Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quilt Show

I had forgotten I'd taken some pictures at the recent Victoria quilt show until I discovered them while looking for someone else. I have few spare minutes this morning so I'll get them uploaded to this post.

This one is the "Rabbits Love Chocolate" BOM from the LQS.
The quilt on the left is a sampler of the shop hop blocks from the Houston International Quilt Festival -- I don't remember what year these are from......
There was a one-block wonder class done at the guild last year--may have been where these two originated.
The last one was my favorite. Wish I would have taken more pictures of it. The colors were so warm and soft, and the piecing was excellent.
Happy quilting,

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rotten Dogs

Just thought I'd share what I came home to after church tonight. I stopped at the grocery store after work and got everything put away except for one bag. Left for church. Came home to this:
An overturned bag and a carton of dog food with the top gnawed off and licked clean. Who'd have thought they could smell the dog food through the packaging? I was a little annoyed but probably should just be happy they didn't eat all of them. Although... I can't remember for sure how many I bought, and there may be one missing. Rotten little creatures......

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Table Runners

Where has the time gone? I am happy to say that I've gotten lots and lots of things made, finished up some block swaps, and have several UFO tops completed and ready to quilt. I have been on a table runner kick for several months now....I started last year and was able to get some made in time for are pics of three of them, also pics of the recipients:

Melanie is a dog groomer (also a dog lover) so her runner has dogs.

Julia and Nichole got coffee prints to match their kitchens.

After the first of the year, I made two runners for a table runner challenge sponsored by one of my on-line quilting groups. These were my two entries:

Neither one was the winner of the challenge, but I am happy with the way they turned out.

About this time, I saw a short demo at my local quilt shop for a really fast, easy pattern, and I was hooked again! The pattern demo coincided with Easter prints going on sale at the fabric store where I work, and the result was lots of Easter table runners:
I have made several more from the book Let's Do Lunch by Terry Atkinson, but don't have pics as they are not quilted yet. It's a really great book with lots of great patterns; I recommend it to anyone who is looking for patterns for quick gifts. I bought mine at the Calico Cat Quilt Shop in Lake Jackson, Texas, so I know you can get them there if you are interested.