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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Christmas in August and spring flowers too!

It's that time of year again, time to teach the spiral tree skirt project! This has been my most popular class and they are fast and easy to make, with no need to match any points or seams! It uses a 9 or 10 degree wedge ruler and is completely made from strip sets! I have the patterns available for $9 each if anyone wants to order, just send me an email! Or leave a comment and I'll get back to you.
I had to make one more change to my sewing room, and that was to be able to actually REACH the design wall! So I moved a quilt and put it on a different wall and I love it. It is so much easier to get to!
I have been longarming like crazy lately and had to share this one quilt made by my customer Kimberly. It was such a detailed and beautiful pattern, all made with civil war fabrics. So of course I had to quilt each block differently!!

Here is just one of the 9 inch blocks in the quilt.

This pattern is called Golden Memories by Lori Smith.

And here is the quilt on the longarm. It was a beautiful quilt, now I want to make one too! hmmm, I wonder when I will get around to that! So many things on my list!

Just had to share some of the beautiful flowers I'm getting this year. I mean, for the middle of August, they are usually spent, and very droopy from the heat. But it's been a good years so far for plants, and they seem to be hanging in there.

I'm really glad too, because I just love flowers.

Even the African violets in the house are happy.

The monsoons were definitely here in August. So the rain has really helped. Nothing better than a good afternoon rain on a hot day.
Be back soon, until then, keep quilting!


Rhonda said...

Love the spiral tree skirt!
I'm planning to make a small spiral quilt for DD's bedroom wall and then planning to make up a sample for class too. :)

Lovely flowers!

Chookyblue...... said...

the tree skirt looks great...........lovely works on your design wall..........

hints of spring are coming here..........

Twilight Christmas