Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Part I went live on Friday, November 23.  The instructions were to make 192 4-patch blocks with the constant grey and the black on white background.  Click on Part One above to go to the instructions.
My 4-patches are shown below, stacked up and waiting for the next clue which will be published on Friday, November 30. 
It's not too late to join the fun.

EASY STREET - Bonnie Hunter Mysytery - Fabrics

I decided that I would do Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery, "Easy Street".  Bonnie provided paint chip numbers to describe the colors that she will use in the quilt.  She also provided the estimated yardage for each color.  The constant color is grey, with the background black on white prints.  The additional paint chips represent the other colors in the quilt.

These are my fabrics.  Some shades may change depending upon the quilt pattern.

Grey and black on whites.

Teals and Tourquois


Limey Greens

See the next post for Step 1.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cobble Court Table Runner Swap

The latest swap among the Cobble Court Quilters was a Table Runner Swap.  Ms. Rennie, our fearless swap leader, drew names for each of us.  It was our responsibility to find out what colors our swap partner liked and any other information that we needed to pick a pattern and get it completed and mailed by November 15.

This is the one I received from Sandra J of South Carolina.

You can see the one I made for Rennie at A Quilt Complex website.

Thanks Sandra J, I love the colors and its perfect fit for my table.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and  friends.
I am thankful for the blessing of loving family members and great friends.
Hope you had a wonderful day.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Quilts from the Intl Quilt Festival in Houston - Continued

Continuing with the quilts that caught my attention at the show:
"Cherry Blossoms #6" - Japan
"Louisiana Satsuma" - Mona Redlick - Texas
"Height of Tulip Season" - Laura Fogg - Oregon


"Spring Beauties" - Terry Ashe - Canada


"Lazy Afternoon" - Michelle Jackson - New Mexico
"Prairie Fire" - Ruth Powers - Kansas

Ruth Powers with her award winning quilt.

"Natsumion on Her Bike" - Japan

And lastly,  look at the beauty we saw at an antique store in Beaux Bridge, Louisiana.

The trip to Houston was fabulous.  Every quilter should go at least one time in their life.

Quilts from the Intl Quilt Festival in Houston

The following pictures are some of my favorite quilts that I saw at the Houston Quilt Festival.

Stars or Baby Blocks - From France

Mosaic Quilt - From France
This was at a vendor's booth.
"Beside Still Waters" - Pat Darben - California
"In Memory of Mishka" - Barbara McCraw - Texas
"Out in the Garden" - Leslie Hall - Florida
This is Mr. Boone, an inside cat that escaped for a brief time in the garden.

More to follow....



Houston 2012

Three of us set out at 4 am on Thursday, November 1, for Houston and the International Quilt Show.  We stopped for breakfast somewhere close to Breaux Bridge LA.  The next stop was at the Texas Welcome Station.

We made it to Houston sometimes around 2:00 PM.  We checked in and immediately went over to the Quilt Show to check in and get our badges.  We came back to the hotel and got dressed for the Quiltapaloza.  We had a great time - the best of which Jeanette won Judge's Choice for her fascinator.  With that she won a Sizzix machine and lots of other goodies.  I tried to take pictures of her runway walk, but there was not enough light.

Friday and Saturday we spent most of time perusing the vendors.  There were many, many of them.  We all found things we could not live without.  We also saw a shirt that we just loved.
"Mess with my fabrics and I will rip your threads out!"
I meet Alex Alexander and Pat Sloan. Did not get a picture with Pat. Both of them were very nice and friendly.

We also spent time looking at the quilts.  I took pictures of some of my favorites.  There were many that we could not photograph.
Photo op at the Quilt Festival theme quilt.

I will have a separate post on the quilts that I have pictures of.