Kevin the Quilter blog readers!
Here life goes again!
February is ALWAYS a ridiculously busy month for me!
Here is my February thus far in photos............
I promise I haven't been snoozing the month away like these two!
Why are me and my family applauding with all of these people????
Because of this girl in the center wearing the black robe with Gold trim.
Back in the fall my niece was selected to the Missouri All-State Choir.
For those of you who may not know, this is a HUGE honor.
It takes several auditions to make it into the choir.
I worked very hard when I was in high school trying to make it, but, never did!
It was great being able to see my niece make it, and really understand the accomplishment she made.
Congrats to my niece Hannah!
The concert was beyond amazing, even with my stuffy head cold.
After the concert my mom and dad came for a visit.
Mom taught me how to make her FAMOUS Cherry Streudle!
Besides her Red Velvet Cake, this has to be one of my favorite desserts ever!
This was a really cool basket quilt I found at an antique mall with matching patchwork bear.
Both too pricey for me, but, I appreciated being able to see this scrappy quilt.
Close up of block.....hand pieced and quilted.
I had to go to the clear the bolt sale at one of my favorite quilt shops, Homestead Hearth.
While there, I couldn't pass up this kit......I know, I know.....I don't do kits, but, look
how scrappylicious this is! AND with ALL of the fabrics included.....it was such a good price I HAD to get it!
Their scrap bags were also half price so you KNOW several came home with me!
This may or may not have been my biggest haul in a quilt shop...EVER!
This baby quilt top has been assembled, and the binding has been selected.
I am going to be quilting this one ASAP!
The Honor Flight quilt has been quilted, bound, and washed.
Here is a close up of some of the quilting I did on it.
My friend Ann of Attic Threads & Quilts taught me so many new things!
I learned some really cool ruler techniques!
Thanks so much Ann for being such a great teacher and friend!
Birthday celebrations for my beautiful mother and handsome nephew!
They share the same birthday which I think is so special!
Lil' Bubs even decorated his own cake this year!
Awesome job Bubs!
While I was home I was able to visit a few of my favorite places.
There were some eagles flying around here, but, they were a little too far away to see in the photo.
A view from my office window.......
I have cut several jelly rolls for Quilts of Valor, Eastern Missouri
from donated fabric they have received. I was happy to be able to use my
Accuquilt Studio for this! I really love this toy!
And Quilts of Valor, Eastern Missouri is churning out the block drive quilts!
Take a look!
And I would like to thank all of you who have sent me messages concerning the passing of my
Uncle Lee whom I presented a Quilt of Valor to last fall. You can read about that presentation
I thought it was very thoughtful of my cousins to display his Quilt of Valor at the funeral home.
They told me how much he loved the quilt and that he loved showing it to everyone that came to visit. I am glad he was able to enjoy it and what it meant to him. And I can't thank everyone enough that participated in the block drive last year. These are the special kind of memories we are affording our veterans and their families through our efforts.
Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter
Kevin the Quilter