Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Skinny Sister!

Today is my skinny sister's birthday.  I won't reveal her age because she is my little sister too!

Skip & Eva K with Jeanne & Annemarie

Happy Birthday Jeanne!

(This is the only picture I could find where your cheeks are cubbier than mine.)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enter his gates with
and His courts with
give thanks to Him
and praise His name.
For the LORD is good
and His love endures forever
His faithfulness
continuews theough all generations.
Psalm 100:4-5

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Last week I met my Iowa quilting friends for a 4 day retreat just outside of New Glarus, WI.  Boy did we have fun!

My friend Jackie is always teasing me about my quilting projects.  It seems I like squares... four patches... nine patches... square in a square... you get the idea.  Well Jackie is forever pointing this out to me {and she is right}.  To remedy my quilting pattern rut, I purchased 2 copies of Chopsticks by Jaybird Quilts.  I sent a copy to Jackie in August letting her know this would be my project for our fall retreat. 

I thought the "triangle in a triangle" theme would be fun and save me from being the butt of every joke.

Here is my quilt made out of a Denyse Schmidt's Picnic fabric line and a nice Bella Solid (from blog friend Anna's store, Thimbleanna). LOVE IT! 

Jackie chose Chez Moi's Hunky Dory.  Isn't that solid great!

While at Quilter's Compass in Monticello, Wisc, Theresa and I both purchased Kate Spain's Terrain for more Chopsticks.  Theresa chose the pink and purple colorway, while I chose orange and green {trying again to think out of my box... again}.

Theresa used her Mini Design Board {(tutorial by the super duper Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet}.  We made these as party favors for our quilt camp last July.

Diane purchased Basic Grey's Max & Whiskers for a Chopsticks of her own.

Jackie, cutting extraordinaire, cut all of our quilts out for us!  She is a*ma*zing.  We paid her off in Polish Pottery.


The pattern calls for a 60 degree triangle ruler by Creative Grids.  Jackie had a 60 degree 12 inch ruler (not a Creative Grids ruler).  When she cut out her quilt and pieced her first few blocks they did not size up correctly.  The Creative Grids ruler is actually 12 1/2 inches.  Get the Creative Grids ruler (CGRT12560), and purchase it when you get the pattern.  I called a dozen quilt shops between Indy and New Glarus and found it at one shop in Rockford, Il - thank you Quilters Haven.  The pattern also provides templates. 

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