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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Funky Garden in Red is a semi-finalist!!

Just found out that my Aunt Millie's Garden quilt
which has been renamed to

"Funky Garden in Red"

Is a semi-finalist at the

Had to pinch myself to make sure it wasn't a dream!



close up of the needle turn appliqué and
quilting done on my Janome 6600

Since it is a "Piece 'O Cake" pattern I had
to get permission from them to enter the quilt contest.
Becky Goldsmith very graciously wrote a 
wonderful note giving permission!

This is the first time I have entered an AQS show, 
totally floating on cloud Nine! 

                          

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Trip to Boston's MFA to see "Quilts and Color"

Spent day with Quilty Gal Pals in Boston's 
Museum of Fine Arts to see 
Quilts and Color - 
the Pilgrim / Roy Collection

The show is Unbelievable! and runs
through July 27.
GO!
and see this fabulous collection of antique quilts.


Just LOVED the way the MFA decorated the elevator!!
Betty, Diana and Joan

myself and Diana


My FAVORITE wall ~ all applique!


 This beautiful 
"Log Cabin, Sunshine and Shadow Variation"
is dated from Illinois ~ 1870's
there are 292 log cabin blocks all done in silk


"Yellow Baskets"
 New York 1920s - 1930s
done in cotton satin

My absolute FAVORITE!
"Baltimore Album Quilt"
 From Maryland (Baltimore) ~ before 1847


The day would not be complete
without a "Selfie" of the Quilty Gal Pals!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Quilt Repair!

The Hawaiian Quilt
All during high school all my son wore
was Hawaiian shirts!

So naturally when he graduated high school
he wanted them cut up into a quilt…
which I did, and he took it to college
in his sophomore year!
(it took awhile!)

Now that he is moving into his own place he
asked if I would repair the quilt!

He so nicely gave me a stack of the Hawaiian
shirts he wore all through college!
Eleven of them - to be exact!!
(some traditions just never go away!)

So cut them up I did!


Not realizing how extensive the repair job would be...

 Yikes there is even missing batting!!

It probably would have been easier to make a new quilt,
as this one needed 35 patches!!

 Patches in place I delivered it to him yesterday
He was very happy!

His new apartment is taking shape,
DH watching after giving instructions
on how to hang curtain rods!!


His living room is a bit sparse!
But a good start,
he was given a nice leather living room set from his old boss - 
it was furniture that was in the lobby of the business he worked
for right out of college!

Actually very comfortable.


And yes he would like a new quilt to match…
the Yellow Leather!!!

Hmmmm….
I have so much Hawaiian shirt material left…
that should match? 

Right?!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cross Stitch any one?

It's been years since I've done counted cross stitch
but I'm LOVING this project!
Especially when I can stitch at the canal!



Little Miss Shabby started a stitch along called
"Quilted Stitches"

Not sure what I'll make with it … but it sure is FUN!