Friday, June 29, 2012

Swealtering in Michigan

Boy is it hot.  And even hotter in my sewing machine.  Even though I had my husband put a room air conditioner in here....trying to machine quilt a large quilt is hot business.  I have been working on my Scrap Squad quilt and am about 3/4 of the way done.  I should be able to show it to you in a week or two.

Meanwhile, I just wrote up a tutorial for my NewBee Swap block for July over at 15 Minutes Play.  Hope on over and check it out.

Here is what it looks like finished.

Keep cool and happy quilting,


Monday, June 18, 2012

Did you miss me.....

Guess where I have been.   Las Vegas!!!  Terry and I went with our 2 daughters, Kelley and Kim and their husbands, Chris and Robert.  I tell you it was really hard keeping up with them.  Made me realize I'm not as young as I

We stayed at the Luxor (I didn't get a picture) and the temps were around 103 everyday.  We had such a great time.  Too much food and drink and lots of laughs.

Our flight Friday wasn't until 11:00 pm Vegas time...2:00am 9our time.  Of  course the flight didn't leave on time.  So we were up from about 10:00 am our time until 9:00am the next day.  Totally exhausted.  Slept for a couple of hours and was still a little loopy.  Yesterday was another day of lazing around.  Today I finally feel human.  Tomorrow it's back to the sewing room.  I so miss it.

Hope you have a great day,

hugs, Cathy

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 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  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