Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Quilting is a social event even today. I get so much encouragement and inspiration from my quilting friends. We meet each Friday and have a wonderful time over fabric, food, fun and laughter and some service for others too. I hope if you do not have any sewing or quilting buddies that you look for some. You may find some new and life long friends along the way!
This pictured quilt was made by my friend Beverly for her daughter. The picture does not due it justice. It is just beautiful. It also gave me a new appreciation for purple fabrics. Purple is not one of my preferred colors and so I only use it for accents but not as the major color in a quilt. She used many different purples and added the green to make the purple pop! It was very effective.

So what is your least favorite color and are you using it anyway or refusing it?


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Stars and More Stars

The stars, sun, and moon have been in the news a lot lately. I love it when we can get away from the city and actually see a night sky full of stars. You forget how many are out there when they are dimmed by the city lights. I love warm nights, even cool ones, sitting out and star gazing. Do you? Do you ever watch for the many satellites that are orbiting our planet? Try it some time, they are easy to spot. 

Moving on to quilty star things. I am amazed how quickly this year is moving by and I still can't wrap my head around the fact that it is June and July is just around the corner. I have been in the process of making a star throw and kitchen table runner for a while now and if I don't hurry up and finish them they will have to wait for July next year. So I am working on them this week, (after my nephew's graduation party which is at my house,) and am hopeful that another 4th of July will not pass us by without these additions. My 4th of July stars are wonky or irregular stars and I am making them out of Civil War prints by Judy Rothermel in mostly reds and blues with an off white background. This style of star is fun, forgiving and quick to make. So now, as my grandfather would say, "You better get to gettin." meaning I better get to work on those stars.

So what are you working on for June and July and will you stop and spend some time star gazing at the night sky or quilty ones?

Off to star gaze...


Monday, June 4, 2012

Away with the family

We have been away for some family time, leaving behind the fast pace of life. It seems like time stands still when we go here. We have no internet, phone other than spotty cell reception, no television except what we bring in dvd form. We get lots of time together, doing things together, or time to read or just sitting quietly and enjoying. I hope you will get some down time too.    I did take some quilty projects with me though. Somehow I can not stand to not have busy hands. So I was able to work on a new pattern that I made from a picture I took of an antique quilt. I made sample blocks and it is going to be a really cute quilt. I will share the pattern here when I get it all worked out. I also worked on some small, medium and a bit bigger hexes. They are the perfect take-along project. 
What are your favorite take-along projects? or do you leave it all behind when you have a chance to get away?