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Life has definitely taken me to places I never thought I would go to....but nothing more exciting than where I am right now! Welcome to my world...


Friday, September 19, 2008

A quilted table runner (UFO) ...and more Nashville Quilt Show pics.










It has rained and poured here off and on all day. I made a throw quilt since my last post...but totally forgot to take a ph0to of it..before the college boy who asked me to do it...picked it up. He wanted it for a certain special someone. I just helped out...with much drama, all bias pieces which really should have been paper pieced.... but I just couldn't spare the time. Then ran out of brown bias.... which I had made from the remainder of the fabric..... and after a trip to the fabric store...they had sold out.... so had to be taken off, then another color...the only other one in quilt...had to be rebiased and attached. What a chore. Don't care to make another brown and gold houndstooth quilt again! But its done, picked up and he loved it. I decided to go to the store and post office today...and on the way the torrential rains began, as I walked into the post office, slipped on the floor, almost fell.... but shoe broke, while trying to catch myself...so carried it through while I shipped off a parcel to a friend in Houston. Shoe was trashed.... and just before that..... as I walked into the grocery store, I fell getting out of the car...my pant leg was wet up to mid thigh.... as there was about 3" of water running/standing in parking lot! Just not my day to be out and about! I did work on this little runner.... but after I took it off, decided it didnt' need the meander in the border...so sat and unsewed all afternoon. I liked the banana looking things.... but hated the other. Now it is unpicked, think I will just add binding. Someone gave me this runner....unquilted when we were leaving for South Africa.... so technically another UFO, almost completed.... minus binding. I have a finished South African quilt...that I can't find the fabric for the binding...had it when I was in Tennessee....just before the move...but can not find it anywhere. Who knows when I can put that on. Shame!!!! Had to post a photo of this colorful South African SUN batik print. It is dyed...then they lay the leaves out on the fabric to sun dye. I saw this at the Nashville Quilt show...it was so pretty. I must admit, I never saw these in SA as I definitely would have purchased one. I also share another quilt or two from the Nashville Show that caught my eye. I do love the red and green quilts. But there were many that just lit up the hall, and the patriotic ones were very nice also.
There are so many quilts that I like for so many different reasons. I feel like I am not a quilter who likes pretty much one kind of quilt. I haven't found a type of quilt I don't like...many I would never attempt...but none I don't like. DD and the Wee ONe came to visit a few weekends ago...and had to share this photo of him... he is certainly not an infant anymore. Time has flow since he was born. I am so blessed..... love my family and the lovely friends I have made along the way. Lucky me. Have a great weekend. Must start thinking about next weeks plans.... as the Professor is taking me away for an evening.... what a pleasure!

21 comments:

Janellybelly said...

Hi Colleen
Thanks for the kind words you left on our blog. I have just enjoyed having a good look at your blog - it's fantastic.
Blessings
Janelle xx

Margaret said...

G,Day, the red and green quilt is magnificent. Enjoyed your post and I hope you dry out, and find a cobbler.

The Jen said...

The quilts look lovely and the Little Man looks he is getting ready to ask you something huge; something he's been thinking about... ~jen~

bj said...

All the quilts are just breathtaking but my favorite...???
the WEE ONE ! :O)

I didn't know that you lived in Lubbock. If ever you come back, email and I will send my phone no. and we might get together for lunch!
love, bj

Shasta said...

The runner is so beautiful - it would look great in my kitchen!

Thanks for sharing the photos from the show.

Brown-Eyes said...

Nice to meet you Colleen! Thanks for stopping by my lil ole blog...
Your life sounds so interesting... and I'll look forward to learning more about you. Come see me anytime.
:-) Bo

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi, your wee one sure is a cutie pie !
And the quilts are Beautiful !
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment.

Femin Susan said...

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Waiting with curiosity. To know your innovation

jeanne said...

Coleen, thanks for you visit. Your quilts and those from the quilt show are fabulous. I am a wanna be quilter. I'm so glad you found me. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Hugs..Jeanne

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Beautiful quilts! It must be so satisfying to finish one. They look very cozy. :) Thanks for visiting my blog today, it was good to "meet" you!
Carrie

squawmama said...

Hi Coleen.. So glad you stopped by to visit my site.. I have checked yours out thouroughly and I maust say you have a lvely family and your quits are gourgeous.. I do a little quilting myself (nothing by your standards) but I try. I also love scrapbooking so we have those things in common. I have many hobbies because I love Arts & Crafts so I must get my nose into it all. ;-D I can not carry to much with me in the motorhome so I am limited but I still do embelishing t-shirts in here as best I can.

I am adding you to my favorite blogs..

Donna

Susan Hickam said...

I enjoyed looking at all the wonderful quilts you show on your blog-i don't quilt but hope to learn someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. My bloggin staff thank you also.

QuiltedSimple said...

Wonderful quilts. And he is so precious - love that face he's making!
Kris

Karol-Ann said...

Sorry to hear about your fall and your shoe!! Hope you're feeling better.
Isn't he a little cutie!!!

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Colleen,

I have definitely enjoyed your blog. I love all the quilt pictures you have put up!!!

Thanks bunches for your sweet comment you have left on my quilting. I LOVE feather-quilting, what more can I say?! :)

I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Boy you love quilts dont you!! Nice to have you stop by my blog!! I love new visitors and always try to stop by and thank you for stopping by. I don't have the best of all blogs but i try and just write what I feel. BECAUSE I think that is what are to do..Again thanks for stopping by..Sandy

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Colleen,

Thanks for stoppping by my blog today....your quilts are beautiful...you are very talented!

Be back to visit soon!

Lisa

Libby said...

Look at you go . . . love the quilting you did on the runner. I'm still a bit afraid to try anything but meandering. I've got to get over that soon *s*

Ruth's Place said...

Gorgeous baby at the bottom of your post! Sorry to hear about your fall!
Amafu fabrics may have some of the sun dyed fabric...

My Thanh said...

All your grandkids are just too cute!

Carin said...

Those are some amazing quilts! Your grandbaby is adorable too.