of a 'big' birthday - great friends! I celebrated a decade-turning BD in July. Jan and I caught up yesterday - look at the beautiful doll quilt she made me. I'm a lucky girl! What a treasure (both the quilt and the friend). Some of my recent yardage stash purchases are resting on the chair arm.
But that wasn't the only BD surprise. My quilting peeps - Pat, Susan, Sandy, Bev, and Jan - made me birthday blocks! Yankee Puzzle in beautiful, rich colors. The blocks are sitting on the doll quilt back - one of my favorite fabrics (isn't Jan the best)! Can't wait to go digging in the stash for the perfect fabric to pull together these beautiful blocks. I'm not going to tell the number of blocks cause I know you see the correlation between blocks and years - I'll just say there are alot of blocks. All these quilting surprises took the sting out of turning a 'decade' page.
Labor Day Weekend Sewing Update. I had the house to myself Thursday night, so I pulled out some Lady Circle Patchwork Quilts magazines. One little photo set the agenda for my sewing weekend. Jan and I were dropping off tops for quilting and I needed a back. Here's a pic of my inspiration (Bear's Paw) -
So, this stack of large triangles became this quilt back. The top was fun and quick - can't wait to get it back.
INDIANA 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts AQSG 2012 Quilt Study Challenge Monroe County History Museum 202 E 6th St Bloomington, IN 03/01/13 thru 08/31/13 Tues - Sat 10:00 - 4:00
Inherited Quilts, 2013 A wide variety of vintage and antique quilts, Mennonite and Amish, inherited from friends and relatives. Good Library Gallery, Goshen College Goshen, IN 04/07/13 thru 07/12/2013 Mon - Thurs 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM Fri 8:00 to 5:00, Sat 1:00 to 5:00, Sun 3:00 to 11:00 Hours vary during academic breaks, summer and holidays 574.535.7418
'Star Study: Quilts from the 2010 Star Study Challenge' Quilter's Hall of Fame 926 S Washington St Marion, IN 04/04/2013 thru 07/20/2013 Thurs - Sat 10:00 to 3:00
KENTUCKY Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery Permanent quilt wing with changing exhibits Opening exhibit (thru early 2013) includes 15 variations of Star pattern quilts in addition to quilts and textiles from the Richardson Collection. Kentucky Museum 1444 Kentucky St Bowling Green, KY Mon - Sat 9:00 to 4:00 EST