Tuesday, July 26, 2011

One more thing!

I just wanted to share some pictures from International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati!  The first one is a picture of the quilt police.  Yes- they DO exist!
And the next one is a picture of Pat Sloan, myself (totally NOT photogenic) and Heidi Kaisand-they were so nice to visit with at their very busy booth! Thanks gals and fellow quilters!

Quick finishes this week!

So, I made this cute purse from some scraps I found in a box in the garage, and I made this potato steamer for my school cook (who also happens to keep me supplied with chocolate!) I spent about an hour on Sunday cutting out T-shirts to make a friend's daughter a T-shirt quilt. This friend also went shopping with me last week to the LQS (local quilt store) to buy batik fabric to go between the T-shirts.  It is going to look awesome!

My summer is quickly coming to a close, and I will go back to school to teach some wonderful teenagers in about 2 weeks.  The teachers go back at my school on August 11th!  Wow, it seems earlier every year.  But I get so pumped up to begin the school year EVERY year!  Remember what it was like opening the brand new box of crayons in the fall?  I get to do that at the beginning of each year.  Cool or what? 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Top done!

Hello from the blast furnace of Indiana!  Wow, it has been a scorcher! But being inside, I got some sewing done while enjoying the AC.

I finished the quilt top I was working on last week.  I have been using up odds and ends that I have found in the sewing studio.  I think this pattern is just so easy, using charm packs as a base with a small amount of accent fabrics.  Love the fall colors?  Comments?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Top almost done! This is the last border fabric?

Posting a picture today of the quilt top I made with fabric I found around the sewing area.  I am auditioning the outer border fabric...what do you think?  The blocks are made using 2 charm squares packs and goes together very quickly.  When this is done, back to qulting the flannel baby quilt.  It is adorable in pink and chocolate brown.   Any comments on the border fabric will be welcomed!