Friday, October 28, 2011

I Won

by Karen on October 28, 2011

in quilts

While we were traveling for six weeks I decided to not participate in any give away’s on the numerous quilting blogs that I have on my google reader but as we got closer to home I thought well if I did win one it wouldn’t get home before I did. (the post office was holding our mail and I didn’t want it to pile up too high).   A couple weeks ago Sherri at A Quilting Life held a giveaway – 4 winners and I was one of them Smile  I asked her to wait a week before sending it as I would then be home and I got this delicious treat in the mail today.  This is my 3rd win this year – guess I’m lucky, I won a jelly roll back in February , a package of 16 fat quarters in July and now this 10-square of 42 pieces (like a layer cake) in late October.  How sweet.

This fabric is “Veranda” by Robert Kaufman.  I spread it out a little bit to see all the colors.  I’m not sure at the moment what it will end up in but something pretty I’m sure Smile


I went to my quilt group this morning and had a nice visit with 4 other ladies, we have between 4 and 10 meet but not all make it normally on the same Friday.  Shirley makes a lot of quilts and she had two queen size quilts to show off –


Shirley machine pieces and has several different people do the machine quilting for her, I’m not sure who did the quilting on these two.


Beautiful quilts.

Have a nice weekend!


Fall, Pumpkins, and Quilting

by Karen on October 28, 2011

in quilts, weather

In between the rain yesterday I got my camera out to take some photos of our fall trees and also my re-arranged pumpkin/flowers.  We had a cold chilly rain all day – made it much more like fall weather I guess.  The leaves fell naturally around my flowers – no work there – until it is time to clean them up that is.


My small dogwood


My big tree in the front yard is starting to turn yellow already in the week since we got home – the one next to it always turns red and is not uncommon for that one to be completely bare by the beginning of November.  The yellow on the other hand at times is still holding onto it’s leaves the first week of December – I don’t know – I think this year it will loose them by Thanksgiving.


Another angle of the dogwood – the orange color tree is a persimmon.


The back of the child’s quilt that I started quilting this week.


And the front of it.  A lot left to work on but a good start.  I will be working more on this one this morning at the quilt group.


Although yesterday was a high of about 64 at midnight by the middle of the day it was staying steady at 48 degrees and a cold rain all day.  We did need it as the summer and early fall has been very dry.  Today though the sun is supposed to be out and nice – I might need to take a walk before I head home from quilt group.