Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Fall Ya'll

I've been working with a new computer lately.  A lap top.  And it has been a new exciting adventure.  You get the picture, right??  Like I can't quite access my pictures.  And things don't always seem to work the way they are supposed to :-S

So I thought I would share a few of my favorite fall quilts with you.  If they look familiar, just smile and say, oh wow, how nice.  Pretty soon I'll have this computer thing all worked out.  Maybe.

 


 
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

It just takes one

Several years ago I taught my BFF how to quilt.  She had been down to Florida and was only stopping by my house for a day or two.  But we managed to get the basics down and she has been a fantastic quilter ever since.  

But you know the really best part about teaching someone how to quilt, is when that person passes it on to yet someone else.  And that is exactly what happened.  My friend taught a friend of hers and, as the saying goes, the beat goes on.

Except to say that these ladies have far exceeded my ability.  I have always been a simple quilter.  I like to make traditional style quilts in basic patterns.  But get a glimpse at what the next generation has already produced.


Now I want you to know that this lady, Michelle, designed and appliqued this quilt for my friend.  Each branch of the tree bears the names of my friends children and grandchildren.  This is by a lady who has only been quilting for 2 or 3 years!  

So get busy people, and pass on your gifts.  It's amazing to see where the pathway will end up.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Projects...........

                                             ......... in the works.

While I was visiting my BFF, we worked on a few projects together.

 I've been using the beautiful Island Batik fabrics.


I can't show you everything, just yet.  They are Christmas presents for a few little princesses.  But it was fun making these little bags.

My BFF has a lovely sewing room, so this is where we worked on projects together.  


I miss having a sewing buddy.  So it was fun to work along side my special friend.  

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The final few

Just a few more quilts to share.  I don't often get to quilt shows, so I'm thinking some of you are in the same situation.  I love to see what other quilters are doing, so I will share the last of the quilts from the Ohio show.













And this one was my favorite!!

 I love scrappy quilts!

I hope you enjoyed the quilt show :-)

Happy Quilting!

Friday, October 10, 2014

More Quilts

Okay, here are a few more quilts from the Ohio Quilt show. These were seasonal quilts.









Although not quite seasonal, I thought I'd add this one.  It could be for any occasion.


I have a few more pictures to share next time.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ohio Quilt Show

My friend in Ohio is also a quilter.  So of course we needed to visit a quilt show!  There were some very lovely quilts represented, which I will share some pictures with you over the next couple of days.

Of course we needed to start out with a signature Ohio quilt.


These quilts were made using beautiful Batik fabrics. 










More to come............

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A trip to the North

Last week I enjoyed spending a few days with my BFF in Ohio.  Over the years we have visited each other about twice a year.  We often work on quilting projects and just enjoy time together.

I will show you what we worked on next time.  But my friend took me to a fabulous restaurant for lunch one day, that I wanted to share with you.


The Pine Tree Barn was a store and a restaurant.





We had to taste their famous Lemon Muffins.


and the view from the veranda.


 Although fall was not in full swing in Ohio while I was there, a few colorful trees graced the streets.


Next time I'll share what we worked on.  Christmas projects in the works.

Happy Quilting!