Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My 'La Passacaglia' Quilt

As soon as I stumbled on Willyne Hammerstein's "La Passacaglia" quilt, I knew I had to make it. Couldn't stop thinking about it for a second. First I drafted the pattern on AutoCAD then said, Oh quit being cheap and just buy the book. So I did and started working on the quilt late in July while on vacation and just finished off the center last night.YAY! I loved every minute of making this quilt. Making the idividual rosettes for this was fun, but putting all the rosettes together was challenging. I spent alot of time staring at my design wall and then back at the quilt...over and over and over...about a thousand times. Heaven help the new kitten and dog who kept trotting over my pieces as I tried to put the puzzle together on the living room floor. By the way, the kitten learned alot faster to walk around the quilt into the kitchen instead of over it. My dog Talulah was hopeless!
Our new kitten Carmella blends right in. Now that its all sewn together, no harm in her enjoying it a little without being scolded.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Quilt Exhibit - Quilt Guild Celebrates 20 years!

The Egersund Quilt Guild is celebrating 20 years by having an exhibit at our local mall. They are trying to rally interest in the art of quilting and hopefully attract new members as well. Enjoy the feast for your eyes!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Accordian Sewing Box

I'm the proud new owner of an old sewing box 'syskrin'. Now I can keep my essential supplies in the living room permanently, housed nicely in this Norwegian rose painted sewing box.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

She Sells Sea Shells at the Sea Shore

Well, I collect them anyway. Here is my ENTIRE collection! It is about the size of a tea spoon!
I found 6 new shells this week at the local beach. No one can say this hobby is taking over my life and too much room in the house.

Here is a sneak preview of my star quilt. I am piecing this by hand and am almost finished.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fabric Swap! Yippee!

I got something special in the mail today, all the way from the southern hemisphere on the opposite side of the globe where the summer is in full swing. Thank you N.... for the terrific package of reds and pinks. They will be perfect for my houses!

On a colder note, our family spent the weekend with some friends at their cabin. It was my first overnight cabin experience. Full electricity inside and running water only outside. It was work but it was fun! The kids practiced on their skis and I had a couple nice snowy walks but spent most of the time trying to dry the kids snow clothes in front of the fire in time for their next jaunt outside.
Check out those icicles!

The cabin digs were very cozy and comfortable!

On the drive home the sun came out and nature dazzled us with her beauty!

Egersund Quilt guild had a meeting yesterday and there were some dazzlers there. I only snapped one picture of a small hexy quilt in the most luscious blues.

 In three weeks our guild is having an exhibit at our mall. About 4 months ago I ran out of quilt batting so I have a lot of quilting to catch up on in order to make my quilt tops presentable for the exhibit. Fingers crossed  the batting arrives post haste. I might have to bite the bullet and pay an arm and a leg for batting here.