Friday, April 29, 2016

Quilt Tops

 I sandwiched and quilted this one to use for a tutorial at the B&B Retreat. Tute was on "how to join the binding together at the end of attaching it to the quilt top".
I made this little table topper from a couple FQs I had.
 I know I've shown this one before, but it almost done now! 
One more foot of binding to hand sew down!!
 It was made out of this fabric and....
 ...very little left to make my bias binding. I think this is the smallest tube I've ever made for binding, but it worked!
 Happy Stitchings!


Monday, April 25, 2016

A Bed & Breakfast Quilt Retreat

 I attended a small retreat a couple weeks ago that my cousin invited me to.
IT WAS WONDERFUL!!! I met six new quilters. Awesome ladies! We meshed so well together, that my cousin and her friend have booked another retreat for us come Fall time.
 I missed the B&B on first passing down the road...
 But found it when traveled back.
 We sewed in a nice size room. 
Three big windows overlooking a river.
I managed to sew together all my blocks and set-in-triangles for my Bonnie Hunter Mystery. I have to decide what I want to do/use for borders.

Monday, April 4, 2016

April Birthdays

 GD#1 (1 yr) and GS#4 (3 yrs) celebrated birthdays this month! 
Their daddy was home (on days off) from up north to celebrate with us.
 I finished this quilt top (I've shown parts of project before), though I think it needs top and bottom borders... what do you think?
 Made some progress on this one also, but now I've made it much too long. I'll have to cut about a foot off (how does that happen?) before adding the borders. All in due time...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Lake of the Ozarks

 For Spring Break DH and I went to my Cousin's time share at Lake of the Ozarks. I think it's been our third or fourth time there with them. This time we planned to hit the Missouri Star Quilt Company in Hamilton Missouri, and hit it we did!! On the way down, and on the way home!! We toured all the shops AND the Retreat House. Of course we made lots of purchases also!!
 While staying at the Time Share Cottage, the guys golf, and the gals shop or sew.
This photo below is from a magazine (forget which one right now) of a block I wanted to try out. Its another disappearing 9-patch with a few added cuts.
 I brought some of my old fabrics to give it a go to make 4 blocks. 
I don't know what to think of it, other than there is too much pink.
 I did some playing around with the blocks...
 I looked online and found this pic, where the quilter put sashing in between the blocks....
 We'll see what I end up with? I put that bag on the back burner for now. Which I am so darn good at. Always working on something, but not always finishing them in a timely manner. 

Also while in Missouri, we toured one of the many farms down south where the Budweiser Clydesdales are bred. This one was Warm Springs Ranch.
 A lovely tour of the grounds/horses/colts and videos. 
VERY clean and well functioning facility...
 All ending with a beer and a photo op.