Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Customers Quilt

Another quilt finished.  This is Dottie's quilt.  Dont  you just love the strippy quilting and the border fabric.  This is a great quilt.  I enjoyed working on it.   Wish I could remember the name of the pattern.  Dont worry, it will come back to me, probably at 3am, LOL.

Not much else going on, so Happy Quilting,

Fur Baby

I just had to share this picture.  Ranger, hiding under my feet.  DH caught a good picture of him.  He is a silly puppy. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bow Tucks Purse

Or should I say tote bag.  I finally made a Bow Tucks Bag.  These have been all over the Quilt Board.   So, I ventured out.  When I went to Knoxville to the AQS show in July, I bought a kit with the pattern to make this bag.  Saturday I started, Sunday afternoon I sewed some more.  Finally got all the parts made.  Here they are.  The directions say to use fusible fleece, which I did, and the quilt as desired.  I quilted the sunflower part in a diamond going sideways grid and the dark bottom just straight lines.  I quilted the lining further apart with a square grid on point.  Using purple thread.  I do like it.  But boy this is taking forever!  Some of the folks on the Board are make 4-6 in a weekend.  How did they do this?  Well, my friend Susan, Yes that is Susan in Aiken, told me I didnt have to do all that quilting if I used the fusible fleece.  DUHHHH!!  Susan knows.  She make lots of bags and teaches bag classes in Aiken.  I am not in Aiken.  So sorry!!
Anyway, here it is Tuesday.  I had to finish quilting Dottie's quilt yesterday.  I finally got all the parts together.  I still need a button for the closing, but that will come.  And I would like some beads on the bows.  Will have to raid my sons scout stuff to see what he may have, you never know.  So, the unveiling!! TA DA Love it!!!  turned out great.  But next time, I wont quilt it. 

Happy Quilting, Vicki


Dottie's Disappearing Nine Patch, set on point.  Quilted with Texas Fan pano from Linda Taylor, gold thread.  Looks great.  I just love this one.

Happy Quilting, Vicki

Friday, August 19, 2011

Orangeburg Quilters Guild

At our Orangeburg Quilters guild about every 3 months we all make a block and then draw for it.  Everyone has to win before your name can go back in the pot.  This is the latest block.  The block is 12 inch finished.  We laid out the ones turned in so far (not due until Oct., mine is finished).  They look great.  I am not eligible, so I may just have to make this one for myself.  I love the 3D effect.

Didnt get to sew this afternoon.  Thunderstorms!  Then was cooking supper, just started, and the power went off.  So...... we had to go out to eat.  Stuffed the food in the fridge.  On the way out we found out what knocked the power out this time.  A car hit a main power pole.  I am sure there was more than one car involved.  And I am sure there were injuries, if not fatalities.  Most of that was gone, just the power company and a patrolman to help with the traffic.  There was a smashed car in the ditch.  I did say a quick prayer for whoever.  And I felt bad about fussing about the power company, again.  It wasnt their fault this time.  This is the 3rd power outage in about 3 weeks.

So, hopefully I will get some quilting done tomorrow.

Happy Quitling, Vicki

Charlotte Angotti

This week I have felt much better.  Yea!!!  I was able to go to Greater Columbia Quilt Guild for the monthly meeting.  I was really looking forward it it.  The guest speaker was Charlotte Angotti.  You can see her here. http://www.charlotteangotti.com/  She is a nationally know teacher and has moved to SC.  Charlotte is funny and talented.  She had us laughing so much that I had tears just flowing.  I thought Joyce, sitting next to me would fall on the floor laughing.

Here are a few of the quilts she showed.  I cant tell the stories, you have to here them from her.  I would probably get them wrong any way.
Happy Quilting, Vicki

Summer Cold

Last week I got a summer cold.  No pictures,  you dont want them anyway!!  LOL   So, not much going on.  Now DH , Wayne has the cold, Ulck!!

Wedding Trip

WOW it has been a few weeks since I posted.   Lot of stuff has happened.  My nephew Jon married Robin on Aug 5.  So, we took the train to Northern Va. almost to DC.  What was supposed to be a 9 hr ride was 11 hrs.  I was tired, pooped, exhausted, leg cramps, ect...... You get the idea.  There was this big guy sitting on the first seat of the car that snored all the way there, I mean all the way! except for potty breaks, then he would sit down and start up again.  It was like a chain saw or worse.  We got on in Charleston, SC and he got on in Florence, SC.  He was still snoring when we got off,  in Alexandria, Va.  He didnt even wake up!  Must have partied all nite the nite before.  We got the the hotel about 10:15pm.  The first thing I did was jump on the treadmill for 15 min.  I had to stretch my legs, they hurt so much.  Then a Tylenol and sleep.  Forgot, we accompanied my Dad and step mom on the train.

The next evening we went to the rehearsal dinner and it was great. Sat with my sister and her husband, Dad and step mom, us and a friend of theirs that came from Ok. for the wedding.   This is the Grooms cake.  Lord of the Rings theme.  My sister made it.  She did a great job.  The bottom was chocolate pound cake, the middle was yellow cake and the top was red velvet.  What a great cake.  We were on the 2nd floor with the Occoquan River running behind the  building, a beautiful view. 

Here is the Happy couple after the wedding.  This was during picture time, so quality isnt great, but I love it.  Isnt Robing beautiful.  I loved her dress.  The wedding was held at Old Bridge United Methodist Church in Woodbridge Va.  A great church if you are in the area.  They will be living in Woodbridge.  Robin is a teacher, 6th grade, and Jon is an IT guy.  Jon is about 6'4" and Robin is about 6", so perfect match.  Other stuff matches great, too.
Here is another picture with my sister, Terri and her husband Dave.  They are all good looking folks, dont ya think.
The trip home on the train was much better.  We made it in 9 hrs and no snoring.  I had a great time with my family. 
Happy quilting, Vicki

Monday, August 1, 2011

Arkansas Crossroad

Dont  you just love the colors.  This is my version of Arkansas Crossroads.  I made a bunch of 16 patches from 2 inch squares and then the rest came together.  This is the 4th quilt from these scraps.  I still have more, LOL.  I am making 16 patches, with alternate light colors and brights, then will make pinwheels for the alternate block to add to the 16 patches.  That should use up most of these 2 inch squares.  I will have to cut some for the pinwheels, but not much.  I didnt buy any fabric for this quilt, or the one in progress.  YEA!!  a stash busting I will go. 

Well, what am I going to do with it.  My step niece just had a baby a week ago, so it will go off in the mail to her tomorrow.  It is hard to part with, I love this little quilt.  It is so bright and cheery, so I know the new baby will enjoy it for years.

Happy Quilting,

Birthday Suprise

For those of you that dont know.  I had a birthday last week.  My stepson sent the most wonderful package.  The top fabric is 3 fat quarters of Route 66 fabrics......I see a purse in there.  The bottom 5 fat quarters are Indian petroglyphs.  Back at the first of July He took a trip to the Grand Canyon.  As they came into Williams, AZ.  He hollered STOP!!  there is a quilt shop.  So, he went in and a nice lady helped him pick out 2 bundles for me.  And a Quilt Diva pin.  He asked for fabric of the local area.  He did good.   He said he now knows what a fat quarter is.  I would like to thanks the Lady at Quilters Mercantile, on Route 66 in Williams, AZ.  You were great.  If you every get out there, check them out.