Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Time's Flying

Back in February my daughter Kelley asked if we would like to go to Las Vegas with them.  Sounded good.  Then my daughter Kim and her husband decided to go to.  It seemed so far away....that is till this week.  We leave very early Sunday morning and leave Vegas at 8:00pm on Friday.  So much to do...so little time.

In the mean time I finally finished my latest Scrap Squad quilt top.  The latest Quiltmaker Magazine is out and in it is the original quilt.  You will be surprised when you see the scrap squad versions.

I showed you a picture of a 12" quilt that I made following Cheri Payne's directions on her blog.  I believe it is called Georgia's Star.  Well I got it quilted and here is what it looks like.

I had forgotten that I bought this stand at a quilt show in Kalamazoo earlier in the year.  It was just perfect to display this quilt.

My next project is basted and ready to quilt.

It is paper pieced and went together quickly.  The border fabric has cherries on it.   I'm going to hand quilt it.

Another project I've been working on is an on going project.   It is made from leftover half square triangles and trimmings from various projects.  This is the third such top I have made.

I really like these broken dish blocks that I get from leftovers.  These blocks finish at 3".  I have others at 2 1/2" and 2".  They are so much fun to make.

Last time I showed you my one peony blossom.  Well the other one finally blossomed.

 It is a much deeper color and is really pack tight.  I love both of them.

Well, it is really chilly here in Michigan.  It will be in the 90's and 100's while in Vegas.  And I don't do well in the heat.  Guess I just have to stay in the casino till evening...lol  We are going to be staying at the Luxor.  So if you don't hear from me for a while you'll know why.

Wishing you a quilty day!

Hugs, Cathy


Doniene said...

Cathy, hope you have a wonderful time!!! Your quilty projects are so cute!! I love Georgia's Star! I have plans to make it, just haven't gotten around to it!! The peony is gorgeous! What a wonderful momento of your parents!!

Kristi said...

All your projects look great!

Carrie P. said...

Cute little quilts.
Have fun in Vegas. I have been there one time. Strange place.

Betty Lou said...

Pretty quilts, love your Broken Dishes. Have fun in Vegas.

Diane H said...

Enjoy your trip. Thanks for the link to Cheri. I really love your little quilt.

Diana and LaDonna said...

Great projects! Love the "leftover" one...I have so many of those type scraps...need to put them together!

Have a wonderful time on your vacation!


Maureen said...

You've been busy! Love the flying geese! We're having cooler weather here, too. Will be up to 90 by Sunday though. I'm enjoying it while it lasts. Beautiful peony. Mine are all a light pink. Have a fun and safe trip!

Jen said...

HI! Cathy Love all the quilts especially the star quilt and stand.You have achieved heaps.
The peony flower is such a lovely colour. Have a great trip.

Sharon said...

Oh, I love all your little doll quilts! The Broken Dishes one especially.

Your peony is gorgeous.

Hope you had a good trip to Vegas. I've never been there. Hope you survived the heat!