This has been a busy week. Last Friday, wow a week ago already..I attended the Austin Quilt show with our Guild and the quilt guild from Cuero Texas on a bus. Lots of fun! Beautiful quilts, beautiful quilting and great vendors! There I did find some great ideas to inspire me to get busy on my rose quilt and I started the center, doing TROUPUNTO (not sure of that spelling) stuffing the roses to give them dimension. Small flowers do not make it easy! I will have to see if I can get a picture of what they look like. Almost finsihed with the table cover, have it on the quilting machine ready to quilt. Have a T-shirt quilt to do now also that I will start on this weekend. For now I am working at Martha's on Friday and Saturday. One of my favorite places! That is it for now, need to get some sleep. Drop by and say hello! Keep smiling and God Bless!
Woke up yesterday and today to a much cooler morning.. I LOVE FALL!! the leaves changing, of course here in Texas they pretty much go from green to brown overnight, but there are a few trees around that give us some wonderful color. Color inspires me, as does the cooler weather! Time to get busy it says, the year is closing and you have a lot to do! Right now I am working on several projects. One, which hopefully will be my next pattern will be for our quilt show here in March. Red roses on a black background...it is a work in progress and I have a lot to do to work out the pattern. Also working on some antique flower appliqued blocks for a customer that are from an old quilt that was carefully taken apart and the blocks saved. Each petal is appliqued with black embroidery floss and all the fabrics look like they are feedsacks, with a small pink center. She wanted a pink floral...well I found Aunt Graces originals pink swirl...a beautiful pink background that matches the center of the flowers, with small white daisy type flowers, that look the same shape of the flowers on the blocks...add to that a small swirl highlighted with touches of black...PERFECT!! Now, to get 54 blocks squared up and sashed and put together...
Next I have a chicken quilt, a table cover, and a Texas A&M quilt to make...working on the table cover at the same time as the flower blocks and my rose quilt...when one stumps me, I take a break and pick up the next for new inspiration...
Inspiration comes from all around, from the flowers in the garden, the clouds in the sky to a blouse someone is wearing.. Like I said color inspires me...especially reds and yellows and blacks...What inspires you?? I would love to hear from you with ideas!! Thanks for stopping by, I really need to get busy! Have a wonderful day, and don't forget who gave it to you!
Well if you are a quilter then I am sure you know about the Quilt Across Texas Shop Hop. I spent the day yesterday making 3 shops. Giddings All Around the Block shop..Great shop with tons of fabric!!! Then went to Quilters Folly in Austin, another great shop and then on to Buda for B&B Quilts...I found fabric to buy in each one..... I am proud to say all 3 are carrying the Texas Cabins pattern now. All Around the Block in Giddings already had it but the other two added it to their shops yesterday also. I decided to make a list of the shops that are now carrying the pattern.. Here they are:
Of course Martha's Quilting Corner where I work here in Shiner, and The Square Quilter here in Shiner both have it.
Victoria- Quilters Patch Port Lavaca -- Before Its A Quilt
Lake Jackson - Calico Cats Wichita Falls - The Enchanted Quilt
Odessa - Betty's Bobbin Box Bryan --Lone Star Quilt Works
Waxahachie - Common Threads San Antonio - Seventh Heaven
Dickinson - Pinwheels & Posies Van Alstyne - Alford Inn Quilt Shop
and Quitman Texas - Stitchin' Heaven
I hope I have not missed any shops..If I have I apologize! Also, some of them have had the pattern longer than others, if they are out please have them contact me here for additional copies or you can order direct from me.
If you are going to make shops in the shop hop drop by and see us here in Shiner at Martha's Quilting Corner. We are not part of the Hop but would love to show you the shop anyway!
I am updating a few pictures uner other quilts also. I have a picture of Jennie and her Surry that I made 2 Texas Cabins Twin size quilts to wrap around their legs when they are doing trailrides and parades and such in the Surry!
That is it for now, have a wonderful week! God bless!
I am posting today a picture of our finished Donation Quilt for our guild. I think it turned out beautiful and is a finished 90" x 110" quilt. All in blue and yellows. Kind of a country french look but just gorgeous! It is posted here and in my "Other Quilts" section. Please let me know what you think. This quilt will be raffled off at our March 2013 quilt show here in Shiner. We have a show every other year and I am very excited to be chairman of the show this year.
The date is March 15, 16th 2013. At the Methodist activity center, and it is easy to find. All you have to do is follow the signs we will have showing where to go and look for our quilt car which will be out front. Speaking of the quilt car, our quilt car made it into an article in the May 2012 American Quilter magazine. The article is called "Amazing Endeavors: Quilt My "Ride" by Iris Frank. There are several vehicles that have quilted covers and ours is one of them. Page 90 of the magazine. Check it out!
That is is for now, have to get busy quilting. Have a wonderful weekend! God Bless!