Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Catching up on the mystery

I am grand dog sitting right now so I am actually getting a lot of sewing done each night while we go hang out in the sewing room so dear hubby can bring our 4 dogs inside and keep them downstairs. We have one with a mean streak so they can't all be together. What a chore this is turning into. So me and Apollo get a lot of sewing done. My sewing table is counter height and he jumps on top just like a cat. So I have a piece of fabric up there for him to lay on, and he usually takes a nap after a couple minutes of catch the bear that I found, and pushing all my pieces onto the floor. Isn't he a cutie.




 I did manage to get a lot of HSTs done for clue one,


 lots of strip sets for clue three, and bunches of blocks too.
 now working on making the blocks for clue one.

Haven't even started on clue two yet, will get to that soon I am sure. Daughter came back today for three days, then she is gone again for another week

I am linking up over at QUILTVILLE so come on over and link up too!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Grand Illusion Mystery

Well it is that time of the year again when Bonnie Hunter puts out her free mystery quilt a long. So far 2 clues have been posted with clue three coming out in the morning. I finally decided to go with Bonnie's colors, after I changed my mind about 20 different times. I started the HST's on Tuesday and cut and sewed till I realized I stitched about 20 with an empty bobbin, then I called it a night. Wednesday I went and finished all those up.


Cut out the squares to go with them.




Then stitched out 2 sample units for the heck of it. Still wondering if I should have went with the original colors of switching out the pink for purple, and the yellow for gray. Oh well, there is always the next quilt.


It is sooooooooooo nice to finally be back in the sewing room after such a long hiatus.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Retreat ideas??? Help!

Have you ever been to a quilt retreat place that just WOW'd you. One that you would do over and over again. Do you know of a fabulous place in the Southeast USA? I am looking for suggestions of great places to hold a retreat in the SE for our quilt guild. You know load everyone on a bus and go, someplace that has everything from places to sleep, food provided, and a great room for everyone to sew the weekend away. Taking a bus so we can try hitting quilt shops along the way there or on the way home, or both too. 20-30 people. If you have a suggestion, please let me know, links are great too. Thanks.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Panama City Quilt Show 2014 part 2

Here is the continuation of the picks from our quilt guild annual quilt show today, and it will be tomorrow also.You can see Part 1 HERE. I hope you enjoy all the eye candy. The pictures and then the credits...............
This first one, was my favorite FUN quilt I think. I just LOVED all the funky chickens!!!!!



 The quilting is EGGS!!!!












































This one was interesting as it was a family tree. I love family trees done differently.

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I should have taken some upclose pics of this next quilt below. It was gorgeous and lots of work too.









I LOVED the Panto used to quilt this flower basket one
Here is an upclose, see all the flowers!!!!














This is our Opportunity Quilt this year, well part of it that you can see. It is drop dead gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I hope you enjoyed all the wonderful pics, wish you all could have been here.