Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Great Primitive Pumpkin!

This is my new Great Primitive Pumpkin Quilt!  I started it two years ago and finished a week ago! Of course it didn't take that long, but was hiding in my closet! haha!  We are working on kits now! Kimmie just did all the figuring for fabric and it will be up on the website soon to order! I had the most fun quilting it with the loopy stars!   We are off to California this afternoon!  Long Beach, HERE WE COME!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hexagons! They are addictive!

Hi there!  I have been making little hexagon blocks like crazy!  We got a wonderful book in the shop called "Civil War Sewing Circle" by Kathleen Tracy a little while ago and have been nuts about all the projects in it!  I had my Small quilts club on Friday, and instead of designing something for it like usual, I decided to give my brain a small break and work from this book!  We ordered one in for everyone in the group, and I called them all to have them bring their own fabric this time. Some did, and some used a kit, but we had a lot of fun! No machines this time, and I think everyone just might be hooked!  I'm not sure which project we will do next, but they are all great in the book, so it will be good no matter which one.  Gretchen took home some fabric and a book to make one of the projects and we are doing kits of a lot of them at the shop. It's a good thing too, because it is kind of empty looking with everything on the way to Long Beach for a show later this week!  So fear not! If you are going to the shop, we are working on new kits and wool to leave behind while we are gone! I hear the girls might run a sale while we are gone too!  I have a picture here of a few little blocks!
Also, here is a new quilt I just finished, or just a peak! It is called "The Great Pumpkin." I'll put up a new picture in a day or so. I just finished the quilting and forgot to take a picture today while I was working on the instructions and templates! So just a peak for now!

Last month's small quilt club project was a patriotic quilt that I called "Give me Liberty!"  It had little wonky blocks with embroidery of patriotic words or phrases from songs!

Thanks for following along!  We leave for Long Beach California Wednesday evening! I can't wait to get out there! I hope if any of you live near there, you come to the show to meet us! It is always so fun to put faces with names!
      Have a great evening!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wow! I haven't been able to get on my blogger account for a month!!!

I don't know why, but for some reason I couldn't get on my blog to post or comment on my blog or anyone Else's! But finally I had a little time here at the printer, Quad Graphics, in Midland Michigan, I got it figured out! So here I am! Back and blogging!  I have some pictures to post once I get back home from the press check for our Fall Issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects!!  Wait till you see it! It is so pretty! And, you will find out that the  pictures in the new issue were taken in my house! It is the last time my house was clean though, because we have been very busy proofing and editing the magazine, and getting ready for shows!  Judy and I had a booth in Utah, at Spring Market, and then a couple weeks ago, Judy, Gretchen, and our other sister Sally and I had booths in Columbus Ohio for NQA quilt show!  We are getting ready to fly to Long Beach, CA the end of this month for Summer Festival! Whoooooo hooooo! CA here we come!  The shop gals have been very busy making kits for the booth! The floor of the shop shows it too, with wool and cotton fuzzies all over it from those flying rotary cutters and wool strip cutters going from 9 to 5! LOL!  Thanks for being patient with me not being able to post, and hang on for pictures in a day or so when I get back home! In the meantime, here is the cover of the next issue! It will start shipping soon, so get ready!