Monday, December 9, 2013

A Finish! and Guild Monday

Not a quilty finish, I know, but I'm proud to say that DS#1 finished the Honolulu Marathon yesterday!  With a gimpy knee he wasn't even sure he would be able to run.  Needless to say, it wasn't his personal best; his goal was just to finish.  And he did! 

I belong to Courthouse Quilters in Dickson County.  It's a 25-mile drive.  Yes, there are other guilds closer to me and I have belonged to a couple of them.  But I find this group of ladies so down-to-earth and open and, well, just refreshing!  We have lots of talented members who share their knowledge and expertise.  We don't stand on protocol.  Our "official" meeting time is 5:30 p.m., but we start gathering at 9 a.m. to sit and sew and socialize.  It is so uplifting to open the door to the church basement and hear conversations and laughing.  Today is guild day and this is what I will be working on.

Celtic Solstice, of course.  It's cut and ready to go.  (The divided tray fits in the Protect-n-Stor boxes I talked about here.)  Today I'll mark the diagonal line on the squares and pin matched sets together (that's my O brain objecting to totally scrappy).  Sewing will be done at retreat tomorrow.

Scarlet and Grey - Go Buckeyes:  Cutting the pieces for a new class sample.  You'll have to wait to see that one.  I'm still trying to decide which colors to put where.

Jubilee:  A new project (NewFO?) that I will be working on at retreat.  The pattern by Margot Languedoc Designs uses 20 squares from a layer cake.  I'm using Moda's "Aspen Frost"  and "Grunge" background.

Star Gazing

Star Gazing:  Also by Margot Languedoc Designs, another new project that will be going with me to retreat:  The blocks are big.  This one will go together fast.  I still need 2 or 3 more fabrics for the stars which I'm hoping to pull from my newly-acquired "Scrumptious" layer cake.  The Scrumptious background is the inspiration for the colors I pulled from my stash.

Linking up with Bonnie and Judy.


  1. You have some great projects here- I have that Star Gazing pattern and I hope to get to it some day - Have a great time at guild!

  2. I had not seen the Star Gazing pattern before. Thanks for introducing me to a new-to-me designer. Have fun with all your projects.

    1. I am looking forward to trying her patterns. They look very fresh, a little different without being difficult. Keep watching for my progress.


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