I guess one address is as good as the other because I consider all of you who read the ole' blog a friend!
What has happened since I last made a blog entry.........
Mother's Day was spent with my beautiful Momma and family!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that woman!
I thank God every day for the parents He gave me!
My little Momma is pretty dog gone happy when she gets to be with all of her family!
I am too for that matter!
I was able to harass my beautiful yet dingy sis on Mother's Day as well!
Just one of the many joys of being a baby brother!
A new computer was purchased. The old one gave up the ghost!
ALL photos were lost......thank goodness I have them on disks!
One of the reasons I missed out on some blogging......grrrrrrr!!!!!
I have been helping out at O'Sewpersonal!
I have really enjoyed it! It is so different from flying!
I get to play with fabric and visit with quilters!
The shop is gearing up for the "Row by Row" experience and
is joining in the "Farm Girl Vintage" craze that is sweeping the nation!
You can find out more about "Farm Girl Vintage by visiting
Lori Holt's blog at Bee in my Bonnet.
You may remember me showing you all a peek of this quilt in this post?
This is a 'techniques" sample I made for my friend Kelly at
O'Sewpersonal. It is really unlike anything I typically make. However, it was made
with "tween" girls in mind. She has asked me to demonstrate for some beginning quilters how to use her Accuquilt Studio to make strips and how to paper foundation string piece.
I am really excited about this opportunity!
And, remember me talking about a "Friendship Triangle Exchange?"
Well, my little group that I joined showed great interest in participating in one!
We are doing a color each month for a year.
April's color was brown, and for May it is green.
I can't wait to see how this turns out!
For those of you who follow Lori at Humble Quilts,
you will know she is hosting a Doll Quilt Swap.
I have really wanted to step out of my comfort zone as of late, and with Lori's
encouraging words, I joined in. I have NEVER made a doll quilt, nor worked with
miniatures. I did like the thought of playing with reproduction fabrics, and went to work
creating this quilt for my swap partner. A LOT was learned during the process, and I truly hope
my partner will like the little quilt I made for her.
I will reveal the whole quilt after everyone has received their quilt and Lori hosts
the show and share linky party on her blog. I realize it wasn't a "challenge," but, for me, it WAS!
Now..........let's talk about "Talkin' Turkey!"
"Talkin' Turkey" is a design by none other than Quiltaholic, Bonnie Hunter.
The pattern appears in her book:
Available for purchase in her online store here.
I have had an obsession to make this quilt, well, since I first saw it!
I have a TON of red strings as well.
I have a TON of red strings as well.
After seeing my blogging friends Andee and Rhoda having fun with the pattern, I put 2 and 2 together and decided it was time to make "Talkin' Turkey!"
I worked on cutting the quilt out for a couple of days and
my friend Bev and I had a sew day together to make the string blocks for the quilt.
My friend Mike even helped take the foundation papers off!
He said it was really relaxing! I concur!
So, here is my take on this design.......
A work in progress still.........
I am using GREEN for the NEUTRALS and I am going to
make MYSELF a CHRISTMAS quilt!
Can you believe it? I am actually making a quilt for me??????!!!!!!
This idea has been in the back of my mind for a while now.
I am thoroughly LOVING using up so many small scraps in my
green and red bins! Did I mention how much cutting is involved????
I made the 9 patches and was digging it.......
Bev and I made the string blocks and I was loving that.......
IS THIS NOT DELICIOUS?????
Not completely sewn together as I am following the way Bonnie tells us
to make it in the book. But, I just had to lay out the test block with some sashing!
Santa will truly be able to find me this year as I sleep under this quilt!
I hope he won't steal it away from me?????
And before I sign off, please thank a Veteran this Memorial Day!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter