Thursday, November 21, 2013

I Didn't Realize!

I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted anything to my blog.  Definitely a big shame on me.  I am going to try and do better.  I hope to anyway.  Thought I would post some photos of a quilt I finished back a few months ago.  This was a mystery quilt I participated in at my local quilt shop.  I love the fabric in this quilt.  I will warn you that the photos are not great.  They probably aren't even good.  Cell phone photos never are.  Then add in the fact I don't really have a great place to lay out a quilt for a photo.  So I do my best.

Here is a photo of the overall quilt.

This is a photo of the edge.  I wanted you to see the really wide border with the flange binding.

This photo shows you more of the design.

Hope to be back soon with another finish or two!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Mother's Day Auction

I haven't been posting much but I wanted to make sure you got the opportunity to bid on this awesome quilt.

From Ami Simms:

I realize this is last minute, but we got in a very special quilt and wanted to make hay while the sun shined. (I'm not a farmer or anything, and I probably got that all wrong, but the idea was to take advantage of the opportunity and see if we could raise even more money for AAQI.)
The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is offering a single quilt as a special auction this Mother's Day Weekend. (The auction ends at 10pm, central time Sunday night.) The quilt is called Remembering Mother stitched and donated by Rhonda Dort of Houston, TX. It is AMAZING.
The most important link for your readers is the BID NOW link:
If you can do anything to spread the news (FaceBook blasts appreciated too)  I would be grateful.
Thank you for your support and again I apologize for the short notice.
Ami Simms


Founder & Executive Director, Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
On our way to $1,000,000 raised for Alzheimer's research.
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Thanks for your help!  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

First Saturday Sampler

For the last year I have been going to my local quilt shop each month to participate in the First Saturday Sampler.  February was the last month for this quilt.  It isn't completely assembled yet but I do want to share some of it at this time.  All the blocks turned out great but I want to show you some of my favorites.

This has to be my most favorite.  No particular reason except that I just like it.

Here is another block I really like.

And this one too!  

So those are my 3 favorites!  I have to quilt center assembled and I am working on the borders.  The borders are going to be a challenge I am sure.  But anyway I wanted to go ahead and show you what is done.  I think I need a bigger design wall since the corner of my ironing table got in the picture.  I think I will really like this quilt when it is finished.

Well, back to work on those borders.  There are going to be 4 borders total with one of those being a pieced triangle border.  Wish me luck with that one!

Hope you are having a great weekend!  See you soon!