Thursday, September 29, 2011

How Cute are These Socks?

Mom arrived yesterday to help with the Quilt Show.  She knitted me these bed socks and they are so cute I just had to share them with you. Its just starting to cool down and now I have bed socks made with love from my very own Mother.  Its like big baby booties on steroids ;]    I can't even comprehend how many rules you have to follow to get them to look like socks.  Well maybe someday she'll teach me.  

Hope to see you at the show!

Hope you find time to quilt this week!
Love Aunti Nicole

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Harvest of Quilts - Oct 1st and 2nd

My Flying Geese Quilt Guild is gearing up for our 2011.  I have been gathering volunteers or all the fun jobs that we do at the show.  People have really come out to help.  We have the 4H Club comming to help with the white gloving and I am so looking forward to working with the young quilters.

On my way to deliver mine and my Mom's quilts right now.  
If you find yourself in Southern California next weekend, stop in!  Its going to be a wonderful show.   Come and introduce yourself to me, I'll be the one running around looking like I've been drinking too much coffee ;]

Hope you get sew this weekend!
Love Aunti Nicole

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Someone Special is on the Way!

My sister-in-law Susie and her husband Will are expecting a little baby boy around November.  I am so excited for them.  I wanted to make an heirloom quilt with a little more traditional piecing and hand quilted.  I know you are supposed to do bright and exciting for babies learning eyes, but some things need to feel warm and comforting.

I put this together using Quilt-Pro.  I'll probably change the sashing once all the blocks are finished, but just wanted to get basic measurements.

I picked out some Benartex fabrics, from Nancy Halvorsen, from the Forever Spring, and Tried and True lines.  The background is also from the Forever Spring line.
 The blocks are 8" and here is the first block finished.  

They take a while as most are odd shapes and really need templates to get the edges right.  I keep them together in groups when I'm done, in case one is just so fun that I need to make more.

Have a wonderful week!
Aunti Nicole

Monday, September 5, 2011

Bee Splendid in August

Hi All,
Busy little bee over here.  I have been helping to get ready for our big quilt show in October.  Gathering volunteers, making 100's of yoyo, and many other projects, including getting my two quilts ready. 

A little sign doodling.

Last months bee block for Megan Kilb, wonky stars.  Very quick and easy, I may have to make a whole quilt of this block.

I hope you are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend and find some time to sew.

Aunti Nicole