Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Brenda & Jeff

This is a picture of me and my new hubby on our way to Alaska for our honeymoon. We went on a cruise on the Holland America Line. I want to go back to Alaska and tour the inlands. The galciers were so nice. We went on some excursions including whale watching.

Quilts in progress

These are two of the many, many quilt tops waiting to be quilted in my home.
I made the Bento Box (the small picture) quilt for my mother-in-law's birthday. I have yet to finish it!! She chose the pattern and the fabrics. She has a liking to oriental fabrics. The traditional Bento box has light and dark within the same block but she wanted the blocks to be the same to make a square in a square. It is for a double size bed.

The larger picture shows a quilt top I made out of blocks that were swapped with other quilters. I have been saving some of these blocks for about a year now and finally had enough to create this wonderful top. It measures 95 x95! I love how the blocks all fit together so nice.
Some of the blocks were swapped locally with a group of us that meet weekly as a "class" through the adult education in our school district. Some of the blocks were swapped with on-line swapping groups, such as Stashbuilders, Mailblocks, and quilting2friendship. These are groups in the Yahoo! groups site. I have made so many friends through these online groups!!

My son calls the groups "cults" becasue he just doesn't get the power behind having someone know exactly what you are talking about when you say you are about to frog an entire row of blocks!