Monday, August 1, 2011

Back in the Swing...

How come every time I post, it starts off something like this "I can't believe it's been so long......"?

Ok, well I'm almost done with my RN-->BSN program (December 2011) and have been finding a little time
to sew again. I'll have to post some pics of my latest creations, or "starts of creations." I did manage to
finish a quilt recently. It started out as a 9-patch (batik & WOW) swap and I made a whole bunch more blocks
because I liked what I received and wanted to make a larger quilt. It ended up being a large lap or maybe a
twin size. I still use it on our king bed - but I just don't share! ha!

I recently went on a cruise to Alaska with my sister-in-law. Bought tons of goodies, including a pattern &
fabric to make a table topper (round & about 45" across). I finished the topper's top in a few sittings, and
am ready to quilt it. I guess it would help if I knew HOW I was going to quilt it, huh? I was thinking of just
starting in the center, and making a spiral, and that's it. I don't want to quilt "in the ditch," because I think
that's way too plain.

I just signed up for my first official BOM and the first month is being shipped today! It's called "Lolly Pop Trees," and
I'm in love! I'll post a pic when I can.

I also started a new group on Facebook a little over a month ago - "Pacific Northwest Quilters." The ladies seem to
like the group so far, which is great! Lots of ideas posted, Poll-type questions asked, and just general quilty
conversation. LOVE IT! Through that group, a few of us are doing our own little "few-rules" BOM, using the
"Rose of Sharon" book/blocks. The book was written by Sharon Pederson, and the blocks are stunning! They
were designed by women all over the world. I went to Fabric Depot (in Portland, Oregon) today to purchase
fabrics for the project. Buying batiks is ALWAYS fun for me, as they're my favorite type of fabric. Can't wait
to get started!

Ok, must sign off. Have to be to work in less than an hour...

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