The Sun is shining!

And I love it! The air is chilly and refreshing, beautiful fall day. I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff and took a wonderful trip to Asheville NC this summer for my mothers 90th birthday. We all gathered there to celebrate. Biltmore is well worth the trip.
This was the view while we ate breakfast, just wonderful.

I made several charity quilts this summer and have a pictures of one of them, this one is actually quilted, bindings on and labeled. It is a pattern by Brenda Ratliff from the Modern Quilt Guild website. All our members made blocks and we had so many we made two quilts. I forgot to take a picture of it finished, but here’s the top on my design wall…

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Fast finish

Short and sweet post this week.

I have my Quilts for Pulse quilt all done and ready to mail. I enjoyed doing the pattern. Hope these quilts help ease the pain.
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I also turned in my July UFO to Quilting Adventures! all done and up to date.
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working away

And having fun!

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild is doing a quilting bee with Carolyn Friedlander Envelope pattern. I started mine on a Tuesday night and by the end of that weekend I had a top. This was a fun pattern and it went together very nicely. I decided to use bright colors and white a back ground. Now I need to quilt it. Or should I say add it to the pile.
Wanda and Ann were also working away on theirs.
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The storms that came through were pretty wild. I was outside and looking west ish doesn’t look good…Lots of rain and wind, but no damage. Just lots of standing water.

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Monday already….

Time is flying around. Its the middle of May and not a lot of finishes going on. Plus its been so rainy I haven’t been able to get many good images. At least that’s the excuse I’m using. Maybe the fact that I don’t have many quilty things finished is due to me adding another hobby. I’ve had a drop spindle for a while but never really tried it, after the Powhatan Fiber festival this spring, I pulled it out and gave it a try. The dark purple is the first one and the lighter blue is the second. Of course now I need to figure out how to “set the twist” and ply it. Its not super even but I really like spinning.
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We got a little surprise in the mail this weekend.
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Two spring cookies made by the people at Butler’s Orchard up in Maryland. They didn’t last long. Made a wonderful desert, almost to pretty to eat…almost.
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If you’re anywhere near Butler’s Orchard you should stop by and check they out. They’re a family run farm going on the third generation. It started with my Aunt and Uncle and now my cousins and their child run it.

I’ve been working on a lot of place mats and table runner for the bizarre in the fall. this is one of them. I have lots of block so this may turn into a lap quilt.
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Sunny Spring Morning

Love the fresh, crisp spring air. The month of April will be full of visitors coming and going. My brother just left and in 2 weekend my sister from Alaska will come down and the last weekend of the month my other sister is coming for a visit. Everyone in one month…

I’m behind on posting so this will be very photo heavy. Last month was the ATC swap and I totally forgot…I had cards done and everything. The theme was recycled junk mail.
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 finished my March UFO, Bonnie Hunter’s Allietare Mystery its all quilted and on the bed. What a fun mystery project. I liked the colors Bonnie used, so I did mine out of the same.
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The Central VA Modern Quilting Guild is doing a Polaroid block swap. I did a ton of them.  I’m done for the next several months. Its not easy thinking that small, the center is only 2.”
‘ve gotten carried away and made tons of samples for the Country School quilting group. I’m giving a talk next week on prairie point, I’m a little obsessed…
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This one is about 12″ square (ish) and has 28 prairie points on it.

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March Monday/Teusday

I’ve been working on a couple prairie point projects for an up coming meeting for the Country School Quilters. The first one is very Aztec looking, there are tons of prairie points, I didn’t count them closely but some where around 64 give or take.

In between working on these I did a couple charity project, placements and table runner for the church bazaar in the fall. Love this fabric. They are all done from leftovers.
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