Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Country Women

When you live in the country, certain things are expected of you. You should have a garden. You are living on land bigger than an apartment balcony, so grow something.

My first visitor was Eanne, a neighbor and fellow quilter. She has a big place and a nice garden and she came over to share her harvest. Summer yellow squash. I had it for lunch today, it was divine. Thanks, Eanne.

This photo is of Eanne at the Back Country Quilt Show in October 2008. She was the featured quilter and as you can see in the photo, Eanne can also tat lace. Now that is an almost lost art.

Blogspot Post #350

WooHoo, I had to share that this is my 350th post on my blog. I think I need to have a party to celebrate.

I hope that you all enjoy reading my blog as much as I love sharing my world with you.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Standing Room Only (Penguins)

I first saw this quilt at a friend's house. An accomplished piecer and longarm quilter, Dawnell has endless energy and loves to come up with fun projects that bring out the child in you. One of my favorite photos of Dawnell was taken at the LQS on the day I took some tutus I had made for my grand-daughter and a couple of little girls. (I learned about the tutus on Jackie Russell's blog.)

We all had fun with those tutus. Something magical happens when a grown woman puts on a tutu and suddenly becomes a little girl who wants to be a ballerina.

I had long admired Dawnell's "penguin" quilt so when she appeared on the class schedule for the CraZy 9 Patch, I signed up. There were 6 of us making this wonderful quilt designed by Carol Morissey

It is a very large applique project. The white of the penguins is really the background fabric. The black of the penguins (and their beaks, feet and breasts) are all appliqued onto the white. Pretty clever, huh? I even ghosted in a penguin in the upper-right corner. The penguin that overlaps into the right border, I added another layer of batting and another layer of the backgrund so the blue border did not shadow through.

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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Books I"ve read lately

  • The Help (Kindle)
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
  • Bleachers by John Grisham

This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks