Archive for October, 2007

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Hill Country

October 31, 2007

I drove up to Hill Country for a while this week. I love getting away from the city and out into the country. It is so beautiful, quiet and relaxing. Christina and I took a walk down to the Guadalupe River. I hope that you enjoy the photos.

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I’m not going to make it to IQF in Houston this week 😦 So I am enjoying reading others accounts of the show, classes and goings-ons. Please keep the reports coming!

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Christmas is Coming!

October 24, 2007

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Do you have Christmas presents that need to be quilted? I currently have openings and can have your quilts ready for Christmas. Don’t wait!! Drop me an email and let me know what I can do for you!

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Sneak Peek

October 15, 2007

I have my Roman Stripes lap quilt on the table right now. Here is a sneak peek.

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Half way through I had the idea of using a variegated thread for those feathers; pinks, greens and oranges. Wouldn’t that have been yummy?! Maybe another time…

Have a great day! 🙂

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WIP Wednesday

October 10, 2007

Woo-hoo! Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is completely pieced. Now it is going into the line-up for the quilting table. I’m looking forward to quilting it.

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Since I finished up that top I took some time yesterday to clean the Viking and install a new needle. I’m not sure how often I am supposed to do that but I try to do it every time I finish a project. How often do y’all replace your needles in your DSM?

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I made a little progress on Autumn Jewels this week too. I made up the necessary templates and I pieced the first leaf. As I was assembling it I was a little frustrated, thinking that it was not going to work. But now that the first one is together I think that the pattern works fine. I just need to think about the seam allowances and decide which direction I want each one to lay. I also have quite a bit of bulk under the stem of the leaf from the seams on both sides of it. I may have to figure out a way around that.

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I didn’t really get a lot accomplished this week but finishing up the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul top makes me feel like I accomplished a lot!

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Quilting With a Master

October 5, 2007

While Galvestson Bay was gray and muted outside,

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our little classroom was colorful and intense inside.

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Sherry Rogers Harrison‘s techniques and tips were treasures but what I found most helpful was her philosophy for approaching the design of quilting; taking the time to do it right. As you can see from some of these photos she spends a lot of time quilting!

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Thank you, Sherry, for sharing your day with us!

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A Mom’s Day in 2 minutes

October 3, 2007

Check out this cool video. But moms, be forewarned, you may see yourself!

A Mom’s Day in 2 Minutes