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Friday, October 21, 2011

Fabric from Texas

Just got back home from "mini" vacation to Texas.  I was able to shop at "The Golden Needle" in Japser, Tx.  Owner was a great gal, along with her Assistant.  If you are in her area I would suggest that you shop there.  Here are the fabrics that I purchased there.  Will go into a lap quilt.  Different for me, but I really like the fabrics.  I think I will make a star quilt.  Now that I have the RTOK top finished, I need more stars. lol

Sunday, October 16, 2011

This is some of the fabrics I purchased at The Rabbit's Lair in Rogers, AR.  Just had to have it,
Still not finished, but I did get the blocks sewn, now to put them together, border it and quilt it.
I am calling this "Trip Around the World"  I would definitely call this art work.  Some of the little center squares I will change the fabric, and raw edge applique down when I quilt it.  Lovin it

Baby Quilt

Well, the baby quilt is turning out so cute.  I machine qulted it to secure it, now I am going to hand quilt it with varigated pearl cotton thread.  I am using the long running quilting stitches, like the gals in Australia.  Baptist Fans pattern....I hope to get it finished before Nov, so I can put it into the Creek County Quilt show.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trip to the Rabbit's Lair, Rogers, Arkansas

David and I met my dear friend Kathy.  She flew in from Dallas, we picked her up at the airport and headed straightway to the Rabbit's Lair Quilt fabric shop.  We had a blast 3 hrs to shop and eat lunch, we took her back to the airport at 2:30 ish.  What a great time, two kindred spirits. She is a true fiber artist. Here is what I purchased.  I have a couple baby quilt designs in my mind.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

26 Quilts in the River

The top is finished, queen size, 52  "12" blocks, plus 2 borders.  should make a nice cover.  This quilt is dedicated to my Great Grand Mother Stevens, she is the one who had to throw the quits in the river. I laid the blocks out in a star pattern.  My husbands wants the pattern to be called "Road to Texas", so in his honor, that is what I am calling the star pattern, since Texas is The Lone Star State, you know he's a to quilt the thing.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Back on the Crazy Quilt

Working on David's block last night.  not finished, but sat and worked on beads and trims last night.  It is coming along.  With each block I learn more and more.  I just have to stop myself.  I love sewing on beads and trims.  Just wanted to show progress. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Baby quilt top for my Great Great Niece

I think Rick Rack just has to go on a baby quilt.  I had the squares finished, then decided, this gotta have sashing, then decided the sashing gotta have Rick Rack, then sewed the border on and decided, gotta have Rick Rack.  Now to get it quilted, possibly this week. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bailey Rae at Homecoming 2011

Beginnings of Baby Quilt

I want to make Dresden Flowers alternating blocks with 1930 repo bunnies,  I used Darcy Ashton's bunny patterns.  Machine blanket stitched.  I am hoping this will be a quick quilt.  I have a new Great Niece.