Friday, September 23, 2011

Jacksonville Quilt Show

I am off to the Jacksonville Quilt Show. I love this show. It was the first real quilt show I ever went to. So, going is like a pilgrimage for me. It cleanses my soul. Calms my nerves. Gets my digestive fluids flowing (once again I have gone to far, but you get the meaning).

Monday, September 19, 2011

Halloween Log Cabin Mystery Quilt

I spent a little time this weekend making my blocks for the Halloween Log Cabin Mystery Quilt my quilt group is making. I plan on making three of the small hangings. One for my daughter, one to give away and one for myself. I am going to hang mine on my front door.
I went against my NO BUY rule and spent quite a bit of money to buy material to make Halloween pillowcases for the activities department to sell in their little shop. I will post pictures of them when I finish.
I also cut out the material for a tablecloth I am making for a friend. I felt quite queasy about cutting into someone else's material. Like I was going to make this major mistake. I think that is why I haven't finished it. So, the top will be finished by Wednesday. I am going to meet her at the Jacksonville quilt show this weekend and we will find some material for the back.
I haven't posted any pictures because my camera is on the blink. I am going to look around for a new one. But I will soon (if I have to borrow one).
Happy quilting.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weekend Plans

The weekend is approaching and I will be having a sew-in on Saturday and maybe a little sewing on Sunday. I have to finish my block of the month blocks and get them mailed on Monday.
While reading Better Homes and Gardening's blog All People Quilt I came across two quilts I really like. The first is the Sickle Quilt and the second is an Amish Quilt called Plain Speaking.
I do not have any gray for the Sickle Quilt but I think I could make an exception to my no buy rule and buy some. I have all the material needed for the Plain Speaking quilt.
I will spend some of my time drafting a quilt pattern for the Plain Speaking quilt and dreaming about the Sickle quilt. I like my quilts to be bed size so the center square in a square will be quite big. But I like it.
I also plan on woking on the border of my Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll. I have the pieces cut out, I just have to sew them together. I also have to trim it before adding the borders.
Have a happy weekend.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day

It has been soooooo long since I last blogged. But I have not forgotten you. I just could not seem to find the time to blog. But I am going to. I know I have said this over and over. But this time I promise (My Quilter's Oath) to blog at least once a month until I am too old and senile to blog anymore. Until my fingers are so arthritic I cannot hold a needle to sew on binding. Until I have forgotten what a quarter inch seam is. Until seeing a quilt with flying geese anywhere on it does not make my heart beat just a little faster. Until the smell of fabric no longer makes me smile. Until my car no longer knows the way to the quilt store by itself.
You get the picture.
Anyway, I sew one hour a day. My progress may be a little slow but I do get there. Right now I am working on Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll. It is coming along nicely.
Happy Labor Day.