Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It’s a start


It has been awhile yet again.  About a month ago I went to a quilting retreat.  By planning ahead I was able to get three – yes three – tops put together.

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I swapped 9 patches with friends for this one.

2013-10-06 001 2013-10-06 005These were also some swap blocks that I had left over.

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My long arm quilter sent me an email just before I left saying that I had a spot in her schedule coming soon.   So I looked around and found this one.  I had pieced it in 1997 it was a mystery quilt from Debbie McCaffrey. The fabric line was from the Groom’s Quilt in the Smithsonian Museum Collection.  Andover had a new collection from the International Quilt Study Museum that went perfect with the top.  So I made a strippy back and it is like having two quilts for one.

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So while I was in this phase of getting some older projects done I finally hung some of my small quilts in my sewing room…

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Next month I will be going on another retreat and hope to get another  top completed. 

On another note Mr. Quilts and I went on a short get away to Arkansas.  The temps were cool and the nights were in the 30’s, but unfortunately we were about a week early for the fall color   But it was nice to get away.  We came home via Tulsa where I stopped at The Silver Needle.  It is a wonderful needlework shop and I swear that I could have spent a week or more looking at all they had to offer.  I attend a needlework group at the local library twice a month and I wanted a portable magnifier light.  While at the shop I found this Dorset model and I love it. 

 I guess that is about all that is new with me….

Until  next time



Dawn said...

Wonderful tops! How exciting to have a spot with your quilter too. Good you had a nice road trip, it is refreshing to get away.
Have a wonderful retreat!

Karen said...

I like the scrappy Birds in the Air quilt the best but the yellow background quilt is a close second.

Esther S said...

Thanks for sharing Pat. I love looking at anything you create.

Esther S said...

Pat, I love all your quilts.

Anonymous said...

Pat, your quilts are all beautiful!! I am in awe at the pace you churn them out.. when do you find time to sleep lol??!! i'm inspired :))) cheers... Marian

Faye said...

Oh Pat.... Thanks for stopping by my blog.... I really love your quilts! And, I would to get to go to Silver Needle some day... It's on my bucket list... I'll answer your question about how I get my shading as I do using the overdye threads... I simply cross as I go..block by block rather than a row At the time.... Those blues in the peacock did turn out nice and mottled..... Take care and I'm following your blog now... Can't wait to see what you have next!!!