Monday, November 8, 2010

Design Wall Monday -- 11/8/2010

Progress on the Carolina Chain project I’ve posted about before slowed this week so I could work on this tiny quilt that is about 24" square.  This was one of the Christmas quilt kits handed out at the Quilt Club in October. It will be donated to the Threads of Love organization which benefits premature babies and their families.  It is nearly ready for simple machine quilting.  The photograph was taken at a bad angle and does not do it justice. 

Check out Judy's site at Patchworktimes for lots of inspiration.

A good friend unexpectedly invited me to accompany her and another friend to Houston for the International Quilt Festival last week.  We stayed at her daughter’s house, enjoyed the experience of seeing some truly masterful quilts, and took advantage of the opportunity to shop for and learn about supplies not readily available locally.  Most of my purchases were supplies for my mid-arm quilter.  Those items are at the ranch waiting for my next opportunity to load something on the frame.  Here are a couple of my other purchases.

Finally, the Texas Hill Country has been enjoying a delightful fall season.  Ths is a rose from my garden.


scraphappy said...

Good work on the Threads of Love quilt. It is nice to be able to make quilts for a good cause. Not everyone has such a useful hobby.

Chris said...

Love your work on Threads of Love. My heart is with all the families of preemies since we have one in the hospital right now :)

QuiltSwissy said...

Beautiful rose!


AnnieO said...

The big quilt shows are so fantastic but can sure be overwhelming. Nice that you were able to do it and not have to go broke on hotel room charges. Pretty rose!

Denise :) said...

Love the rose -- its color is gorgeous! :)

Diane said...

love the fabrics you got-the rose is stunning.