Saturday, August 31, 2013

Anne's Quilt

Anne is my husband's older sister. They remember their mom and aunts quilting by hand in their dining room. Hubs suggested that I make a quilt for Anne. I bought some of these fabrics on my shop hop around Atlanta and wanted to make something cheery. This top was quick and easy.  

Before I can finish this top I have to get three quilts ready for the quilt show next week. I have to finish hand quilting the mini quilt, put a label on the big quilt, and put hanging sleeves on the big one and the middle size quilt. Good thing it is a long weekend.

I am ready to sit and sew after moving all my stuff at school. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Magnificent Monday

Today when I checked my email I found out that I was one of the grand prize winners in the July FabShopHop. Not sure which grand prize I won-either the Art Gallery Fabric or the Mystery Box. Either way I will have lots of fabric coming to my house soon. I had to call Doreen and tell her the news first. I knew she would understand how fabulous a prize 50 yards of fabric is to a quilter.

Wow! I am so thrilled. I told everyone at the quilt guild meeting today, everyone at school, and everyone I could think of calling. I posted about it on FB.

Can't wait to see all that fabric. I will just sit and look at it and enjoy the possibilities.

Don't have a photo to share but as soon as the box comes I will post a photo.

Hope you had a magnificent Monday, too.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mini Finish

Finished the binding on this mini migrating geese quilt. The quilt will be part of the silent auction to benefit my quilt group at the show in September. This isn't the way I thought the quilt would look. I thought the individual blocks would be rectangular, not square. 

The triangles in the corners are for hanging the quilt. Maybe someone will want a little 9" x 9"  quilt for a wall or doll. 

Teachers went back to work last Monday and kids showed up Thursday, so my sewing time has been drastically reduced. It is so hot, I don't feel like doing anything. The heat index is over 100 and who knows how hot it is in the buses. 
Thank goodness for air conditioning. Hope you have a good week!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

8 shops in 3 days

A little more details about my free style quilt shop hop in Atlanta. I drove over Wednesday and ate dinner with my cousin Lynn before going on to my brother's house. His wife Doreen is a super quilter and knows the area quilt shops. She had planned which shops we would see each day. 
Thursday we went to Kiwi Quilts and Stitch 'n Quilt. I found some fabric to go with my Japanese girls fat quarter at the first shop. That evening we had dinner with another cousin then went to Gene and Doreen's dancing group. Nancy and I caught up while they danced the night away.
Friday we drove south to Quilts and Fixins and A Scarlet Thread. The happy news was the first shop was having a fat quarter sale, so I stocked up. The second shop was having a Christmas demo day and offered a free pattern and yummy cookies. I found some Christmas fat quarters that I liked and that was day 2.

Saturday we stopped by the Marietta Art Museum to see the Yarn Bomb installation. Doreen helped with the set up and said it was a great way to meet other community members.

We went to 4 shops and this was the cutest place-Cottontail Quilts in Kennesaw. We also went to Tiny Stitches, Little Quilts, and Red Hen Quilts. I found something at each shop from sale fat quarters to the Japanese brothers of my little Japanese girls. 

It was so much fun! Here is my haul. Many days of sewing ahead. Can't wait to share with you.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Free Style Quilt Shop Hop

I am in the middle of my very own free style quilt shop hop around Atlanta. Wednesday I drove over to visit my brother and sister-in-law. (She is my quilting idol.) So far we have gone to four quilt shops. Today we happened upon a $2 fat quarter Friday sale at one shop where I got fat quarters for two baby quilts. The next shop was in the middle of the Holly Days shop hop where we got some free patterns, holiday cookies, demonstrations, and brand new Christmas fabric. Tomorrow we are trying to get to four shops before I head back home. Unfortunately I didn't take photos of our purchases but when I get home I will post a photo of all the new fabric.
Sew much fun!