Friday, May 14, 2010
I checked off one more thing on my very own "bucket list". . . I designed a pattern ! I will post some pictures below. It was really fun to design, and since I use AutoCad in my real life job, it made writing the pattern fun, and easy to sketch with.
So, here is the pattern. . .
And here is another picture of the quilt. . it is made with a panel, 2 charm square packs and yardage. If you look closely, there are a couple pictures of outhouses in the quilt. . . I have a fondness for outhouses. . . so in the next picture, you can see my quilt label, which is an outhouse, and, yes the door has a little handle and opens ! and inside is my label. I also digitized the outhouse border quilting. That was also a line item on my "bucket list"- to digitize a quilting pattern. Thanks to my Statler Sibling Janice B. for some technical help on getting that to work, and it sewed out beautifully.
So. . . easy quilt, easy pattern, but it sure feels good to have accomplished a couple of my bucket list items !
Now. . . I need to kick it into gear this afternoon and pack. . . the band and I are heading out to Medora, ND for a gig. . . .. Bluegrass and Ribs. . .. Spiritwood Creek Bluegrass Band is heading WEST ! sounds like it might create something to blog about next time !
Monday, May 3, 2010
Hi. . . well the saga continues. . . . The Ugly Betty Pillow shams are done
and the bazaar and quilt raffle are over. Isn't life interesting ????? Altho neither LaRae or I drew for the bazaar raffle, Ugly Betty the Quilt, was won by our friend Betty ( yes, really ) the quilt shop vendor. We were all at the same quilt retreat the weekend before the raffle and LaRae sold Betty a ticket. Life is funny sometimes ! So, we are so glad that our friend won this quilt. She deserves it, she has helped us out so much with our Quilts of Valor projects ! Will post about our quilt retreat soon. . . . . . .