Sunday, July 18, 2010

hey everybody, it's me! Annie!

I know it's been months but I'm still here! Not much quilting going on but I have finished a couple of things. This is a hand quilted piece I started about 5 years ago. It's a whole cloth piece about 16 x16. The reason I finally decided to finish it was I pulled it out and the design had started to fade! I was afraid if I didn't get a move on, I wouldn't know what to do!

I used a varigated thread which I really like! I need to add a border to it and it will be another one finished! Oh, and I did finish the quilt that Libby and I started on our quilting play date back in May.

Oh, and let me introduce you to my new gal pal, Sunny! She's a stripped down 16" midarm that I bought from Pennywinkle Ranch out of Tennessee. We are still getting to know each other but I know that she and I will finish up a bunch of quilts come this fall.

Part of the reason quilting is not being done is that baseball and beer have been on the agenda. Here we are in one of our favorite cities, Baltimore. We've also been to several concerts- Michael Buble and Peter Wolf and of course, we've been down to the Ocean Grove, NJ to visit our friends.

And the big finish is this king size quilt top I started las fall. What a monster! I need to piece the back and then I will be handing it over to my friend to quilt it. I want it finished so I can use it this fall on our bed.
And just when I have returned, I am off again! We are headed on a two week vacation out West. First, we will fly into Jackson Hole, WY and see Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for 5 days, then we are driving to Moab, Utah, to visit the Arches National Park, do some white water rafting and finally we will be driving out to Portland, OR. My son is working at Mt. Hood Snowboard Summer Camp this summer and we will pick him up and spend a few daysith him. We haven't seen him in over a year!
Sewww, see you in two weeks with lots of pictures.


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Debra said...

Sounds like you have been very busy! Enjoy your adventures.

Diana said...

So glad to hear about your travels and your quilting! When you get to Jackson Hole, take some time to visit the Jackson Lake Lodge in the park. Walk into the lobby and prepared to be bowled over by the view.

Have fun on the rest of your travels this summer!

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Kay said...

Considering how much fun you're having, you've done a lot of quilting. A king size is nothing to sneeze at.

julieQ said...

Love your hand quilting! How nice that you have a long arm machine can really make some tracks.

laura west kong said...

Wonderful hand quilting! I love the varigated thread. Congrats on your new BFF!

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