Sunday, February 28, 2010

OPAM for February

Well, it is the last day of February--almost hard to believe!  I have completed three quilts for OPAM this month!  They are the three St. Patrick's Day quilts.  I have also sent off completed blocks to Australia and on Monday to Mama Sparks to be included in quilts for a wounded marine and a very ill friend in Australia.  So, all in all this has been a very good productive month!  I will now be working on the Amaryllis this first week of March--along with going to the New Jersey Quilt show later in the week!  Can't wait for that!
Until tomorrow, happy quilting!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Sewing Party

8:00 a.m.
Shower, coffee and a quick call to the quilt shop to see if they were still running their free University quilt class on Hot Ribbon Quilting--they are!  That will be a quick trip! 
9:00 a.m.
Off to Hot Ribbon Quilting:  here are the photos of Cheryl demonstrating the hot ribbon technique and some of the quilts to make, I bought the Amaryllis to do and two of the books--the lighthouse and the first floral book.
Cheryl made this amarylis:

2:00 p.m.
Back home and putting things together to take to our once a month quilter's group.  I am taking all that I need to begin the above amaryllis.  I got all that I needed to make this--later today after the tablerunner and finishing the block I need to do!  So off to upstairs to work and take some pictures of the what is happening!
5:30 - 11:30 p.m.:
Well, I have been busy, although it won't look like I got a lot accomplished!  I did trace all of the pieces for the Amaryllis!  The quilter's got together at Cheryl's and all worked hard.  Pam and I are making the amaryllis:
She is further ahead than I am, I am still tracing all of the pieces onto Steam a Seam Light, Laura is working on her Picnic quilt for her soon to be daughter-in-law:

Cheryl is working on her trees, this time I have a picture!  I also have to show a picture of her cat--she has Mickey ears on her side, isn't she cute--they call them "cracked" Mickey ears!
She is adorable and absolutely beautiful, she lives with her sister, who I did not get a picture of...
Cathy is working on her heart quilt--which will be queen size when she is finished:
Cathy is also looking for a piece of fabric to finish her last quilt: It is Robert Kaufman, Patrick Lose, Satinique Violet; if anyone has 1 yard or even fat quarters she would love to buy it, please let me know and I will get the information to her asap.  She needs it to finish this quilt:

We miss Christine tonight--she isn't feeling up to par. 

So, we all did work, and we all did get quite a bit done on our Spring Sewing Party--we made a real party of it, complete with Chinese food, pizza and homemade ice cream!  Thank you Cheryl for a great time and great ice cream--butter pecan and chocolate!  Pam brought a great cinnamon coffee cake--no lack of goodies here! 

This week I will be working on the amaryllis, table runner and sending off the blocks!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Spring Sewing Party!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Today is Spring Sewing Party

Check out the button on my sidebar because today is Spring Sewing Party, or click on those words to link you there!  Have fun and a great day of quilting!  Then check on back later to see what has been going on and what I have been up to!

Until later, happy quilting!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A little fabric search tonight and Boy Scouts!

Well, it is Wednesday and that means Boy Scouts; got in a little while ago and have been pulling fabric to make two string blocks for Mama Sparks--who is putting together a quilt for Matt, a marine who was injured in Afghanistan.  He is the son of a very dear friend.  They are easy string blocks if you can help out check it out.  I have been busy pulling my dark reds and blues....will sew them tomorrow night!  Maybe I can get some pictures in tomorrow too!

There is a wonderful giveaway for a one-of-a-kind rolling pin bowl keep at Firecracker Kid's blog.  Take a look!

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It is Snowing Again!

Well, it is snowing again and we have no school today!  This could be a long week of snow if the weather predictions come through as true.  We will have to see what happens--at this rate, we will be going to school until July--yuck! 

In the neighborhood waiting for the bus and the woods to the side of our house.

I came across this beautiful quilt giveaway and a new blog for me today.  Check out Lila Tueller Designs.

Well, I am off to the upstairs to see what I can sew today!  Will show pictures as things happen....
Until later, happy quilting!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Another St. Patrick's Day Quilt

Well, today I was able to finish the top of another St. Patrick's Day quilt.  I will quilt it in the next couple of days and bind it off to be hung on the wall in my family room.  I went from never having any St. Patrick's Day quilts to three in a week--thank you Friday Night Sew-In, that was definitely the push to move on this one! 
Now I will move on to a tablerunner that I need to do for the Boy Scout's Ziti Dinner and a couple of odd projects that need to be finished.  I think that the next holiday will be Easter, but I have the month of March for that. 

I have updated some of the buttons on my sidebar today also--as I received new events or dates for the events they are now current, so visit some of them and get sewing also!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

Well, I did sew on the Friday Night Sew-In.  I haven't finished yet but I have made good progress.  I will show you the start to almost finished in these pictures:

I won't give away the finished top just yet, hopefully I will complete it tomorrow!  It was a great Friday Night Sew-In!  It was a great way to watch the Olympics and sew--and cut and resew alot!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Monthly quilters and a new project

Just a quick peek at the fabric to be used in my next project--I will be working on this tomorrow for the Friday Night sew-in!  Perhaps not all will get used, but most will--I will have to see what "speaks" to me as it progresses.

A quick look at some of the projects that everyone was working on at our last get together--as always a lot of fun and very productive--great friends and excellent quilters!

Cheryl was working on pieced trees, but I never did get a good picture of them--sorry Cheryl, next month!
Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Couple of St. Patrick's Day projects

Well, I may not have been blogging much--but I have been sewing!  Two of my St. Patrick's Day projects are shown below.  The first is a small quilt that I just received the pattern for on Feb. 13th at the monthly Party with Patrick gathering.  They are fun, and quick.  (Remember, if you double-click on the picture you can view it up close)

The second one was a kit I have had for a couple of years and finally got around to making it--I was suprised at how it all went together from start to hanging in just two days! 

I am now working on a larger wallhanging!  I may even show it in progress....
Well, until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thank you to Cath's Pennies Designs!

I just have to say a huge thank you to Cath of Cath's Pennies Designs for sending me the gorgeous wool pin cushion that I won on  her blog!  I received it in the mail on Saturday and I love it!  I have to say that her work is creative and exquisite!  I have not gotten into wool work, I have so much for quilting--but this is sure tempting!  Go and visit her blog and etsy shop for wonderful designs and to see her work; just so beautiful!  Thank you again, Cath!
I also have to say that I have been very busy sewing and quilting and I will post some pictures a little later, along with a couple pictures from the January get together of the quilting girls! 

Until tomorrow, happy quilting!