Monday, July 13, 2015

July...Already!!!

My Father told me one time to enjoy each day as they come because they come fast and leave quicker. I thought he was full of it. I was wrong. 

So here we are in July already. I swear I haven't neglected the blog it just hasn't been high on the radar. So to kind of catch up here goes. 

When I last posted, late April, we had just completed our first Binding Bingo. We will be having our second one on Friday, 17 July. We've changed the name to Binding Bingo and Label Lotto. The Not Forgotten QOV participants will be binding and labeling Quilts of Valor from 10 AM until 2 +/- PM while earning a drawing ticket for each quilt side completed and label attached. Elaine has been making and gathering gifts for the last week or so for the drawings. I'll again be in attendance as the Leatherneck Kilted Quilter and calling the Bingo game and acting as the Chief Cook. The menu will include my 53 Chili, five bean, three meat and Loaded Cauliflower and Loaded Broccoli. I made the cauliflower dish in April and it went over pretty well. I guess there are a lot of folks that like sour cream, bacon and cheese with their veggies. 

We have been busy with Quilts of Valor, making awards as well as quilts. Below some of the awards.

Ashton
Kate

                                                                      Brandon























Brendon

Geraldine and Cesar
Jones/Shields

                                                  Mary
Troy

Just to shout out a few. 

To say the longarm has been getting a work out would be an understatement. It has been kept very busy. Speaking of 'longarm'. My next entry will be "Confessions of a Longarmer." AKA the Leatherneck Kilted Quilter. 








THIS WAS A MONSTER...AS YOU CAN SEE BY NEEDING TWO PHOTOS

IT WAS A GRADUATION PRESENT...MOM TO SON.




THIS WAS DIFFERENT. MY FIRST BOW TIE.

THE BLOCK PATTERN WAS QUILTED INT0 EACH BOW TIE SURROUNDED BLOCK

VERY PLEASED THAT THE QUILTER WAS A HAPPY QUILTER




SADLY THIS PICTURE DOES NOT DO THIS QUILT JUSTICE



HERE IS A SHOT OF THE BACK...JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE WORK THAT THE PIECER PUT INTO THIS BEAUTY.


I hope you can forgive me for going so long between posts. With so much going on and time actually moving faster than my Father's prediction I don't get to the blog as often as I'd like. Life is like that...ya just don't get everything you'd like. Now there's a surprise. Later...

I am very happy to report Elaine hasn't moved one piece of furniture since the last remodel. 

But with every thing going on I don't think she has had a moment to think about it. For the last several weeks she has been so busy with organizing and selling off a huge donation of fabric she hasn't had time to breath. The garage has looked more like a fabric store than a garage. 





















So busy we've been and busy we like to be...time's going by fast might as well be doing something. 



Quilt till you wilt...we do. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Les,
    I visited the Addicted to Quilts Blog and read the Floating a quilt tutorial. You had made a comment that you use the method Desley described. I would appreciate you advising me if I have an accurate understanding of the process. From the tutorial, it appears to me that: 1) you baste the available perimeter 2) then you stitch around the blocks to stabilize some of the interior 3) next advance and repeat until you finish all sections 4) lastly, return to each section of the quilt and add quilting detail. Thanks.

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