Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall is finally here!

Fall arrives late to the desert and without much of a fuss.
We know it is here when the daytime temps are under 90 and we can open our windows to clean, crisp air at night.
I am envious of those of you who are enjoying the colors of the season, so I need to bring some of it to my environment with quilting projects.
Picked up the newest Sew Scrappy by BH&G and fell instantly in love with this project by Lynda Hall.  Of course, Renee Nanneman's new homespun collection also arrived at TOWQS and will be perfect for it.
It will be my reward for finishing up my prep work for the Farmer's Wife Club meeting tomorrow...yes, I am a procrastinator!

This week I was the lucky recipient of these two lovely stitcheries from a dear quilting friend, Deb.
I believe this one is called O' Pumpkin Tree and I will finish it with my new homespun fabrics.
This little guy is going to get some special treatment, but stay tuned for that.  
I want to design a medallion style quilt around him using black and orange fabrics.

Finally, my quilt, Autumn Houses by Bunnyhill, came back yesterday from a very talented machine quilter.  Carol is an artist who plies her craft on her 20+ year old Bernina.
Here is a sampling of the wonderful enhancements she applied to my quilt.
Remember you can click on the pictures to enlarge them to see the detail.
I love how she added the vines and flowers in the open spaces.

I'll be heading to Houston next week for the festival.  I will try to come home with lots of pics to share and not too much merchandise.  However, the Primitive Gatherings booth will be first on my list of places to visit and you cannot count on me using even a modicum of self control there!

But first, back to FW blocks and the next 1880 Sampler blocks.  Lots to do before I leave.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Peru Part II

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back from Peru

A little taste of the first half of our trip to Peru.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

And the winner is...


Congratulations Elyte.  
I'll be contacting you.

My comment problem is unresolved, even though I updated my browser to Google Chrome...
which I love for uploading pics for blog posts...
faster by far.

I'll be away from my green machine (my computer, in case you are puzzled) for the next few weeks.
I'll be back with lots of pictures.
And while I am away, my Autumn Houses will be at the quilter, so I can share the beautiful enhancements I know she will add.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Autumn Wools

Designed by Cheri Payne for Quilts by Cheri
My version is only 8" x 8". 
The log cabin blocks are 2 1/2" finished...I like miniatures! 
I knew I could not stay on task!!
Besides, I can take this as handwork on my plane ride.
That is my story and I am sticking with it.
The pattern can be found in the Fall 2011 issue of
'Primitive Quilts and Projects.'

So far, I have 4 bloggers (Terry, Gloria, Robyn of Robyn's Nest and Mary) for my giveaway that are non-reply commenters.  If you did not receive a reply wishing you luck in the drawing, you are not entered.  Go back in to the comment section and add your email address.
Good luck to everyone~Cheryl

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I have been busy since my last post,  but cannot report that I have accomplished any of my sewing goals. I finished quilting both In the Woo...