Gift For Kristin

The tradition for the ladies in my bee to make a block for whomever is leaving the island to get an aloha quilt.

This one is Kristin’s. She joined the Sassy S&B quilters when we were a “young group of 9 quilters” and meeting in my house. She has been with us through several moves to new locations as we grew in size. The monthly reminder list stands at about 50 ladies with anywhere from 20-30 ladies showing up each month.

Here she is after opening the quilt. We normally give the quilt at the bees while everyone is there, but I mixed up dates and did not have it ready in time. I was fortunate to be able to see here before she moved off-island, but after her movers packed her belongings up.

here is the quilt. I set the eight blocks that were all mushroom themed to where it looked like they were pieces of art arranged on a wall.

Here is my block. I had to try and get lime green in there somewhere… Of course!

The label and the cute mushroom fabric I ordered especially for the back of the quilt.

We will miss you Kristin!

 

What’s Up Doc?

This month’s Schnibble was completed on Monday – just before I had to leave for guild.

I did it in “Twirl” by Me & My Sister Designs. I had recieced a charm pack from my secret pal last month and so I bought a second one and some yardage for tthe back. It was a very easy pattern, but I could only do one block at a time because I wanted to make sure the placement was right.

I just quilted in the ditch around the card trick blocks and then again around the HST border piecces.

Here is the back – lime green of course.

It turned out so cute. I did have a photo of my top and my friend Jo Anne’s top together, but alas, it is on my laptop and the laptop is at the repair facility.

 

May UFO – Star Crazy

Here is my May UFO, Star Crazy

I started it last year and completed the top within a month. It was a quilt that twelve or so of us bought on sale from Superior Threads.

I over-dyed the backing fabric. It is the same white-on-white on the front, that I over-dyed shades of green. The next time I dye a backing though, I will piece the back before I dye it so that the seam lines are not as noticeable.

I quilted this on my Janome 6600 in Lime Green Masterpiece thread. The quilt is about 85″ square.

A Circle of Geese

At the last 2nd Tuesday Bee, Joan taught us a new way to foundation paper-piece using freezer paper.

I completed this small wall-hanging, about 14-inches square, and gave it to mt daughter’s teacher for her end of the year gift last week.

My daughter will now be in the fourth grade in late summer! My son will be going into the eighth grade next school year (whew, it was a close one).

I didn’t make end of year gifts for my son’s teachers, as he has seven of them! Maybe I will do it next year as he will have most of the same teachers next year for the same subjects as this year.

The next photos are of something I saw somewhere – a visual way to track your weight loss…

One is for how many lost and how many to loose. I thought it was neat.

I have lost 18 lbs since May 1st.