Judy L's UFO Challenge

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Quilt, The Quilter. The Recipient

3 judges with scores of 77, 92 and 83.  252 out of 300.  It is strange to me how wide the scores were.  It was fun and I will enter again!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Going to the Show!

Got my acceptance letter!


Got my hanging sleeve applied and the quilt bundled up and labeled as required.  Drop off at 3 p.m.!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Harley Davidson Quilt #1 - Deisgn Wall Monday

This is the first Harley Quilt that I made.  Ray drives a Road King and calls it Purple Haze.  The third picture shows the great texture that was achieved when Allison quilted flames from top to bottom in red and gold threads.  She made the suggestions of the word personalization and I was really impressed with her attention to detail and her work.

I will show more of this quilt later this week as it is going to be the first quilt I have entered into a show.   It will be hanging in the Mesquite Quilt Show in Mesquite Texas at the Rutherford recreation building.

Go see Judy at Patchworktimes for moire great design walls.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Design Wall Monday June 9, 2014

It's been awhile since I have posted my design wall.  Ths one was finished up Friday and dropped in the mail Saturday.  This is the second Harley quilt I have made.  The first is in the binding stages.  I will post more about it this week.

For more design walls go to Patchworktimes.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Together Again

Dad passed away quietly at my home Saturday the 31st.  I tried to will him to hang on until the 1st because I didn't want him to pass on my nephews birthday.  Alas, it was not meant to be.  Dad and Mom are together again with my baby sisters.

Rest in peace Dad.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Harley Davidson 2 Quilted

Remember me mentioning Allison?  This was quilted by her.  I asked for a simple all over medium scale pattern.  I also requested the logo be outlined.  I love the texture and especially how the logo stands out.  

You can find Allison in Plano just google Allison's Machine Quilting and Machine Repair.  She does beautiful work and gives great communication on where you are in queue with updates on progress if there is a delay.  Our schedules were a little off so she made herself available outside her regular hours to help me get this job done!

Binding strips are cut.  Watch here for updates on that task. Nthis one is long overdue but my friend understands that life interrupted.

Quilty hugs!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Meet Buddy

I want to introduce you to Buddy, my Dad's little companion since he retired in 2001.  Wait a minute...that is Buddy's bed but that is NOT Buddy.  That is Duke.  

So about Buddy.  No that looks like his bed but that isn't him.  That is Sadie.

Here is Buddy!  Chillaxing in his chair at Dad's house before his big adventure.  He is a bit round and was enjoying treats three times a day.  If you forgot he would run to the cabinet and point out that you had forgotten.  His last vet visit in NY had him weighing in at 34 pounds.  He loved all the activity of the move and all the people that came to the house just to see him and give him a big send off.

Dad always talked about him not being a very good passenger.  Because of this he got to ride with Ray who has an iron fist when it comes to pet's behaving themselves.  He did not cause one single bit of trouble.  In fact we will blame Ray for this one.  While on the way to Texas Dad stopped in Ohio because he just could not go any further.  He was not well and needed lots of extra help to get him into the hotel.  Ray and I circled back so that we could assist.  I was smuggled into the hotel because I wasn't supposed to be there.  I was very good and did not cause one bit of trouble.

When I got to Texas I got to see Duke again.  We already made friends.  I tried to tell Duke how things were going to go when I met him at my house last year but alas, he set me straight.  We are good together now.  In fact I was told I was going to love Sadie.  Well she plays too rough with me and I am afraid of her.  I spend a lot of time whining about her to anyone that will listen.  Sometimes we get into a tussle and Duke has to get involved to straighten us out.  Once day I hope I will learn how to play with her.  You won't see Augie this post but he and I get along just fine.  He is very gentle with me.  He has moire interest in Darcy so we are not around each other very much.

Here I am hanging out on the porch with Darcy.  She thought I needed glasses.  While I look very smart with them I don't think I need them.  By now I have already met the vet.  I had this cough they thought was caused by my heart.  Turns out I had bronchitis,  All the temperature changes and stress were a little hard on me.  Steroids and antibiotics to the rescue.  They stopped feeding me treats three times a day AND they made me share with the other dogs in the house.  I am down to a trim 27 pounds with the vet mentioning that another 5 would benefit me.  It's always those last 5 pounds that get you!

Dad was so so sick and was in the hospital for 2 weeks.  I was moping around and missing him terribly.  They told me Dad was missing me too.  Ray took the rolling sewing machine case and stuck me inside then smuggled me in to see Dad.  Dad doesn't remember but I did and I was much happier!  I was really glad when Dad came home.

Here is a rare sighting.  This is me sleeping in MY bed.  I didn't use it in NY but it's a pretty nice piece of real estate when everyone's laps are full!  Until next time!

Buddy and