Kelly and I went out last week to see what’s up in the Magnolia area.
Dropped her car off at dealer for oil change.. went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast... stopped at Silos...
Not too many people here yet... kinda early.
Here’s the entry was decorated for Winter. The whole place was gorgeous.
Then we walked over to check out Magnolia Press... the new coffee shop. Another gorgeous place! Well done Joanna! Still working on the back half, it’s not open yet... gonna be her furniture design store also a new patio to sit out and chat while drinking your coffee...it’s not open yet either.
Then we hit a couple of antique stores... lots of fun!
Finished 2 quilts for Quilts of Valor. First one was made from scraps using the fast no match stars.
Went together really, really fast.
The 2nd was a kit from the lady who is in charge of Quilts Of Valor in this area. She came to our guild and asked for people to sew them together.
My neighbor picked it up a while ago hoping to sew it up. After 4 months, I grabbed it from her and just did it. She has her plate full so I helped her out. The waiting list here in Texas is unbelievable. Over 500 service men and woman waiting to receive a quilt. I think they are in demand all over and are looking for people to help.
Woke up today and decided to finish off the quilt for the neighbor.
3 hours in, she texted me and asked for a picture of it. That’s weird, how’d she know I was working on it. Turns out, her father-in-law took a turn for the worst and her husband was getting on a plane at 6:00 tomorrow morning. She just needed a picture to show her mother-in-law on what was coming her way. Told her don’t worry about it, it WILL be done by tonight.
It is extra long. He is a tall gentleman and that’s what she wanted. It looks awkward to me but oh well. Measures 43x73... Since I was pinched for time, this evening after I finished it up, I ran down the street to whip up a label. Our computer is on the fritz and didn’t have time to mess with it. Sandy to the rescue!
I truely don’t like my name on there so big but I was over ruled. These were all the things she wanted on there.
Can barely see it, but there is a dotted line from Virginia to Texas with a button around each city.
Washed it up... I wanted to wash it so if it turned pink from that RED backing, I could fix it. I used ‘orvis’ (I swear by this soap) and 5 color catchers. She bought all the fabric and it was all lower quality fabric from Joann’s. Not my choice at all. That many were not needed at all. Color catchers were a light pink. Shocking!!
Been quite busy around here lately. We have been trying to finish up projects...here is the shed all painted up.. still have to do a little touch up... ground is still so soggy to use a ladder in some spots. We have a couple other projects also... garage cabinets, security cameras, window estimates... things like that.
Went to Fort Worth to see “Menopause”. If you haven’t seen it, put it on your list of things of MUST see and do. I want to see it again!
Went to Houston Quilt Show.... simply amazing! I give props to whoever had the vision to to hang these the way they did.
These were taken 10 mins before closing. We went back after dinner...That’s why you don’t see very many people. During the day.. a wall of people everywhere.
Then Halloweeen came in the middle of all this.....
This picture is taken from second floor. This is one small portion of what’s to see. To get the full effect I would have taken 6 more of these and not overlapped any pictures at all. Just huge! The first day we easily hit 15,000 steps by the time we got back to the hotel.
I have been working on my quilt of a million half square triangles... middle is done, working on borders.
Then a neighbor came and asked to do a quilt for family member who is not doing so well.
It’s just laying out here, gave her many options and she chose this layout. Kind of a rush quilt, needs it by the 22nd.. better get busy! I also have a greenhouse to assemble before the next freeze comes.
It’s that time of year for the fair and again I entered a couple of quilts.
First place on both.
And the blue one here got Best in Division. Woo Hoo!
There was Waco quilt show going on at the same time so there was not very many entries at all to the Fair this year.Im already working on a quilt for next years entry. I think it’s gonna be a WOWZER!!!
I put another quilt on the machine yesterday and it failed, I had made it over 2 years ago and never quilted it because I didn’t know how I wanted to do it. It was a sew along from different blogs that all contained wool in patterns. The quilting pattern I picked to go on top was a E2E criss cross hatched design, but it was super small and I didn’t realize it till after it had started by the time I turned around and looked back, I knew if I stopped it I wasn’t gonna pick it all out so I just let it go. I wanted a large cross cross but it wasn’t. I am no good a custom quilting...
I knew it was gonna have trouble going over the wool and I would be ok with that. Kinda thinking I would un-pick it on the wool anyways. It just wasn’t co operating with me and it ruined it.
I took a couple of blocks and made pillows.
I know this Harvest one was a Lisa Bongean pattern from her blog...
I have no idea who designed this one. Like I said... it’s an oldie... over 2 years ago.