Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ready to Quilt!

This has been a long running project, as most of my friends know. I think I started it in 2007. As a Material Girls Challenge. It is finally ready to quilt! I finished sewing on the last 1" sawtooth border tonight. All of the Applique is done by machine with an invisible stitch. It was done using the glued stabilizer method. With a turned edge. With a 4 day weekend coming up, I should get a good start with the quilting!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Artichoke Flowers

I bought these Beautiful Artichoke Flowers at the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. I was told that they would dry beautifully too. We'll see.

Time to Block

Finally finished quilting my Nine Patch Pizazz. So now it's being Blocked. It shouldn't take long to dry in this weather!

Sew Eclectic

Last Sunday Evening Mel and Pat Bell hosted a wonderful dinner for Sew Eclectic. We had a wonderful Dinner and a great time sharing. I just had to take a picture of this work of art! Wouldn't it make a great Ruth McDowell Quilt?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Material Girls Party

Today was a wonderful day! I had fun with the "Material Girls"! Diane Mitchell hosted our Spring Summer Brunch at her house today. We had great food and wonderful company! We also got a little work done. This quilt above is a Quilting practice piece I did after watching Patsy Thompson's DVD about Leaves and Vines. That is a great DVD! I want to watch her Feather DVDs next. Today I finished the Binding. All I need is a label. Now I'm off to finish quilting more Leaves and Vines on my Nine Patch Pizazz Quilt.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Retirement Quilt #3

Here is the Retirement T-Shirt Quilt that I made for SueAnn Hillman. It is made with the T-Shirts from all of the Schools in the Tulare City School District. SueAnn is retiring after 31 years of service. Good for her and she will be missed.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Retirement Quilt #2

This afternoon I attended a retirement party for an old friend. I have worked with Rachel Rodriguez for 34+ years at the Tulare City School District. And before that I went to Jr. High and High School with her. She is retiring this year after 39, yes I said 39 years with the School District. I presented this quilt to her. I hope she enjoys it. It is a signature quilt with many, many signatures of people she has worked with over the years.

I am now officially the longest working employee at the District Office. Wow! Time does fly when you're having fun. And you might as well have fun. Because it will fly anyway!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Retirement Quilt #1

I presented this retirement quilt to Barbara Xavier. She is a Principal at Garden School in Tulare. She is retiring after 37 years of service to the children of Tulare. Barbara is a wonderful caring lady and has always been a great supporter of my quilting. I thought I would surprise her with a quilt and I did!

Then today she surprised me with this beautiful bouquet of flowers! I thought the receptionist had called up the wrong Debbie! This was a nice surprise.