Many apologies for the long delay between posts. Having gotten behind, it became more and more work to catch up, so I just didn't. I did a lot of traveling this fall -- so much so that the airlines have upgraded my status, but now that I have perks I am done traveling for awhile and can't use them! All those trips really cut into my quilting time, too.
I felt so bad about not posting, that I quit reading others' blogs, and I have really missed being part of the online community. Now that I'm back, I'm planning on some wonderful reads catching up with everyone.
So what quilty things have I been up to?
Working with the Project Linus committee of my guild has taken most of my quilting time recently. I just updated that blog (see the link in the sidebar to "Hearts for Linus"). Our raffle quilt is amazing -- I didn't make it, but as chair of the committee, I handled logistics. You can see it and read about it on Ami Simms' website. If you live nearby, please buy a ticket! All the proceeds benefit Project Linus.
I also coordinated putting together this quilt for a good friend who just had a baby.
Lots of people contributed blocks and I put them together and did the quilting. The pattern is called Hugs and Kisses from "the little box of Baby Quilts" by Jenny Wilding Cardon.
I also did the backing and quilting to finish off this I Spy for my nephew Andy's two little girls. It was finished last fall except for that, but I didn't get to it until this past week. Tomorrow I plan to trek to the post office to send it to them. The modern world is amazing -- I'll trudge through our snow to mail this, and they'll open it in bright sunshine on the big island of Hawaii!
And this is the back.
If you've read my blog before, you know I have plans to make I Spy quilts for all my nieces' and nephew's children. Andy's was the third, and here on the table are the hexagons being prepared for Andrea's quilt. The little kid in me loves playing with all the novelty fabrics!
I had planned to use a red background fabric on this, but when I laid some of the hexagons on it, they got lost. It was too dark and fought with too many of the novelty prints. So I tried this one, and I like it. It's not the greatest photo, but the fabric is blue with bright confetti.
And finally, when Val was home for the holidays, she and I started to make a holiday quilt together. The only photo I have so far is of the fabric, but I'll take more as I work on it. We had a blast choosing lots of sparkly reds and greens and creams.
And just for fun, here's a chest we recently bought for the family room. It goes with all our colors, and I have plans for a quilt that will look good in there.
I still have a few projects I'm working on that I will finish soon (I hope!!). Meanwhile, hello to everyone, it's good to be back in touch.