Friday, May 31, 2013

A WIN AND PERSONAL DELIVERY!

I can't believe it's been 10 days since I posted!  We are in Oregon now visiting our oldest son & family. We have already participated in some fun family events, like our GS's piano/organ recital and his band concert.  He is very musical and even won an award for his musical talents last night from his band teacher.  

Right around the time we arrived in Oregon, I was notified by Quilting Babcia that I had won her giveaway.   When she realized that we were nearby, she suggested we meet at the local quilt shop!  Great idea!  We met there and went to a coffee shop to have a cup and chat.  We had a delightful visit and discovered we had some things in common besides quilting.  The six FQs are by Robyn Pandolph and are gorgeous green with pink roses.  I love pink and green together and my dishes have green in them - wallpaper has pink, so I think the fabric will be perfect for making a table runner.   The color is much better in person than in the picture.  Thanks so much for the beautiful fabric!  



When my GD got home from school (or work), she wanted me to go to the LQS with her - it's a tradition, after all.    Below is my purchase from the shop.  She likes to sew and she wanted to start a new quilt.  I showed her Bonnie Hunter's site and she picked the Bricks and Stepping Stones pattern.  We got started on that, but she needs more black fabric.  I'm sure we will have more sewing sessions when she has time between class and work.  I think school is out June 12 or 13.

My purchase from the LQS
Since then, I have been able to finish some log cabin blocks.  I had started these before our trip, but finished 58 blocks.  They measure 5 1/4" unfinished.  I think I have 146 blocks at home (at least), for a total of 204.  I figure I will need 360 for a queen size quilt.  This has been a travel project, so we shall see how much I do on this trip.  I brought other projects along as well.

Log cabin block made with CW reproduction fabric
I have been trying to keep up with blogs, but the computer isn't always working, so I haven't been able to do it as much.  Thanks for the comments!  

10 comments:

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Love your log cabin blocks and the fabric you're using. It's going to be beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Sharon in Michigan

---"Love" said...

Hmmm----seems like those FQ's would be perfect with my colors too! Love the log cabin blocks also. So glad you are having fun with the family, especially the grandchildren! Stay safe. ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

What a lovely win, Ruth!
Bricks and Stepping Stones is another one on my bucket list--good choice! : )
Those are great looking log cabin blocks.

Kathie said...

lucky you winning! beautiful fabrics
love log cabin blocks keep making them!!!
Kathie

Liriopia said...

Glad you are having such a good time! So much fun to be with family. Your blocks are beautiful but those log cabin strips must be really small to only measure 5-1/2 inches when completed. You are a better woman than I, LOL!

Liri

Me and My Stitches said...

How fun that you were able to collect your win in person! Glad you are having fun and getting some sewing time as well!

Lori said...

How fun to meet up with another blogger. Glad everything is going great!

Barb said...

congrats on the win - pretty!
hooray for the log cabin blocks. Love em!

Beth said...

Congrats on winning the pretty fabric. Sounds like you are enjoying being with your family.
Those log cabins are looking great.

Teresa in Music City said...

How fun to meet up with a fellow blogger! And congrats on the win of those yummy fabrics :*) I am so jealous of your sewing time with your GD!!! I wish at least one of mine would like sewing but so far it hasn't happened. Enjoy your visit!!!