Thursday, January 29, 2009

We're Ready

Yesterday and today we were busy getting ready for the big sale at Quilt Country this weekend. The batiks are right at the entrance of the shop and look so pretty. It will be hard to say goodbye to them. I took some photos this afternoon. I doubt that they will look this way very long. I also took some photos of our florals.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Batiks, YUM!!

I just love batiks, don't you? We have been working with batiks a lot lately. The employees at QC and also the group of retreat friends I belong to are working on birthday blocks. They are so pretty! We could choose from 4 color ways and we will receive 25+ blocks on our birthday. Some of us in both groups will get over 50 blocks! Last year we made a sawtooth star block and this year it is a churn dash. Below are some of the ones I have made so far. Tony and I are really excited to be adding a new member of our family. Her name is Porsche (Tony named her) and we will be picking her up THIS Saturday. She is just the cutest thing! Porsche is a Havanese and will be 8 weeks old. Below is a baby photo and also one of her a few weeks ago. Isn't she cute? I guess I am a bit prejudiced.

One of my friends, and a former Supergirl, Barb McCraw is going to begin teaching at Quilt Country. Another friend, Teresa Sherling will be co-teaching the classes with Barb. They are two very talented ladies. For some time they have been teaching a Baltimore album class in Denton. We have heard rave reviews on the class and also the pattern. They are also teaching several other classes with techniques that we are all interested in, paper piecing, 3D folded flowers and several others.

We are also working on several new patterns. One of them is called Eclipse. The quilt uses a curved piecing technique. The curve is very gentle and easy to sew. Paula made the beautiful model below. We are making several kits in different color ways. The quilt is pictured in the green/purple color way and the cool and warm kits are pictured below. We are also working on the kit for the bright/multi kit which is lots of fun! The main problem for me...which one to choose???

Cool batik kit
Warm batik kit