Saturday, May 19, 2018

Life Goes On...

Thank you so much for all your kind words regarding sweet Yogi.  I still tear up when I think of him, which is all the time.  He is still so very missed... but sadly, life does go on.

Our new little Piedmont Modern Quilt Guild chapter, is participating in a challenge from the Virginia Quilt Museum, and I have a quilt in the challenge which will be displayed all summer.  We were to look at the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt of 1858 below, and make a mini-quilt, inspired in some way by it!

So, I took the circle flower block circled in purple as my inspiration.  

I decided that those flowers have been running around in a circle for over a hundred and fifty years now, and they are DONE with it all!  They have broken the circle and are running for the valley, which is what I named it!  

I quilted lots of fun words into the background like RUN, HURRY UP, LET'S GO,  RUN FOR THE VALLEY!!  I had so much fun making it!!  So if you happen to visit the Virginia Quilt Museum this summer, look for it there!!  Woo hoo!! 

And I fell in love with a house quilt designed by Tilda!  

So I pulled my own colorway- a wintry selection of blue and purples and light greens, and made this!!

I am soooo tired of red and greens come January, that I like to only decorate with blues and purples and whites!

And this one will be just perfect for next winter for sure!!

So, what are you sewing on this late spring?

Monday, April 2, 2018

Our hearts are broken...

Rest in peace, sweet Yogi!
April 29, 2001- April 2, 2018

There can never be another like you! 

Hoping there are lots of squirrels in heaven.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Waiting on Spring

Just when some of the trees are starting to bud out, we're to finally get some snow!!  What is that???  Just love this pix from Google...

Well, I participated in a quiltalong at my wonderful local quilt shop, Oh Sew Persnickety.  We used the book- The Fussycut Sampler.

While it's fun to sew along with other folks on a schedule, I have learned by doing this quiltalong, that I am NOT a willing fussycutter!!

It is sooooo verrrry hard for me to cut motifs out of the middle of a fat quarter or yardage... I was brought up to be a saver of fabric, no wasting allowed!!

I used my Halloween stash for this quilt, and while I like how it turned out, I won't ever be doing a whole quilt using the fussycut method...  just to wasteful for my economical soul!!

I made a quilt for my younger son for Christmas, and although I did finish the top before Christmas, I didn't get it quilted and bound until recently.

It is one of the Missouri Star's disappearing pinwheel quilts.  I saw the original quilt when Jenny from Missouri Star came to our local quilt show a few years ago, and I loved her fabrics, so I bought the same exact layer cake.

We are sooo enjoying our little grandson, Neal!  It is so fun to watch him grow and explore his world!!

Yogi is still hanging in there!!  He wants to know what you are working on these days!?