Sunday, July 20, 2008

New Little Quilt

Happy Sunday! It is a beautiful day here in Indiana, a bit humid but not too bad, with a breeze.Now that I am home from church I will be staying in the air-conditioning quilting. Yesterday, after finishing one customer's quilt, I decided to make a small quilt with a bunch of Jo Morton little pieces of fabric. I have so many scraps that eventually I will be cutting them in usable pieces and hopefully make many more little quilts.



This next picture is a 'blurry' close up view of the quilt. I do need to work on this type of shot. The border and backing fabric is a Judie Rothermel fabric which I absolutely love and goes very well with these Jo fabrics. Along with this quilt I also sandwiched my small pink and brown quilt to hand quilt also. With the Olympics coming I thought this would be a good opportunity to do some hand quilting in the evenings after supper.





On another note I will be leaving on vacation for almost 2 weeks in August. I have been getting a few quilt kits dug out to take and work on. I haven't started my "Web Celebration II" quilt yet so I will be taking it along with, "Victory Garden" quilt kit of Jo Morton's and her "Peppermint Twist" kit. For hand work I will be taking my blocks of the "Elegant Garden" quilt. That should keep me busy I think. Friday I mapped out some quilt shops we will be stopping at. The husbands are being wonderful about this so we ladies are going to take advantage of it. Two that I have picked out so far are "Mill House Quilts" in Wisconsin and "Main Street Cotton Shop" in Minnesota. We are going on 90-94 in Ill. to 35 north in Mn. If there are any shops you know that we should stop at, please drop me a note, the more shops the better! The other ladies that will be in our group also hunt bear and fish, I am the only one that won't, do you blame me? I plan on staying mosquito free by sewing all day in the cabin with my DVD's and my music. I imagine it will be pure heaven on earth. LOL

6 comments:

Milah said...

OMG! You know I love Jo Morton quilts....love, love, love them! I started one yesterday. I only finished one block but I got lots of cutting done. The only quilt shop I know of in Indiana that carries her fabrics and patterns is Quilts Plus in Indy. My husband and I will be in Indy on the 28th so I'm planning on stopping in. I don't get there too often so when I do, I spend way too much money. I hope you enjoy your vacation. I'll miss your blogs while your gone:D But don't let that stop you LOL!

Milah said...

I just checked out those quilt shops. I thought one sounded familiar...Lynette Jensen...duh!
I'd like to go there myself. Millhouse Quilts looks awesome (6000 sq. ft.)you could spend an entire day in there!
You have a safe and enjoyable trip.

Laura said...

Your vacation sounds wonderful!

I made a little Jo Morton quilt like that a few years ago. It was maybe in year #1. I still have to hand quilt it.

Jan said...

Have a great vacation.

Roslyn Atwood said...

Your little flying geese are very sweet.
Roslyn

Roslyn Atwood said...

Your little flying geese are very sweet.
Roslyn