Saturday, April 28, 2007

Brenham Wildflowers

Everyone always talks about the Bluebonnets in Spring in Texas, but there are lots of other flowers blooming as well. At least here they don't mow them, and let everyone enjoy them. Several of us from my Thursday Bee went on a field trip to check out the quilt shops in Brenham Texas and in Giddings Texas. Found these flowers along highway 290. Couldn't resist stopping and snapping a few photos.

What you don't see in these pictures is the car inching its' way down the highway as I'm wandering in the weeds, hoping I don't run across a snake! I told them I would teleport back to the car if I saw one.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

T-Shirt Quilt is Ready to Quilt!

Finished up the top and the backing for this T-shirt quilt that is for Lindsey's friend Michelle. It has tee shirts from OSU (that is Oklahoma State University in Stillwater), concerts, Eskimo Joes and so on. On the back I incorporated some of the boxer shorts (as sashing around the smaller logos & pockets) as well as a piece of her baby blanket. The sashing and cornerstones are done in batiks. I've had the t-shirts awhile, so she has probably forgotten about them and it will be a complete surprize when she gets it!
Still have to quilt it, and I still have a couple of customer quilts that I need to finish before I can get to this one. I think it turned out pretty nicely!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sue Nichols at Greater Houston Quilt Guild

Sue Nichols was at our guild meeting last night at Greater Houston Qilt Guild. What a delight! Her slide show was a history of domestic machine quilting, but the slides did not do justice to the actual quilts that she showed afterwards! Probably everyone has heard of the BEATLES QUILT, well she had the BABY BEATLES quilt there and it was awesome! Her colors are so vivid! I would love to take a class on Sue and Pats creative side.

Her machine quilting on her domestic machine is great. Very traditional, but very dense and detailed. Just wonderful. She will be at the WEst Houston Quilters Guild this evening and another workshop tomorrow.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Bagel Sandwich Protector !

Found this on

Pack your bagel in a CD spindle Now this is incredibly clever: using an old CD spindle as a bagel-sandwich protector for your packed lunch.

How cool is this? I've got lots of these.

Friday, April 06, 2007

It Rears Its' Ugly Head!!!

OK, this quilt top has come back. I was so excited to have the top finished, that I didn't consider the borders. I've had several good suggestions from SEVERAL people (thank you to all), this is what I've come up with.
I've numbered the areas 1, 2 & 3. Please Vote and let me know which one you think would look best. (The light blue is a fussy cut zig zag fabric).

Had a great time at our Bees' retreat last weekend. Some of us exchanged BEACH House Blocks. We had a little fun with that and came downstairs dressed in beach attire and singing a Beach Boys tune (we only knew one line and just sang it over and over VERY LOUDY).