Tuesday, February 09, 2010

This and that...

I wish I could say that I have finished somthing, but I can't.  I did get my quilt, "On Eagle's Wings" pinned and ready to start machine quilting.  My goal is to have it ready to take with me to my quilt retreat on the 18th of February.  I've also started cutting one inch strips for the workshop we are doing with Jo Morton at the retreat.  She is going to teach a class called "Steps From the Past" using a 5 inch Courthouse Steps block.  It will be fun making this block with all of her wonderful reproduction fabrics.  I have no idea how large I will make this quilt....I'll just keep going until I have something I like.  I am so looking forward to the retreat...hope the weather holds and it won't be treacherous getting there!
On Saturday, my husband and I traveled north to visit my mom, then to the nursing home to visit my mother-in-law.  On the way back to the city, we made a slight detour to visit Country Expressions Quilt shop.  It is a neat shop and she has done a wonderful job with presentation....lots of eye candy and inspiration!  I purchased a charm pack and a new book.... "The Civil War Quilt Diary". 

And here is another little quilt, "Tobacco Road" and of course it is chock full of Jo Morton fabrics. When I first began quilting, I would never have thought I would be able to combine so many different colors and patterns and have the quilt turn out so wonderful.  Now scrap quilts are my favorite, especially using any reproduction fabrics.  That's Max, our 8 year old cat. She thinks any quilt is fair game for her to lay on and take a nap!  Oh those darn cat hairs...but I wouldn't give her up for anything!

3 comments:

Behind My Picket Fence said...

OK, girl, now I know we have lots to talk about. You live in Lee's Summit? I was supposed to go there last summer for the Prims of the Midwest conference at Quilter's Station Quilt Shop. Had to cancel at the last minute but my friends went. Double Darn! And now I find out that you're going to a class with Jo Morton? Girl, you are living the good life! I will have to be a follower so I can keep tabs on you.........

Kathie said...

the kitty looks so comfy!
Wish I iived near you too, I order from quilters Station by just calling and saying rita send me blue plaids or red plaids or here is a picture of what I am working on send me some fabrics that will go with it
Lucky you taking a class with Jo Morton, one day I will too.and Alma Allen and Cherie Ralston and...alll those great people in your area!
I love the quilt your showing here...

Mama Pea Quilts said...

What a gorgeous quilt! No wonder Max likes it. I do, too! Love, love, love those reproductions prints.