Sunday, February 7, 2010

Finally--Some Quilts

Okay, I'm back to blogging--hopefully a bit more regularly. *fingers crossed*

This is a picture of our Guild's Opportunity Quilt.  Well, it a picture of a small portion of it.  The Guild hasn't seen it yet since I've just finished it, but I wanted to share a little corner of it.  You'll see the whole thing after our meeting on the 16th.  I used the swag template from Constantine Quilts for the border.  It was my first time using it and I love how it turned out.  I also love how easy it was to drive "Lilly" with the new Edgeriders.  They are truly worth every penny!!

This was a really fun weekend for me.  My sister, Barb, who lives in Carson came up and was the first sewing guest in the yurt.  It was great; we sewed and Dennis embroidered a blanket for a horse and we didn't trip over each other once!  *happy dance*  When she came up before, we had to sew at the kitchen table; then when my mother-in-law moved in, there was no room for sewing.  This is the first time in almost a year that we've been able to sew here.  She came up on Friday and we sewed in the evening. Saturday morning we opened presents (it was a late Christmas and my birthday).  I got a Belgian waffle maker--mine broke almost two years ago and I've missed it; now I have a new one!  And she bought some really cute Christmas tree lights that are quilt blocks...aren't they cute?

I worked on the quilt from our retreat last September.  I have it as far as it can go until I buy more fabric.  And it just so happens that I'm going to Reno on Wednesday with a friend and we'll be hitting the quilt shops.  I have three...count' em...three gift cards burning a hole in my wallet.  I'm sure I'll find some fabric that just has to come home with me!!

This is the retreat quilt so far.  I'm not really loving it...but I'm determined to finish it.

Its hanging on my new design "wall."  The wall is a wire that is strung across the yurt with tiny little clamps on it to hold the quilts.  I think it will work well.  Since yurt walls are round, having a real design wall isn't an option.  This works though!

More to follow....

1 comment:

  1. love the swag border! I'm amazed at your Yurt-never thought of the round walls/design wall issue--you solved it well and nice you can get it out of the way if need be. I really like your retreat quilt--as we all know 'quilting makes the quilt'--it's going to be fab.


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