Saturday, May 09, 2009

On line Class with Annie Smith

Oh! I'm so excited! Annie Smith is offering a quilt class that will be ten weeks long on her Quilter's Palette pattern (shown below) on web T.V. You will get a different part each week and there will be help available if you need it and also a chat room once a week to talk to others doing the pattern. If your like me and have nothing to do, YEAH, RIGHT!!!!, then you should pop over to for more details :) There will be three ways of machine applique shown as well as many other techniques and talk of color value. I'm going to try really hard to keep up :)

I finished quilting my rug on Georgia today but have to do more cut outs on it before I can post pics. Also jamming on my dad's quilt. that's going to be a stretch for the deadline. Oh, well. Off and running :) Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Good night Teddy

This is a block I did for a Bop around the Bay. It is a little contest to have people make blocks from a challenge fabric. These blocks will them be turned into quilts for the children's cancer center. It was a lot of fun to make and my son was sad to see him leave. I did have aLQS owner suggest I do a pattern for him and teach a class on it, maybe as a pillow. Thought that's kinda neat. Might be fun, too :)
It has been so busy around here. It is spring and the grass is growing. Not a real bad thing unless you have an acre of land to mow and your riding lawnmower is broken :( So, sadly, I have been using the push mower. When we bought it my hubby didn't think was necessary to get the one that pulls itself, sooooooooo, yeah. I'm getting much needed exercise. It has been a long winter here.
I'm currently making a rug on my long arm but I ran out of variegated thread and am having a tough time matching it. One is on order I hope it will work. Good thing I'm making this one for keeps :) Also trying to get my Dad's quilt done by the end of the month for his birthday.
Hope you all have a wonderful quilting day :) Off and running,