Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Good Challenge

Many of the quilt guilds I visit have challenges each year for their members.  I like hearing about those challenges because sometimes they really get the creative juices moving.  This year, my guild is hosting a challenge called "Panel Play."  I think it is just about one of the best challenges I've heard of because so many of us have stacks of panels accumulated in our stash (I know I'm not the only one!!).

I finished binding my two quilts this week and am happy they are ready to go to the meeting in January:

I usually have a stack of quilts by the first day of winter to bind while I am watching tv at night and this year is no different.  It's so nice to have a nice cozy quilt on one's lap to work on while unwinding from the day.

Have a great day!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Quilts

Despite all the craziness here, I have completed some quilts for Christmas!  For my son and daughter in law:
This was a vintage top that a friend from my quilt guild gave me.  My daughter-in-law fell in love with it.  I had to tighten most of the hexies which took a good long time but it is finally finished!  
A snowflake quilt for my granddaughter.  Her room is aqua!
 And a Christmas theme quilt for my grandson!
Both quilts for the grands are quilted with snowflake motifs and were scrap quilts.
How are your Christmas projects?
Have a great day!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day!

Have a fun holiday!
This is a photo from my collection of the Labor Day Committee of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and their Ladies Auxilary.  September 6, 1909!

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

What pattern is this?

I was given a quilt with these blocks.  Actually most of the blocks are so faded that I can't even photograph them.  These are the best ones:

I'm taking this to quilt study in June but would love to know the name of this pattern.  I've looked through Brackman's Blockbase but still haven't found anything similar.  For now I'm just referring to it as a deconstructed wedding ring.