this worked.  These are pictures of some of the quilts I showed during my trunk show earlier this month at our quilt guild.

Thanks for looking.

Another Finished Quilt and a Fauz Hawk!

I didn't start this one this weekend.  I started this in Pismo Beach a few weeks ago, but had to pick up more aqua fabric at Pacific International to do the applique pieces.  It's from a kit from Cherrywood Fabrics called  Endless Horizon.  Can't remember if I bought it last year at Pacific International or Road 2 California.  Oh and this is a quilt from my Resolution List!  Yea!  One more down. 
Now I have some scrap therapy blocks to finish and the guild's block of the month blocks.  I also need to make a few fiber postcards for guild.

 And because this picture made me smile, I'm going to share it with you all.  My new grandson Jack got his first sponge bath at home today and Kelly styled his hair and took a picture for me.  I love his little smile and she said that's the face he makes when he's pooping.  I still think it's adorable.
Thanks for looking.

Fall is in the House

Remember those beautiful Fall fabrics I bought at Pacific International last weekend?  Well I whipped up this table runner this week.   While I was quilting the last leaf of the piece I noticed that there is a mistake.  I would have to have undone alot of quilting to fix it and thought, I didn't notice it until this point and hope no one else will notice it either.  Fall is my favorite season and Fall colors are my favorites. 

Well hubby said dinner is ready.  Thanks for looking.

Loose Threads Meeting

On Wednesday, the Loose Threads met to show off our flour paste resists pieces.  The inspiration word this month was grafitti.  I think we all did a great job.  Each of our pieces came out so different - we used different types of paints and I suppose different thicknesses of flour paste. 
We also celebrated Janice's 59th birthday so we each made her 59 inches of  a ribbon for her.  She loves flowers and without discussing it with each other, we all made some  type of flowery piece.

I will be working on a little table runner this weekend with that glorious fall fabric I bought last week.  I'll show it when it's done. 

Thanks for looking.

Officially a Grandma

Meet Jack Richard Buck.  Is he not the cutest baby ever?!?!  He was born on 10/19/10 at 12:25 a.m. and mom and baby are doing fine.  Kelly said he has a healthy set of lungs.  I hope to meet him in real life in the next few weeks.

Pacific International Quilt Show

What a great show.  Was inspired by a lot of quilts, took lots of pictures but not sure which ones were my favorites to share here.  I went with 3 wonderful women who I just adore.  They are the nicest gals and the best travel partners.  We are all sharing a room at Road to California this January and I think all 4 of us are also taking David Taylors class. 

I pretty much stuck to my list of things I wanted to buy.  The only variant was the gorgeous fall fabrics and the civil war pattern.  Not bad.  I couldn't carry anymore anyway--fabric is heavy!
The fabric bundles and the fabric on the bottom left are from Fig Tree for the Vintage Postcards I want to make.  (see the Halloween quilt I showed at the post before this one).  I had some fabrics but after finishing 2 of the 12 I realized I need more variety and they are just adorable.  The solids go with that set too.   I only needed the aqua color of the blue/brown fabric pack but they didn't have any without the rest of the fabr…

2 more finishes from my list

Wow - I can scratch 2 more quilts from my resolution list.  The first one here is the Baltimore Album block I started at Asilimar in March.  I will eventually make more blocks but that is not on my list and I am not ready to start another hand project yet.  But this block is DONE!
The next finish is the 2nd of 12 Fresh Fig Vintage Postcard quilts.  I am using fusible/raw edge applique on these.  I think I will need to purchase more of their (Fresh Fig) fabrics to finish the rest.  Good thing they are usually at Pacific International in Santa Clara which is this weekend.

So me and 3 of my friends will be driving to Santa Clara on Saturday for the Pacific International Quilt Show.  I have a list already of things I need.  See that!  Things I NEED.  I always start off good and then get sidetracked by all the beautiful fabrics and patterns.  I plan on taking lots of pictures of the quilts too.  They always have such a wide variety and great exhibits.

This past weekend I went up north to vis…

Loose Thread projects

My art friendship group, Loose Threads, met last week to reveal our "frame" projects.  As I mentioned before, we are working through the book Fabric Embellishing, The basics and beyond and last month Grace demonstrated how to make frames and our job is to make a small quilt using the technique and using the theme word.  I can't remember what the word was for the life of me.  Something like serene.  Anyway, here's a picture of all our pieces.  Anna's windows were made with plastic with fish in them.  It was very neat.  Grace's is to be used for pins that you collect at quilt shows or whatever show.  Mine was a picture from our Alaskan cruise.  The "curtain" fabric was fabric I purchased on the trip, it's their state flower fabric.  Sara's was just spectacular and Karen's was so detailed and you wouldn't believe the threads she used for it. 
 These are the ribbons for Sara's birthday ribbon quilt.  Not put together yet because we we…

Didn't get the Call

for the Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski radio show.  I'm bummed.  I'm not sure why --maybe too many people called in they didn't need me.  I was ready and everything. 

Tomorrow though I give my trunk show at the guild.  They can't back out now.

Mark Lipinski's Creative Mojo radio

I'm going to be on it on Wednesday.  Check it out.  He asked on Facebook this morning "Are you a happy member of a quilt guild?  I need quilters who love their guilds and think quilting guilds and creative groups are necessary."  So I emailed and they responded that they want me on. 
Here's the where and when.  Wednesday, October 6th at around 1:00 PST (or 4 EST). You can listen by
going to on your computer and click on the
listen live button on the right hand side of the page. It will also be
available as a podcast a couple hours after it airs.I hope I can  get through it without stumbling on my words.   Then on Thursday night, I was asked to do a trunk show at our guild.  I've got all my notes ready - I'm cleaning some quilts now so I can pack them and get them ready.   I was at a retreat this weekend with my Material Girls friendship group (there were 9 of the 17 of us) in Pismo Beach.  I got a lot done but of course didn't get every…