Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Beautiful Quilt Finished

Last night at our Tuesday night sewing group my friend Liz W. brought along her finished quilt to show us. This quilt was made in a workshop early last spring. The workshop was a mystery quilt. Using scraps or fat quarters you didn't need to buy any new fabric. Don't we all love to use fabric out of our stashes. I love the way this quilt turned out. Liz just loves this quilt and is using it on the bed in her 5th wheel trailer.

Here is a close up of the blocks. case you are wondering I took the class and my quilt is a UFO. After seeing Liz's finished quilt I really have to get busy and finish my quilt. I used very bright fabrics... all fat quarters in my's going to look very different.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Countdown to Christmas

Thanksgiving is over and now the count down to Christmas begins. Wow....has this year gone by fast. Seem like yesterday and summer was just begining. There was frost on my car this morning when I left for work. I'm happy because the frost will kill all the flyes that were left over from this summer.

The converence quilt pictures were taken at the Lodi Quilt Show. The person who made them took a class with Ricky Timms. I really like the fabric she used and the way they were made. I love making converence quilts. So much never know what you will turn out with. I like the way the boarder is done on the first quilt......very different.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving !

It's been way too long since I've posted. I did attend the Lodi quilt show and took some pictures of my favorite quilts. The quilt above is done in felt and I really love working with felt. This is a beautiful quilt....but I bet it is very heavy.

My friend Carol is working on the quilt above. I love all the old 30's fabrics....its nice to see the finished version.
This quilt is done in a see through style...the threads hold the quilt together. Very different...more of a art quilt.

The red flowers in this quilt really make the quilt. I love red.

Have a good Thanksgiving and don't eat too much. To my friend Liz who says she read my blog.....hello.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Fall In California

Fall has finally arrived here in central California we had our first rain shower starting Wednesday night. Today is cloudy and cool and it finally feels like fall. The tree's are even changing color and leaves are falling to the ground. I just hope the fog season doesn't start. Because of the big valley we live in here we get very thick ground fog and it makes it hard to drive. If the crazy people who drive way too fast weren't on the roads driving in the fog it would be much easier. It get so bad at night that I've had a hard time finding my own driveway.

The picture you see on the left is from the class last Saturday. Our teacher made this top and I love the way she put the fish in the picture.

I have you plan on voting? I vote absentee and did so two weeks all that junk mail I get on the election and all those crazy ads don't have any effect on me. Because I live out in the country and there are not enough voters for a polling place to vote we ususally end up having to vote absentee so I regestered for a permate absentee I vote absentee all the time. Remember....if you don't vote you can't complaine about the way the country is being run. Heaven knows we need a change and I really hope a change is coming.

On Sunday I plan on attending a quilt show in to follow. Have a great weekend.