Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crafty in Kerrville

We're so pleased to report that Spring has arrived in Kerrville. Finally! It's sunny and headed toward 80 degrees today. All of us, including the cats, are feeling much better.

The recent cold spell did provide a welcome opportunity to catch up on some craft work. It's been awhile since we mentioned any quilt store visits. But, we've made some. And, I'm pleased to report all of the fabric we have has been set in blocks for our someday fulltiming quilt. From top left in the photo above are South Dakota, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Michigan.

I'm making two blocks for every state. And, someday, they'll all come together something like this. With 26 states "blocked", we're about halfway to having all the fabrics that will go into to this very scrappy quilt. It'll be awhile before this creation is complete!

I have managed to start and finish one project during our stay here in Kerrville. While visiting Bandera with Paul's sister and brother-in-law, I was inspired to pick up a pattern for this "Tattered Texas Flag" quilt. Later I picked up the fabrics at Creations, one of my favorite quilt shops anywhere...right here in Kerrville. This is my first-ever rag quilt, which was quite a learning experience. After sewing everything together and making a million clips along the seams, here's the quilt ready for the essential last step: a wash and dry.

See what happens after it's washed and dried? It gets really raggedy!

I appliqued that star all by myself! My quilting friends know: I don't do applique!

We're embracing our "inner Texan" and placed this new creation prominently in our rolling home. It's colorful and cozy. Most importantly, it's done!

6 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

good for you for embracing your inner Texan!.nice work on 'finishing' the flag quilt!!

Jim and Sandie said...

I am really impressed. Crafty would not be an adjective you could ever use when describing me and I love seeing what all our friends are working on.

Marsha (Where's Weaver) is working on making baskets that are really incredible.

I am looking forward to seeing your full timing quilt when it's finished.

John and Sandy said...

Yeah, for the sun and those 70 and 80 degree temps; pretty soon you should be getting a tan!

Great job on the quilt, and it looks like you found the perfect spot to display it.

Fred and Wilma said...

you are so crafty!!..I really need to take some quilting lessons!!

Cindy said...

Your quilts are beautiful and I love the Flag -- do you name each quilt? Hum...interesting thought.

So talented, Mary!

Mike and Peggy Evringham said...

Hi There!,

Peggy and I just returned from a day of sightseeing in Fredericksburg and are beat!
We were supposed to leave tomorrow but we are going to try and extend our stay for one more day when the office opens tomorrow. Assuming we are successful perhaps we can arrange some good time tomorrow to get together and say HI! One way or the other - we'll be sure and stop over and at least say HI tomorrow AM.

Mike & Peggy