October remains busy although I am officially on my self induced
vacation period. Many happy things have taken place this month, and I have a lot to look
I will be helping the fine folks of
Homestead Hearth in their booth at
quilt festival in Houston next week!
I would LOVE to meet you there!
Make sure to stop by!
I! LOVE! HEARING! FROM! YOU! ALL!
And, I do hear often from readers......the good, and the bad.
Many of you love posts with a lot of photos.
There are those of you who beg me to make my posts shorter.
Here are my thoughts......
This is my blog.....a diary of my life of sorts.
It is what it is. Take it or leave it.
With this being said, let's continue with this entry, shall we?
Have you ever had your supervisor breathing down your neck?
Better yet, SITTING on it????
October opened up with the debut of my second pattern
"Gracie Lu's Rail Fence"
You all will probably remember this quilt
is named after my Gracie Lu I lost
I was pleased to be asked by the
Missouri State Quilt Guild to
teach this pattern at their
2019 Fall Retreat in Jefferson City, MO.
Here is a shout out to my friend Serena who
invited me to teach.
This class is all about organization and strings!
I am always pleased to be able to introduce
students to string piecing by sharing with them
the way I organize my string resources.
The drawers on the right are a new addition to me
courtesy of my mom and dad.
Yes, there are strings in each of the drawers by color!
You may find this rainbow bin of drawers
I was pleased to see my friend Hallye in class!
These sister in laws were a HOOT!
Pressing strings before using them is
VERY important in my opinion!
Having fun quilters? LOLOL
My friend Dolores is such an inspiration to me!
We helped celebrate her 90th birthday!
She certainly doesn't look, nor act 90!
Isn't this a beautiful, creative site?
You can piece so creatively with strings.
Are you hooked on strings now?
I always find it helpful to have
discussions with the quilters
Including the entire class in the discussion.
Bright and cheery......with great contrast!
It is so much fun to let go and have fun with
your string piecing.
Look at the great blocks that were made!
I am just as excited as you are!
This looks great!
Love the variety and amount of string piecing here!
Sister in law blocks!
Notice the inner and outer borders are reversed?
Dolores got her top finished!
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Thanks for sharing this with me!
I hope you all had as much fun as I did!
I couldn't have been happier about the
release of this pattern!
Thanks so much for the fun time quilters!
Would you all look at this????
How hilarious and wonderful!
My friend Wendy of
sent me all of these goodies!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We can ALL learn something from Bob Ross
when it comes to our creativity!
This is my version of Lori's
I love participating in these with her.
Follow the link
to view all of the different versions
quilters from all over the world
While patiently waiting on Bonnie Hunter's
next mystery, I am completing my 2nd version
of "Allietare!" I had the bright idea of trying to do
2 versions during that mystery at the same time.....
during my move! LOLOLOLOL
So hilarious of me!
Oh well, I made a good effort, and this will hopefully
before the next mystery unveils.
My parents came for a visit!
Momma made some homemade soup....
one of my favorite things she makes if I promised to
take her shopping.
I provided the smiling cornbread to
As you can see, my dad really loves to
go shopping with mom! LOLOL
He never complains, but, he does find a chair
to sleep in!
A good son will hold things up for his mother
to see while shopping.....
AND.....hold her purse as well!
I absolutely cracked up when a friend sent this to me!
He saw me shopping with mom and took this photo
and sent it to me! LOLOLOLOL
I would do most anything I could for my parents!
Oh yeah, we had biscuits and gravy for breakfast
while they visited!
October is family reunion time for my mother's side
of the family. I love my family so much!
My Momma only has 2 siblings left.
There were 12 children in her family.
It was so good seeing those that could make it
to the reunion.
Here are some of the cousins.
I am the baby of all of the cousins.
How on earth did my Sugar Doll and Lil' Bubs
get this big????????
You all know how proud I am of both of them!
While I was home I got to see Bubs play football.
He is out there on the field playing his heart out.
Way to go Bubs!
I hope to see many of you next week in Houston!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter