Quilting is my passion. The ability to be creative with colorful fabric just makes me smile. Of course, equally joyful is the love of my grandchildren. What could be better?
Food for thought.
Memory is a wonderful treasure chest for those who know how to pack it.
Friday, March 19, 2010
National Quilting Day....
was celebrated a day and a half early here. My quilty chics and I (mini group) got together for a quilt-a-thon starting Thursday night through Friday evening at Sharon's "second home". We made it until 3:00 a.m Friday morning before we finally had to head off to bed.
I am almost afraid to post pictures of this quilt as it is another applique quilt and I need another one of those like I need another hole in my head, but my green strips for the border have been pinned to my design wall for longer than I can remember. This is a pattern out of the book Winter Rose by Barbara Brandeburg called Winter Botanical and I have had fabrics pulled for this for eons. Can't promise that I will get to this anytime soon, but all the pieces (other than the applique pieces) are cut out and ready to go. I even got some of the striped border pieced and cut out.
Also, decided to use the excess triangles that resulted from the Merry-Go-Round quilt that I did this past summer and cut out alternating white triangles and it resulted in a baby quilt. May add a border, but not quite sure yet. Can you find my "humility block"?
Also, pieced a binding for a quilt and worked a little on my #6 Cherry Tree block.
Now Sharon (whose house we were at) had tons of things up on her design wall...layer upon layer.\
I am known as Mimi by my four grandsons. They are 13, 10, 8 and 3 1/2 years old. They are what life is all about. I recently retired from my office job. Now I am just loving being a grandma who loves to quilt and is once again dabbling in knitting, I am a longarmer and an APQS retailer. I can see retirement being very busy!