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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Another Guild Charity Quilt finished

This little baby was made with the left over fabric from my Dresden plate quilt.  I used almost every last piece I had -including scrappy strips for the binding.  All I have left are a couple of 3.5" squares.

I spend the weekend in Pismo Beach with my 11 of my Material Girl friends.  Didn't take one picture.  I pieced the above top and also finished another fall quilt using Fig Tree's Jelly Girl pattern.  Also got a few more of the Dream On baskets ironed on.  We had beautiful weather, lots of good food and great fun.  We got to see our friend Janice's house in Los Osos (she just moved over there) and Sue who lives in the area came to sew with us a few days.

I have two more quilts pinned and will post once I get them completed.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cracked and a touch of Fairy

Tonight my art friendship group met (Loose Threads) to exchange our whisper quilts.  But since we can't show what we made (until the big reveal next year) we exchanged Sara's birthday strips.  She asked for 6" x 30" (or about) strips for her birthday with the theme cracked.  She even made one for herself.
Anna made the one on the left and Sara made the one on the right for herself.  

Grace made this for her.

Karen's piece - this is hopscotch.

Here they are together
I showed mine on the last post.  What an interesting theme and what great pieces.  Sara's had a wonderful quote - I should have written it down - maybe she'll post it in the comment section.  You might be able to read some of it if you click on the picture.

Then last time we met we gave Karen her fairy quilts for her birthday, but Anna hadn't finished hers. Here's what she made her.  She used an ornament for the fairy - quite impressive.  Karen loved it Anna as did we all.  For someone who really didn't want to do a fairy quilt - it rocked.


I'm so proud to be a part of this group.  I saw a quote on Pinterest that I pinned that said "Comparison is a the Thief of Joy".  So...no more comparing myself with these talented ladies.  We all have special gifts and talents that really come through our art.  Thanks ladies for letting me be part of this group.

Now on to folding laundry.  :(

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall, Free and Crack

What a pleasure to work on my favorite color combinations - a little table runner for the Common Threads Quilt Guild's Little Quilt Raffle.
If it looks familiar - I made something very similar to this for myself last year.

Then at the last guild meeting I won the Block of the Month blocks.  There were 14 blocks but this setting only needed 12.  I skipped adding 2 blue blocks because they wouldn't go with this border fabric I found in my stash and they were about 1/2 smaller than the rest of the blocks.  This will be donated to the guild's Charity quilt committee for some little girl.
Now on to a little art piece.  Sara - don't look past this part as this is your birthday piece that you will get Monday night.  This is a Loose Threads Art Group birthday gift.  Sara wanted 6" x 30" strip with a theme of cracked.  This is supposed to be a sidewalk with weeds growing in the cracks.  The only thing I could think of  that would work.  I thought of other things but couldn't figure out how to execute it.
Well my Bernina 640 went to a shop on Thursday for service and repair -I haven't been able to get my laptop to talk to my embroidery part of my machine.  This guy said to try a new cord (he didn't - tried and it didn't work) then he said to use a USB stick but I told him several times that I have never been able to use the usb stick for designs.  So I decided to drive to Bakersfield Saturday morning to drop my machine off at Strawberry Patches to see if their tech guy can figure it out.  He's only in town on Tuesday so I have to wait until then to see if they can fix it.  Luckily I have a friend who's going down there with her mom on Tuesday so if it's repaired, they can pick it up.  Luckily I still have my 150 to sew on.

And to top this next week, I get to have a colonoscopy on Thursday.  Sounds like fun huh?  The joys of turning 50 - all the tests they want to run.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a great week.