Sunday, February 28, 2010

Like Mother, Like Daughter.....

This was a real quilty weekend for DD and me. Saturday was a quilt-in at the church for our small quilt group. DD had started a modified Trip Around the World at the previous quilt in and finished the top in just a hour or so. She had a lot of fun using the iron like a big girl.

Here's her finished top. She's so proud! I'll help her baste it and quilt it. She expects to give it as a gift to her cousin, but we'll see...

The rest of us in the church group started on our own trip .... our Trip Around the World raffle quilt. Here's the first panel after sewing all the strips together.

And here's how far we got. DD and I dragged our butts out of there around 9pm. Boy, were we ever tired. We want to get the quilt done by early summer so that we can start selling raffle tickets at the Farmer's Markets on Saturday mornings. Then the raffle will be at the end of September at our annual Chicken Roast (held Homecoming Friday).

DD is out sledding right now; I've got about another 30 minutes of time to myself, so I guess I'd better get off the computer and over to the sewing machine.
Can you believe that tomorrow is March 1st? Spring, come on!
Have a great week!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Carolina Christmas Top Done

Well, it only took me two weeks to add the borders, but I got the top for my Carolina Christmas wall hanging done. I'm saving it to go to the long arm quilter next month with a couple of other tops that are already done.

Next project is a twin size quilt for my nephew's high school graduation. It will be black/white/red (he's into newspapers, get it?). I'm hoping to get the top made so that I can deliver all the tops at one time next month. I'm not sure about the pattern, so I guess I'm going to just wing it, for now.

Over the weekend, DD and I went to the Marquette Women's Basketball game. It was a Pink Zone game (everyone, including players, wears pink, in honor of breast cancer awareness). They had a really nice health fair that we did before the game. Here's a cute picture of three of the girls and the Marquette Golden Eagle.

Its snowing again (I know, its still only February), so I guess I need to go out and snowblow. There's only about 1 1/2 inches of snow right now, and its turning to rain. Very heavy, wet snow.

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

February Update

I have a wall inside my foyer that I've been meaning to hang seasonal quilts for years, but I never quite got around to it. I bought the fabric for a Fall wall hanging, and a Christmas wallhanging. Well, a few weeks ago I saw this fabric for Valentines Day and even though its a cheater panel, just think its the cutest thing. So this time I finished it in time for the holiday! Isn't it cute?? Whoopie!!!!
Not much going on here in Wisconsin. Just snow, like the rest of the country. I heard on the news last night that every state in the contiguous US (the 48 states) got snow this week. I mean now really folks. I heard even Dallas and northern FL got snow. Here in Wisconsin we got about 12 inches and the schools were closed on Tuesday. I snow blowed about 5 times this week. But today is clear and sunny (okay, its only 19 degrees) and looks like it will be a beautiful day.
I'm working on the borders for my Carolina Christmas wall hanging (see previous post). I got the first border on and am trying to decide how wide to make the next border. That matters, because I'm planning to put a star block in each of the corners.
But right now I'm off to go buy 2 new tires for my car. I've had to stop for air every day this week since the big snow fall and I don't want to get stranded somewhere.
Have a great weekend!