Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Black and Orange for a Wedding Quilt- blocks are coming together

Don't look too close, I haven't ironed or squared up the blocks.  Here is the start to the center, hope to do sashings and borders this weekend..

I had to borrow Kelly's camera and didn't know how to take the date off the picture- my bad.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Blog Group

I have been trying to figure out how we can Knot-A-Long as a group and get the feed back and encouragement we all like to have when working group projects.

I considered doing Links but they cost $$ and you are never sure if anyone reads all the posts.

I also thought about doing a yahoo group just for the Trinity Celtic Knots Pattern but don't really have time (putting that in writing is a sure bet I will find time and form the group- lol)

So after talking to cyber friends, I am proud to announce a new BLOG-
you are welcome to follow, and be a guest poster.(just let me know)

I have a couple of patterns left to give away (Lynn, yours is IN the mail)

Let's see if we can't get a few more friends to join us in the Knot-A-Long.

Plans are to start instructions on Tuesday.

If you don't have a pattern yet and don't want to wait and try win one, my friend Pam carries them at her shop.  Her e-mail is

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lover's Knot for upcoming wedding

My Camera is not back to perfect but is doing better.  This shot is still a little washed out but way better then what I was getting over the weekend.  

Sarah came over today to pick out a wedding quilt for her friends.  I hope they like this one, the pattern is fairly easy to do, just a lot of pieces.  It is a controlled scrappy, I have on my TO DO list to make a couple of more with different colors in the 'stars'.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cassville MO Quilt Show

My friend Pam has a booth at the quilt show this weekend in Cassville, MO.  She is selling fats, and patterns, GO's and dies and a bunch of other need to haves.

Dawn and I ran down to see what was hanging to draw inspiration from.  There were many beautiful quilts!!  (Way to go quilters in SW Missouri!)

Evidently my camera battery is either way to low or I have messed up the settings so please excuse the poor pictures.

The only reason I am even showing them off is to remind myself that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Here's the story:  Dawn and I were working our way up and down the rows of beautiful quilts.  We were commenting on the usual :I could do that, and I couldn't do that etc......
We spotted a cluster of similar quilts that I immediately recognized as Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilts.

Three beautiful quilts sewn by different quilters in different color ways.  Usually when I see these style quilts the comments from others are ":I could Never do that many pieces!"  I have made a few of Bonnie's Mysteries but did NOT do this one.  I remember following the banter of the on-line quilts as they worked through the blocks and on to completing tops.

When I saw the reveal I was a little glad I didn't participate (this pattern and color set was not that appealing to me)  I thought it was great that the quilters who did choose to make one seemed to love theirs, it just wasn't me.

Well seeing all three hanging together just took my breath away.  I am almost glad I don't have a better picture b/c then I would want to dig out the pattern and start my own.
The fabrics are so scrappy.  I stood in front of it for a couple of minutes just enjoying the different materials.
Another group of gals came up to view this set and I heard one comment on my favorite.  She said:  "I don't really like that one, it is way too busy"  Another gal said:  "I would prefer if they sashed between the blocks"

Just goes to show it really is in the eye of the viewer.