Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Catching Up

I   I know it has been a long time since you have heard from me.  It seems like every time I had something to write about, I didn't have pictures, or I had pictures, but nothing I've wanted to say.  No excuses, just haven't taken the time to write a post on the blog.  But, here goes.
     It has been a great summer so far in our little town in Missouri.  No intense heat, lots of rain, green grass and summer flowers.  I made a trip to Hot Springs Village AR to attend a rug hooking workshop with Aileen Anderson.  I learned so much and had a great time with my hooking friends.

From left, Ann, Marilyn, Aileen, Kathy and me.
     Aileen has a wonderful studio with lots of wool.  I was like a kid in a candy store.

Here is the piece that I finished while there.

This was drawn from a photo taken on my trip to Ireland.  

     It was back to sewing when I came home so I finished up some crib quilts for the Baby Grace program supported by my quilt guild.  

These have since been quilted and bound.  They are ready to be donated. 

      The guild held a two day retreat the Friday and Saturday of Father's Day weekend.  There were four of us who had bought the Metro Rings pattern and the Quick Curve Ruler to make a double wedding ring quilt.  None of us had so much as broken the seal on the ruler, so decided to make it together while at retreat.  It certainly was less intimidating that way. 
Sew Kind of Wonderful - Quick Curve Ruler 

My first block.

The fabrics are French General that I had been collecting for a long time, all different lines.  

Here is the finished top.  I am going to scallop the edges, so left the outside border large.  

     Today, I pieced two backings, trying to use stash.  One was the Double Wedding Ring and the other was another charity quilt, destined for the Great Circle Children's Home.  

Now, I have this stack of tops that I need to quilt, five of them.  Sadly, they are all new starts for the year.  No UFO's in this stack.  There is one UFO hanging in the closet.  Maybe I should do it first.    Hopefully, I will get started this weekend.  


PS.  Linking today with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. I love the French General Fabrics!

  2. Your ram is cute. I need to make a wedding ring quilt one day.


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