Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mug Rugs are sooooo cute!

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bird mug rug Owl mug rug

Well, here are my swap Mug Rugs for the Quilting Gallery.com swap. They are so much fun and so quick to do. I did the owl with hand applique, the Scharon Schamber way with foundation paper; and, the bird with fusible and a small machine blanket stitch. I love them both. I made the blanket stitch super small to reflect the overall size of the design and love the way it came out. These patterns, along with several other really cute designs are available on the Craftsy site. I will spend some time this weekend trying to learn how to upload buttons to make it easier for you to find things.

Wouldn’t this be a really fun guild exchange?

Meanwhile, I found a great thought today and it really fits me…. “if I were more organized I’d be able to keep up with my organizational list!” Trying to catch up this weekend after a great week of quilting with friends, two workshops, and a guild meeting! (not to mentions allergy issues-sigh-got to love Houston!).

BE HAPPY….Karen

I WON A FANTASTIC QUILT!

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Winning Quilt close up winning quilt

Wow what a fantastic day Wednesday turned out to be. At the Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild meeting, starring our speaker from Grayslake, Illinois Ebony Love, a guest was introduced and she had a fantastic surprise. She was from the Lake Jackson guild – Plantation Quilt Guild – and had their donation raffle quilt which had been won by one of our members! Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be me. WOW! My day for sure. Isn’t this quilt super and so much fun! I love the colors and will hang it in my house today. I will give it “entry-hall” treatment. So excited. Then, I even won a door prize that night.

I really felt special!

Be Happy, Karen

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Sandy Quilt back Sandy quilt blocks Sandy quilt close up Sandy quilt full view

This quilt is finally off to the Hurricane Sandy victims, many of whom are still out of their homes and in need of a “quilty” hug! I had the honor of putting this quilt together and quilting it, however many great kudos go to the ladies who made the blocks and to Michelle of the Quilting Gallery.com who organized the effort. A big thank you goes to Evelyn Boundy of British Columbia, Canada, Rebecca Brown of Utah, Suzanne Cooper of Texas, Jaynie Gamble of Texas, Lisa Page of New Zealand, Merry Kay Strohm of Arizona, and Mary Pat VanSchyndel of Wisconsin.

Off to get it mailed….

BE HAPPY….Karen

SANTA GROWS A BEARD

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What great fun we had yesterday putting hair and make-up on our Santa heads. This is really fun and I think I will just have to do another. Can’t wait to build the body and start dressing him. Thanks so much to our teacher, Pat, for all of her patience and guidance.

It has been a great weekend here in the Southwest. Texas is a great state and when we have fantastic weather like we have had the last couple of days you just can’t beat it! I successfully completed my quilt project for the Sandy weather mess, finished my two mug rugs for another exchange, and am getting ready to work on some more MY projects. {Pictures to come).

I am attending two workshops this week. On Tuesday I am really looking forward to a Bonnie Hunter workshop (yes, another quilt of MANY pieces) Then on Thursday a session with Ebony Love working on the dye cutter and a Rob Peter To Pay Paul quilt. Lots of prep to do today. Guild Wednesday evening starring Ebony. Busy week but really looking forward to it. Hope everyone else is enjoying beautiful weather today! Perfect Quilting time!

Be Happy…Karen