Monday, March 29, 2010

Garage Sale Shopping

I always have fun at garage sales, mainly because I never know what I will find.  Two summers ago, my daughter spotted one while we were driving and I was so glad we stopped.  I found this beautiful embroidered panel that they were giving away for $.50.  Well, how could I possibly pass it up?  Eventually I decided to sew a border around it using decorator fabrics.  So now I am patiently waiting for the garage sale season to start.  Who knows what I will find?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Is It Really Spring?

We had a few beautiful days, so this morning when I went out, I had on a light jacket.  Needless to say, I went right back in the house and took out my winter coat.  I have been waiting for spring so that I can post a picture of this handbag.  I love the colors; they are so soft and warm and remind me of spring and summer.  I will be putting it on Etsy soon.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Aster Manor Pillow

So here is a picture of the Aster Manor Pillow that I finished while I was on the Brownstone Quilting Retreat.  I had a lot of fun deciding on what ribbon, button, and cording to put on this pillow.  I sewed and stuffed an insert for the pillow so that I can take it out to wash the cover if ever I need to.  I especially like the back of the pillow.  I don't know why.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Brownstone Quilting Retreat 2010

Well, I have not been able to post for a while.  Last week we had a huge rain storm that took out a lot of trees and power lines.  We were driving home during the storm and had to take a few detours.  It was so eerie driving through town in the dark, with large trees down all over the place.  Unfortunately, we were without electricty for 3 days.  It was a bit difficult, but we managed.  The minute our power was restored, I started to prepare for our Brownstone Quilting Retreat this past week end.  It was at the Shawnee Inn in Pennsylvania and we had a great time.  Every participant was asked to make a Magic Twist/Disappearing Nine Patch block for our service project.  The quilt turned out great; it is the red, white, and blue one that a member is holding up.  I worked on a few projects, but only finished one (the Aster Manor Pillow).  I will post a picture of it after I am done stuffing it.  Hopefully, it will not take me too long...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wow, love this quilt!

This is a quilt pattern that I found on Bonnie Hunter's website (Patches and Pinwheels).  I used up a lot of my scraps making this quilt and I decided to do all the pinwheel blocks in shades of blue.  I felt that this tied it all together.  I ended up sending it out to be quilted because it was a lot larger than I could handle.  I love the way it came out.  Hope the recipient enjoys it.