Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fun Weekend!

Was this a fun weekend or what???

First of all, thanks to Pat for hosting the National Quilting Day Sew-Along. She had fun games, road trips, and lots of good conversation. She is so good to us Sloanies, not only through her Yahoo group, but also through her books, patterns, designing for magazines, and so much more. She is one busy lady! We love you, Pat!

The winner of Pat Sloan's book "I Can't Believe I'm Quilting" book giveaway is "Quilt Ma". I don't have your e-mail address, so if you don't mind e-mailing me your address I'll send it to you as soon as possible! Thanks everyone for playing. It was so fun to recieve all of your comments. You can come back and sit with me on my little couch anytime! :)

Pat's idea for us to do during the Sew-Along was to make a quilt for the charity of our choice, and to work on something for ourselves.

Here are two baby quilts that I made during the Sew-Along for Birthright, a charity that my Guild gives baby quilts to. I was going to give you the directions, but as I was visiting blogs I found the perfect tutorial for you if you would like to make one. My Guild calls the quilt "Streak of Lightning", but Bonnie calls it "Streak of Sunshine". Either way, the quilt is easy to make. I made mine in two colors, and a print for the border. Bonnie has a great tutorial on how to make this quilt. You can find it here

This is a quilt I started on in January 2007. It is called "Star Crossing" and was in a 1997 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. I worked on this for me!
Last year Pat challenged us to make something with colors that we don't usually wear, use in quilts, or decorate our homes. I love Fall, but I don't have Fall quilts, unless they are Halloween. In choosing fabrics I chose ones that I would see when I was driving around looking at the leaves changing colors. It's amazing what colors there are out there, from limy green to bright orange. Of course there's the reds, purples, browns, yellows, golds, and greens from leaves that haven't turned, yet. There's even a leaf that turns a dark pinky/burgundy color. During the Sew-Along I squared each of the blocks, then I arranged them on my design wall. I hope to put the rows together this week.

Thanks again for visiting my blog, leaving sweet comments, and participating in the give away. {{Huggs!}}

Judy's next Quiltathon is this coming Tuesday, March 18. Maybe I'll get my rows sewn together on my quilt, quilt a baby quilt, or make some more blocks for my Paducah 9-patch.

I don't know about you, but I'm tired!!!

Take care!



  1. Lots of great projects for the weekend . . . love 'em *s*

  2. Looks like a fun weekend! Love your Fall-colored quilt. For colors you're not accustomed to, you sure did a great's really beautiful!


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