Chisholm Trail is located at 8367 Butterfly Road in Beloit.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Yesterday, my Evil Twin Vogues and I made a trip out to Rock County to make a dent in their new barn quilt trail. I’ve been corresponding with Jean who is a large part of the Rock County project for almost a year now; she’s been very kind to keep me up to date on all of the new Barn Quilts. I think we hit about half of them today thanks to the list and map that Jean sent. They really did their research because we had very few problems between the map and the list. My new updated GPS really made a huge difference over my 4 year old model. I do miss the Yoda GPS voice but actually making it to 40 destinations without fail is much more important!
Hole in the Barn Door is located at 7148 S Summerville Road in Clinton.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
A few weeks ago Holly had an episode that required some testing and the bottom line is that she has cancer. =( Tumors in her Liver and Spleen. I don’t know how much time we have left so we’re making the most of it. I started making her a quilt and then I just couldn’t bring myself to finish it until some of my friends kicked me in the ass.
It’s just a split nine patch made out of Make Life by Sweetwater.
I found this goofy dog print in my stash and used it for the backing.
Here she is, chilling on the couch with her quilt on top of her, Mike’s quilt under her and Mine next to her. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE HER!!
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I woke up 5-ish hours later around 3am forgetting why I was laying the wrong direction. As I laid there with her still snuggled into me the realization that our time together is drawing to a close was overwhelming. I couldn't fall back asleep so I decided to get up and sew. 3 pillow cases and two scrap bags later I'm going to give sleep another try. I could still get another 2-1/2 hours of sleep if I'm lucky.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
For all 5 of these comfort quilts I will not be putting on the outer borders at retreat. I will wait for borders until I know who they are going to and then I'll buy border/binding/backing to suit that person. The exciting thing about these comfort quilts is with the exception of background fabric they came entirely from my stash. I had a box of batiks that I went through and cut up into 2-1/2, 3-1/2, 5-1/2 & 6-1/2 strips.
Quilts 1, 2 & 3 - Modified Urban Cabin quilts cut up and ready to go. The finished size with border is something like 55X77.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Since I’ve blogged; my last post with quilty content was back in October. That’s almost a 6 month hiatus and I have to say; I haven’t missed blogging. Quite a few people have been asking lately if I’m ever going to post again - so here I am. I don’t know if I’ll ever return to blogging on a regular basis. I would like to continue my Barn Quilt pattern series but it won’t be on a schedule like it was in the past. You just may wake up one day and see a ton of new patterns – stranger things have happened!
I wasn’t quilting as much as I normal and it took me quite a while to figure out what the problem was. I went through a couple of years where I made sure each new project taught me something, challenged me or was something that I designed. While I LOVE the designing aspect, by the time I work my way through it I decide I no longer want to make that project. I recently re-discovered my love for making comfort quilts and I think this is what I’m going to focus on for a while. I just need to sew, and not think about patterns; just enjoy the process. If that means making quilts from patterns that I could do in my sleep; then that’s what it takes.
Here’s what I have worked on that you haven’t seen…
Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Blocks (Some of the colors are off; I took all these with my camera phone).
Quilts I currently have in progress or have recently finished…
This next one I can’t take credit for making. It was made by my friend Patti; I just quilted it and sent it on it’s way.
Miscellaneous things I’ve made:
I’m sure I’ve missed a few things along the way! This doesn’t even begin to cover the things I’ve sewn while at work…but I’m not about to post all of those pictures.