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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Finally finished Double Diamond

Last Saturday was Strip Club at Country Manor. We work with 2-1/2" strips to make our quilts.

This quilt is made using the Double Diamond
pattern. We started with the Black and White 2 1/2" strips and added a focus fabric. I chose a batik that had lots of colors in it. I really like how it turned out.

Now this quilt I used pieces that had been cut off of the double diamond. I got donations from three different ladies an sewed the blocks together to make this charity quilt.

I take donations from others to use for the charity quilts.

Well, that all for today. Going to Thimbletowne tomorrow to sew. Working on my Tradewinds quilt.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting, Paula

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Catching Up

It has been a while since I have posted anything. Just have not been in the mood. I have been

dong a little bit of sewing. My friend JJ was helping me He love to show me where to lay certain blocks. If he does not like the placement he either lays on it or scratches it up.

Of course my dogs usually get into the act too and I had to lay this quilt out three times before they decided they would not run through the quilt anymore. So.....this is the lay out we (the cats, dogs and myself) finally decided on.

I am hoping to get the borders on tomorrow then get it sandwiched.

Thanks for dropping by. Happy Quilting, Paula

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I love attending retreats. It is so much fun to share time with other quilters plus get some sewing done. What could be better? I think this photo says it all. Notice Pat with the thumbs up signal? Well it was a thumbs up retreat. Also in this photo is Cheryl on the left and Bobbie behind Pat. Off to the right is the back of Mary Jane's head. Here is Marsha, Patty and Carol enjoying the wine and cheese. Here is one of the place mats that Mary Jane completed while at retreat. Could now pass this picture up. Patty is getting ready to machine quilt on her quilt. She is learning and so excited. I did get a photo when it was finished but the disc was corrupted so I lost that whole disc of photos. Eating one of our meals in the dining room. Can't remember which day this was. On the left is Carolyn B. in her star hat, next to her is Mary Jane. Can't tell who is next to Mary Jane. In the blue top is Audrey then we have Persis, and Marsha.

Here is Mary Jane busy at work.

In this photo is Lee and Audrey

This is Lee and she is showing off the baby quilt that she quilted while at the retreat.

Here is Kay looking over Pat's work. We all got pointers from each other. It is so neat to learn so many tricks and techniques from each other.

Here is Cheryl, Pat and Bobbie winding down the day. Wine and Cheese was the order.

Here is Carol, Patty and Marsha. We all admired the beautiful fabrics Marsha was using.

Here is Carol and Jeannie.

They were table partners.

On the far right is Susan P, Audrey, Barbara and Twin #1 (Jennifer)

Barbara and Susan. Hum....wonder what they are discussing???

And.....the last photo is Audrey hard at work.

So sorry that the disc from Day One did not turn out. I had about twenty photos on it.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy quilting, Paula

Friday, April 1, 2011

Something new

At the Orange Blossom Quilt Guild a few ladies are doing a Calendar Wall Hanging challenge. It is a 12 month challenge. We did not start until March but I have my first two made. The first one is March. It is the bird house. Since this is my first try making wall hangings and applique etc. I really learned a lot from my first one. Do not quilt it before adding the applique pieces was one error. (I told you it was my first). I did better on the second one. This is the Month of April I am really happy with how this turned out. There are a lot of firsts on this quilt. See the yarn on the umbrella. That was a first for me. I had never tried couching before. I was very happy with how it turned out. My next first was the type of quilting I did on parts of the quilt. I wanted it to look like wind blowing around. I liked how it turned out for a first try.
My next first was the beads I added onto the rain drops. I used two different types of beads. One was translucent and the other more a silver. The photo does not show them well but I know they are there.

I am really happy how this turned out. On to May next.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy quilting, Paula