Friday, January 27, 2012

9-Year Old Sara Finishes Her Quilt

Well, Sara has finished her quilt this week!  She was so excited, and anxious to start a new project.  She has given this quilt to her Mom, so now she thinks maybe she should make one for her Dad.  She pieced the binding on by the sewing machine, she didn't think she would like to hand stitch to the back, so she picked a decorative stitch to fancy it up.

Her next project will be a wallet, she is using my pattern Little Bits for that.  this pattern uses lots of little strips, and she has chosen lots of purples to do it.  I think that if she makes one for her Dad it won't be purple!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mariners Quilt in the Making

One of the ladies, and a good friend of mine, in my classes is making a great quilt.  We are designing it together as it is being made!  It is Glenda's quilt, and I think it will be awsome!  It certainly is a challenge, what do we add next?  Glenda has chosen the fabrics and has lots of each because we are not sure what we will do.  We know there will be borders of blocks, but it is a work in progress.  Feel free to offer ideas, we could use some!  We are thinking of a plain red border, as shown, for the next row, then another border of some kind of blocks.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mystery Quilt

Well, we had a great time yesterday at the mystery class.  The quilts will be gorgeous, and all very different!  We had some ladies partner, and some doing it on their own, that means they will have enough blocks for 2 quilts.  There were two ways to put the blocks together, and we had both!  I will post more pictures when we have some finished quilts.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mystery Quilting Class

Well, tomorrow I am teaching another mystery class, the ladies sure like a surprise!  This time they know that it is a quilt, and they need a partner this time!  The instructions were to each choose the same background fabric, but they could choose different fabrics, they just had to go together well.  I can't wait to see all the fantastic quilts!  I will be posting pictures on Sunday, after the class I am going to a Chinese NewYear Dinner, can't wait!
Just thought you might like to see a picture of one of my cats, Daisy.  Why is it that cats love baskets so much????  And in case you were wondering, yes, I do love purple!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Winner of Contest

Congratulations to Quiltmom, she has won the bag.  I just loved to here all the memories from everyone!  There were alot of the same things, but some very different toys as well.  I hope everyone had the merriest of Christmases, and a wonderful New Year!
Thanks also for all the birthday wishes, how nice!  I had birthday cake for breakfast yesterday, so back  to eating a little healthier today! 
I had a contest on my fanpage at Cool Cat Cretions on facebook, the prize was 4 of my patterns, the winner there was JoAnne Harris, congratulations to her as well.  For anyone out there on facebook I have contest quite often there for patterns.
I have taken lots of time off over Christmas, so back to work, those patterns do not write themselves!  The picture is the pattern cover that I made the bag from.