Monday, October 27, 2014

A call out to my QUILTY friends for scraps of cotton!!

We had such a good time yesterday working on our quilts for Craft Hope.
We had a great meeting and then a shopping spree for some backing fabric for the two quilt tops~
You can take a peek on their blog KITESKWILTZFORKIDS.blogspot.com for all the updates!
 
 
Here is a peek at the pink top!

Here is a picture of the next series of charity quilts that the girls will be creating. This is where YOU, all my Quilty friends come in! If you have a stash of scraps that my girls could use in their scrappy star quilts they would LOVE to get them in the mail from you! You can send them to KITE KWILTZ
                                                                                67 Byam Rd
                                                                               Chelmsford, MA. 01824
Please let mw know if you need help with postage! You can e-mail me at robinhillquilts@hotmail.com

I told the girls I would not open one package till we meet again! Thank you in advance for all your help!






Monday, October 20, 2014

O's quilt ready for shipping! And some new bloggers in town!!

 
 
Here is the MOST colorful quilt for a lucky little boy...... will be shipped this morning on this COLD day in New England...frost advisories!!
Time for some cozy woodstove fires...
And a link below to a new blog opened up by my four grand~daughters who have started quilting together...paying it forward one quilt at a time.
They are in charge of their own posts and will be back this Sunday for another day of quilting so take a peek if you have a minute and cheer them on!











 
 The new quilty bloggers!!!  if you have a minute!!!http://kiteskwiltzforkids.blogspot.com
( Tara age 8~ Emma age 8~Kate age 13~ Isabel  age 10)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I am going to miss these "Lovely ladies" from California~

A year of redwork from a master quilter in California~
 
now a friend~
 
I thoroughly enjoyed these little ladies month by month....
They are"booked on a flight" first thing Monday morning!
 

 
 







A nod to my friend Sue~
 

 pretty ladies......






Thursday, September 18, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A start....a middle..... and a finish.....

 
I took a wonderful field trip to a lovely quilt shop in Cambridge Ma. recently called Gather Here~
It is chock full of beautiful everythings.....
Liberty fabrics for one....on 60 inch bolts......
Oh! Joy!

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Then it was off down memory lane.....to visit my Alma Mater....
My hospital school of nursing.....my first apartment....the streets I walked and walked as a 19 year old....Harvard square....
I could be swept away with melancholy if I am not careful....

The thing that saves me is this....I met my husband here....on these streets that we walked..

And I took him home with me after graduation.....#best.decision.ever.


 
 
 
Back at the ranch I am finishing the white on white quilting for the "Redwork Girls" Cali quilt~
 
 Pretty ladies....
 And in the in between times I am working on the borders for my Flower garden quilt...each strip is prettier than the next.....A great big "Thank You!" to Quilters Way in Acton MA. for a great 12 month class!
 Personalizing and playing with my "Wonky basket" quilt....
 all the children will have a basket to call their own.....
 As I was ironing....(strips, not clothes..lol!) I glanced up and reminded myself...
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Addicted to dots....

 
This quilt with all the differents shades of ecru....all the different shades of white.... Lots of ideas for the shapes between the Redwork girls....




 And then my "in between handwork" that travels with me outside in the yard, to play with the kids or just to sit by the wood fire on the patio on some of our cool New England nights.

 The "dots" are addicting...This is where you get the most "bang for your buck" using Kaffe Fassett fabrics. One fat quarter or 5" square gives you such variety of color~
 
As I move along with my Wonky Basket quilt and steer off the course with my misaligned borders I realize that life is like that right? At this time in my life I don't linger over mismatched corners...I simply add a dot~they are so cute that you forget about the rest...
 
like my grandchildren...my dots in my life~



 Bright eyes...bushy tail....ready for a big day of squirrels and neighborhood dogs~

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Back in the saddle....

 
This was the summer that was.....that is for sure! I have to rethink my quilting business in the summer next year so that I can really maximize my time with family~
I have 9 excellent reasons for summers off right here, right?
 


 My Cali girls redwork quilt...so beautiful.. Finally getting the attention it deserves....


Quilting all the shades of ecru before starting on the white....
 Bits of flowers and sentiment....more pictures tomorrow~
 A "new" old pattern to begin....one of my all time favorites~ Its good to be back....Wishing all of my bloggy friends good health and happiness this "new" school year! xoE
 
Millie taking it all in stride.....#dreamingofnewtoys