Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Quilters Piece Corps

Last weekend Marilyn and I were vendors at the Quilters Piece Corps Quilt Show in Victorville, CA. Everytime we're with this group of women we are amazed at how much fun they are. They always have a wonderful boutique that I can't resist. I sometimes wonder if I a vendor or a customer. I guess I'm both.

Here's a picture of our booth.

We had a new "hot item" this time. We sold it as a kit or as just a pattern. It is called "Tote Along" and I'll post pictures later, so stay tuned.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wacky Devine Nine Class

Last weekend I had the pleasure of teaching a Wacky Devine Nine class at Bear's Quilt Shop in Garden Grove, CA. It was a six hour class and everyone finished their quilt top. Yea!!!!!! Here are the pictures of the finished quilts. Linda, Lucie, Terie and Cary all were great students and made great quilts. You'll notice that one of them was made smaller to be given as a gift for a baby.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Is it a Coffee Table or is it a Clock?

I've been in desperate need of a new coffee table for sometime. I'm always looking for something to take the place of the over sized foot stool we've been using. The problem with the foot stool was that it was made out of fabric and the cats thought it was a perfect place to sharpen their claws. I tried my best to reason with them but they just wouldn't listen so a replacement was needed.

I wasn't sure what I wanted so whenever I was out I'd keep my eyes open. Last week I looked at Crate and Barrel and Z Gallery. Z Gallery had one that was interesting but it also had an interesting price and my very favorite Crate and Barrel didn't have anything that would work. I even looked at Target and WalMart, nada.

Yesterday I was out buying a new coffee pot (for the zillionth time, but that's another story) and I wondered in to Home Goods. If you haven't been to a Home Goods store, they have some of the most unusual things. It's one of those places that if you see what you want you better buy it. They never seem get the same things back in. While wondering up and down the isles I came across a really fun and different table that was just perfect for in front of my couch.

So here it is the perfect coffee table for me. It's a working clock that is also a coffee table. I tend to pile way to much on my coffee tables but not this one. I think I'm going to just let it be a neat looking coffee table clock. No clutter!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Los Alamitos High School

Hoffman of California has done it again. They are known for their Hawaiian prints as well as the designer of fabric for Road to California, So. Cal. Quilt Run, Rosie's in San Diego to name just a few. This time they've out done themselves by making fabric for Los Alamitos High School.

My daughter, step children and oldest granddaughter are all Los Al alumni. Now my youngest granddaughter, Emily, is a proud Lady Griffin. Emily is a member of the Los Al Cross Country team as well as the Los Al Soccer team.

Check it out.

I have no idea what I'm going to make with the fabric but whatever it is will be fun.

Go Griffin's!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pam's Quilts

My friend Pam has made several of my patterns. Last week I had a chance to see them right after another friend of ours, Terri, quilted them. I think you'll like all of them.

The first quilt is a Magical Slice and Dice using Kaufman's Feeling Groovy fabric. I just love this fabric. I think I still have some and just might have to make one for myself.

This is a pattern call East Meets West. Once again her choice of fabric is really nice.

This is a quilt kit that Two Wacky Women used to sell. It's made from all batiks and is called Wacky Nine Patch. It's made using a stack and slash method.

Last but not least is Magical Pinwheels. Pam was kind enough to be a tester for me shortly after I wrote this pattern. This quilt is completely assembled as a straight set and then magically turned on point. In fact you never make a pinwheel block, the pinwheels are formed when you sew the individual blocks together.

All of these patterns are available at the Two Wacky Women website.

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