Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Slacking off

I haven't posted here for a long time. I am still working on quilts and classes. I did manage to finish a lot of ufo quilts this summer as well as start some new ones.....I even started a couple quilts and actually quilted and finished them. It was a new peak in happiness, though don't expect it all the time. I have also been practicing my machine quilting and feel like I have accomplished a little in that direction, even though I continually find more things I don't know about it, and have to figure out. I love it when it is going well, and everything works.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Baby quilt

Mystery quilt

I have been working on a mystery quilt for a class I am going to teach. I got it finished yesterday and got the pattern written today. That always takes longer than I think it should, as I write notes the whole time I am working on it. I also finished a baby quilt this week. I just have to put the binding on, which I need to do so it is finished. I got sidetracked by the mystery quilt. We had a blizzard today so I didn't have school. It is just like being a kid again, having snow days! There is no school tomorrow either, though it doesn't look so bad out now.

Friday, February 9, 2007


I worked on my round robin blocks for Laura's quilt this past week. Her box is very springy and everyone who has made a block has gone with that theme. I chose a Butterfly block, the Weathervane, which swings back and forth in a spring breeze (looks like a flower to me also) & some 6" nine patches. Cindy made a block to represent a tablecloth for picnics, so my nine patches are the napkins. Everyone is being very creative in this box, what fun! Now I need to write the story. Jo started a story about the Round Robin Adventure , complete with evil Thread Wargs! In the story I am the princess, as the round robin was my idea. The story was to be continued, and some have written and some have not. I have written in each, continuing a story line Cindy had veered off in in the first box I got. She had involved her cat, so I have gotten all the cats involved in the quest to bring the round robin to it's successful end. It has been almost as much fun writing the story as it has been making the blocks. I will post some pix soon.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

First Day

I drove to Elk Horn IA today to meet my friend Laura so we could trade quilt boxes. We are involved in a Round Robin Quilt block exchange. This is the last exchange, then we will all get together on March 10 to see everyone's blocks. It has been really fun to see all the blocks and work with all the different fabric choices. We decided to make 3 blocks that are the equivalent of a 12 1/2" block. Two of the blocks can be 12 1/2", but one has to be an equivalent ( 4-6" blocks, 9-4" blocks, etc....) There are 5 of us. We started off by making blocks for our own box. Noone has seen their box since it left their hands in November so we are all anxious for March 10.