Sunday, May 24, 2015

Guest Blogger

Hi everyone, and Happy Memorial Day Weekend................ 

I hope you'll stop over to Sarah Craig's blog,  "Confessions of a Fabric Addict", where I am a guest blogger....  how fun was that !

And I'll be back in this space in just a few days !

Kate

Friday, May 8, 2015

Progress, Progress, Progress

Good Friday night to everyone...............

I have not been an active blogger lately - one reason is because I have been busy at work.   But, truth be told...............

I just have so many BIG projects, and they are moving VERY SLOWLY................

But they ARE moving..............................

So, here's some PROGRESS TO REPORT.... (doing the happy dance)


One more row to add on the bottom.........................

Of that row, four are appliqued - I have two more to go..............

I'll show you again when I get the bottom row on..................

AND THEN I'LL THINK ABOUT THE BORDERS - -

Don't you love this pattern?  It's by Sue Garman, called "Sarah's Revival"...and it's soo much fun to applique................

stay tuned for MORE PROGRESS.


Kathleen

Friday, May 1, 2015

HANDS 2 HELP


Oh It's A Happy Friday

I just put the last stitches on my Hands2Help quilts  - -

Have you been watching this initiative ?  If not, go HERE   to learn more.    It's an annual initiative by Sarah, at her blog "Confessions of a Fabric Addict"...  She organizes quilt donations to several different charities each year.

I'm signed up for two, and I'm tickled that they are completed BEFORE the deadline !




I'll be packing these up to go to Emily at Happy Chemo !

Oh these have been fun... glad to get them finished, though... Finishes are always nice.


Let's see - what else can I sew on ??  Surely there must be some fabric around somewhere.................:)


Kate



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Oh My What Came in the Mail !

Hello hello everyone - 

Somehow every day goes by and I just feel busier and busier... 

But this week I got a great box , and just want to share.............



Did I tell you that I am hosting a quilting retreat in Lake Tahoe ???

now, I ask, am I nuts or what   ???   yes, nuts, completely.

I found a wonderful place in Lake Tahoe called the "SewHeavenly Retreat" house that can be rented for quilting retreats - Google it, its fabulous - will accommodate TEN quilters!

So, I wrote my quilty online friends, and a few months later, the lease was signed, and eight people are going to connect in Tahoe in August to work on charity quilts for the Sunshine Online Guild...........

Let's see - four days with eight quilters, most of whom I have never met.....YIKES! 

But I know it will be fine - no, not fine, fabulous... and I can't wait.

So this week, one of the members of the Guild sent this box of goodies for us to sew on, since she can not attend...



 
 
 
ooh, ooh, aren't they wonderful ????  It's going to be SOOOO much fun, I can't wait...
 
Kate
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

What's that in the Box ??

Happy Sunday to all...

Well, my linen quilt entitled "Sonoma Sunday" finally came home...  it had quite the journey...
(if you want to see it,(again:)  )  ,   click on "Lace and Linens " tab above, and you can see all my linen quilts.


Look what was in the box:

PARTY TIME !!!  TWO RIBBONS............

I sent Sonoma Sunday to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival... to my delight , it won a "Judges' Choice" ribbon - hooray ! 

Well, the winners from Mid-Atlantic were on display at the New Jersey show, which immediately follows - so Mancuso people took my quilt to New Jersey.

Then, I had entered it in Savannah, but there wasn't time to ship it to CA and back, so the very nice people at Mancuso (hi Claire) took it to Savannah ! 

And it won another ribbon - this time "Best Interpretation of Theme, Wall Quilt Division"......

AND A CHECK CAME IN THE MAIL, TOO !

To any of you reading this that are shy to enter the national shows - please do !!  If you are worried about being upset by reading judges comments - I have a tip for you - YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ THEM !!!!  But if you do, you could learn something about what they see when they look at your quilt...:)...

Meanwhile, I keep working and working on Bodega Bay, the piece I hope to finish this summer...





 
and I played with a little teapot panel I won in a giveaway.   Made a sweet baby quilt, I think.

 
 
 
 
There's a little weekend left  - - ENJOY !!!
 
Kate
 
 











Saturday, April 4, 2015

It Really IS All About Value !

Good Easter weekend and Happy Final Four to you all !!

After a fabuous visit to the East Coast to see family, I'm at the machine again today, and finished up this top for Sarah's "Hands2Help"  charity initiative...


I just love, love this top - at heart its just another string quilt...  but I completely love the low value sashing, which served to quiet down the noise of all the color, and then the burgundy picked up the dark value so well... 

Love it, love it !!!!    Love when something turns out even better than expected !!!

I'm on a roll - I better go sew some more !!  It's early yet................

Happy quilting ...

Kate

Friday, April 3, 2015

Not Much Quilting

Hi all -

Not much sewing. 

Traveling to visit family on the east coast.

Watched grand-nieces play softball.

Fished in a lovely lake.

Took time to watch the sunset.



Kate

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