Monday, August 29, 2011

Fun Day Of Quilting-Finally!

It seems like it has been months since I have been at my machine to quilt a quilt. Canning tomato juice and putting up corn has kept me pretty busy but now it is all about quilting again, YEAH! It's alot more fun and alot less messy than veggies!
I feel a little rusty but it is getting smoother as I go along. I am loving it already!
Hope you all are having a merry quilty day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Finally Pieced!

I love Snowball quilts! I made one years ago and loved it. I needed a quick gift one day and decided to give it away. Alas, I missed it terribly and after all these years I finally made another one. My last one was all in browns and golds so I decided I would do the blues and reds and anything else I could find in my scrap bin.
I have a quilt to do for a friend which will be started today, I promise, and then this one will be next. I have vowed to get my stack of quilts done before I start a new one, it will be interesting to see how long I can hold out without using my rotary cutter on a new project!!!! :D

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Thimbleberries Finish

I used to belong to a Thimbleberries Club at "Bits N Pieces" in Crown Point many years ago. We had so much fun and I loved the fabrics. Below is a quilt that I have had forever but until recently did it get pieced. My friend Angela pieced it for me and she did a wonderful job! I finished quilting it yesterday and so this morning I got some pix. I love the way the quilts look in the early morning light.

Below is a close up of the blocks. Aren't the colors yummy?

I have quite a few other Thimbleberrie quilts that are done but need quilted so will be working on them soon, first I have Angela's "Quilt -A-Long" quilt to get quilted. Another quilty day at my house, life is good!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mission Trip

What a great experience! I really enjoyed going to Joplin, MO and working out of the Grace Baptist Church to help victims. Our group built storage sheds out of lumber and set them at people's property so they would have storage to put their things. Below is a pix of me at the church parking lot waiting for more orders.

It was HOT there, one afternoon got up to 115 degrees and the humidity was horrendus, but that didn't stop the work that had to be done. I also helped in the kitchen at the church, they fed the workers every day. It was fun serving them and so I got to see quite a few volunteers that way. I can not stress enough how much the people there are so gracious and still thank God for what they do have. They have set a wonderful example for us all, and I do ask that you all keep these people in your prayers!