Thursday, July 30, 2009

More AQS Pictures

This is the quilt that won best of show. Look at the quilting on it wow!
#115 CIRCLES OF LIFE, Linda French, Centerville, OH

Bumble Beans is having a giveaway. Isn't this bag beautiful? You can go over to her blog and read all about it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

AQS - Artful Bras

OK, here are more pictures. These are the Artful Bras, made by a South Carolina quilt group. I have only posted the close ups. There are more pictures over on The Inside Stori and on One Loose Thread.
If you want to make one think "Big", it will give you more area to embellish. 32AA too quick; 40DD design your heart out!

Monday, July 27, 2009

AQS & Fun Fun Fun

We had a good time. Can you tell? This is my friend Sue (blue shirt) with Lowell and Diane, of Details By Diane. Diane is Queen of Stained Glass Quilts. Look at the crowns on the three of them. Aren't they fabulous?
I was so excited I found three of my friends from First Frontier Quilters; Donna, Vicki and Alice. I moved and hadn't seen them in about five or six years. They were in the Appalachian Quilt Trail booth; the guild had made a fund raising quilt for the AQT project.
(Ooops, ok, tip your head to the left. I can't get the photo to do a quarter turn. Sorry!) I bought a batch of tickets, hopefully my connections will help me win.

More photos later laundry is screaming at me! It is so nice to get away, but boy is there a lot to do when you return!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Road Trip to AQS Show

My friend Sue and I are going to the AQS Quilt Show this week. Doing our part to support the economy!

Side trips to Smoky Mountain Knifeworks in Sevierville and to The Craftman's Festival in Gatlinburg.

And here:

Tennessee Quilts
114 Boone Street
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
Monday- Saturday 9:30 to 5:30
And here:

The Cherry Pit
115 Bruce Street
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
(865) 453-4062

9:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
9:00am-1:00pm Saturday

I am so looking forward to this. I haven't road tripped with the/any girls in about 10 years! Last road trip was to Mary Jo's. I have been "past" there numerous times since then, but it is always on Sunday or late and their closed. Twice yesterday! Bummer!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Devine Miss M's Quilt

This is the "Devine Miss M's" quilt, that was given as a shower gift . I was staying with her older siblings a year or so before she was born, while DYS & DDIL were on a week long cruise. The kids helped me cut, lay it out and assemble it. This is one of those I don't know who it is for , but I need to make it for someone.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Mystery Quilt

My DDIL and I are going to put together a "Beginning Quilter - Kit of the Month" for her mother, Linda.
Linda said, she wants to learn how to quilt.
Linda has just retired and moved to NY, at a "very young age" (she is 1 year younger than I am)!

Linda likes brown, beige and sage green.

I think I have a little extra tan from "Mz K's" quilt and I know I have left over sage green from "Devine Miss M's" nursery - 2 years ago. Maybe a little left over of the browns.
"Mz K" just turned 18 in May and graduated from HS in June.
I hope it will mean more having fabric from oldest and youngest GDs, included.

I thought a "Mystery Quilt" would be fun.
Actually, I am going to use the same pattern I used for "Mz K's" quilt.
The pattern has lots of strip piecing and sub cutting, followed by HSQ triangles and QS triangles. that should ease her in to piecing.
Then maybe DDIL & I can do a "road trip" to help her Mom finish and get started on the quilting and binding.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Sorting Hat Says:

Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."

Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Diggery, who represented Hogwarts in the most recent Triwizard Tournament.

Find Your Hogwart's House