Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lazy Days...

I've been missing in action for the last week--not because I have been that busy--just very lazy.
The skies have been overcast and it's been pretty cool outside (even snow on Sunday--ack!), so I think I am going into hibernation mode! 
I forced myself to get my Pie in the Sky blocks put together.
This quilt is a riot of color and really fun to put together!

The best thing about Pie in the Sky is that it burns up 48 fat quarters--love that!!
The other best thing is that I won't be taking it to another retreat--yee-haw!
Pie in the Sky is the cover quilt on Kim Diehl's book Simple Graces.

I finally got this months Dixie Diary blocks completed--Shooting Stars.
On our way to quilt camp earlier this month, Sandi and I stopped at the St. Cloud Heritage Quilter's Running with Scissors quilt show.  Most of the photos I took were  inspirational close-ups of machine quilting I plan to "borrow", but the following pics are a few of the highlights for me:
This was a fabulous quilt!

They had very cool handmade ribbons.

I wish I had a closeup of this one--so many pieces and perfect!

There were several One Block Wonder quilts--this one was especially pretty.
I've been on a quest to find my copy of the One Block Wonder book--I know it's here somewhere!

This one was so elegant--you would never dream it was made with a corn print fabric! She had a piece of it pinned on the upper left corner. I wanted to make a One Block Wonder years ago, but never could find a fabric that I thought would work. After seeing this one, I am inspired to try to find the perfect fabric. 

The tiny prairie point edging was a fun finish for this quilt. 

This star was hung up pretty high so it was hard to get a good photo, but you can see it's stunning!


  1. I've been missing from blogland a bit myself. I'll tell you what, that Pie in the Sky should be able to brighten up any gloomy day! It is fun!

  2. Ohhh, your Pie in the Sky is just gorgeous! I love the bold mix of so many colors. Fun, fun, fun!

  3. Lots of nice eye candy! Your Pie in the Sky quilt is beautiful!

  4. I surfed around and saw this post today. (yes, long after you posted it.) I love the photos!

    Here are some quilt images I am sharing this week:

  5. Wow...I just came across your blog. I was so surprised to see two of my quilts posted above. The red and green One Block Wonder and the Amazon star were made and quilted by me. I'm so glad you enjoyed our quilt show.