Friday, November 29, 2013

Thread Your Needles... Cut Your Threads... GO!

You guessed it!  We have now begun hand-quilting.  :-)

Pretty exciting!  We'll Keep You Posted!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Buon giorno!

Come vanno le cose?

Things are going well, here!  That's what I say, but you can see for yourself!

 Workers!  :-)

 This is a close-up of the fabrics.  Pretty, aren't they?

 Tune in later for an update on the "sandwich!"  :-)


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Continuing Saga of "Breakfast in Bed!"

If you must know, we haven't seen a sign of toast, eggs, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal...  I think someone is pulling our legs!  ;-)  Actually, last Saturday morning I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa's IHOP.  We Could go OUT! 

At any rate, Konnie, Lori and I  had a fun couple of hours or so together yesterday - puzzling, "hashing"(no pun intended), and re-hashing the configuration and approaches to sewing this together.  Once we'd finished, we made good time sewing strips and large triangles.  There are only a couple more things to do, and we'll be ready to tackle the "sandwich" (sorry) and begin the process of hand-quilting!

 (Have you detected the progress?)

 We think we're going to invite "the troups" at church that would like to participate in this final step!

We're planning our next get-together in a couple of weeks.  The goal?  Creating the red/white/green border.

See you soon!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Yes!  We believe we're bringing, for your enjoyment and edification, the Italian Version of "Breakfast in Bed!"  ;-)
Lori and I are back at it... we had a workshop last week and sewed a few blocks together.  Our next assignment, whenever we choose to accept it, is to create and add large triangles before we can join the strips!

Check out the photos below!

(We are inviting a friend - Konnie - to join us, also!  Hopefully she can participate next time!)



Monday, March 25, 2013

"Breakfast in Bed" - Nearly 3 Years Later . . .

Is that called a Hiatus?
Rip Van Winkle's nap??
or What??

If the truth be told, Old Rip looks as though he could use a quilt!
(And perhaps breakfast in bed! ha)

For your entertainment,
here are a couple photos of today's activity!

Laying it out for the "feel of it"

 Work station #1

 Work station #2
Couple of cups of Chai tea latte . . .

Add a rotary cutter and mat and we're ready to roll!!

So, a big question might be:
"When is the next workshop and/or how long will it be until Rip sees the 'blanket'?"

Till we meet again,
Yours quiltingly,
SG and Lori