Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pattern Testing is a 'Cakewalk'

I recently tested this Cakewalk pattern for Barbara Chojnacki of Six Gables DesignsThe majority of the fabric is Robert Kaufman Holiday Flourish 3 by Peggy Toole.  It's beautiful holiday fabric with gold embossing to give it a very rich look!!

The pattern is made of 2 blocks that are rotated to get the desired look.

Garfield liked the quilt also.  He was so pretty before we had to shave him!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Celebrating my Blogs 1st Anniversary

I can't believe it has been a year since I started blogging.  I have really enjoyed sharing my quilting projects with my followers and those of you on Facebook. 

I have been keeping busy testing patterns and attending the From Marti and Me Club sessions at Cottonpickers Quilt Shop this winter.

This is my Seven Sisters project.  The girls at the club suggested that I keep this a hexagon and use it as table quilt.

I'm currently working on a Scrappy Bear Paw wallhanging.  Made from Holly Taylor's Dargonfly Summer by MODA.

Spring is actually thinking about making an appearance in Northeastern Ohio.  Once the rain stops falling I will have a lot of grass to mow.

Since I started writing my blog I have met some wonderful quilters from around the country and even world!!  Reading about their lives and their quilt projects is a very special part of my day.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yes, I did quilt while in Orlando!!

When planning our trip to Orlando I realized that I would really miss piecing on my sewing machine.  So I decided to take one of my quilts that needed binded with me.  I have a number of quilts that are wating to be binded.  I was able to get two and half sides done!!  It's my first of many Day and Night quilts by Eleanor Burns, for some reason I don't have many pictures of this quilt??

I also talked my Dad into taking me to a Quilt Shop in Haines City. 

I found a chalk refill I needed and then I found a Blank Quilting Fabrications Strips set of Black and White fabric.  So now I need to find a pattern or design one that will use the strips and the other coordinating fabric I already have.

Our trip to Orlando Florida to see Harry Potter

We left frozen Northeastern Ohio to travel south to spend time with my Dad and Sister in Davenport, Florida.

Garfield wanted to join us!

Dad's friend Betty has this cool tree in her backyard.  It's call a Bottlebrush tree.

Check out my little Sis Dawn calling Bingo at the community center!

We were in Florida to relax and soak up some sun.

We did spend one day at Universal Studios!

Specifically to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Entrance to Hogsmeade

Hogwarts Express

Hogsmeade was packed with so many people we didn't get into any of the stores.

I was really impressed with the detail, it looked just like in the movies!!

Hagrid's cottage


We did walk through Hogwart's castle, but didn't take the Forbidden Jorney ride. 
 I guess I will just have to go back!!!

One of my favorite movies is Twister!!

We got to experience what it was like to be in an F5 Twister.

Dorthy II is one of the props used in the move, it helps to collect data for the study of Tornados.

It was great to spend time with Dawn, Jim, Dad and Betty.