(Remember the opening to "The Electric Company?" circa: The 70's)
Busy times here in Kevin the Quilterland!
I am LOVING the responses I am getting from the questions I have posed to you all! Have you all read them? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I will just put this out here first...........
Which questions would you have for a guy that quilts? Which questions do you have about Quilts of Valor?
Think about it and throw them at me! I want to know what you would like to know?
In other news, if you are a regular reader, you know February is a BIG BIRTHDAY month around here!
My mother and nephew share the same birthday!
How cool is that for them?
They also share it with my mom's twin brother (funny how that works), a cousin, and news to me this year, another cousin! Happy Birthday to all!
And, let's face the facts. If a 10 year old boy has to wait a little while on his uncle to open his birthday presents, chances are, this could cause said boy a little frustration!
It was worth the wait though!
In order for me to be able to attend the birthday party though, I had to skip out on the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Challenge reveal. Unfortunately a friend who was going to take my quilt to be shown fell ill, and was unable to attend. So, I am going to share my little quilt here with you all!
"Lines, Lines, Lines"
Made by Kevin the Quilter
(Guess who forgot to measure it after it was completed? Whoopskies!!!)
I really love the way the quilting became
Actually, I do like the folk art feel to it? It feels and looks modern to me? Your thoughts?
Quilting this quilt only vaulted the idea that I want a long arm quilting machine that much more!
I added the scrappy binding, and love the effect of it!
This quilt will be added to my repertoire!
While visiting my family for Birthdaypalooza........
more Kaffe fabrics were added to my growing collection courtesy of a gift certificate I received from Santa!
After visiting The Golden Needle I was also able to visit my friend Donna! We had a "working" lunch concerning my upcoming presentation this summer after we stimulated the economy at The Golden Needle! My momma was able to join us as well! We had such a nice visit!
(Donna on left, Momma on right)
When I do something like this upcoming presentation, I want to do it right, and I certainly don't want to embarrass myself. I gained some valuable information from Donna, and we tossed ideas around concerning the speaking engagement. I am more excited than ever, and have some events coming up on my blog that I hope you all will participate in?
This quilt idea was tested and turned out better than I ever expected! I can't WAIT to share the tutorial of this one with you all thanks to the help of my friend Bev!
Bev and I are also in the middle of a collaborative effort. I got these 20 stars finished as my part!
And thanks to my friends Vernie and Jackie for these DELICIOUS scraps!
Thanks again for all of your enthusiasm and encouragement!
Check back next week for............ ;-)
(Can't let the cat outta the bag just yet!)
Kevin the Quilter