Monday, January 28, 2008

Bargello Bowl

Of course! Of course I'm joining in on another project ! Bonnie ( had to whip up a quilt for a workshop she is doing and has invited everyone to join her to make this quilt instead of watching the superbowl.
Think I am going to do mine in a bunch of Amish solids that I have. hmmmm....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

At The Movies! Another UFO Completed!

This is one of 6 quilts that my friend Linda G and I designed and put together. We found this cool movie fabric at Quakertown Quilt Shop in Friendswood TX last summer. We used that in the center, and there are paper pieced boxes of popcorn in the corners. There are markee lights running around the movie fabric. Cool huh! Didn't get it done in time for Christmas (Although Linda got 4 done). This will be a birthday present for a lucky son-in-law in June!

This is me showing it for Show and Tell at the Greater Houston Quilt Guild meeing in January.

Oh, the gal that was going to buy the whole of pantos backed out. Now I've got to list them again. Bummer....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Quilt for our Buddy!

One of our close friends has had a super rough year. She was having horrible headaches and went to the doctor in early summer 2007. She just recently heard that the growth had actually shrunk by about 50%, but we as concerned Bee Buddies (otherwise known as 'The Herd') decided that M.M. needed a quilt to cuddle under while going through her many tests and recuperation. We finally presented it to her. This was one of those projects that we 'thought' we could put together in one afternoon, but ended up taking several days. Designed, peieced and quilted with love; by Gail S., Linda G., Ann K. and myself. Here is a picture of Michelle holding her quilt.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Quilt Panto Library for Sale

Many of you know that I upgraded my Gammill to include the IQ. So, I don't need my entire library of pantos any longer.

There are about 130 of them listed. Nice assortment of Level 1 and Level 2 with some serious Level 3 in there.

This would be a GREAT investment for someone who has a small library of pantos. I would like to sell the whole thing as one purchase, but will be listing them for $8.00 each after getting them typed up. I will give those on the lists first chance then if any are left, they will go on eBay. I will consider offers for the whole shebang before selling individually.

The pantos are in good shape, lots of them only used once or twice- if at all.

Let me know your interest. but please just email me at betty dot baker at usa dot net

Here is the link:

Friday, January 04, 2008

More UFO's Bite the Dust!

There were 6 of us at the sew-in on New Years Day. Everyone brought superbowl type snack food and everyone worked on their own projects. No sports tv or radio broadcasts could be heard; only the sound of the sewing machines and ladies chattering about fabric.
Finished the top of this batik spider web. We officially dubbed it "Piece 'O Pie" because they are more like pieces of pie than of cake! I can move this one from UFO to Ready to Quilt!
This next one I started this one just before Christmas 2006, and didn't get it done in time for gift giving, so it ended up in the UFO pile. Just needed the borders completed. It is all flannels and very scrappy. The pattern is Terry Atkinson's "Cheese and Crackers". It took longer to the borders than the inside of the quilt. The pattern wasn't with the pattern so wasn't real clear on what you were supposed to do in the corners, so I just winged it, and just used all blues (no lights) in the corners. Another one moved from the UFO list to the Ready To Quilt list.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Mini Quilting Retreat at Shadywood Quilts

Several members of the sub-bee stopped in and sewed over the vacation days after Christmas. It was nice to be able to sew on my own things and not think about customer quilts for awhile. My goal was to complete things that have been on my UFO list for awhile.

First item to mark off of the list is my Fractions Quilt that has been ready to quilt for over a year!! The status is now officially COMPLETE as in quilted and bound! Yippee!

This was a fast and easy quilt, done in batiks and metallics. Most of the fabrics were purchased at Sew Batik at MQS in 2006.