Wednesday, December 15, 2010

First quilts and Harry Potter

Karen did the embroidered baskets quilt from several posts back and this is another of her embroidered quilts.  This is a pattern by Crabapple Hill.

Yesterday was a meeting of Prairie Quilt Guild and it was the first time we have had a December meeting in several years.  The last few years the December meeting had to be cancelled due to bad weather.  We had a fun Christmas party meeting, with Christmas music, Christmas cookies and decorations and a program about the 20 small Bees within the larger Guild.  We also had a guessing game of first quilts - all the board members displayed the first quilt they had ever made and we handed out a list of board members names with a clue by each name.  The guild members were supposed to guess who made which quilt.  It was just for fun, there were no prizes but I think people enjoyed it. 

My first quilt was this little block that was all made by hand; hand pieced, appliqued and quilted.  My clue was " This is the best hand quilting I have ever done".  It's also the ONLY hand quitling I have ever done as I am a confirmed machine

I  got caught up on my customer quilting so I finally allowed myself to go see the new Harry Potter movie.  We went to one of those huge theater complexes that had the movie playing in four different theaters at different times.  We chose an afternoon showing in one of the smaller theaters and were the only ones there!  It was great to have a private viewing - we could be obnoxious and rock our seats wildly, comment loudly on the movie while it was running and other bad behavior. 

While we read of heavy snows in many parts of the country it remains sunny, cold and DRY here in Wichita.  I'm sure we will get our turn! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Good quilting weather

I just finished two big quilts for Eddie - she makes nice big quilts for her grandkids.  She is a very precise piecer too, I can vouch for her accuracy on the one-inch squares in the Irish Chain at the top of this post.

I really like the way this one turned out, it's such a bold graphic design.  Hopefully her grandson appreciates it.