Wednesday, May 30, 2012

See Saw Swap

Remember my post about the SEE SAW swap I am doing? You start with a 10" block and add a 2 1/2" border - then you send it to your partner who adds another and sew on. I machine appliqued around cut outs from the fabric - don't you just love these two girls - I think I will go dressed as the flapper for Halloween :)

This is the block I am sending to my partner today. I used this years Ghastlie's Family Reunion by Alexander Henry. This collection is SEW MUCH FUN! I used last years collection for a sweat shirt - this years will be a small quilt with input from another great quilter Kathy who blogs over at Qreative Quilts and Quests.

More Story Quilt Blocks

This is my first two "strips" of Hoochy blocks.

And here is the start of my border

Here is another row with my Hoochy Flying Geese and Heart at the top

My next post will show you what I am working on for the center of my quilt!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More on WV - Hoochy Retreat

This was SEW much fun!
The instructor - Mary Lou Weidman is a riot and all 20 of the other ladies in the class were fun, talented, and amazing ladies. Some of them even have their story quilts almost done! If you check this posting from Mary Lou's Blog you can see the process Carolyn went through - from the drawing to the start of the applique.

 Mary Lou also blogged about my quilt and boarder 1 - 2 - 3 times! I was SEW excited! Here are a few more peeks at more of my blocks.

I have unpacked, but that is as far as I have gotten. I made a cute purse for our youngest daughter who is graduating from HS, it has lots of hair stuff - curing irons, hair dryers, combs . . .  on it. She wants to go to Cosmetology school. (Posting picture soon.)

Hope you all have a SEW Happy Day!!!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Back From West Virginia

Well actually I have been back for almost two weeks  - hard to believe it has been that long.
I got back and had a daughter graduating with her Associates Degree in Graphic Design (on Sunday) so I was scurrying around trying to get food and everything else ready. Bless him, my DH had the house ready, just a quick tidy to have 20 people over after the grad at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Then on Monday after a LATE night it was back to work.
I didn't even get my sewing stuff out of the car AND my fabric is STILL there - does that tell you how busy I have been?

My First Hoochy Block!
Here's a SNEAK preview of the retreat - my FIRST ever Hoochy Block. If you know about Mary Lou Weidman then you know the story behind the Hoochy Blocks - if not I will tell you more next week.


PS - Mary Lou has TWO blogs -

if you want to more about her story quilts go over and visit one and you can read this blog entry with lots of pictures!