Sunday, July 26, 2009

randomness

I am sitting at LAX leaving the Long Beach quilt show.
I got to see lots of friends at the show and make a couple of new ones also.
I met Julie Herman from Jaybird. She has a new project over at the moda bake shop. The project is for giant pincushions. Julie was a giant ball of energy and enthusiasm. she has tons of ideas for more projects for the bake shop. Check it out! She was alot of fun.
I am now headed to Portland Oregon to travel with a couple of the moda reps for a few days. I am excited to visit a few of their accounts. I think this is called a bus man's holiday. 2 1/2 days of quilt show and 3 days of getting to go to a bunch of different shops! Yeah!
So as I am sitting here reading my Tweets. ( yes I tweeter, do you?)
This Friday is a friend of mines birthday so I thought I would check out and see what her colorstrology birthday is. Check it out and see what color you are.
Sorry no pics yet. Will post those soon. Randomness over and out.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My First Quilt

My First Quilt and My Latest Quilt

I have been coursed by Camille, Carrie and Brenda to post about my first quilt and my latest quilt. (read about it more on Camille's blog) I am so super bummed that I threw away my first quilt. Yes, Yikes, Gads, I did. I have been made about it ever since. My first quilt was made using a sampler pack from Keepsake Quilting in Centre Harbour, ME. I ordered through a catalog and mailed them a check for a pack of 1000-1" squares. Of course this was in 1980 and 1000 seemed like a really big number back then. I knew nothing about quilting much less sewing but that didn't matter. My sister sewed her entire wardrobe all thorough high school and went to college to be a Home Ec teacher. If she could sew then certainly I could quilt. Can you spell COMPETITION? I began sewing these squares together and I am sure I thought that I was going to be able to make a full size quilt. I sewed and sewed and sewed 29 rows x 34 rows using 986 of the 1000 squares. Whew! My first quilt was a whopping 15" x 17" before I put a 3" binding on it. Camille thanks for the encouragement because I thought this quilt was just a memory but I did come across a picture of my "pride and joy". Yes the rust velvet couch the quilt is laying on proves that the pictures is from the 1980's (inherited the couch with the husband)Okay I guess I would say that the quilting bug did bite and many, many quilts later I am proud to show my latest finished quilt. It is an oceans waves variation made using Rounneries by French General. I love how it turned out and I am thrilled that McCalls has picked it to be in one of their future magazine issues.

Looking through these OLD pictures I did find a few more of my treasured old quilts that may have to turn into some future blogs!

Tag you're it. Show us your first quilt and your current quilt.

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