Sunday morning, got home late last night from my sisters house and the Clute Craft show at Wesley Methodist Church. Met some wonderful people and sold a few things. Had a great time Friday night after setting up for the show we went to the Civic Center in Lake Jackson and sat outside and listened to Sourmash Band play some of their original music and some great country music too. It was cold and windy and we were wrapped up in quilts to stay warm but had a great time!  Had a wonderful weekend with my sister Frances and her hubby Bubba. Some of the greatest people in this world!  Hope to have a few more pics up later tonight of some baby quilts I finished and one more large one. For  now, have to get busy and start working on more! HUGS! Keep smiling!
 
 
Wow, I cannot believe it has been so long since I updated. It has been busy!  This week I have been getting a few more baby quilts done and one large one finished finally. Doing a craft show in Clute Texas with my sister who, by the way does some beautiful things. Her website is Joyful Creations in Wood and Wax.  I will look for the exact link and put it in here too. Anyway, I am joining her at the Methodist church in Clute for a craft show this Saturday. Taking quilts, pillowcases and pincushions. If I have any of the new ones finished I will post pics on Sunday when we return so they will go online.  I also have a picture from a friend Debbie in Louisiana of her partially finished Texas Cabins to post. She is doing it in a sports theme and it it working out well!  Think I will try to get it online tonight.
Check out my sisters website at http://joyfulcreationsinwoodandwax.blogspot.com/.
Other than being busy with my quilts and family and work at the store things are pretty quiet..lol..
Have a wonderful week, stay blessed and keep smiling! Hugs from me!
 
 
 
 
It has been a busy week, worked a little extra at the store ("Martha's Quilting Corner") and finally finished the quilt with the 2" squares (White Chocolate pattern) and it turned out pretty! Sent it off to Bryan to the shop and started working on a customers quilt...lots of Y seams... I am no longer afraid of Y seams...Good practice for me!!  Off to work again this morning and tomorrow going to be at Hallettsville at the Market Days with the quilt from our Quilt Guild. Raffle, Donation or Opportunity quilt, it is our money maker for the year and then the money goes back to the community through donations. Got to get moving...Have a wonderful day! Keep smiling! Hugs!
 
 
Sunday morning, and I awoke this morning early for me 6am to the sound of rain..glorious rain. Something we have not seen here in months. Due to the dry weather we did not have much of a garden during the summer and I lost my little persimmon tree. Many of the 17 pecan trees we have in the yard dropped major limbs and the squirrels are crunching on green pecans that are no good so we have bunches of pecan hulls and half chewed pecans on the ground. Instead of grass, I say we have hay...but now maybe it will get just a little green before fall and winter set in.  This has been a busy week so have not had much time here. Along with working my part time job, I have been working on a baby quilt on the quilting machine, ran out of bobbin on the last row and quit.. tomorrow is another day. I am also working on a pattern "White Chocolate" for a shop for a sample.. LOTS of 2" squares and lots of time, got down to the next to the last row last night and one block kept messing up, did not want to match no matter what I did, so put it aside and got to something else.. I also helped finish up our quilt for our "Shiner Heritage Quilters" guild yesterday. We have a BIG KING SIZE 110" x 122" quilt. It is called "Crazy Cabins".  We were very blessed to have a friend of mine Cece donate a box of scraps, blocks and unfinished tops to the guild a few weeks back. In the box were over 100 Log Cabin blocks that were made by a friend of hers in California. Very pretty blocks, but most of them different sizes ranging from 8 1/2" to 9 1/2".  The guild had voted on a quilt pattern of circles that we were going to do. One of our members had taken the log cabins to do something with and brought them to our first meeting too work on the quilt and suggested we do something with them for our quilt. After a little discussion and since the guild had voted to do a circle quilt I suggested a compromise of cutting circles out of the log cabins..YES it is a crazy idea...so the name "CRAZY CABINS"....We cut circles out of the blocks, went to our local store and picked out a background which turned out to be a fusions dark brown tone on tone print, they were cut into 11 1/2 squares and then the circles were machine appliqued to the squares. We did not worry about centering them as we were going to add more to the quilt in various areas once the blocks were pieced together. Thanks to Wanda and several of our other members all of the blocks were done. Then we got together and pieced them and added the extra circles in assorted sizes hodgepodge around the quilt. It needed something else so we decided to take all the scraps from the corners of the log cabins and make a crazy quilt type border by putting them together and making a 2-3" border. What resulted is quite different but very nice. As soon as I get the picture I will post it on line here for everyone to see. We sell tickets and make money with our "Donation Quilt" every year and the money goes back into our local area. We donate to LAMB which has a food bank for our area, the Library, Cancer Society, local nursing homes, the fire department and many more organizations.  We recently donated, thanks to members, 16 "Linus" quilts and they were taken to help families in Bastrop where there were devastating fires recently and many families lost everything. Ok, I think I have rambled enough this morning.  Have a wonderful day..rain or shine!  HUGS!
 
 
Sunday night, 10-2-11 BOY WHAT A DAY!! Judging is interesting, but not something I would do a lot of I have decided. There were maybe 75 quilts total and the were in catagories...Hand Quilted, Machine Quilted, Applique, Pre-Printed, Baby quilts and Wall Hangings...We had 2 hours to do all of them and it took us longer than our 2 hours..but we got it done. There were some beautiful quilts, how do you decide..points off for stitching, binding, crooked borders..points dont meet..wow..too much!! I think I was maybe too generous with some of them, but the best won I believe and hope everyone was happy.  I should be busy working on my Christmas block for our meeting Tuesday night, I still have not figured out what I want to do. Guess I better get cracking!! Have a wonderful week!! Keep smiling! HUGS!
 
 
Saturday night, 10-1, Boy the year has flown by! Busy day today but got a lot done. Working on a quilt for a shop and it requires a lot of 2 x 2" squares...A LOT!!! enough to make 168 plus 4patch units. I finally got those all done. Time for a break. Tomorrow is the Hallettsville quilt show and I am judging for my first time. I have been searching the internet for guidelines and helpful ideas, not too many out there to be found but with the help of the other judges I am sure we will have a great show. (BUT I AM  NERVOUS!!! )  Will have to report tomorrow night how it all went. For now, I am bushed and still have a lot to do.
 

Texas Cabins Quilt, Quilt patterns, Custom Quilts, Pin Cushions, Pincushions, Baby Quilts