Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mid-South Book Fest

This is where I spent my day today.  Highlights about the 4 day event here
mid south book festival

I helped out at the information and check in desk

Our crew had fun hanging out  with Lewis, the Homewood Suite Duck.

Lewis and Me                                                         Lewis and Frankie
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Here I am with Vernetta staff member at Literacy Mid-South.

And Sam helped us out too.
Whoa!! What a wonderful day .  Congratulations Kevin , Carley, and Literacy Mid-South for making it happen.

Peace, love, and art,

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Long Arm Quilting and Ms. Lou Lou the Kitten

These jewels are going to the long arm quilter this week to be quilted  and back to me hopefully by December 1st.
“Off the Wall Nine Patch” is made from a fat quarter medley I purchased sometime ago from a online quilt shop. I think this pattern does a good job of showcasing the Red Ware Revisited  fabric  by ChanteClarie .  I am very happy with the quilt but it looks much better than this photo.  The fabric reminds me of the Pennsylvania Dutch county I love visiting especially the restaurants

“The States” Block of Month was  2013 project of my quilt guild.  I plan to exhibit this  quilt  at our Christmas party this year. This one also uses a fat quarter medley called
Floral Trails by Moda.
These kick off several of my summer finishes in a big way.

A few pictures of my newest family member Ms Lou Lou. adopted from my vetinary.
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                                 Have a great week of sewing.

Linking up this post with Anything Goes Mondays  Pin It Monday Let's Bee Social
Peace, love, and art,

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Modern Scrappy Triangle String Block

I am making 16 of these scrappy triangle string blocks.  I saw the tutorial  here and here . If you want to try making these I’ve included a few easy steps.

I like to cut my strips between 2 to 3 inches wide. 
Sew enough strips together to get about a 13 x 13 inch block. You will need two of these.
Press strips and trim to  12.5 x 12.5 blocks
Place right sides together and pin strips together with one strip running horizontally and the other running vertically.
Sew a scant 1/4 seam allowance around the entire block.
Cut blocks  twice on the diagonal corner to corner.  You will have 4 smaller blocks now.


Decide which way you want to arrange your blocks and sew together. This
 makes a lovely block.  I plan to frame each of my blocks with a 2 to 3 inch strip of a neutral color fabric. Remember since you are cutting your squares on the diagonal you will get some bias distortion. Spraying the block with a little starch when you press helps. 
My finished block. 

Have a wonderful week.
Peace, love, and art,

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Lightening McQueen Quilt

Kylen posing with his Lightening McQueen quilt.  And he sent a very special video but I  can’ t seem to upload it to this blog post.

“I am faster than fast
Kylen 4
"Quicker than Quick
"I am Lightening
kylen 1

Peace, love, and art,


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