Friday, November 29, 2013

Sister's retreat and Pink Breeze Quilt

My sister and I had a nice "sister's quilt retreat" - just the two of us.   First time we have ever taken a trip together.   We took quilty stuff and everything else we needed to spend 3 days & 4 nights in a cabin at Mt. Nebo State Park.  We enjoyed having a fire in the wood heater each evening and there was still a lot of fall color.   I was able to cut out all the pieces for my "Pink Breeze" and my sister worked on various projects including a Christmas stocking for her newest grandson.   Since I have been back home, I have been working on my Pink Breeze and finished the top Wednesday afternoon.   It appears that my seam allowances were a bit small (although everything seemed to match up as it was supposed to do) because the top was 2" longer and wider than it was supposed to be - if I figured accurately.   Then using the leftover triangles from trimming the pink corners on each block, I was able to add a sawtooth border to the outside.   I only had to make 10 extra HST's.  It now measures 90" X 102".   My hubby has already claimed it and I still have to mark the top and quilt it.  I should have closed the blinds before taking the pics.  

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Just a reminder we are not meeting tonight.

I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  I am thankful for all of you being my friends and my quilting family.  Enjoy your family time and see ya next week.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday Night Quilters

I was by Lowes yesterday and picked up paint chips for the new Bonnie Hunter mystery.  The colors are bright and beautiful. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Deer hunting...well not exactly.....

Last Sunday I was coming back from taking my grandson to meet his Momma, about three miles from town a big 7 point decided to cross the highway.  Yes, I got him. Did quite a bit of damage to my blazer, it liked $500 totaling it.  So now I am driving DH's truck until he gets it repaired.  Thank goodness I had full coverage.  Now if that check would show up we could get started fixing it.

We did take the deer, with a little help from sheriff deputy to load it.  And we gave it away.

When DH was getting to me on the highway, we were talking so I could tell him exactly where I was and a doe ran across in front of him.  Had he been driving any faster he would have gotten her.  Man, that would have really made for a bad day.

Be careful driving...these guys are on the prowl right now.

You know if I was going to deer hunt, I much prefer to use a gun.  Lol

Monday, November 4, 2013

Retreat Project, Mini Lone Star, Mini Prairie Moon & Stars

I've made two test blocks for the McCall's "Blue Breeze" retreat project.   I am going to make mine in Pink & White.  I've got to find the name for this block.   Of course I want to try making it in miniature.

I finished quilting & binding this miniature Lone Star last night.  Now I just have to sew the sleeve in place.  It is 11 1/8" square overall.  Why doesn't it look square in the pic???  

Here's the finished top for the Prairie Moon & Stars -  Another mini.   It's about 12" X 14 1/2".   I'm considering taking out and replacing the dark block in the lower right corner.    

I'll be asking the Tue night Pickles to be guinea pigs and taste test a new appetizer recipe tomorrow night. We don't often bring cooked food but this will be like a snack.  It's a bread & cheese thing.  Hope it's yummy.