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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Busy, busy, busy!

The new year has turned out to be one of the busiest ever for me.  Amidst the flu in our household, first my husband for over 2 weeks and then me, with a trip to the ER and several Dr's visits I think I'm finally getting back to normal!  What a relief to feel human again.  I swear I will never miss a flu shot again!  During all this I had 2 cataract surgeries which turned out to be a huge success and now I only need glasses for up close work, and that means REALLY up close work my friend!  Here I am with my friends at a fun stitchery retreat about 2 weeks ago and it was a wonderful day off!  From left to right my friends, Pat, Tina and myself.  I'm quilting so much these days that doing cross stitch is a new form of fun and relaxation!  Right outside the windows was a beautiful golf course and we had a great time.
In the meantime, I've had quite a few quilts going in magazines so far this year, and one last fall that I can see I failed to tell you about!  So I've add the latest magazine covers to the right of this post, and here are just a few of the quilts I made for them.  The latest is just now coming out, with a wonderful spread by Mc Call's that I'll share with you!  These were a ton of fun to make, and really very easy!
Simple quilts used my version of a zig zag quilt.
Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts for Summer of 2012 is a darling little girls throw.  Sorry I can't get the picture to rotate properly!!
I had a bonus quilt in the Fons & Porter Love of Quilting May/June 2012 that is beautiful Robyn Pandolph fabric by RJR.  This one was quilted by Tami Bradley.

One of my favorite quilts that I made last year went into the April/May issue of Quilt Magazine.  This one is paper pieced, and a Benartex line called "Bold and Beautiful"

I quilted this one with a contemporary design and the blocks were paper pieced.  I love to combine traditional patterns with contemporary fabrics.
I can't believe I got so far behind in my posting!  It has been such a busy year, so I hope you don't mind if I just catch up the work I've been doing all at once for you to see!
This one is called Flowers for Odessa, an RJR fabric.
Right after quilting in this picture, and the overall pattern in the smaller pic.
This Starring Kitties was in the last issue of Mc Call's quick quilts.  A fun and easy project with a border print.
LASTLY, the cover for last fall's Best of Quilts for Christmas issue by Quilter's Newsletter.  I was so excited about this cover!  The quilt used this Quilting Treasures panel print of Christmas Trees and has always been a favorite for me.  Easy paper piecing but it does take time with the border. 
Ok, now that's it!  You can see I've had a lot going on, but I hate missing out on blog time with all of you and searching through all my favorite blogs too.  Now there is also Pinterest on the web so what is a body to do?  So much wonderful information for all of us out there just full of inspiration!  I have so much to show you and share, but I think I better save it for the next post!  I should be posting more regularly again and the world is full of more than I can possibly do that I want to do!  But I have some fun upcoming projects to share, of modge podge on an old suitcase, spray painting a new file cabinet and my sewing room is looking mighty different these days!  I'm also working on a really cute Halloween cross stitch that I'll be sharing soon.  Hope you are all having a great year so far, and I hope to be back soon.  Thanks for not giving up on me---and keep quilting!!

Twilight Christmas