Monday, November 18, 2019

One Block Wonder and New Quilt

I finished another quilt shop sample, but didn't get a picture.  The last shop sample I had here to make was a One Block Wonder out of six horse panels.  I tackled that this past week and got it done!  It turned out well, although I miscalculated and it's wider and shorter than I had hoped.  I wasn't allowing for as much seam allowance in length than it took!  I really do know how to add and multiply!  The shop owner is going to add a border to it.  It turned out to be 51 X 54.

This is the panel I started with, stacking up six of them.

One Block Wonder
 I cut out a new quilt yesterday.  I purchased this kit from Starr Fabrics years and years ago (click for a view of the pattern). There are 30 hand dyed fabrics.  It wasn't quite as vibrant as I had hoped and I set it aside.  There are also appliques with fusible web that I will not  be using at this time.  I need a gift for a friend and I think this will be perfect.  I am ready to sew the strata together.
Hand dyed fabrics from Starr Fabrics.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veteran's Day

Thanks to all those who have served and protected our great country.  This picture is of  my BIL and my two nephews.  My BIL was college ROTC and retired after serving for over 20 years.  He never saw conflict however.  He spent one tour as Director of Curriculum at West Point.  Both nephews are West Point graduates and one served in Afghanistan and currently based at Fort Knox and the other is currently in Europe "somewhere" and is based at Fort Hood.

I have had a lot going on.  I went to a quilt show in Spokane., WA and had a weekend getaway there with a friend from western Washington.  We set up our machines in the hotel and had a mini retreat.  I saw an amazing number of quilts at the show. 

My oldest daughter and 3 kids came to visit for a weekend and another weekend we went to Boise to say goodbye to our younger daughter, husband and the twins.  They arrived safely in Louisville, Ky and moved into their new house over the weekend.  The twins traveled beautifully, spending 4 days in the car with my daughter while her husband drove the U-Haul.
This past weekend I was at a quilt retreat sponsored by Your Best Friend's Quilt Shop, the shop I made samples for.  I finished several more samples and have one left.  I didn't get pictures of two of them, I kept staring at my phone willing the pictures to be there. 

John Wayne quilt kit - twin size - shop sample
block closeup

calculator wallhanging shop sample

pillow tops shop sample to go with the calculator

snowman bed runner - forgot to rotate the photo!
Nest Stop North Pole flannel quilt top - shop sample

Next Stop North Pole shop sample in flannel

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