Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A New Toy

I have a new toy....A Ladder ..
A Rotarian friend made a ladder to display my quilts at home and at quilt shows.
It was a major success at the Calhoun County Barn Quilt Tour.  In fact, the cameras were snapping and
I heard a lot of "honey do" themes while the patrons oohed and aahed over my toy.

I love it..  In fact, I have my father's old ladder and plan to add it to my home's decor.

What do you think?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Finished Bear Claw Quilt

You can not see all of this 104 x 104 quilt as the bed is only a queen size.  The there is a nice border that helps make the quilt. I designed it in EQ7 and it went together without a hitch.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Time to get back to work

It is time to get back to work. Here is a list of a few my UFO's.

I still have my crazy quilt Xmas tree to complete.

Then, there are the 6 or 7 current UFO quilts to complete.  Yes - there are more UFO's but these are on the counter waiting for action.

Just finished piecing and quilting a 104 x 104" bear claw quilt for a customer.  She started this project 10 years ago and now it is done.  Looks great - can't wait for her to see it.  Sorry no photo.

I have a new goal - set up a good spot for photo shots.  This is a must.

ARe there any ideas out there???

Busy Month

It has been an incredibly busy month and it involved 4 quilt shows in Illinois.

WE were in Effingham, DeKalb, Salem and ended in Calhoun County IL.  Yes it is a lot of work, packing, unpacking, packing and unpacking, but so great to meet so many wonderful quilters.  It's thrilling to see how the quilters responded to the challenge of the show.  We saw colors used differently in each location.  Some used brights, others subdued.  Then there were the artistic representations.  There are some really talented quilters out there.  One particular art work used selvage edges.  I am sorry to say my picture did not take - but I can tell you it was outstanding.

We will continue to travel and meet and greet quilters.  Thank you for making us feel welcome, as well as sharing your many talents with us.