Saturday, July 20, 2013

Assembly Day with Edyta!

What A Wonderful Day...This isn't exactly Barn related however it was FUN related...

I spent the day with some great,great friends admiring some beautiful quilts.
This  is a few of the quilts shared by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts at TVQA (Tennessee Valley Quilters Assoc.) annual Assembly Day.

Edyta shared heart warming stories of her quilts and the Reasons We Quilt.
She is such an inspiration...
And I can't wait to start my next quilt...
This might be my favorite. 

              And here I am with my friends Sue & Leota...
Debra & Me
Me with Sue &  Marlene..
I ran into lots of other friends & some who have stayed at the Barn..But wouldn't you know I didn't get was quite crowded..
There were also some amazing quilt vendors with lots of beautiful fabrics...and yes I did find a few things I couldn't do without...we'll just keep those a secret..

I want to share this last picture which is what you get when you hand over your phone to someone and don't tell them how it works....thanks Marlene
Yes! That away...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Trip Around The World

I was having a little ME time yesterday & decided it was time to quilt something for me....
As I was digging thru my vast mountain of unquilted tops ..

I discovered a treasure I had completely forgotten about...

This Trip Around The World made out of original feed sacks & hand pieced ( no not by me)
By a dear sweet lady Susie G. I have quilted a few tops for her & we swap scraps....She said she had probably pieced this in the 50's.  oh did I forget to mention Susie is in her mid 80's & still sews everyday (except Sundays) & plants a garden....She has been an inspiration to me...And I am grateful to have known her & have her in my life...
 So this quilt is a treasure that I can't wait to snuggle under...I know there is "Love In Every Stitch"
Since I had a little extra space at the bottom of that quilt back & it was on the machine. 
I pulled out this little table runner I pieced a few weeks ago at retreat and got busy quilting it..
There is no pattern I just put together what I had leftover from another project..

Here is a shot of the back...I think I like it...

I guess now that I've had my's back to client quilts.