Friday, October 16, 2009
For Blogger's Quilt Festival, I've decided to tell you about my log cabin quilt. This is the first bed quilt that I have ever made. This quilt actually belongs to my husband, but he'd be hard pressed to find it at any given time, because one of the kids usually snatch it for their bed. It is one of the most well loved, and worn quilts in the house.
If you look closely on the bottom right side of this photo, there is a cut in the fabric. My oldest, who is now 24 decided to "help" me finish it by taking a pair of scissors and cutting it. (He was 3 at the time.) After I scolded him about playing with scissors, (I'll have to tell you the rotary cutter story some other time), I couldn't bear to hide his part in making the quilt, so I left the cut. It has never gotten bigger while being washed or used, so I guess it was meant to be! The binding is so worn, it is practically see through. Amy from Park City Girl is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival. There you will find links to many other quilts to be inspired by. Check it out!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
We are still working on the Round Robin in one of the guilds that I belong to. These blocks belong to Merciful. She requested that we make a log cabin variation. The log cabin quilt is the first large quilt that I ever made, and it has been one of my favorites. It's been loved to death, but it's still hanging around the house. It seems to sneak from bedroom to bedroom. If I ever find who's hiding it, I'll take a picture. These are the blocks that I added to the project:
Saturday, October 3, 2009
My how time flies! It has been a busy couple of months. On August 12, my husband and I, along with a few other family members jumped on an airplane, and headed to Vancouver, BC for a few days before boarding a cruise ship to Alaska. A dream come true! I have wanted to take that trip for 27 years. The opportunity presented itself a few months ago, and I couldn't say no. I want to go back. We were not able to do the land package that I wanted to this time, but we will next time!The scenery was absolutely awesome. This picture is an iceburg floating in Mendenhall Lake outside of Juneau. The rain that day was torrential. It was good for viewing the glacier, because we were able to vies the amazing blue colors. We saw humpback whales, eagles, and seals. To see an orca breech the water is truly awesome. On the train ride from Seward to Anchorage we saw moose. Unfortunately there were no bears to be found, but while visiting the Botanical Gardens in Anchorage, we did see bear tracks!
We got home just in time to celebrate two more birthdays. My big guy Dan, turned 24 this year, and my big little guy, John John turned 17. Dan and his friend Kate decided to jump out of an airplane to celebrate the occasion. I just don't get why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.After being gone that long, I had quite a few customer quilts to catch up on, still no time to blog, let alone read any. Then, along came an opportunity to visit Orlando on a business trip with the husband, and we decided to add a little pleasure. I took my girl out of school, and we visited Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, and had a wonderful day at Cocoa Beach.
Now we're back at home, and I've had my nose to the grindstone, busting out those customer quilts. This coming weekend a couple of my friends and I are going on our yearly retreat. We'll do a little shopping, a lot of sewing, and then I'll come home and start on my Christmas rush!