Monday, March 22, 2010

A Fabulous Weekend

The plan was to meet my girlfriend and her daughter in Dallas for the weekend and what happens? It snowed! It was very freaky!
However, it was a great weekend despite the fact that this is what we woke up to Sunday morning. Snow in Dallas, Tx in March! How did that happen? It doesn't snow in Texas in March, but it sure did. The good news is that it all melted by the afternoon.

Guess which one of us was prepared for the weather?

It was a great time! We shopped for fabric, ate Mexican food, laughed til we cried, let the kids run wild, and we even went to Target and bought some Liberty of London "stuff". It was great while it lasted! V, thanks for coming to visit and y'all have a great spring break!
Today, spring break is over and my kids are back in school and we are back to our "real" life. Time to cut this fabric up and sew something! Happy quilting!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Weekend

My bags are packed and I'm headed out for the weekend. Where am I going? I'm going to my mother's house in Dallas. And I'm meeting my friend, Victoria. We are planning on doing some fabric shopping, chit-chatting and good eating this weekend. Yipee!! I have a few things that I will be sending home with my friend. These cute little houses, made out of my Jennifer Paganelli scraps. Aren't they cute?!

I also have a little stack of "stuff" that I'm sending home with Victoria.
Isn't quilting fabulous?!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Finally, I have managed to get a "half-way decent" picture of my dresdan plate quilt. Not perfect, but the best picture I've managed so far. This quilt is my original design, it has more than 1,000 pieces, is 96" x 96". I got immense satisfaction standing in front of it this weekend. It looks GREAT!
I have posted a few more pictures from the show on flickr
Happy quilting!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sneek peak Monday

Here is a little peak at my quilt that is leaving me very shortly to hang in the Dallas quilt show this coming weekend. I have never shown a picture of the entire quilt for the simple reason, that I can't get a decent picture of it for the life of me. I'm not sure if it is the lighting, the camera, the quilt or me. I have changed every variable except the quilt.
I usually do one "big" quilt a year and this was the quilt I made last year. It took me 9 months and has more that a thousand pieces. (It took me as long to make it as each of my children.) Funnily enough, it started because I wanted to make a dresden plate quilt. I am very glad it is done and I have some distance from it and am able to look at it with a different set of eyes. It does make my skirt fly up!
So, if you have an idea for a complex quilt, go for it! You might just surprise yourself and not only will you have a fabulous quilt but you will feel invincible!

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It must be a sickness

This must be a sickness! This obsession to cut up perfectly good fabric into little pieces and sew them back together. First I cut strips, then I sewed them together, and then I cut them into these little units, then I decided that instead of 3 squares across they really needed to be 4 squares across (with each square finishing at 1"). See I told you, it is a sickness!

And to make it worse, I still have three more piles of these to sew. I don't think any mental health professional who is not a quilter can truly understand this obsession.
The good news is that there are pink blossoms on my Japanese maple! Spring is really going to show up after all in Austin, Texas! It is truly GLORIOUS today!
So, I guess I'll go sew some more of my 1" square units together, because the only way to truly satisfy the "beast" (my nickname for my obsession) is to make quilts!
Happy quilting!