Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Travelling Girl, Part 1

Where do I start?  I have so much to share with you!

First, our families and friends on the East Coast are constantly in our thoughts.  Sandy packs a wallop and it is simply heartbreaking to listen to the news.

Last week, my husband and I went to San Antonio.  What a beautiful city!  We tried to see all we could but among the best things to do were to visit the Alamo, where we were moved by the stories, and enjoy the Riverwalk.  For my birthday dinner, we went on a dinner cruise on a barge that went around the Riverwalk.   Curiously, everyone else who had made reservations to be on the same cruise cancelled!  So, Mike and I shared our own private dinner cruise with Wayne the waiter and Dan the captain!  How awesome is that?!

Made from rattlesnake rattles!
I was quite fascinated by the architecture and design of the buildings and bridges over the Riverwalk.  It seemed as though each bridge was unique and the buildings were something else.  Here are some pictures - including that neat hexagon tile floor!

A building along the riverwalk

One of the bridges.
One of the bridges.  Love the curls!

Market Square

Prickly Pear Margarita at Boudro's

The Riverwalk at twilight
After San Antonio, we headed to Houston to attend Quilt Market but that is for the next post!  Though I must say that it is always so much fun to see old friends and friendly faces!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Short and Sweet

Check it out!  My quick quilt is on the cover of an upcoming book, Quilts By Monday

Picture courtesy of Annie's Publishing.
Beautiful Timeless Treasures Tonga Batiks are featured on this quilt.  So yummy!

I'm not sure when it's being released but here's the link to Clotilde.  

That's it for now - short and sweet, wasn't it?  Gotta go get ready to share my quilts at County Line Quilters Guild  tonight.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Projects, Projects and More Projects!

The new AccuQuilt book just came out - "GO! Inspired"  and two of my projects are in it!  

Picture courtesy of Annie's Publishing.

 Look for "Diamonds Jubilee" and the patriotic "Confetti Welcome."
Diamonds Jubilee
Picture courtesy of Annie's Publishing.

Confetti Welcome
Picture courtesy of Annie's Publishing.

The book is more for intermediate and advanced quilters since the projects include the more unusual shapes. 

Bottle and Cup Wraps
Picture courtesy of Quilter's World.
AccuQuilt is giving away copies of the book with a purchase from their website.  Check it out asap at   http://www.accuquilt.com/go-inspired-with-accuquilt-pattern-book.html.  

I also have a cute project in The Scrap Sensation - a pair of wraps for cups and bottles.  It's a great way to avoid having condensation from a cold drink get all over your hands and belongings.   And, I just love it!

Check out the Pillow Pizzazz book.  It's chock-full of ideas!  If you want to try a quilting technique - old or new (raw edge applique, big stitch quilting, prairie points, etc), chances are it's in this book and your test project need not be any larger than a throw pillow!  Just in time for the holidays, my "Tis the Season" pair of pillows, made from Northcott's awesome Stonehenge fabric line, are also included in this book. 

More to come!  But, enjoy and ciao for now!  (Been watching Fabio cook on Yahoo.com, can't you tell?! LOL)