Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Alphabet Crib Quilt

This is another one of Nancy's quilts that I quilted.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Starting to Decorate for Christmas

Blue likes to go out and play with the steers. I don't know why but they will follow him.

On Thanksgiving day everyone had to go check out the new steers

Stan has such an adorable face.

Alex looks a little girlie with those long eye lashes.

Most of the Christmas decorations our in the house and ready to put up.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

Yesterday was retreat bee. At retreat bee you bring and work on whatever you want. We sit and sew all day. Of course there is plenty of talking and food. Sherry brought morning snacks to have with our coffee. Laura brought lunch, lentil soup and salad. It was delicious. We all want the recipe. Jo brought cake for dessert. That really is a great way to spend the day.

I finished the quilt top which is for my husband for Christmas. It feels good to have it done. Now I have plenty of time to get it quilted.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

No-Sew Friday Night

Last night at the 7-Sisters quilt guild instead of sewing we were baking.

Granny making her cookies.

The fire company has a new convection oven. One of the guild members who is also part of the fire company thought it would be fun to get together and bake Christmas Cookies. The oven will hold 10 sheets of cookies at one time.
Polly making snickerdoodles.
Lou mixing up gingerbread.
We each made one kind of cookie (except for Lou who made hers and Cheryl's) and everyone got a dozen of each kind. 

I am sure Margaret must have been telling me something very important.

Chris is getting those cookies off  of the sheet.
Aunt Shirley helps Karli cut out gingerbread men.

Patti and I do not believe a word Chris is saying.
Shhh don't tell her.

As always my daughter and I are having so much fun together!
Patti gets in on the fun too.

Cookies packed up and ready to go.

We had Christmas songs going and we all had a lot of fun. 
I usually make a lot of Christmas Cookies but I think this year I will only make one more kind. My favorite that I only make at Christmas time; chocolate covered cherry cookies.  

Friday, November 19, 2010

Customer's Quilt

This is Nancy's quilt that I quilted yesterday.

Today I will be mixing up cookie dough. Tonight at the 7-Sisters quilt guild we are baking Christmas Cookies instead of sewing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Customer's Quilt

I have been doing a lot of running around this week but I did manage to get this one done today.

This quilt belongs to Marcia.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Day Another Quilt

I got Sharon's quilt done today.
Love those feathers.

Look what I saw out the back window this morning.
She was eating the leaves off of stuff in my flower bed

Customer's Quilt

This is Peggy's quilt.

I actually did some quilting last week. I am just slow getting the pictures up.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Most Beautiful Fall Day

This afternoon my husband and I went to the Waterfowl Festival in Easton Maryland.  This year celebrates the fortieth anniversary for the festival. Today was the absolute most beautiful day to be walking around historic Easton.

 The Talbot County Courthouse

 Yesterday morning my husband got a deer with his new cross bow.

"Create With The Colors You Love"

 Lois Smith was the speaker at Bayside Quilters this week. On Friday I took her all day class "Create With the Colors You Love." This is what I got done in class. Yesterday I went to Ben Franklin's and JoAnns looking for embellishments. I am not yet sure what all I will be doing to complete it. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some Of My Scrap Quilts

Since I participated in the Sew Scraps Along I got to thinking about some of the scrap quilts I have made.
Above is the quilt I made with the Sew Scraps Along using just green, brown, purple and orange fabric.

These are string quilts I made earlier this year. I pulled out some of my duller fabric and did not use those.

This is a string quilt I made several years ago. I still have not quilted it. For the strings in this quilt I used fabric I did not like.

I made this top in a class taught by Carol Nichols. I was inspired by one of her quilts which is pictured below.

For this quilt (still not quilted) my mom, 2 sisters and I exchanged blocks. 
The only constant is the marbled black center.
The quilt below was our inspiration. This picture was taken at the 
Sister's Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show in 2004.

I made this kaleidoscope quilt top in 1999 in a scrap bee. Each participant exchanged 4 1/2 inch strips of fabric. I quilted it in 2004. It was one of the first quilts I quilted on my longarm. It is also one of my all time favorite quilts. We use it in the family room all of the time. It gets washed pretty often and it feels wonderful.

This heart quilt was one of my very early quilts. It was probably made in 1998. My mom, 2 sisters and I exchanged 5 squares of fabric at 6 inches square, each month for a year. I took it to a longarmer to be quilted with a pantogram.