Sunday, May 29, 2016

Two Community Service Quilts Are Now Done

See...I promised I would be back soon, and here I am!

I just finished the binding for these two charity quilts which will be given to my Guild when we meet for our monthly Community Service get-together on June 1, where we will work on even more charity quilts.  I did the bindings completely by machine, as I'm sure they will get quite a bit of use.  I haven't done binding by machine for quite a while, so I forgot just how much faster it is to machine stitch it rather than hand stitch.  Was kinda a fun change of pace.

You'll probably remember this fun, happy, scrappy half-log-cabin from when me and my quilting friends got together on our usual Wednesday gathering.  We worked on it on and off for several weeks.

And then I pulled all my scraps that read either pink or purple and made this one solo.  I have to be honest and say this one is killing me to give up.  It turned out so awesome.  But give it up, I shall.  If I miss it too much, I can always make another for myself, right?  It's not like I don't have more scraps...  :o)

Give 'til it hurts,

P.S.  The blue/green/yellow boy's spiderweb charity quilt top is completely done and is being quilted as we speak, so hope to have pics of that one soon.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Keeping Busy

Obviously, I haven't posted in quite a while.  I've been keeping busy with life and with quilting...just not taken time out to blog about all the goings on. So, I'll update you with a few fun things today.

Firstly, on April 6, I hosted our Wednesday Quilt Group (we call ourselves "We Come In Pieces". Those of you who know me, have probably correctly guessed I suggested the whimsical tongue-in-cheek name, and everyone voted for it).  Anyway, it also happened to be Mona's birthday, so we had a little cheesecake celebration.  The entire day was fun, as usual.

Secondly, I finished a Christmas quilt top that I've had in progress for some time now.  Remember that year when I wanted to make a Christmas quilt a month?  Yeah, lasted for all of three and a half months before that one fell to the wayside.  Darn life interferences. Anyway, finally finished the one I had started during month four.  I imagine I will quilt something fun in the empty center squares.  Didn't use up nearly enough green/red scraps.  LOL.

Lastly (for now anyway), I've got a few vacations in the works.  Not quilt-related, but fun for me.  :o)  My two daughters, their families and I have rented a gorgeous home for a week in early June in Siesta Key, FL, about a 3 hour drive from here on the east coast of Florida.  It's a five bedroom, three bath right on the canal with a built-in pool, a three-minute or so walk to the beach and not much farther walk to downtown.  I paid for the home as I wanted to do a cruise with everyone this past Christmas, but their work/school schedules interfered, so this works as an early Christmas/Birthday gifts for this year. My daughters said since I paid for the house, they'll do all the cooking.  I think I got the better part of the deal, don't you?  *grin*

I'll also be going up North to visit my sister and many, many friends at the end of June into the middle of July.  Very much looking forward to it, as I haven't seen my sister for 2-1/2 years and my friends for even longer than that!  

Oh, and I have my Bonnie Hunter Mediterranean Cruise coming up in August.  I'll have more on that later, as we now have the information for the quilt we'll be working on during the days at sea.  I'll share with you the quilt and my fabric choices.  The quilt is from a magazine, so I'm sure it's okay to share a pic.

Well, that's it for now.  Although I did get some quilts back from the keep a lookout for more updates once I bind them.  Shouldn't be too long, I promise.  :oD

More later,