Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day.

Thank you to the men and women who have served and currently in our military and their families who are serving our country.

So, we arrived home yesterday from quilt camp.  Lots of fun and a lot of quilting was accomplished.  I wanted to share this quilt which everyone made at least one block, our friend Nancy made 20, and Jackie trimmed most of them.  This quilt was made for a friend and we hope to present it to him at our next guild meeting.  The pattern is a disappearing four-patch, can we say easy, and a great pattern for a group to make.  There is a great tutorial on Andie Johnson Sews blog.  We started making 24 blocks, but then decided that we needed 42 blocks to make the quilt bigger.  So it is now with the quilter.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wish you were here...

Sunset on Seabrook Island

JK Quilt Camp 2013 is now set up for twenty-two of our closest friends.  Jackie and I (Kim) took a walk on the beach after getting everything set up for campers to arrive at 9 am in the morning.  We will keep you up to date on our weekend projects.  More to come...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A great moment today...

Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends in Oklahoma.

Today  we delivered the Johnson quilt, to celebrate a graduation of a very special girl.  Mrs. Johnson was very pleased over the final results.  It is always nice when clients LOVE their quilts and compliment the work.  (Patting ourselves on the back at this time).  This is one of our favorites so far (but we say that after each quilt we make).  The blue batik and sour apple green from Kona Cotton is perfect for the shirts.

Johnson Quilt

Special thanks to our friend Margaret letting us have a photo op in her home.  Here are the labels from the back of the quilt:

Johnson label

Yes, we have our very own Quirky Quilt care labels.  Thanks to blogs and Pinterest that will show you how to create everything you can imagine.  Yes, a very good day.  Happy Graduation Cara!

For the next few days, twenty-two of our closest friends will be joining us for JK Quilt Camp 2013 on Seabrook Island.  Jackie and I (Kim) are hoping to get some blocks completed for our Sweet Tea and Butter Beans quilt.  I purchased Jen Kingwell's book, "Green Tea and Sweet Beans" quilt pattern during Quilt Con 2013.  A group of us are making it and decided to rename it, since we are from the south.  "Sweet tea, house wine of the South".

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Blocks anyone....

Our latest t-shirt quilt is at the long arm quilter, being quilted.  So what's on our to do list?  This month the block swap in the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild belongs to Linda.  We made LOVE blocks for her (each letter is 5 x 7).  Linda reduced the pattern and said we could make our blocks in any direction.  Here is what we did:

Jackie's LOVE block
Kim's LOVE block

Also on our list, we are getting ready for Quilt Camp on Seabrook Island at Camp St. Christopher.  Jackie and I host a quilt camp for our dearest twenty-four friends.  We will be right on the beach,  hopefully the weather will be warm, and sunny.  It is a great place to unwind, visit with each other, and quilt from Friday to Sunday.  This is our sixth year and during camp we will have a block drawing.  Which means, we either pick a theme fabric or just select fabrics from your stash in certain colors for your blocks.  This year we are making red and white 9 inch quilt blocks from our stash.  We can piece any kind of block we want and make however many we can before the drawing.  The number of blocks you turn will be in the number of times you name will be in the drawing.  If your name is drawn, winner winner, chicken dinner.  ALL of the blocks are yours.  So here are three that were made today.  What do you think?  If I win, it could be a way for me to have a red and white quilt made by me and my dearest friends.  Wish me luck.

Red/white block exchange for Quilt Camp.
Get your friends together for some play time.