Friday, December 31, 2010

More Quilts Finished in 2010

Strawberry Fields
Pies & Tarts
Eliza Jane's 9-Patch
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quilts Made in 2010

Nine Patch for Eric and Becki's wedding
Cheddar Cheese & Crackers
Pink Flowers
Kaffe Fasset Tote Bag
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Welcome Presents

The way to a quilter's heart is through fabric...and quilt books. These arrived from my sweet niece, Amy, who drew my name in our annual gift exchange. The books have a more contemporary slant than my usual, which is a good thing because I like to push myself in new directions. And isn't that fabric gorgeous?
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Birthday...and I was sick!

Last Monday was my birthday. I woke up with a sore throat and by evening it had developed into a full-blown cold/flu. I was in bed for two days and now, a week later, am still not feeling 100%. But the show must go on...things to do, people to see, places to visit. I think I'm finally caught up with gift-buying, holiday cards, laundry. Got my hair cut today and that's always good for a lift!

I'm feeling a bit aimless, quiltwise, since I was on deadline for our recent show, and now that it's over...well, I have to start something new! I have resurrected one machine-piecing UFO and I also found a needlepoint pillow that has been lying dormant for one year? two years? I am thinking about a new hand-piecing project and am considering "tumbling blocks," a pattern I have never made.

The photo is from the Quilt Show in Chicago I attended in April. I don't remember if it is new or old but I thought it looked festive for this time of year.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

More Quilt Show Photos

This is my Feedsack Frolic quilt, made from a collection of feedsacks accumulated over at least ten years.
I made this quilt top which was then tied by members of our guild and will be donated to one of our charitable groups.
"Strawberry Fields" shown in a previous post. Doll quilt size based on an antique quilt. See previous post for more details.

News Flash: We had a few snow flurries this morning, amounting to a light dusting. Sadly it melted before I had time to take a picture!
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Needle Chasers Quilt Show

My quilt guild, Needle Chasers of Chevy Chase, had their biennial quilt show this past weekend. As you can see, I finished my Pies & Tarts quilt just in time to hang in the show. Final stitches were made at 8:30 pm the night before - perhaps a new record! See my post of November 1st to read more about this quilt. I was going to hang it on the wall in my family room but I may use it as a throw instead since it is so snuggly. Our weather here in the nation's capital has gotten very cold. It is a shock to our systems after a warm fall. More quilt show photos to follow.
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mug Rug

The fad that is sweeping the nation... Inspired by my friend, Kitty, who does all things crafty, I made this "mug rug" to match my favorite mug.
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