Sunday, February 13, 2011

Finally Finished!

I finished the Amazon Star yesterday! Woo-hoo - something finished!  In the morning, I went to the Brown Sugar Stitchers Guild planning committee meeting for our Quilt Show, which will be in October/November. 

So now, back to the red and white quilt for Barbara!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

What I Learned in Quilting School

Back from a great weekend at Quilting by the Bay in Florida! Judy Niemeyer is there all week, and I needed to get help with my Amazon Star and figure out why the star points weren't lining up. I redid the Mariners Compass part and it still wasn't lining up...and we all know that I'm anal about points matching. Judy was able to diagnose the problem quickly and set me on the right track!

Why yes, that is me next to Judy, hiding behind that gorgeous quilt! Judy was packing up at the end of the second day and Sue wanted to take a picture. I quickly grabbed the quilt to hide behind!  The quilt is a new pattern that is coming soon to a quilt shop near you...Cattails in the Meadow...and it is so pretty!

Those are my flat-out GORGEOUS Japanese Fans on the table. Want to see?

I am officially a Judy Groupie!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Why I don't do swaps!

But I forget that I don't do swaps! :)  The log cabin is my favorite's a beginner's block, but I just love all the things you can do with it, and I belong to a Yahoo Group where it's a round person starts the round with the center pieces, then mails it on to another person who adds three logs, they mail it on to another person who adds three logs and so on until the last person sends it back to the original person. It's fun, because others are selecting the fabrics/colors that go on your block. Some of the swaps have themes, like this one is all scrappy, and there are rules.

OK - so if you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I am anal about seams lining up and being straight and matching and all that...but when you are in a swap, you have given up all control over the straight thing. The last round robin I participated in, I actually loved the fabrics, and the seams were straight when they started another round, I thought, oh, this will be a good quilt to donate to Carrie Steele Pitts.  Today I got my first round:

Seriously?  Does this person own a ruler? That is not a distortion, that is how wonky that block is...and there are 18 more just like it!  So I promptly resigned from the swap. I hate to not keep my commitment, but do I really want this person working on my block? I don't think so.  

Yes, as a matter of fact, I would like some cheese to go with my whine!