Friday, July 02, 2010

Buried under quilts!

Well, that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it!  Who would have thought that T-Shirt Quilts could be so popular?   This graduation season is finally over, now I'm starting to get orders for Christmas.  I love it when people plan ahead! 

I did take a little time and worked on one of my quilts this month.  I had wanted to try the Baptist Fan.  Here is a closeup of the quilting .  Apparently, I neglected to take a picture of the whole quilt.  duh. 

Wow!  It has been raining cats and dogs here in Houston.  We are on the 'dirty' side of Hurricane Alex.  Anyway, that means we're getting anywhere from 10-20 inches in various areas around Houston.  Our back yard looks like a giant pond with fish jumping.  Shiner (the dog) does not want to go outside to do his business.  He finally HAD to this evening and was literally dancing by  the back door to get out.  How funny. LOL.

Received the new Quilt Festival Catalog in the mail today.  Since I did so much volunteer work at the show last year, we got our books a week for anyone else - even those that took classes.   Looks like I'm taking a Gail Garber class on Thursday and one from Karen Stone class on Friday.  I'm still trying to decide what to take on Saturday.  Our Bee has 5 rooms at the Holiday Inn reserved.   It's just a block from the George R Brown Center.  Time to figure out who all will be there for sure.    We usually end up with anywhere from 3 to 7 people piled into a room.    Last year we met several ladies in the lobby who were from New York and we all were Knitting.    They were showing us 'newbies' different ways. to cast on.  Hope we meet them again!

Hubby is planning on hiking the Appalacian Trail for a month next Spring.  While we were in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, Robert and Jon did a day trip on the AT Approach.  Apparently it was 8 miles going UP both coming and going (kinda like when our parents walked 5 miles uphill in the snow both ways from school).   This picture must have been on the way UP!  They sure didn't look that fresh after they got home!  LOL.


Laurie said...

How did you do the fans? freehand? templates? It looks great on your 9-patch.

Betty said...

Thanks! No templates or rulers. It was an IQ pattern. I did just enough math to figure out how many rows to make it come out even.