Saturday, October 04, 2008

baby hold on to me...


the future is ours to see...whatever will be will be... so baby hold on to me...

Don't I just look giddy in this picture? Is it because I am with my baby? Well, yeah! But also because I survived the "Island in the Sky" trail!! Shew! Note to self- if a West Virginia trail has the word "sky" in it, expect a vertical climb!! But the lovely breeze at the top made it all worth while.

Went out with Sandy, yesterday- spent the whole day having a blast with no schedule or purpose! We had breakfast and then we were the first through the doors at the local quilt guild show. Here's my loot- sorry the picture isn't better. I found some sweet repro fat quarters and I am still collecting red and white- I have no idea why- I have more than enough for my redwork quilt! Just a habit, I suppose. And I also guess that I could make two quilts... The "jingle" is a panel for the holidays- there are six other blocks. I might piece some stars to go with it- fast and easy. I bought a batik just because it didn't seem right not to. My favorite thing that I picked up is my "Little Bits" pattern for 15 tiny little 2" blocks- Called Lynn's pins. Guess what I am hoping to make as gifts, this year? There are enough paper patterns to make 45 blocks. So I hope to make some pins, but thought that they would also make a great "mini."

The tied-dyed, whole cloth quilt that my loot is sitting on is my new quilting project. My cousin dyed it for me last summer and I finally am getting around to quilting it. I was all out of cotton batting so I bought a Warm batting called Warm and Bond- odd stuff. Stiff and has a scratchy hand to it- but we'll see how it washes up. I'll let ya know. It was on sale so I thought I'd give it a try. I am quilting a flame meander on it- starting out tiny in the center of the design and getting larger as it moves out. Not so simple for me to remember where I am, but I'm moving right along.

5 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

:-) congrats.

Love your "loot" -- seems you were very self-restrained...

Darcie said...

Sorry...but I'm going to have to say that your loot cannot hold a candle to how adorable the two of your are together in that picture! ;-) How grand! Looks as though you may be even more in love than the day (cuz I've seen a pic, ya know) you said "I do" and ate cake together. ;-)

Enjoy those Little Bits pins. Those patterns are the ones that I swear by!

Love you tons!

Julie said...

What an adorable photo of you and your sweetie! And your loot haul is teensy tiny compared to my recent loot haul. You gotta do better than that if we quilters are gonna save this goll durn economy.

Ye Merrie Quilter said...

Looks like you had fun at the show! I have a sample piece of the Warm Bond, and the front says it's "Thermally Bonded Cotton", but the back says it's an 80/20 blend. I've used other blends that worked out just fine (though I did all my quilting by machine). Let me know how it works out for you.
Karen

Julia said...

Nines and Will, sittin' in a tree! K i s s i n g! -----
Do you remember that little rhyme from childhood?
How cute you two are!!!!!!

Love the little minis! Can't wait to see that whole cloth quilt. Very groovy!!!!! :~)