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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Alex Anderson saw my quilts!!!!

I just learned some exciting news this morning. Alex Anderson, famous quilter, designer, Quilt Show host and author of many books like the one to the left, has been video taping P&B Textiles to help us learn more about fabric production and design. The latest video, at this link: http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog_video.php?video=pbtextiles12.html has 2 of my quilts in the video and Julie Scribner, who I work with at P&B tells the world that I made them! Never in my wildest dreams did I expect that! I'm just so excited and wanted to share this with you. You do have watch the video for a few minutes before Julie starts to show many beautiful quilts they have hanging on the walls. So I hope you look into http://www.thequiltshow.com/ with Alexanderson and Ricky Timms because they have so many great things to share, teach, and help us all become more creative with what the good Lord gave us. The video was posted on Aug 11, part 12 of the tour of P&B Textiles, and is located on their daily blog.

So now, I have to come back down to earth and get busy sewing! You just never know what the day may bring! Like Alex's book says, Keep Quilting!

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!

Twilight Christmas