Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BOM continues~

Block 11 is now joining the others~

Yankee's Puzzle:

Jelly Roll Races

At retreat we had a Jelly Roll Race on Sunday morning.....yeah, after only about 4 hours of sleep and LOTS of coffee, I decided to "do" the race. I had thought of making a Jelly Roll quilt so was prepared, just hadn't thought of competing! Sure glad I did cause I WON!!!!! Saturday they had us "prep" our rolls into one long strip so that made it easier for the race.....

Have you ever sewn 1600 inches of fabric strips into a quilt in 30 minutes?????

Dare you!!!!!!

You can find a tutorial here: http://quilting.craftgossip.com/tutorial-jelly-roll-1600-quilt/2011/12/09/

My top with borders added AFTER the race:

My Batik FQ Bouquet for being the first one done!




Irene

Ringo Star

that was started waaaay back in TN in ?????? in now finished!!! This was truly a lesson in paper-piecing!

Perfect?--nope
Happy with it? --yep!


Quick Trip Quilt Top

While attending a retreat last September, I was intrigued by a "Trip Around the World" quilt that was being made by an 80+ year old lady...I had never made one because I was afraid of all the square pieces and was just sure I couldn't get a decent top! I was introdeced to the book: "Quick Trip Quilts" by Eleanor Burns. Debi at "Somewhere Sewing" (http://www.somewheresewing.com/) got me the book and I started pulling baticks from my bins....I "kitted" this before retreat and it became one of my projects. Why was I so afraid of this pattern????? It totally rocks!
My top before borders...not sure what fabric(s) I am adding to make the borders? Maybe none??? I will let it hang here for awhile and see if it talks to me. If you have a suggestion--PLEASE post it!!



President's Day Weekend~~~~

I had a medical appointment Friday morning and didn't know how my body would react to the testings, so took the whole day off (good thing I did too, my tummy didn't like me for a while!) The "tech" didn't see anything amiss, but we have to wait on all the lab reports altho I'm not worried.
After my tummy had calmed down...I hit the road! I met with some friends for some shopping and food on the east side of Columbus before heading on west...FUN!! FUN!!FUN!! After quite a few breaks along the way, I arrived in Bellbrook, OH. Spent a few hours with Lesa then we headed over to help set up for the retreat..I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a retreat sponsored by the Miami Valley Quilt Guild (http://www.miamivalleyquiltersguild.org/) that was held Saturday-Monday. No school Monday, so this was a real treat for me!!Three days of NO cooking, NO cleaning, No laundry, NO "Mom!" awwwwww!

Can you imagine 110 ladies at a retreat just sewing and quilting?? What a blast! Lots of fun, fellowship, and food! Gained a lot of new ideas and made new friendships..lost A LOT of sleep but worth every minute of it!!! This is where the retreat was held: http://www.bergamocenter.org/. Would I go again--yep, in a heartbeat! A huge thanks to the retreat committee for all the wonderful work they put into the planing! really hated to have to leave Monday night and make the 3+ hr. drive home but.......

(will be continued...)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

HELP!!!!!!! STOLEN QUILT

Please pass the word around..

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

POP POP FIZZ FIZZ

Oh what a relief it is!!!!

* Feel almost 100%!!

* Michelle's taxes are done!!

* Studio is 98% clean!!

* Caught up on all BOM's!!!

* Our taxes are done!!!

* Semi packed for upcoming retreat!!

--Now this week I have to:

--work
--finish cleaning up the house
--finish retreat packing
--get those tests done Friday morning
--travel
--meet friends for lunch
--retreat

Is it FRIDAY yet?????????




Irene

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

BOM Block 8

OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have thrown in a Dresden Plate!! I love this block, but you are asking me to make one??????

ok...so maybe IF I take it slow and easy???

Accomplished it last night (I NEEDED to play with fabric!!), I am not thrilled with my center so will probably replace that later when I am feeling better.



Mr. Crud

is visiting our home and I wish someone would take him away! The Hubby was sick a few weeks ago and I escaped, or so I thought! Got up Saturday morning and went back to bed! I at least am feeling better, but oh the stuffy nose, achy bones feeling is still with me. An COLD!! I am never cold, but for the last few days, I've been freezing! This to shall pass, I'm sure.

A lot of the kids on my bus route have the same thing...some worse! I haven't had a "full" route in over a week! Am praying this all leaves soon and SPRING comes!! We are getting snow right now and cold weekend temps predicted--of course, a weekend when I have to work all day Saturday---

Been lazy, playing computer games and reading-----


Irene

Friday, February 3, 2012

Another BOM?????

Yep, started doing another BOM for this year.....I know, I'm supposed to be finishing projects! Well, I am!! I'm using up stash fabrics, right???

Some of the gals over at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OhioQuilters/ are taking the free BOM class at http://www.craftsy.com/ taught by Amy Gibson. I decided to join in and am using my Oriental fabrics. Yep, I actually cut into them and I think these will work out great! (crossing fingers!!)

Block 1: Block 2:

Block 3: Block 4:


Now, waiting--impatiently--for March 1st!!



Irene