Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lots to blog about

Is your coffee cup or ice tea glass full?
I've been MIA for 2 weeks and
I have soooo much to tell ya.
It's gonna take a minute....

First, I spend 3 days in Milwaukee taking
longarm quilting
classes and drooling over the spectacular quilt show.
There was so much talent gather
ed in one spot!
I wish I could have bottled it up to take home.
Now, if I can just remember half of what I learned.
I'll have a few customer quilts later in the week to show you.
I've been busy.

When I get tired quilting on my longarm machine,
I sit and piece for awhile.
A little time here and there really adds up.

Don't ya just love this pink & brown combo?
Each of the squares are 1 inch finished.
I made my border a tad larger for the letters.
Hmmm, they look alittle wonky, don't they?
I'm sure the quilter will be able to fix it.

This quilt pattern is called "Between Charming Friends".
It is the "mini" version of "Between Friends".
Let me explain......

Darlene, from Quilting Daze designed and shared this
easy & fast pattern on her blog.
You can find the pattern here: Between Friends

Then in June Kelly from Cotton Charm Quilts
did a "mini" version for her Quilt Along.
I was working on the large one and just had to stop
and make the smaller one.

Be sure to visit Darlene and Kelly.
You won't be disappointed.
Their blogs are full of beautiful quilts and inspiration.
Kelly has an online quilt shop with great prices.

You may remember this next fabric combination.
This is going to be twin size with the borders.

The photos didn't turn out so great.
Poor lighting. I waited to long in the day to shoot.
My granddaughters will be sharing a room so I thought both
quilts would be cute in there.

And now for a little chocolate break.

Oh my, doesn't it look moist & yummy?
As my friend Kathie said "to die for".
She found this recipe in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook
and just had to share.

Click on the recipe to enlarge.

Some friends and I are
forming a new quilt guild in town.
It's taken a lot of time and work to get the ball rolling.
Our first meeting is this week.
We're not sure if 10 or 100 ladies will join us.
If you live in the area check us out.

Well, I'm off to enjoy the fresh, not to humid, air.
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!



  1. Both quilts are fabulous - I'm so glad you enjoyed making them. Thank you so much for chatting about my Between Friends pattern and Kelly's mini version, Between Charming Friends.

  2. Pam E. - Las VegasAugust 16, 2010 at 11:38 AM

    I'm excited for you and your new guild. Hope a lot of quilters join. Let us know what fun things your new group does. "Friendship Stars" is also the name we chose for our new group that was formed after the Quilting Queens went away.

  3. Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilts! The bread looks great I will have to make it! Carolyn

  4. Congratulations on your new guild! It'll be so exciting to see how it develops. With your wonderful creativity it'll be wonderful, I'm sure. Hugs from the beach, Bea Englert

  5. Karen is there a pattern for the snowman quilt? i would love to make this.


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