Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations to Kate and William!!!

What a way to start the day watching a royal wedding!!!!!  In my bed. under my quilts with a hot cup of coffee~no fancy hats here just a gal an ocean away watching a fairy tale...♥ How beautiful is Katherine?  I, of course, am thinking of Diana this morning and how proud she would be of her two sons.

When Kates' Dad gave her away at the altar he was really "giving her away..." ♥

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Finishing Janes' Quilts~♥

I love her fabrics and I really love quilting white on white....

This little chick is wondering what designs I have in store for her....♥

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This moment....♥

A weekly ritual- no words - capturing a moment from the week - A simple special extraordinary moment~ a moment I want to pause and remember.♥

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kathleens' Beauty!!!!

Kathleens' quilt is all ready!! How beautiful is this pomegranate pattern? I was able to incorporate the design in the border as a quilting pattern it was so pretty~so RICH!!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

MQXausted!! and Inspired!

Back again from MQX East and once again the floppy disc in my head is completely FULL~ Now to let all this new info simmer and see what will rise to the top......Imagine spending your days surrounded by quilting artists who are there to share ideas and shortcuts and secrets......lovely!!

Here are some snippets of things I learned this week in class...

*Bindings are important on a show quilt....judges like 1/4 " on front and back so cut your bindings 2 and 1/4 " instead of 2 and 1/2".

*Close your miters on your binding by hand .

*Quilting confidence never comes~

*Judges decline or accept your quilt in a show in a 3 minute review!

*Dear Jane quilts are so 5 years ago...this completely cracked me up as I am just starting!

*Go Green is a great stain removal for quilts.

*Judges like floral quilted patterns best.

*Quilters dream poly~Select~is the best batting for show quilts as it does not remember fold lines~

*Always use U.S. Postal service when you ship quilts.

*Stippling and micro-stippling are out~ ( I love to stipple...big and small,,)

*Tiny circles and Tiny loops are in...

* and on and on...........♥

As Karen McTavish (above) said in class " We quilt to keep our worry hands busy and we quilt to cover our families in love~to somehow protect them..."

I was sitting at the kitchen table talking to my husband when I returned and this is the paper that was in front of me as I was talking about my week....if you look closely it has a little diagram of a walk and a patio that we had been discussing you can see my mind was back in the classroom~lol!

Oh and of course I bought some new go along with all my new ideas~ :) Like a box of candy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Getting ready for MQX East!!!! ( Machine Quilters Expo!)

Lots left to do on my list before I leave for MQX in Providence next week~ I am prepping some handwork to bring along for the little in between moments...♥ I am actually prepping them in my "in between " moments! Lol!
Let's see~ I want to finish and deliver 3 quilts ♥♥♥
I want to mail out two little gifts for two lovely bloggers who mailed me some Kaffe remnants last week!!! Thank you and the deal still remains ~I will quilt for Kaffe remnants! (e-mail me at
I really want to figure out my new Kindle so I can take it with me....(thank you kids for such a wonderful come back and help me to figure it!)
A little shopping and a little packing and then I am off to R.I. to network with my quilting friends and hopefully find some of my "virtual" blogging friends!

My new Cosmos threads~wh00p! wh00p!

 My new sewing mascot from my grand~daughter Isabel~♥

Saturday, April 2, 2011

This moment....♥

A weekly ritual- no words - capturing a moment from the week - A simple special extraordinary moment~ a moment I want to pause and remember.

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