Archive for the ‘Quilts 2008’ Category

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Staying the Course

March 8, 2009

For those of you that have not heard yet, Staying the Course won Best of Division at the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo. Woo-hoo!!

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Ring Out the Old

December 26, 2008

I took some time today to review my goals for 2008 to see how I did with them. I did stick to finishing up a few of the goals but completely lost sight of a few others.


One of my main goals for 2008 was to learn how to applique and to finish the Dressed for Dinner quilt that I started in January. I did find an applique process that I like and am comfortable doing but I did not get the quilt finished. It is a little over one half done and will be added to my goals for 2009.


I had wanted to work on one small piece every month based on techniques in the book The Art of Manipulating Fabric. It is a great book with lots of cool things to do with fabric. I completely dropped the ball on this goal. I’ll be considering over the next few days if I want to try for this again next year.

The other plan that I completely lost sight of was to create one art quilt based on inspiration from the San Antonio River Walk. Again, I’ll be considering over the next few days if I should add this to the docket for 2009.

The quilts that I did finish in 2008 are:

Goose Chase

Staying the Course

Antique Stars

Considering all it was a great year.

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Ring Out the Old…

December 26, 2008

I took some time today to review my goals for 2008 to see how I did with them. I did stick to finishing up a few of the goals but completely lost sight of a few others.


One of my main goals for 2008 was to learn how to applique and to finish the Dressed for Dinner quilt that I started in January. I did find an applique process that I like and am comfortable doing but I did not get the quilt finished. It is a little over one half done and will be added to my goals for 2009.


I had wanted to work on one small piece every month based on techniques in the book The Art of Manipulating Fabric. It is a great book with lots of cool things to do with fabric. I completely dropped the ball on this goal. I’ll be considering over the next few days if I want to try for this again next year.

The other plan that I completely lost sight of was to create one art quilt based on inspiration from the San Antonio River Walk. Again, I’ll be considering over the next few days if I should add this to the docket for 2009.

The quilts that I did finish in 2008 are:


Goose Chase

Staying the Course (a collaboration with Debra and Rian)

Antique Stars

Considering all it was a great year.

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WIP Wednesday

December 17, 2008

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Progress!! That’s what I like to see! I’ve made a lot of progress on the Dressed for Dinner quilt lately. I started the applique in January of this year and I am a little over half done with it now. So it seems reasonable to expect it to be finished for fall, 2009.

I started out doing hand applique but have lately switched to machine applique and I am much happier with the results; the look and the time involved. I guess that I’m just a machine sewing gal. 🙂

Related posts:

Dressed for Dinner

Dressed for Dinner

Decisions, Decisions

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Goose Chase

November 6, 2008

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Goose Chase is done!! 🙂 How exciting to know that I can put it in the mail to my BIL/SIL!

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Hm-m-m-m. Does this mean I can start a new project?!!!

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Dressed for Dinner

October 24, 2008

I have been working on my applique project, Dressed for Dinner, even though I’ve not mentioned anything about it lately. Here is the current status:

Finished Blocks:

The Heart Block

The Turkey Block

The Pie Block

The Corn Stalk Block

Unfinished Blocks:

The Eggplant Block- it was in the finished category but I have decided to rework some of the values. There is not enough contrast in the block for me… I’m hoping that I don’t have to redo the whole block though. Hm-m-m, maybe some paint in a few key areas…

The Great Pumpkin Block- This is one half of the block. The other side is a mirror reflection. This block is in the applique stage. The shapes are glued in place and I am just beginning to applique. I decided to try gluing everything in place first hoping to avoid the problem I’m having with the eggplant block… namely getting to the last piece and seeing I don’t like the combination of fabrics.

My original plan was to have this done by October 31. Ha!

That’s not going to happen… Maybe by October 31 next year!!

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Staying the Course

September 17, 2008

Remember this quilt?

This is the quilt that Rian pieced, Debra embroidered and I quilted. Well, we are so excited because it has been accepted to the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California. Woo-Hoo!! Dates for the show are October 16 – 19. Here are some close ups.