Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving-USA

I am wishing that I am enjoying your holiday with all the festivities. Reading other fellow bloggers and what their menu consists of really makes my mouth water. The show and tell of wonderful Fall quilts as well really gets the creative juices flowing!!
I made rice crispy squares to celebrate your holiday and brought them to work to share.. everyone was very very happy!! Now to applique my wonderful Aunt Millie's block as I sit and read the blogs on my break.
Thanks all to shared your holiday pics and memories, also sharing your thanks.

Have a great holiday!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Vote for the Fall Quilt

Vote for me at the Falling Leaves Quilt Show Photo Contest

if you have a chance go to this link and vote for the quilt most representing fall..I have submitted one but there are so many great quilts!! there are small and large quilts to view.

I submitted my Halloween stack and whack called "the Unhappy Hour" that was the material name and I thought it appropriate.. I wish you can see the fabric up close if you scroll down you can see it.. I had posted it in my blog earier.

Good luck to all the contestants they all did fabulous quilts to depict fall.. the best time of year.

what have you done to depict fall?? post your comments and lets see your fall work I would love to!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Memory quilts

I now understand more of a memory quilt. I am currently putting together a quilt that is memory of one of our cyber quilting friends who passed suddenly. We wanted to do something for the family in memory of her...we were also fortunate that her daughter was able to reach us to let us know what had happened.

MerryBee was her name and she was always the cheerleader of the group she was also involved in many of our lives giving advice and chuckles on a daily basis. MerryBee also joined our swaps and in doing so she was in our 9patch and Bullseye swap.

TXMary one of members offered to finish Merrybee's nine patch blocks and sign them in memory of her then they were sent to me. Merrybee's daughter (MBD) also said that she had some bullseye blocks that she was not sure what to do with... so being the normal quilter that I am piped up and said send them all to me and I will do something in memory of her. If you click on the title it will bring you to the group if you would like to join in there are many quilty things to talk about projects people are working on.. great advice and tips.. also great warm and loving friendships all quilters are welcome

Well I was not sure what Iwas going to do but the blocks that came where absolutely wonderful! The names of all the participants were on the blocks and I am loving putting this quilt together. It is really a great healing process. I am posting what I have done so far.. I am hoping to have this done by the end of Nov so that I can beat the Christmas rush..

I am going to quilt as you go the big blocks that way the quilt will be smaller under my machine.

I hope you like it.. I really am loving the scrappy effect.