Layovers are good for stuff like this…browsing back through photos,
What a great time we had!
Allison ran off at lunch time to pick up this hand appliqued top from a 92 year old quilter ---it’s a kit, possibly one of those from a catalogue, and the work is exquisite.
Upon picking up the top, the sweet lady asked Allison if she can have it done within 30 days.
We all chuckled ----but if I were 92, I’d want to see this beauty completed and bound too!
The blues are so pretty against the crisp white. There are blue dots for where the quilting is going to go, and Allison is going to follow those as a guide….and add her own touches here and there.
Isn’t this lovely?
Such intricate applique and embroidery details!
These triangles were rescued from the trash bin at retreat!
Allison ((Showed holding the 2 minis)) rescued the bits and has made 3 little quilts out of what someone else deemed “not worth saving” Think twice before you toss! And if you can’t use the pieces, at least donate them to someone who loves small piecing – aren’t these cute?
Cranky Treadlers signature quilt!
Allison also belongs to the Cranky Treadlers, a group that runs circles around the rest of us with people-powered machines, both treadles and hand cranks! This signature quilt is so fun to look at, and the theme is very vintage machine related.
Check out the treadle fabric!
This “bunk house” quilt will be going with Allison the next time she attends a retreat in Texas with this group ---can you imagine a retreat where everything is either hand cranked or foot pedal powered? Sounds like so much fun to me!
How’s your Split 9 patch leader/ender challenge coming?
Sharon shared her Lazy Sunday! Great fun seeing all the work she has done since I saw her in Plano last January, and then again this spring in the Houston Area ---
She has also finished her Tulip Fields from String Fling!
Check out that cheddar! Isn’t it great?
We also have a Texas Tumbleweeds in the house!
Check out those yummy batiks!
Texas Tumbleweeds is making an appearance in my next book, so if you have been waiting for it – never fear, just stay tuned!
Orca Bay, Anyone?! ((Also from String Fling))
This is Zuckerwatte also from String Fling…Love the purple/green color way!
Check out those fun fabrics!
Another Lay Sunday! YUMMY!!
Close up of that terrific border!
This is Christmas Lights! You can find it under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog – just scroll down to the bottom of the page where the Mysteries are
Love love love this Smith Mountain Morning from Scraps & Shirttails II!
I've always loved this color combo, and her fabrics are delicious!
I’m sending this off as my layover in Dallas comes to an end and I am boarding my last flight home – I’ll be home by 6:16pm and Jeff is picking me up. I have a feeling it will be Chinese Buffet for dinner – the kid eats like a horse and it’s always his choice