Thursday, December 29, 2011

Endings and Beginnings

Earamichia brought this UFO to Jessica's house today. She has resolved to finish it with some perle cotton quilting. It will be done in no time. I love those big stitches and can't wait to try it on my next quilt. So inspired now....
Jess shared her applique skills with Merrill, adding this border to her English paper pieced top. Another step closer to the finish line.... while, Bernadette started a new quilt, which was admired by us all. This is also going on my New Year's list of resolutions. Here's to happy endings and new beginnings.....Happy 2012!*!*!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snowballs from Jess

My Two's Company Bee pals are pitching me some snowballs for my Red & White quilt. Jessica made these delights from her scraps. Notice the words in her fabric.....Kind - Help - Trust - Thrifty - Friend - Love - Cheeriest. These snowballs warm me up all over!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Joy to the World!

The Joy of Quilting, the Joy of Cooking , or whatever turns us on in life..... I find great joy in my friends and fellow quilters. I think of my dear friend Barbara every time I go out the door. She made this beautiful ornament while recovering from surgery. Thank you, Luv!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stamps from Faraway Places

Heidi sent me these fabulous fabrics all the way from Germany along with a postcard and map. I have never been to Germany, but I am feeling so connected now. Danke!!!

And more gorgeous stamps came my way at our Metro Mod meeting on Saturday. Victoria shared some of her incredible stash .....and hand delivered a whole packet that LeeAnn sent from Seattle....and Lisa from that distant land Connecticut added more wonderful squares....all pre-cut, too! I am getting light headed from all this excitement. Just looking at all those dots is a trip!!! Thanks a million, girls!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Triangle Trees

Here is my little quilt made for a challenge.....seasonal colors, triangle trees, and measures 50" or less all around. I machine quilted round and round for the triangles, which gave an almost starlike design. The gold silk called for much quilting, which was fun to do. I do believe I am moving into my Minimalist period!