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.

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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