Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Finished Quilts!

This is the Happy Camper quilt I made for DH. I bought it as a kit last year at the Houston International Quilt Festival. I'm really glad that I finished it before Festival this year!
This is the backing for the quilt. I just love it's retro goodness!

Isn't this quilting beautiful? Karen the Quilter did a great job. I love the leaves. I asked for brown thread and I really like it because it spruces up some of the bland white/light tan blocks.

This is the Shades of Blue bluebonnet lap quilt. I was hoping to finish it in time for my dear friend's brain surgery but she got the jump on me. Unfortunately she will be having another surgery, so I will save it for then or give it to her for Christmas.

I was trying to show the great quilting here.

And here is the back. Love that bluebonnet batik. I even went back and bought a couple more yards of it. You can really see the nice quilting here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mini Quilts

These are my mini quilts hanging on the art wire in our kitchen. The Pinwheel quilt is from Houseelf. The others are by yours truly. The very orange one was made during a non-eventful tropical storm and hand-quilted in the non-electricity days after Ike. Still not finished with that! The star is from the first quilt class I ever took. The alphabet one is from a blog (can't remember which one) and the pastel one is from out of my head!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Santa Sack 2 for Barb!

Here are some pics of the bag I made for my Santa Sack partner, Barb. The pattern is from the Fall issue of Quilts and More. I used Flurry by Kate Spain. I love that line and I hope Barb likes it. This project was a good excuse to purchase this fabric! It is a roomy tote and has a tie on the inside that you can't see in this picture.

ETA: I just saw Barb's post on the Santa Sack 2 blog. We both used Flurry! Guess Carol knew what she was doing when she matched us!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Been busy

I have been busy working on things but some I can't post due to the Santa Sack Swap. Don't want to ruin the surprises for my swap partner Barb.

In other exciting news, I received a PIF from Houseelf! Isn't this pinwheel quilt adorable? It was beautifully wrapped in red polka dotted paper and tied with red ribbon-I was too excited to take a picture of it before I opened it. Thank you Houseelf!Houseelf also sent a Wind in the Willows greeting card. I've got it up in my office. We both love Willows so I love the card. (Sorry about the glare!) You can see Toad, Ratty and Mole down in the lower right-hand corner. Canary colored carts! The way it works, when you receive a PIF, is that you have one year to Pay-It-Forward to three people. I don't know if I have three people reading this blog but if you are interested in receiving a PIF let me know!

I'm still slowly working on my first applique block for my applique group. I'm going to finish this project but I think I need a project with variety. This one big ole piece of red is getting to me.

I also received two quilts back from Karen the Quilter. Haven't taken pics of those yet but they are gorgeous! I'll try to get pics up later this week.


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!