Monday, October 29, 2012

The Latest

Sorry for the lack of posts.  I've been busy.  Busy, busy, busy. 

I finished my two Christmas quilts.  I love how they turned out.  I had the quilter do overall pantos of holly and berries on the green one and poinsettias on the red one.  She did a wonderful job.  Two more gifts down...

I've also started another UFO and only have to cut and put the borders on it.  Sorry, no pic yet.

But, here's what I'm working on today...

Been watching Bonnie Hunter during her QuiltCam episodes as she puts her Bow Tie quilt together.  I'm loving the cheddar she used to ground all the scraps of the bow ties.  She made her bow ties from leader/enders, but I'm late out of the gate and with all the UFOs I've been completing (13 so far this year!), I decided I wanted to work on something new.  I want to set them differently and played in EQ to come up with a setting.

Me likey this setting and the open space it creates for potential quilting designs.  So here I am in my creatively messy sewing room zooming little 3" finished bow tie blocks through my machine.

And the mess shall stay here for a week as tomorrow a girfriend and I leave for the Orlando area where we will spend the night at a hotel so we can catch a charter bus at 3am on Wednesday morning headed for ... H-O-U-S-T-O-N!!!!

Yes, I am excited beyond the happy dance stage!  I'll be packing today for me and my dog, who will be spending the week with a neighbor friend and then my youngest daughter and grandson will be house/dogsitting over the weekend.  I'm bringing my iPad, so if I can find some time between the QUILT SHOW and sightseeing, I'll post and share.  :o)

Also, please pray for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  My dad, sister and her family, my two brothers and their families, as well as extended family and friends, are being directly impacted.  Luckily my dad packed up and hightailed it out of dodge (Toms River, NJ, right on the coast), to my sister's in PA.  Although they are still going to be hit pretty hard where she is, it's a safer alternative than my dad staying put.  I have a feeling when he ventures back home, there will likely be damage, but have my fingers crossed and prayers said.

In a quilt frenzy,