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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Brother Quilt

Hello everyone,

I have been working on this quilt for a while now…  This is a special quilt I made this for my twin brother Mark.  I knew I wanted to quilt it with my long arm, but just haven’t used it in a while and was a little intimidated…  So, my quilter friend Sue came to the rescue!  She showed me how to use my new Pro-Stitcher…  Thank you so much Sue!

I quilted this last night and now I have to bind it… Yay :-)
Here is my brothers quilt… Can wait to give it to him, and I know he can't wait to get it... :-)

Here it is on the long arm...
 Just need to bind it now...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hello Friends

Happy End of Summer! 
Fall is sneaking up on us with curious warm days followed by cool evenings that spark our imagination of what is coming our way. 

It was a beautiful weekend for shop hopping! The girls and I got up early Saturday and Sunday for our shop hopping extravaganza.  We got most of our passport filled with stamps...  we were very pleased - just three left to get. Yay!

Here we are at Stitch Chicks in North Franklin CT.

I did some damage too...  See all the goodies I got!

Happy Shop Hopping to all!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Connecticut 2015 Shop Hop

Hello Friends,

This will be my first quilting Shop Hop :-) I am so excited!

Connecticut Quilt Shop Hop 2015 – Theme:  Row by Row H20 (water)
Mark your calendars! This fall, the 5th Connecticut Quilt Shop Hop will take place starting Thursday, September 17th and continuing through Sunday, September 27th. Eleven quilt shops throughout Connecticut will be participating.

The participating shops are:
Christie's Quilting Boutique, Norwalk
Close to Home, Glastonbury
Close to Home, Orange
Close to Home, Southington
Colchester Mill Fabrics, Colchester
Lisa's Clover Hill Quilts, Berlin
Quilting By the Yard, Vernon
Sew Inspired Quilt Shop, Simsbury
Stitch Chicks Quilt Shop, North Franklin
The Yankee Quilter, Seymour
Yankee Cloth, Wallingford

Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!
Travel and collect rows: September 17th – through September 27th
Bring in completed quilt for prize: Oct. 31, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Happy Stitching

Hello Friends,
Well it looks like summer is coming to an end!  Geez, where did it go?  It seems like it just got started, and now it’s almost over!  I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like the winter – at all!  OK, well there are a couple of good things about it…  I get to quilt more - you can get a lot done on those cold snowy days, and I seem to get my blog posts out on a weekly basis too. I think we're all a little busier with picnics, the beach, and hanging out with our friends in the summer.  I know I need to get some longarm quilting done too. I have been a little busy working on a few projects… But I know, with the cooler weather coming, I'll get a lot more done.

What I am working on now...

1.      A Jelly Roll – which I need to find some coordinating fabric for the  border, binding and backing.

2.     Olivia by Michele D’Amore –It’s the handkerchief quilt in Blue Cotton – I’m going to put some photos in the center of the blocks. This is going to make a nice gift… I have the pictures ready, just need to print and lay them out - after I finish the Hardwick's Flannel, which is below this one... 

3.     Hardwick’s Chick Flannel Quilt – This will also have memory photos on it – It’s really starting to look good too – Here is a peak...
 Fun, Fun, Fun