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Friday, July 14, 2006

WOW!! What A Week

I can't believe this week is over. It seems like yesterday that Sonya and I boarded the tour bus and spent the day at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. It was last Saturday! I love the huge hanging baskets. They are all over town. I only saw one that really, really wanted a drink of water. Water was the beverage of the day!
It was so hot--How hot was it??? We took refuge in a beer cooler.

97 degrees is too hot to for this ole gal to spend all day outside and by the time we boarded the bus to head for another quilt shop, I was not feeling well at all. I didn't buy a thing. But I'm still thinking of calling and ordering a quilt kit!

I love this string quilt with the 9 patch corner stones and 3 strip sashing. I think I will copy this for the string blocks I have in progress. You know, one of those on going things.

There were several quilts with the panels in the center and log cabin blocks around them. This quilt would be perfect on my log bed. I think I need mine to be flannel and bigger.
I've been so inspired that all week long, I've been stitching for a half hour or more after work. I'm working on a little wall hanging for my sewing room. It's amazing how much I can get done if I just sit down a do a bit.

On the bus, Sonya and I each won a book because we were the only travelers that have been on every tour with the gals that organized the tour. 3 tours, 3 trips. The book I chose is call Patches and Posies by Teri Christopherson. On the cover is a Posy Patch Quilt with 9 patches and alternate blanket stitch applique blocks. Perfect for me, I have a bag of floral and cream 9 patches. So Sunday afternoon, I traced and fused a whole bunch of flowers and leaves and cut some background blocks. I have been stitching on these all week at work and have 7 up on the design wall. This is a good summertime work project. Very portable and no problem laying it down when necessary.

So when my little wall hanging is finished, I am going to load up a top on the machine and get some quilting done, a little bit at a time.

TTFN, I'm gonna go stitch for a minute or 2.


dot said...

Other than the heat sounds like you had a good time. I agree, those quilts are beautiful.

Mike and Crystal and Elliot said...

Ohhhh love the cowboy roping the cows log cabin. Elliot's grandma needs to make that for him for Christmas. ~Crystal

Sue aka Your Highness Queen Granny :) said...

Where's the rest of the pictures???

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Ooohhh, I LOVE that string quilt too - thanks for sharing! I've been wanting and wanting to make a string quilt, but I like a little bit more order to my stuff - have been considering a Rocky Road to Kansas, but this would work nicely too... Got to finish 3 UFO's before I start something new though...

Despite the heat, it sounds like you had a good time. It has been an unbelievablely hot summer though.