Monday, April 26, 2010

new quilt project

Well after getting back from Paducha, I was all inspired to get busy on a new quilt. Yes I know I still have a couple I need to finish. But I am excited about this one and not so much about finishing the others. I will get back to them I promise. Not sure how I will lay this one out. This is the basic way, but I might add background triangles. Today when I sew some of the triangles together I will be able to try more layouts. But I still have a lot of triangles to cut. Over 500! I had better get back at it.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Paducha Treasure

Paducha was wonderful..Check out the AQS web site to see pictures of the winning quilts. They were magnificent. Weather was not so good. We had to stay near the convention Center do to the risk of sever weather. So I did not get to go downtown to see the vendors there or to the Quilt Museum. But we avoided the tornadoes and were able to have a great trip. Here is a picture of the loot I brought back.
Yes that is a Jelly roll of Moda OZ I a so excited. I got some wonderful patterns too.

Also I got to meet one of the bloggers that I love to follow.  Moose on the Porch Quilts. Konda is so much fun to talk with. Please go check out her blog. She has some great patterns using charm packs.

I can't wait to get started on my new quilt!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Bag for Paducha Trip

New bag for the trip to Paducha! Yes I am getting to go to the AQS Quilt Show in Paducha, Kentucky. If you have never been it is a wonderful thing to experience. About 30,000 women descend on Paducha. It is amazing. Everywhere in town that you go it is full of friendly quilters. I have taken the trip several times with my Mom and daughters. It is quite the trip, hotels are impossible to find. This year I did not think I was going to make it.Just did not have the funds for gas food, lodging etc. But my Quilt Guild is taking a bus and they had an extra spot and I grabbed it. It is a one day there and back. It will be strange not going with my Mom or daughters, but I just could not pass up the opportunity to see those incredible quilts and do some serious shopping with all the great vendors!

What is a trip with out a new bag? So here it is. My Paducha 2010, Quilt show bag. LOL
This great pattern is from Sew Spoiled Designs. She is have a sew along with this project. Check out her blog.

Anyone going to Paducha?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Batik Bag

I made this bag for a special friend of mine. She has a very bright and fun personality and this is just like her. I hope she loves it as much as I do.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


It is hard to believe my baby girl went to prom last night. She looked so beautiful it brought a tear to her parents eyes.She went with her friend Chris and they had a great time. Chris's Mom made her beautiful jewelry. 


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone!

The making of this cake has become a tradition in our family. This year we included my oldest son's girlfriend Heather in on the fun.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Surprise!

My birthday is not until next week (April 11th) but my family and friends surprised me last night with a fun party. They even had an Easter Egg hunt. This was special because my Mom had Easter egg hunts for my birthday parties when I was a child.
My dear husband even had a quilt put on my cake. How sweet was that! Yes this was a a big birthday so we did not need to have too many candles.