Monday, March 29, 2010

On a Roll Again!

I don't know what it is about spring. Maybe it was inspiration from the Dallas Quilt show, maybe it's the warmer weather,but I have been busy!

I had decided that my Goals for March and April were going to be to finish up some UFO's, make some easy donation tops, and get rid of a lot of scraps.

This will be a donation quilt I'll give to the guild. I used blocks from a recent swap at QATW.

And since I'm a glutton for punishment, here's what I started yesterday

I swear, I can't get away from pink & red! The box of strips was screaming at me.
And the gal that gave me all of these let me know she's sending me MORE!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

First Day of Spring

Yep- we had more snow. Friday was a a beautiful day with temperatures in the mid 70's.
Then we had a 40 degree drop.

I stayed inside and finished this

Friday, March 19, 2010

Favorites from the Dallas Quilt Show 2010

Last weekend was the Dallas Quilt show. I have gone to every show for the last 6 or 7 years and really liked this one. Some years it seems that the quilts are all the same, 1 year there were way too many Art quilts for my tastes, but this year there seemed to be a very good variety. Plus there were a lot of bright quilts which is always a good thing in my book.

I did a little bit of shopping- picked up a couple of novelty FQ's since I'm going to get back to making "I Spy" quilts again, and I also picked up some B&W prints because I want to get back to working on "Babs meets Jane and Freddy".
I took over 100 pictures, but here are a few of my favorites...

Here's a wedding ring in blacks and grays. I love it.

I like this Black & Bright. I do not typically care for embellishments but this one calls to me. She titled it "It's a Bling Thing"

and here is another Black & Bright- "Eye of the Peacock" (I wish I could get as creative with the back of my quilts)

This Star quilt was made entirely with Oval shaped Yo-Yo's
and I really like this "Self Portrait"- don't we all feel like that sometimes?