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It’s been a while

but a productive while!  I have been working on the quilt show for the Village Squares Quilters (November 8 & 9, 2008 – y’all come!) and finishing a quilt that needs to be complete for next week.  I have to bring it to the drop off point next Saturday as it’ll be in a quilt show May 2 – 4.  I’m so excited.

The big reveal for the challenge is this weekend.  Those who are able to go are in Manchester this weekend – I’m not sure when they’re having the reveal, but they won’t know I’ve posted until late Sunday or Monday.

Overall I’m pleased with the quilt.  One of the things I learned from this quilt is to make full size templates so that something like this doesn’t happen again.

I went to a quilt show on Long Island last week, great show, good vendors and I always leave with something wonderful…I purchased the thread for the NY Beauty quilt that goes in the NSQG show in two weeks.  Here are a few photos from that show.

My garden is blooming beautifully.

When we first got the hyacinths we had several colors, cream, coral, yellow and two shades of lavender/purple.  We have cream and lavender & purple left.  The allium are growing in several spots as well.  They don’t quite multiply like bunnies however we do have more than we thought!

Dogwoods are some of my favorites – we lost our pink one last year and while that was rather disheartening this one managed to survive and didn’t get the fungus that the pink one had.

I’ve been keeping up with the exercise as well trying to push my limits and see what I can do.  While I’ve not been sore and I’ve done more than I thought I could, I need to give my body a break and give myself some limits.  After not exercising for so long I need to be careful.  I don’t want to give myself a heart attack defeating the whole purpose of exercising!

A few weeks ago I was hired to put the binding on a quilt.  The quilt itself is a Grandmothers Flower Garden made with feedsacks, pieced in the 1930’s, probably into the 1940’s.  The woman who owns this (made by her grandmother) wants to keep the hexagonal shape around the edges.  We chose a binding color that will frame the quilt beautifully.  I finally found the right fabric yesterday at the quilt cottage.  Oh I was so excited.  I spent so much time on line looking for just the right green.  It’s difficult to tell on line with so many colors what will and will not work.  the quilt cottage was my next stop and there it was, just the right green rich, deep, not too dark, not too gray.  I also purchased some black fabric to bind the NY beauty.

I’m off to finish quilting the NY Beauty.  I’ll take pictures later today

Happy Quilting!

sorry for the duplicate of several of the pictures wordpress made some upgrades that I’m still learning how to use…


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