Saturday, July 28, 2012

Do You know about the Dresden Challenge?

I'm working on a double-pointed rainbow dresden on black--have 40 sets of 5 blades sewed, 4 of them already appliqued to background and sewed together--see pic--and another set of 4 pinned to background ready to applique.  Not sure how many full circles, how many half circles (quilt sides, top and bottom) but I know I need 4 1/4 circles for the corners, LOL!
Here's link for the Challenge:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

El's Induction Dinner at Quilter's Hall of Fame

El is standing over my left shoulder (DH over my right).  Doesn't she look gorgeous?!  It was a very nice evening.  L to R seated:  Neva, Ailo, Brenda and me.  Standing:  Snookie, Johnny and El.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Back from El's Induction at Quilter's Hall of Fame

Here's some photos of some of El's quilts on display (now at Quilter's Hall of Fame but I took pics at Marion Library), challenge quilts made in her honor (on display) and a photo of me with El and friends at the dinner!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Beginner's Quilt Along update

Beginner's Quilt Along (it's a Mystery!)

(see button at right)
Hi all,
Pat Sloan & Michelle at Quilting Gallery Blog ( are hosting a Mystery Quilt a long (see link button on the side at the right)--join us. I haven't decided for sure what fabrics I'll be using but I'm leaning towards either South Sea's Essential Scrolls (I have oodles) or Northcott's Stonehenge (also oodles of these)!! I'd use Pat's Eat Your Fruits and Veggies (especially the batiks) but they are not out yet!! If you want a sneak peek at these Pat's lucious fabrics (and seriously cool pattern!) look here:
gotta go!
Block 1 is up (9 patch) "Play a Game of Hopscotch"
Block 2 (Fence rail, sort of) "Peek Over the Fence"
Block 3 (Shoo Fly or Hole in the Barn Door) "Time For Ice Cream"
Block 4 (Churn Dash or Monkey Wrench) "Jump in the Pool"
Block 5 (Friendship Star) "Count the Stars"
Block 6 (Calico Puzzel) "Go on a Picnic"

Next one on 19 July at

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Donation to Quilter's Hall of Fame

This is in El's honor.  Had to make a 24"  using at least one block from one of El's patterns (free from webside, booklets or books).  I chose Liberty Star from Victory Quilts, used the same fabrics I did on my Victory Quilt (which made the book!!!)  Sent in with $10 and they get to keep it (I think they will be auctioned).  There will be a "Vote for your favorite" with pennies..I added a pic of my Victory Quilt with El on one side and me on the other!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Phoenix Quilts


Have You Heard About Phoenix Quilts?

Julie, that amazing woman, has decided that everyone who lost a home in this year’s horrible wildfires needs a quilt. That is A LOT of quilts! That is more than 800 quilts.
Can you help?
Get more information HERE.

Homes Lost to Fires (as of 7/10/2012)

Colorado Fires
High Park (Ft. Collins) - 259
Waldo Canyon (Colorado Springs) - 347
Idaho FiresCharlotte (Pocatello) - 66
Montana FiresDahl (Roundup) - 73
Utah FiresChurch Camp (Duchesne) - 7
Clay Springs (Scipio) - 1
New Harmony (Kanarraville) - 7
Rose Crest (Herriman) - 4
Wood Hollow (Fairview) - 52
My Guild, Quilter's Above the Clouds is in Woodland Park, Colorado.  I know they are frantically making quilts for Colorado Springs and I'll be sending my quilts and tops there, but I'm sure some of you might want to help out here.