Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AAQI Update 11/20

Hey all,

Just a quick update on the Alzheimer's Awareness Quilt Initiative.

The first one from the MQA group to sell was Brenda Crownover.  http://www.alzquilts.org/12475.html It raised $60.

Two of our groups were accepted to the auction; Sheila Pierce http://www.alzquilts.org/12478.html and Watana Cantrell http://www.alzquilts.org/12480.html.  This is for the December Auction that will run from December 1 to the 10th.

Mine are still not up, but I am sure they will be soon!

Every one have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Big Plans!!!

Hey all,

Probably won't be much sewing this week.  I am going to Boulder to see my wonderful, smart, fun, athletic, talented, giving, beautiful daughter.  We are planning to have a wonderful Thanksgiving day dinner with whom ever is around that wants to come.  

Been getting exciting that Bonnie Hunter mystery starts Friday.  I have never participated before, but decided to do it this year.  These are the colors she is doing hers in.  I started to do mine in the same colors, but I did not have much teal.  So first I was just going to substitute in blue for teal and move forward.  Then I decided that I am going to use a different color combination.  So I went shopping in my stash of fabrics and pulled this combination.
I am liking it a lot...still not sure about everyone of them, but I am trying to do this quilt without buying any fabric....I have been organizing my fabric and I have a bunch of it up there.  So I am trying to sew it up and make room for more.  

In organizing, I found this UFO that I had forgotten about.  I could either make a 4 x 4 small quilt
I would have to get rid of two blocks to make it square.

or a 3 x 6 block quilt and make a long quilt...maybe with sashings between the columns?  What do you all think?  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.  


Sunday, November 11, 2012

No Sewing. Cleaning.

Hey all,

No sewing occurred this week....sadness.  Spent way too much time listening to politics.  I will get to sewing this week and post later!!  But the yard and house look better, laundry is done, dogs have been bathed and all the dog beds washed as well as my sheets!!  Car is still a mess, but will work on that later too.  Live the day well, as my friend Su C. (knew her in Okinawa, but now hails from northern Virginia.)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Alzheimer's Quilts Updates

Our quilts are still on the waiting to be assigned page, but pictures of all our quilts are up, except mine.  The ones I registered for myself were sent to one lady and the ones I was the quilt registration goddess (their words)  for were sent to another lady.  The one that is doing mine might be at the International Show in Houston...so I am sure once she is back they will be posted.  I know the lady who assigns the numbers was going and indicated they had a group going to work the show.

click here to see the photos

Photo credit:"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" quilt exhibit. Photo courtesy of Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.  All these photos are credited to Alzheimer's.

12,475 - All That Remains
12,476 - Changing Directions
12,477 - A Different Path
12,478 - Alzheimer's Blues
12,479 - Uneven Lines of Life
12,480 - Sunsets of Our Lives
12,481 - Stop and Smell the Rose
12,482 - Flowers in the Tree
12,483 - Hope For A Cure

you can click on the quilt to go to alzheimer's page!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blueberries and Key Lime Pie

Hey all,

Klaudeen Hanson
Our guild, in conjunction with the Starkville guild arranged to have Klaudeen Hanson come teach two seminars on the same topic so that we could share the cost.  She taught one in Columbus yesterday and today was in Starkville.  Since I work, I went to the class in Starkville.  They have a beautiful facility at their Sportsplex.  It is so roomy and bright.  We were making her quilt pattern called Blueberries and Key Lime Pie. 

 It is a fairly simple pattern that can look very different depending on colors and types of fabrics.

I like the wavy stripes.  

This pattern looked really elegant.

I forgot who had this one, but the stripe was really a bargello that looks striped when cut across.

Nancy from Starkville - love the black and white, that will be very dramatic.

I always think brown and blue look manly.
Doesn't this look Springy?

Diane - Fall colors

I forgot...but this looks like the colors of an iris.

Judy's Blue and Yellow

Lawana's  Classy gray and red

Bobbie's  looks like summer to me.

These were my colors...I think I will call it "Death by Pumpkins"  (I might change my mind!!)
If you look close, my striped fabric has skulls on it...I have very little striped fabric in my stash of fabric, so I bought this fabric for this project.  I may have to decide to not eliminate it so quickly.  I usually choose not to use it as directional fabrics sometimes cause design problems.  But I put striped fabric on the binding of the last quilt and we used it in the stratas last summer and I really like it in this.    Hmmm, I am sensing a trend.

Here are a few more photos from the day.  It was delightful and relaxing.  Hope everyone from the other class had as much fun.