Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A give a way

There is Fabulous give a way on
I really would like to win the little quilt. It is awesome.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This is the Spiral Table Runner after finishing.

I just finished making this tote bag. It used a charm pack .
I was a lot of fun.

My son from Oregon is here for a week. I got a new computer, keyboard and mouse. And he hook the whole thing up. It has vista, so, some things are a bit different, like finding my pictures.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Some pictures...

This is the spiral table runner that I just finished sewing the top. Now need to get a yard of fabric for the backing and then finish it. I thought the pattern was a little difficult to understand, on how to use the ruler, but after reading about 10 times, I finally got it.

At the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, where I volunteer, they have a different exhibition for each of the summer months, June - September. The theme for the August is "Black and White". This is my entry. It is a woven piece. The black and white fabric has timepieces on it, so I titled it Fractured Time. The summer exhibitions are just for fun and the winners are chosen by peoples choice.

TaDa!!! This is my 1st quilt. Margaret Miller of the Dixie Quilt Guild taught a class on Kalideoscope quilts. It was a fun class. I was just going to make blocks and she coaxed me into making this. Mine is small, but I learned the process of making a quilt. I thought I would hate doing the binding, but it wasn't bad at all. Can't wait to show it to her at the Sept. meeting.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I have been trying...

to upload pictures. Blogger won't let me right now.

Had a great time at the Long Beach Quilt show. Bought some really neat tools and lots of fabric. Mostly batiks. I did buy a very pretty quilt kit. It is called Butterfly Garden and the colors are greens, purples and black. Big change from the batiks.

Well, I will try to post pictures later.

Monday, July 20, 2009

We are leaving for Long Beach Friday. I am going to the quilt show Saturday. I am more prepared for it this year. Last year was my 1st time and I was sooo overwhelmed, I was a wreck. Kept getting lost in the vendor area. Didn't think to eat till they had ran out of food, ETC.

Stop by They are having a fabulous giveway.

This is my autumn bargello. I still have to sew 3/4 inch pieces in between, but I love the colors.
This one is a lot of work.

Nancy at had a give a way for her birthday. Look what I won. It is the cutest little bag. Has a zippered pocket on the front. I love it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just finished

Today is my husband's birthday. We went out for a real nice lunch. He just recently got new
Mizuno irons. So he couldn't think of anything he wanted. At our age, it's not a big deal anymore. Besides, it's 105 here today. No need to be running all over the place.

I got all the borders sewn on the kaleidoscope quilt. (Previous post.) So I took it to Quilted Works to have in quilted. Can't wait to see it, when done. Then I have till September to get the binding on. I promised Margaret that I would bring it to the Sept. meeting in St. George. Margaret was the fabulous teacher.

Dang, I am not getting this uploading pictures, where I want them.
The fat qtrs. are the colors I have chose, for lesson #3. If they get approved. That is
the hardest part.

The other picture is what I just finished for lesson #2. I love these colors.

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Class

I have wanted to take Ruth Blanchet's , Bargello Seasons classes for a long time. So when I saw them at Quilt University, I signed up. This is my 1st one. There are 4 different classes, each with a different colorway and different technique. This was the spring one. You don't have to use the seasons colors if you don't want to. I am not sure if I will finish this as a quilt or use it as part of a vest or jacket. But I really enjoyed making it. We start the 2nd one this friday.

Here in the Nevada desert, we had been having a weird May and 1st part of june. Never broke a hundred. Was mostly middle ninety's . Nice and pleasant. But now the hundred plus is creeping in. So will be good time to stay in and sew.