Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cancer Quilt

This quilt was made by Melissa for her co-worker that is having surgery tomorrow.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Block Completed

Our Quilt Guild is making a quilt to encourage people to stop smoking. We will be making 8 blocks to go beside a center block with an appliqued tree in the center. It will also have a path around it for the border. Each was assigned a block to do. Martha came up today and we made our blocks. I would rather not say how long it took us to do these simple blocks. The directions were not very clear, now figure. I made one as a practice block before cutting the material I had that matches the other blocks in the quilt. Which of these blocks are your favorite, the top or bottom one? I forgot to take a picture of Martha's block before she went home.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bed Scarf

I quilted a bed scarf for Jenny today and got another one just like it to quilt. She is smart by starting to get her Christmas quilting done so early. This has gotten me to wanting to make one.

What Kind of Berry?

Would anyone know what kind of berries these are?

Dennis Green Valley Daycation

Here is some pictures of Dennis Green Valley Daycation (some of the girls called it Daycation instead of Vacation) to Blennerhassett Island. We left Extension office at 6:00am. First stop around 10:00am, was at Neff's Country Loft which is a country craft and quilt store. We saw all kinds of primitive crafts and the quilt shop had a huge selection of quilt supplies and beautiful material.

Next we had lunch at Hardee's before going for a 30 minute fiery ride over to the island.

Next we enjoyed a covered wagon ride around the estate before touring the Blennerhassett Mansion.

We then boarded the boat going back across the Ohio River. The sternwheeler departed from Civitan Park in Belpre, Ohio due to the riverfront development in Parkersburg, WV.

Next stop was to the Museum. Most interesting thing for me at the museum was a Double Wedding Ring quilt. It was different because the middle of the ring was square and another thing was fasinating the quilting wasn't 1/8 inch apart and some of it even closer. We even went back to the Country Loft a second time before leaving town.

Some of the girls had bought flowers from a greenhouse next door to the Country Loft giving us good excuss to go back. I got a package of Quilt Patis, the green fabric and ordered a stileto first time. Next time I got a cheater panel, and two other pieces of fabric. Also, I just couldn't leave without two patterns.

We stopped in Mineral Wells and ate at Cracker Barrel before coming home. We arrived back at Extension office around 11:00pm. All had a great time! Thanks to Debbie for planning this trip for us.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Accomplishment's Today

I am sure this top is familiar to some of you. I started making these squares September 2008, almost a year later the last border is on it and ready to quilt. I finished the top today and hope to get it on the frame to quilt maybe next week. I also got the binding sewn on the lap throw I finished quilting yesterday and the Star Log Cabin. They are both ready for hand sewing the binding to the back. I would like to get some of these things completed. I have lots of others I am thinking about starting.

Some Old Projects Near Finishing

I finished this Redwork around the first of July but never got around to taking a picture for blog. I made a wall hanging April 2005 with one of these in the center of it and liked it so well I thought I would make a small wall hanging from one. I worked on it a little while demonstrating redwork for Farm and Field Day. I worked a few days for Railroad Union answering phone and I was able to finish this in a few days.

I finally finished this Star Log Cabin. We made this with the quilt guild about 4 years ago. I have had this on the frame for couple of months or longer. I would quilt a row a day until it is finally quilted. I already have the binding made and need to get it sewed on. It turned out to be 104" long, which is way to long.

This is the preprinted lap throw I made a few weeks ago. I put it in the frame this evening and finished it in a few hours. Now I need to make the binding for it and sew it on so I can sit and hand sew it to the back.