Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chirstmas Hexagon quilt done

Yeah. so glad I gave this one a go. I've admired all the beautiful hexagon quilts over at Old Red Barn Quilt Along. Thank you to Julie for the instructions. This one is in my quilt cabinet waiting for the holidays where it will be hanging out on my sofa. Feels so good to have something on the "to do" list done.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Take two- Progress

My buddy Pumpkin was helping me this weekend. I got a few moments on the machine and got the top and back pieced together on this hex quilt. This quilt has taught me many things. The biggest thing is that I am not a measure and sew exact kind of person. While I appreciate that quality in others, I do not have it. I have to work 10 x's more at it and it sucks the joy of sewing right out of it when I have to think that hard, because let's face it- who wants to think that hard? This quilt did not leave alot of room for errors and I'm glad to be at the quilting stage of it. So after I get this one done I'm going to work on my Doll Quilt and then my Bee Liberated Quilt. Before you know it- it will be time for school.
How is your summer going?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bee Blocks done for July

For my neighborhood quilt. August theme for Modern quilting bee

For modern bee too
for Modern quilting bee July

                                                  For Circuit Block Bee

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Swapping with my buddy

My friend Dolores and I got to meet up and swap our landscape quilts. I got to meet her daughter who is off to the U.K for a year of school. We had a great lunch and look at my great quilt. The one below is the one I made for her. I was inspired by my nightly walks and the pink summer sunsets.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

North Carolina

We took a trip this past week with Soulmate down to North Carolina. I had only been to the northeastern tip when we lived in Virginia Beach many moons ago. There are so many pine trees and everything is green and the people are so nice. I came away from that trip thinking"wow people are nice there" The girls and I shopped and hung out at the pool and then went out to dinner with Soulmate when he was done working. It was so nice. I think I'd like to explore more of the state. Off to watch the open. Oh and I am stitching something for a swap- I'll have that ready soon and my list of sewing things to do is great, but I see time next week. Wahoo!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Golf clubs and quilting greatness received

So being married to a golf pro one would think I would have gotten into this game a lot faster. I tried golf out when we first met and then quickly dropped it when it got to frustrating for me, then kids, horses, and then quilting took up my time. But now we are at a point in our family where it is fun to get into two golf carts with the kids and go out as a whole family and just spend some time together and the queens love to drive the carts. One likes hitting the ball more than the other, but hey we are all out there. After our trip to Wintergreen and me mentioning how much fun I had Soulmate went to a guy he knows and poof - new clubs for me- my very own woman's clubs that are the right size and everything. The queens can also use them. There are a starter set and once I get better we will add more clubs to it but for now they are perfect. We go out in the evenings to the range and hit balls as a family. Oh togetherness.

And now quilting greatness!!!!!

My Alice in Wonderland quilt from Lori. OMG! Did you hear me scream in Cali? So worth the wait and so artistic. I love these little quilts because their is so much inspiration at what people come up with and how they do what they do.  There is a little bit of everything in this quilt. Lori also sent queen rulers for the queens- they loved them. A 3.5 inch square and a handmade washcloth done by her mom in the flying geese pattern. Totally spoiled.
Look at the back!!! I mean seriously. She pieced the letters. So awesome. I love the whole thing.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Real Quick

The family went with Soulmate to Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains and what a pretty place. I so love the mountains. There were signs telling us to watch out for black bears but we didn't see any. I guess that is good. Would love to see one - just not to close- if you no what I mean. We played 9 holes of golf and I shot a 65 and I had fun. The girls would get to mad at themselves and give up, but they loved driving the carts and no one crashed into the water cooler this time. Ok I know that was brief and there is so much more to tell you but I have to get dinner on. Time is running away from me this summer big time!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Made by my new friend Lina. Isn't he the best?
Bee Liberated Blocks I made for Susan for July. I love the Alexander Henry spotted owl fabric she used for the center of these liberated log cabins. They were super fun to make and very thereputic.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Doll Quilt Swap 9

Wow. Who would have thought posting pictures could take me this long? Trying to get the blog to work first thing in the morning is not always easy. Where did June go by the way? I seem to have lost it. Someone stop the bus!!!!
Alright, back to the reason for this post. I was accepted into the Doll Quilt Swap 9 and yes that was a huge deal. I have swapped in this one since I learned about it in the 7th round and love the ladies/men, the talent and the inspiration of this group. Not to mention making little quilts is super fun and a great way to try new things. It is a secret swap. We know who we are sending to but not who we will be receiving from and who doesn't love a surprise? For my partner I am cooking up some whimsical mushroon/woodland love with my favorite line OZ. It is just in the beginning stages and who knows if it will stay true to my original thought. These things tend to take on a life of there own, but I pray my partner loves it.