Saturday, May 12, 2012

Deadlines and packing

Boy, am I ever happy to have the two quilts done that had to go out before I could go on the retreat! The black and flowery one was the difficult one. I had to sew down all the elements before quilting. It was fused, but not secured. The quilting was fun and went along nicely. The customer wanted echoing and is going to embellish it. I added some Swarovski crystals to the background to get her started!
The other quilt had yo-yos all over it, so quilting was tricky. It turned out nicely and is now going to New Jersey to be bound and sent off to a grandaughter. 
The last picture is my Mother's Day gift to myself! I sent for a kit from Quilting in the Rain after seeing it on Cluck Cluck Sew's blog. I loved it and thought I would like to make it for myself. A great retreat project.
The cookies are baked, wash is tumbling in the dryer and I have some of the sewing stuff staged and ready to go. Tomorrow I'll be on the road to Sebring for another fun WAZOO! retreat with 40 of my peeps! More to follow.
Happy Mother's Day to all you quilting Mamas!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ramdom ramblings

My friend Becky has a small sewing group who make quilts for charitable causes. Someone stole 50 quilts these ladies had ready to give to the local Head Start center, and this made me furious. I don't know the particulars of who took them or why, but I knew I had to do something to help these ladies. I have a stash of charity quilts I donate to my two guilds each month, so I decided to unload what I have at home to Becky's group to get them started again with their unselfish work. If you come across someone on Ebay or some other quilt selling site...Esty? with 50 small quilts to sell, email me and I will pass it along to Becky. Anyway, I have added a couple of pics of the quilts I am giving her.

Wow! This morning when I took the pups out, there was a huge rainbow to the west. It was only a light rain, but the sun was low and caused the rainbow to appear. A nice way to begin my day! Now, it's off to work for me.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekend with some quilts

I decided to work this weekend and get closer to being on top of the work load; of course, it didn't do the trick and I still have oodles to do, but I feel like I made some progress.

The other thing I am now dabbling with is hexagons. I truly never thought I'd be making them, thinking it would be a tedious endeavor. it's actually a relaxing and very portable thing to do. Of course, I would have to make thousands of them for a quilt, but not so many for a few blocks or to applique onto another project. What do you think? Aren't they pretty?!