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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Applique Wall Hangings....Photo Sharing

A very talented lady named CeCe in my quilting group made these lovely wall hanging for her daughters. The theme has to do with the sorority they were in and the sorority's history. Click on the photos to enlarge them and to see the beautiful job she did. The photos don't do them justice at all, nor do they show the detail she put into them.

This is another one she made, also in applique, that is just gorgeous. She meticulously hand stitches around all the applique for added detail. I love the technique she uses -- she's a very talented lady!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Half-Pint Quilt Top Complete

I had some catching up to do and guess what? I made it. Here's a photo of the strips. I was rushing to catch up and didn't take photos of the nine-patches. The photo isn't very good and doesn't show the colors well. I used four different colors in purples and lavenders for this one with a deep purple background fabric. I thought I'd never finish putting those 1 1/2" squares together. Whew...it feels good to be caught up.


And here's the photo of the top all sewn together. Good luck to everyone in the quilt along. I'm looking forward to seeing all the completed tops. Thanks, again to Kelly for putting this together. I love the pattern and plan to make a larger size when I'm not so strapped to complete holiday projects.

Friday, October 23, 2009

CGQC Mini-Quilt Exchange

The mini quilt for the CGQC is done. I sent it to my "secret partner" yesterday via express mail so I believe she should have gotten it today. I sure hopes she likes it and enjoys it for years to come.

The trees are 3-D flying geese and the whole project was really fun to put together. I keep checking my mail, hoping to find my mini-quilt, but so far nothing has come for me. The excitement and anticipation is killing me. Isn't it so much fun when you get a gift in the mail?? I just love it.

The deadline is October 30th and I can't wait to see all the finished mini-quilts. Check them out through Dandelion Quilts. She has a list of those participating on her side bar.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Primatives has a fabulous giveaway only I'm not telling you what it is, you'll have to go over to her blog and see for yourself. This Halloween treat is one I sure hope turns sweet for me. So the trick is on you! LOL

Ok, I'll stop being silly or should I say selfish about it and give you the link so you too can trick or treat at her door for her fabulous giveaway. Click here to scoot on over to her blog and enter. Oh and tell her I sent you so that I get an extra chance. You won't want to miss this one!!! The more people that enter, the more prizes she'll be giving out.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sew, Sew, Sew

Today I spent my entire afternoon in the sewing room trying to knock out a few of the projects I have going. I managed to finish the 20 star-point blocks complete with embroidering my name in the center for one of my Christmas exchanges.


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Here's a photo of them. I can't wait to get my exchange blocks. They're sure going to make a fabulous Holiday quilt.
I decided on the fabrics for the CGQC Quilt Along. I'm going to make it in various tones of purple. I got a late start but, my fabrics are cut and I'll soon get to sewing the blocks together. I'll post photos later.

I've also finished my Halloween wall hanging. Here's a photo. The grandkids just love it. It was a really fun project to make.

Another finish is my mini-quilt for the CGQC exchange. This one was pinned to my design board for a couple of week now because I couldn't decide on the border. I kept changing my mind on the fabrics and just ended up with my original choices so it got finished today. I can't wait to put it in the mail to my "secret" exchange partner. So watch your mail ladies mine will be in the mail tomorrow. Sorry I can't post a photo till my partner receives it.

I didn't expect to make such progress on my projects -- it feels pretty good.

Anyway, I've only got two more projects left for October, they are the "Trip" queen size quilt for my bed and quilting along with the CGQC on the Half-Pint Quilt along. I' got to get caught up this week. Come back and look for my progress on the Half-Pint next week.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

CGQC Tag

Which shoe am I is the question???
Well, since I must choose I'll have to say that I'm "The practical one". Not really my type of shoe but sure fits my personality. And the other one that fits is the young at heart. I believe that you are as young as you feel and should never dwell on your real age.

I must confess, though, I've always worn heels and on a daily basis I wear either "The Sexy One" or "The Sophisticated One" since I do dress up for work. The minute I get home I kick off my heels and throw on the slippers.

Hope this helps you get to know me.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Terry's Quilt

Many of you bloggers are probably aware of the unfortunate accident that Terry's husband had recently (from Terry's Treasures).

A Yankee Quilter is putting together a care quilt for Terry and her family along with a giveaway for this Jellyroll.
To participate go over to her blog (click here) and read all the details. She's asking bloggers to send a 9 1/2" block to be included in the quilt, along with a small donation to have it quilted.

Click on over to Terry's blog to read all about what happened and the progress her husband is making. And, last but not least, keep her family in your prayers.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilt Along "Half-Pint"

Ok, so I'm supper busy and I decided to participate in the Quilt Along with the Charming Girls Quilt Club. I so hope I can keep up. LOL

Somehow I can't seem to pass up participating in these challenges, my hubby says I like the pressure -- it motivates me I guess. Really, I just want to make everything in sight and become a great quilter like Kelly, Joan and alot of you quilters out there. I so admire the work of so many of you when I visit your blogs.

I know it will be fun and I'm really looking forward to it. I signed up to make the mini version so it won't be all that bad.

Monday, October 5, 2009

CGQC Projects for October

October's here already and it's time to post my CGQC projects for the month.
My first project is a queen size quilt "round the world" pattern that I just started for my bedroom. Here's a photo of the fabric and pattern.
Second is a really cute Halloween wall hanging done in applique. The pieces are cut and it just needs to be assembled and quilted.
My third project is 20 - 12" Christmas star point squares I need to finish for an exchange. Here's one square, I only have 19 more to go.

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And, last but not least is finishing my mini-quilt for the CGQC exchange that must be complete by the end of the month. I must say this one is almost complete. I still need to add the batting and the binding and then it's done.

Like most of you, I have a number of other projects in the works that I won't list but if I happen to finish them I'll post pictures. I'm anxious to do some paper piecing so who knows I just might be able to fit in a project this month.