Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Catch up time

Here it is August - the wettest in a long time for Ohio. The grass is green, but it sure cuts down on the camping.

My latest quilt was given a few weeks ago. I made it for my special friend Santi, who is an embroidery designer and lives in South Africa. We met online - ten years ago - I actually wrote her a fan letter after I bought her first set of designs. We just clicked and she is now part of my family. She remarried two years ago and I wanted to do something special for her and Peter. She was at my house when this box of fabric came and she flipped. Just loved it. Remember my Trips around the world? - somewhere on this blog? I have been wanting to do another on with each strip scrappy, but following colors. So, since Santi travels extensively and loved this fabric, and I had 6 different pieces, I said this is fate. So here it is. I met up with her in July, and I brought the quilt along to show her how the fabrics turned out. She loved it. I told her to look at the label - it's your designs. She did and said "Oh you used my designs, how nice" I said - "You didn't read the label, did you? - No - so she read it. She said "You can't give this to me!" I said - "Yes, I can" - she says "OK!" It was so funny! So she swore she would wear it on the plane - now this puppy is huge 117 x 90. I bet she packed it!!!, but it is on her bed.
I have a Double Irish Chain in batiks on my design wall waiting for border inspiration - sound familiar? And I started Bonnies Christmas Lights - I don't have a Christmas quilt so this will be nice. I have intentions of doing Bonnies Old Tobacco Road this year also. And my husband wants another Shades of Green - I'm thinking teals & beige - or teal & purple - hmmmmmm!
Today is bridge with the girls, so I will be sewing later.
Until then........

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Beautiful Sunday

It's a beautiful Sunday and I am enjoying just relaxing. Yesterday was busy. Megan's grad party - she got to see the quilt - as a flimsy - it needs backing, batting & quilting. I am changing the backing to a green I think. I have a beige, but I think Ill go with green instead. And a birthday party for one of our camping friends Pat. We saw lots of people we love yesterday so all is well.
My honeymoon quilt is getting borders as we speak. er write! I found a quilt in a magazine with exactly the right border, so I was lucky enough to have a fabric that fit right in. I had bought a focus fabric for this quilt, but didn't use it - now I will. The borders are driving me mad to put on though. They are strips & blocks, with a phlange, so I put them all together and now I am putting them on the quilt - except??!!! I have divided the quilt length & border length in 8'ths, but for some reason in the middle they meet up perfect, where everywhere else I am working in a small amount of extra from the quilt edge. Something is not right, so I have to work on that.
Everyone enjoy this beautiful day.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Megan's college quilt

May 29 - I'm good, I'm writing again.

This is Megan's college quilt. She enters Ohio University and this is their colors - well green & white. I LOVE this quilt. Amy S had it on her blog and I fell for it - she figured out how to make it and I'm so glad she did. Thank you Amy. I like the border - hope I can figure out something for my honeymoon quilt!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Megan's quilt

Here's Shades of Green

May 28, 2009 - where does the time fly

I can't believe it is May 28th. I am such a bad blogger. I really must try and do better.

In this time I have finished a few quilts. Ashleys college quilt, Bonnie Hunters Double Delight, OC. I'm working on two right now. My dear friend remarried and I have made her a honeymoon quilt, and my niece is leaving for Ohio University and I made her a green/neutral quilt that I fell in love with - thank you Amy S for figuring the pattern out!! Right now my trauma is figuring out what to do for the border of the honeymoon quilt. I will upload some photos. Help me decide which border to do - or should I make a pattern? I'm going to upload this as I have several other photos I want you to see.