Sunday, October 19, 2008

Crumby Sunday

Well, this was a crumby Sunday, in a quiltie sort of way. Here is a close up of the crumb quilt I am currently working on. This is my first crumb quilt but it definitely won't be my last. This is a good relaxation quilt, as it is a mindless sewing project that you really don't have to think much about. There are so many layout possibilities. I have another layout in mind already for my next one.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Quilt Finished

I just finished Lexi's Christmas Quilt I think it came out quite nice. It was a mystery quilt that I did with the stash mystery group. I tied this quilt, and then used one of the decorative stitch patterns that were on my machine to stitch the binding down rather than doing the stiching down by hand. The thread has all of the focus fabric colors in it and was perfect for doing this. I chose the heart stitch, as I call Lexi my "Sweet Heart", so it seemed fitting to use this heart stitch on the binding. I am going to name this quilt quite simply "Sweet Heart", and it should look really sweet on her Dora the Explorer bed.

I got my Secret Pal Package yesterday, and I loved everything in it. It is always a surprise when it comes as for some reason I always forget about it until it shows up in my mail box. Yesterday was a double surprise, as I also received my fabric postage stamp swap pieces. I have been using these 1.5 inch pieces of fabric for my leader / ender project while I am sewing. For those of you who don't know about leader / enders you really should visit Bonnie Hunter's quiltville site. I have the pattern all picked out to use these tiny 4-patches in, and this is a quilt that I intend to keep for myself. It is now time work on couple of other quilts. One is my April Fool's Mystery called "Orange Crush" for my son John as a Christmas gift as he was born on April Fools Day, and the other is my Grandson Kyle's Crumb quilt.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Case Forum Round Table Swap

I recently participated in a Round table type swap on the Case Collector Club forum that I belong to. It is a very active, and fun group, and it seems like there is always something going on. Anyway 2 of these knives, I received from our friend Greg, who got my name in the round table drawing. The first is a breast cancer awareness Rough Rider small stockman knife. and the second knife is a "County Doctor" limited addition Doctors knife by Case. I love them both and they have been added to my collection, and are considered 2 more of my prized possessions. The third knife, I received from our friend Lynn, he was the keeper of our round table, and he organized everything, and handled the drawing for everyone to send there knives to. I won this Red/Rose small stockman for guessing what he was thinking of to do next, and I guessed round table.

We just received our Collector Club Magazine from case which featured the Case appreciation weekend. We had a separate dinner for the forum members, and in the magazine my quilt that I made was shown, along with a case I made from memorabilia from the week-end. It all has been quite an honor, and I can't wait to see the quilt on display in the museum when they get it hung.