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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Where did January go?

Gee, I can't believe January has come and gone. It has been a busy month. Usually January is so-o-o-o-o slow. With the holidays behind us and nothing really to look forward to, January usually drags on. But this year it seems to have gone by in a flash!
I just put the finishing touches on the wallhanging the gals at the shop are going to present to the owners of the Bread & Breakfast where we go for our shop retreat. We choose Civil War themed blocks to surround a picture of Magnolias and the name of the B & B. I do think it turned out great. It goes to the quilter today. (I've done my part!)
Two weeks until the retreat. Can't wait, a whole weekend to sew,
laugh and just be friends with some great gals.

I am also participating in the Applique Quilting Bee at Sew Original. However, I have choosen to do machine applique instead of hand. The first two blocks are ready for the the machine stitches. This is one of the projects I'm getting ready for the retreat!

I hope to get a few more ready before then.
Stay warm on this cold, cold day. Hopefully by the weekend it will be warmer.


Fiesta said...

I love the blocks.
is there a pattern name?
what part of north carolina are you from?
I used to live in Goldsboro.

quiltkeemosabe said...

The little quilt looks great!!! That grey really sets off the rest of it. Quilting Memories was right!

software teacher said...

The quilt looks GREAT! Sheila will love it! I'm sure the weekend will be wonderful.

I'm envious about the applique group. I had intentions of joining you all but my best intentions don't always work out - yet anyway. Your blocks look great. All my fabrics are still in the bag just like I brought them home.

Quilt Memories said...

I sure was looking forward to the retreat....maybe next year....I do hope it will be a fun, fun time for all of you and REMEMBER to have a glass (or 2) of wine for me. I'll be with ya'll in spirit and love.
I absolutely love, love the wall hanging and just know Sheila will too. WG liked it also. He was impressed with the grey !!! LOL

Heritage Quilter said...

I love the little quilt for the B&B. It truned out very nice. I know you ladies worked hard to get it done. Your applique looks great. I love the colors you have choosen. Have fun at the retreat. I hope that means there will be sales at the shop since the boss will be away!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Well done, quiltteacher! The wallhanging is superb and your blocks are both stunning and dynamic!