Friday, July 31, 2009
Believe it or not, I am not even looking to see where we might stop for a little quilt shop R and R. I love seeing all of the fabrics and ideas, but my head is swimming with my current projects and have no need for additional stimulation in the next couple of weeks. My husband has always been remarkably accommodating with my "need" to stop, so I am certain it will surprise him. Got to hold on to the mysteries in life!
Friday, July 24, 2009
We followed the class with lunch at the Decoy in White Bear Lake. Everyone enjoyed it so much that we lingered for about 2 hours. Then we headed for the lake and a very enjoyable pontoon ride captained by the Captain.
Once we returned home time was provided for everyone to work on their individual projects. Each person also cut the bias binding for the table runner project scheduled for Tuesday. We finished the evening with a fire and s'mores. (Yes, it was a cool evening for summer, but the fire and some fireside quilts kept all the Southern belles warm.)
We spent the evening talking and organizing sleeping spaces. However, knowing that for some it would be a challenge to get up and be ready to head out on time for our machine applique class in the morning bedtime came early.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
My sister told me the last video made her a little seasick, and she had also worried that my husband had no head. Therefore, I tried to slow my movements, but there are still some jumpy parts. In the video I think I said I had 25 of the 36 block types finished, but I have 22(and I am a math teacher). I hope that you will get a sense of the quilt at this point. I have added a few stills just so you can have a better look at the horses and the little bear, who was apparently trying to turn away so he looks like he is not square.You can always go back to other posts to see stills of previous months. I am not an expert applique quilter, yet, but I figure out new things with each block.
Hopefully, my movie taking ability will improve with practice, as well. =0)
I bought two different patterns that were displayed with the the Batting Buddy template http://www.prairieskyquilting.com/ , so I will have more experiments to come. I purchased Chit Chat Quilt and Speedy Stars patterns.