Tuesday, July 19, 2016

June AND July Update

Hi Friends!  It's been almost two months since my last post!!  Time just flies, doesn't it??  Things are good here....except for maybe being just a bit too hot and humid!  I enjoy my air conditioning, that's for sure!!

We recently took a short trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee...it was so fun!  We went zip lining and rode an Alpine Coaster, saw a comedy show, hiked a little bit in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park...it was just beautiful!

Here we are all decked out in our zip lining gear.  This was the first time for both of us, but we'll do it again if we get the chance!!


I am so thankful for the wonderful friends I've met through quilting all over the country.  I met Lynn at a quilt retreat in Pennsylvania and we seemed to hit it off quite nicely!  She recently was vacationing with her family in Williamsburg and we were able to meet up for lunch.  It was so nice to catch up with her...can't wait to see her again at retreat in January!!


On the quilting side of things...I'm plugging along with my ongoing projects...this is Buttermilk Basin's Block of the Month.  My mom is doing this one too, it's so fun to see her progress and she's loving her (re)new found love of wool applique.  :)

I also signed up for Primitive Gatherings block of the week...here are the first four weeks.  The quilt will have a "crazy quilt" look when finished...we've had a few sneak peeks and it's a-maz-ing! 

I also had two LARGE custom tshirt quilts to do... 

I was glad to have this big job finished, and I know the tshirt owner will be very pleased!

I started a new quilt that will be a gift...this block is the disappearing hourglass (tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Company).  It is pretty simple and easy to assemble.  I actually have all but 9 of the blocks sewn together...so more pics will come soon of the finished quilt top.

Oh and one more finish...this winter table mat from Primitive Gatherings.  I love it!! 

Hope you all are having a wonderful summer...enjoy it while you can, it'll be over before we know it!

Happy Quilting!
~Michelle