Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

This is the 1st week of the New Year which will be much better than 2012. One of my goals for 2013 was to donate a comfort quilt and do a chalenge quilt for my quilt guild. I had been working on these projects in the last 2 months and have finished them. My challenge quilt theme was "My Dream Vacation" with a red fabric that had to been in it. I made a quilt called "Come Sail Away". I picked up a comfort quilt kit at the November meeting. It is a baby quilt with fabric already cut ready to sew. I added a border and different backing because I didn't like the one supplied in the kit. I supplied the batting which the guild will supply. Both quilts were great to practice quilting on them. The Challenge quilt is due at the Febr meeting and then will be displayed at the March meeting to be voted on. I will turn my baby comfort quilt at the meeting in January. It is great to have acheived my 2 goals and will enter 2 quilts in our Quilt Show in April. I'm working on piecing and quilting a baby quilt for a customer that is my neighbor. We went Sun to Craftwarehouse to pick out fabric. It is going to be so cute. It is her 1st grandchild which will be a boy. I have another customer(Paige) that I will be doing her quilt that she made for a dear friend. Paige and I are going to the Greenbaum's Quilt Retreat next week at the Shilo Inn in Newport. We leave Thurs and the retreat start Fri-Sun. We went last year it was so much fun. I'm excited about working with Shari that owns a quilting business called Bear Creek Quilting Company in Salem. I will be doing the quilting on her quilts that she designs and makes to sell on her online business. I will post pictures of the baby comfort quilt and then of the challenge quilt.

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