Saturday, March 26, 2016

A quick update.....

Hey everybody!

I am trying to get into a regular blogging schedule again.
However, flying more has made this difficult.  And of course I need the funds for the house now! LOL

Flying with friends makes work a little easier!
Sally has been one of my most favorite flight attendants and friends!
Look how tired we look after flying 6 long days in a row!

There have been some fun things going on around the new house though......

I had a nice get together with the neighbors from my old development over
to see the house.  We celebrated Mike's birthday with roasted hot dogs and smores in
the fire pit.

I came into the house for something and I found my friend Mark
behind my sewing machine!
He is asking....."you really cut things apart to sew back together again????" 

There are some new additions here!
I am working on their coop now, because these little ladies will get big 

Perhaps you all could help me think of a name for my new abode?
I have been pondering what to call my little piece of heaven here.....
the best I can come up with right now is "Quilter's Homestead?"
Anyone have anything better than that???

Remember me telling you all in the last post about the mystery quilt
I was hosting at the quilt shop?
It has been such a wonderful group to be a part of!
I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting with these quilters once a month 
the past three months.  I have learned so much from all of them!

Late last year as I was waiting to get a seat on the airplane to fly home,
I was bored, and asked the gate agent for a piece of paper, and she handed me this.
I needed to doodle!

On the inside I started drawing and playing with my pen, and came up with this.
I kind of liked it, and shared it with Kelly at the shop as she had been asking me to
come up with a mystery quilt and start a scrap club.

After planning the quilt top out, and the clues, we met, and have had a fabulous time!
We had a ton of newbie quilters in the club, so we had to be somewhat elementary with
our piecing.  I am happy to say several of the quilters, old and new have shared with me how much they enjoyed various aspects of each class.  It may be because I fed them each time! LOL
The big reveal was this past week!

Here is the mystery quilt top reveal from the shop!
It is called "Going Home."
It has special significance to me since I LOVE to go home after work......
especially NOW with my NEW HOME!
For those of you who are interested, I will work up a simple to use pattern and post it here on the blog
in the future, however, for those of you who are more experienced, you can probably make it yourself.  Everything is based on 2.5" squares and strips.
No borders are on the quilt, because the quilters were asked to use
techniques learned in the class to come up with their own borders.
Get those creative juices flowing and use up some of those scraps!

I was sweating to death! LOL
You can get an idea of the type of borders I am working on for my version of the quilt.

I had so much fun with this class!  Who knows?
Maybe there will be another one down the road?

In closing, for those of you who are willing......
Sadness and tragedy struck my extended family recently.
My cousin's son, Lanny, pictured here with his wife and 4 children
was suddenly taken from this earth in a freak logging accident.
He was a good man with a good heart, and a 3rd generation logger.
Please, if I may ask, remember his wife Dottie and their children
in your thoughts and prayers?
This has been a devastating loss for our family.

Again, I want to thank ALL of you for your continued concern
in all I do!

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on quilting!
Kevin the Quilter


  1. Your new home should be called Kasa Kevin (poetic license taken with "Casa" to create alliteration.

  2. Kevin's Quilting Retreat! Love the fire pit! Soon, it looks like there will be lots of eggs, too! Can't wait to see it in person. Love the quilt you designed.

  3. Sending hugs for those who need them - I like the Kasa Kevin idea!

  4. Fun times at the new house, exciting times at the quilt shop, and then there's the reality check!! We just never know when it's our time to go. Thinking of your family as your broken hearts begin to heal (once the shock of it all wears off.)

  5. I'm sorry for your loss, Kevin. Looks like Kasa Kevin has been seeing some good times! LOVE your mystery scrap quilt! Can't wait to see the how-to! I like that it's a manly looking quilt in the color scheme you have here. I'm on the lookout for ideas for one to donate to a men's gathering this fall and this is could be a strong contender.

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. Good luck in your new home it's beautiful. I like the scrappy quilt you designed.

  7. Look at that slim guy! Sure you will have lot's of memories in the new home. Blessings and prayers to you and family.

  8. So happy for you with your new home and beautiful mystery quilt. Your homestead will reveal its name to you. Your family is in my Prayers and Healing Energy. We never know or understand God's Master Plan. You and your flight friend look wonderful together. I love the priceless comment from your friend who doesn't understand fabric and Creative Bliss. Easter Blessings Dear...

  9. Praying for all of Lanny's family - such a devastating tragedy for you all. I am horrible with naming things! Kevin's Kreative Kasa and Kevin's Kwilting Kasa both came to me, but the initials just don't work!! Quiltstead?? Have fun with that!! Your quilt is beautiful!

  10. Quiltcave (like man cave lol), im sure the name will come to you when you stop thinking about it. Prayers to your extended family during this sad time

  11. Hello Kevin !
    I'm sorry for this tragedy .... I'm sure all your family will be brave and support the children and their mom...
    I love to see you in your new house with your friends !
    And a question : if this post is a quick update, what is for you a long update ? Uhhhh ?? :)))

  12. I love that fire pit - what a fun thing to have! Glad you are ready to settle in and quilt. Your mystery looked wonderful!!! And so sorry about your family - hugs to you all

  13. Kevin-I am so sorry for your loss and pray that you and your family find comfort and strength during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing your latest quilting adventures as well as your new home despite your hectic schedule. You're a gem!

  14. Kevin, so sorry to hear of this tragedy. It's doubly sad when it's a young person with small children.

    Chickens! I am so jealous. Homeowner association rules prevent me from having farm animals or even bees.

    Kasa Kevin. It has a ring to it.

  15. So sorry for you and your extended family's loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Oh Kevin, I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss. That's such a sad story. Such a beautiful family picture!
    Looks like you're getting your house all warmed up filled with friends and lots of love!! Congrats.
    I'm terrible at naming quilts so naming a house would be a real challenge-- I'm sure someone will come up with something clever!

  17. The quilt cave! "Going Home " looks awesome and I love to see the pattern on your blog. My sympathies to your family.

  18. Kevin, I am praying for you and your family. I agree that it is such a tragedy when young people are involved. May God give his family the strength to carry on.
    It is so good of you to share happy times when you are feeling low.
    God Bless

  19. So sorry for your family's loss.
    I LOVE your scrap quilt design!
    I recently purchased EQ7 and have designed my first quilt in it...a Christmas quilt for my son and DIL! As soon as I finish my current quilt, I'm going to start the cutting for it! Hope to have it done for this Christmas!

  20. That is terribly sad about your cousin Lanny dying. My heart goes out to you and his family.
    "Going Home" seems even more appropriate of a name in the big picture now, doesn't it? It's a wonderful scrappy quilt design Kevin!
    It looks like you are very quickly making your new house into a home and I am glad! Quilter's Homestead indeed!

  21. Stitchvilla? I know you like BH.

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your cousin's son. Tragic for his wife and children. Would you let us know if there is a Go Fund Me set up for them?

  22. I'll keep your family in my prayers this week. Sudden loss is so hard to take in.

    The mystery quilt turned out beautifully. I really like your color choices for it.

    Sorry no suggestion on a name for your new homestead, but it looks like you found a wonderful place.

  23. How about Kevin's Quilting Coop

  24. So sorry for your loss Kevin. That's a heartbreaker to see a young dad and husband to lose his life in an accident. Sending prayers there way. Much is happening in your life,new house,creating a wonderful mystery quilt and gatherings with friends let alone the longer working hours. Your friend cracked me uo about cutting pieces to only sew them together again. Maybe he should give it a try. He may get hooked!

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