Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Quick Run Through the AVQA Quilt Show


I really did go through the show rather quickly (I didn’t actually run).


I did managed to snap a few pictures of quilts that caught my eye.

So I might as well share them.

The reason I went through so quick was because I was filling in for my friend Janis who was working the Bolts in the Bathtub booth.DSC05958

If you have read any of my past posts.  Scott and I always find the quilt stores and Harley shops when we travel, so when I saw a Harley quilt you know what I had to do…

I had to take a picture, of course!


Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little show and share.


Blog at you later,


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cure a Child

This is a close up of a small quilt I did for my friend Terri. Terri created the quilt, I only gave it a bit of quilting.  I think it will be either a raffle or auction item.

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She asked my to donate my quilting for a special event.


This charity helps families in the Antelope Valley (where we live, of course).  Here is what they are about:

Our Mission is to provide support to families in the Antelope Valley struggling with the effects of childhood illness and to contribute to pediatric hospitals and charities that Make a Difference in the community.


So, having a child who is a cancer survivor, there was no question as to whether I would help.

Here is the flyer for the event that will happen tomorrow.  If you live in the Antelope Valley, come on over and support the cause!


Hopefully I will see you there,

until then,

Blog at you later,


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Couple Pieces Shy of a Full Table Runner

When I was at work yesterday,
I designed a new quick table runner.
Most of the piecing is with 2 1/2" strips
That usually makes it simple,
unless, of course,
a certain person (me)
makes a simple math error!
That's what I get for doing the math in my head.
I usually check all my math with a calculator,
not cuz I can't do the math,
simply because I make silly errors.

Anyway, this is what it will look like
when I get to work and cut one more 2 1/2" strip
and sew in the last few pieces.

Ok, gotta go get myself together and head to the best quilt store in my life!!!

Blog at you later,

Monday, May 14, 2012

Once Upon a Time

Here is a pic of my stack of blocks.

What will they become?
Well, hold on a bit and I will show.

First off,
check out the fabrics.
This is the focus fabric.
The fabric line is called:
Once Upon a Time,

I don't know why, but I love it!
It is really outside my box.

I was lucky enough to be at the store when
Dawna and Fay were looking at this line.
I loved it.
They got it (I think just for me) and said
that I would be creating something with it.
(no pressure!)

Well, the fabric came it.
I was happy to see it,
but the creative juices just weren't flowing.

I tried about half a dozen designs in the EQ7.
It just wasn't working for me.
This was my line (well, kinda)
I had to make something.
Maybe i was trying too hard.

I set it aside and went on to other things,
in the morning there was another idea.
I worked on it for a bit,
tweaked it some and came up with this...

Here is the shot jpeg EQ7.
I am in love with this quilt.
I have named it "MOD QUAD"

It is a bit Modern
and all the pieces are squares or rectangles,
hence the Quad.

The pattern is being written in 3 sizes:
Baby, Lap & Queen

It will be ready and available for the

Gotta go do chores
and work,

blog at you later,

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cotton & Chocolate

I finally made it to Cotton & Chocolate!!
I am happy to share that they
are not only a Quilt Sampler store,
but their quilt is on the cover!

Here is the logo on their front door.

My plan today did not really include a quilt store,
but you might know by now
I will squeeze one in where-ever possible.
I really loved their coffee mugs!

After taking Aunt Evalyn to the Van Nuys FlyAway
so she could get back to Tennessee,
I went way out of my way to get to Thousand Oaks.

I let Dawna know where I was via text.
Her response was:
"Green with Envy"

Well, I decided to enjoy every second I had in their shop.
Lucky for you I had my camera ready.

What do you think?
Cute shop?
I think so!

I love this basket quilt.
Janice did it as well.
Hers was hanging in Bolts in the Bathtub for awhile.
I wish I would've taken that class with her.

There were wall to wall quilt samples.
I love that.
So much inspiration!

It is late,
I was up early,
went for a ride on the Harley,
and now I'm gonna rest!

blog at you later,

Monday, May 7, 2012

Who's Crazy? I am, I am!!!

Well, at noon today this quilt still needed borders.

As of 10:30pm tonight it is ready to ship!

It will be on its way to New York
tomorrow and then on to Market!!!

After Market I will show you a better picture
and have the pattern available.
For now,

Blog at you later,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Clovis, California

Quilters' Paradise is one of the stores on my list to visit.
I have been here many times and this store never disappoints me.
Here is the display right inside the front door:
There are many, many samples here.
I love that!!
The store is beautiful and pleasing,
the staff is very helpful.
I happened to be in Clovis for the Shop Hop.
I would've loved to do the Hop,
but we are here for a Family Reunion on Sunday.
We traveled as to Clovis on Saturday,
so this is the only store I will get to visit  :(
Just wanted to share a close up of same hand quilting,
you don't see that too often!
This is one block from the pattern I purchased.
I believe this will become part of the Applique Workshop
at Bolts in the Bathtub.
I can't wait to get started.
I even acquired some background fabrics.
Yummy fabrics that I don't usually have access to.
We are traveling together (Scott & I) so you know
we had to find a Harley Davidson Dealer too!
Here is the bike inside the door,
I thought it had great interest.
I little artwork.
We love stained glass,
so this piece was just a little bonus to view.
While we are here, we needed to visit the cemetery.
I took some pictures of the headstones of relatives
I plan to attach the pictures to
being rushed to finish and travel to Merced,
Blog at you later,