Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tiny Teddies

I found this kit at Mama's Log Cabin in Arkansas.  I looked at it for a while and also the kit will kitties and finally this jumped into my hand!  It is just so cute.  Most of you know that "I don't touch the needle", meaning I don't do much handwork.  So Monday morning I digitized the teddies in my Designer Plus software with the advanced applique tool and added the faces.  I had most of the 15" x18" quilt finished before heading to bed. Did I tell you how cute it was?  Now to figure out what to do with this "impulse" quilt.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


These are photos from the Overbrook Quilt Connection Fabulous Fall Bus Trip!!  Forty-one enthusiastic quilters left Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. on a thousand mile adventure to seven quilt shops in four states. The top photo was taken at Block-by-Block in Carthage, MO.  Then it was off to Sager Creek Quilts and Mama's Log Cabin in Arkansas.  We stopped at the Log Cabin Quilt Shop in Oklahoma at 9:30 p.m. before staying overnight in Tulsa. We were up and on the bus at 7:00 a.m. and headed to Sooner Quilts in Guthrie.  Our final stops were in Derby at Sunflower Quilts and Severy, where the second photo was taken.

One of the ladies shared that "what happens on the bus stays on the bus!"  But many participated in our "Fat Quarter" event at each stop.  One of the quilters could then receive a huge bag of fat quarters.  We had seven extremely happy people with that.  Several of the quilters learned to do twilling during the trip. We had a demo about the new ruffled yarn scarves. I showed a couple of quilts and shared how to make them.  We had a few games, a few quilting tips, a few "green" tips, a few drawings, and a ton of laughs. Roger, our driver, did a little shopping because his spouse is a quilter.  Bonnie, my newly retired superintendent friend, was a great help to me.  Thanks, Bonnie

We had a great time!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sunflower Cupcakes

Overbrook Quilt Connection is one of eight shops in the Fabulous Fall Bus Tour.  These are sunflower cupcakes that I helped my granddaughter decorate this afternoon.  They really are as cute as the photo and taste really yummy.  We used my kitchen and it was a yellow frosting mess by the time we were finished.  But we had a very productive afternoon.  She has another 150 or so to frost tomorrow.

My friend and I are the hostesses on the bus that leaves the quilt shop tomorrow morning at 6:15 am.  It will be a long day as we visit four shops in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.  We will spend the night near Tulsa before returning home Saturday evening after visiting three more shops.  It will be great fun.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thanksgiving Wordle

This is the Thanksgiving stitch-out from "Pillow Talk" by Claudia's Creations.  I had some fabric that changes from light to dark that I used for the background. I really like the fabric in this context.  The batik border is a fall leave pattern but it looks like some kind of military camo because you can't see the entire pattern.  But it is a fun project.