Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Favorite Halloween quilt

Some years ago I organized a Halloween swap with a group of online friends. I always love looking at the variety of blocks everyone made!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Finished a great book and saw a great movie

I recently chose the Paris Wife for my book group and we all liked it.
Then I rented the movie 42, about Jackie Robinson, also great - highly recommend them both!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Not my style

The quilt show always has a wearable arts section. This "outfit" was cute although definitely not my style!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

What a darling girl

I bought Emma the cutest vest recently and got to try it out this morning on a walk. She's adorable, don't ya think??!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Very large block

I got all the borders and half square triangles attached to Lori's block and I love it! Now just 8 more!!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

More up close quilting

One quilt in particular had completely different quilting in each small section of the quilt. I loved the detail and variety!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Great machine quilting

I'd have to say that the majority of quilts that I thought were outstanding had the most amazing quilting!! I'm going to have to work on my skills. I did buy thread to quilt that little Cheri quilt soon.
Here are some samples. I will post more each day.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pacific International Quilt Festival

One of the best quilt shows around opens today in Santa Clara, called the PIQF.

I will have lots of pictures to show you.

I'm just wondering if anyone is going to be there and we can meet up...

Have a great Thursday.

Love to you all,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Lori's sew a long blocks

My friend Lori of Humble Quilts posted instructions to do a very fun block.
I made two of them and plan to do the whole quilt next year with some friends. I think it's a fun block to make using left overs!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A foot stool I've always wanted

I have always thought a foot stool was a great thing to have and I've been on the lookout for the perfect one.
I lucked out at the flea market!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

More flea market find

My package with all my Wisconsin goodies arrived last week and I excited to show you my finds!

I have a couple of old cross stitch friendship wall hangings but this one is in a class all by itself! I love it!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Flea market find

Before I left Wisconsin, we went to the Elkhorn flea market where I found a great little antique quilt!! I love it.
It has a small stain and I'm not sure what it is or how to remove it.
Any suggestions? It might be ink but I'm not sure.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Quick little project

I just made this little top which was posted by Cherie. I need to quilt it but I love it. I'm really in the mood for a blue/white project!! Anybody else yearning for a new color combo this month??

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Barn quilts

One of the many things I love about Wisconsin is that there are barn quilts found everywhere.  In fact, the town of Evansville, where our retreat was held, had a tourist map devoted exclusively to finding barn quilts throughout the town. I wasn't too successful at finding all of them but I did get some pictures. We also saw feed sacks on the clothes line!!
I'm hoping one day to have a barn quilt for my  garage here in California. I think my friends could show me how to do one...maybe during quilt show week in July!!