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Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Flower Pot Won!

There were 14 entries in the Flower Pot Contest last night at Guild.  I WON!!!  WOO! HOO!  I get a ticket for entering and 20 tickets for winning.  I can put these tickets in the flower pots at our quilt show, www.whqg.org,  in April to win one of the Flower Pot Raffle items.  I have my eye on several prizes.

We need more pots, so the contest will be held again in March.  I wish that I had taken my camera last night, there were some really cute entries.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bunnies, Bunnies and More Bunnies

I just received an update from my fellow Bee member, Judith, on the Bunnies.  These will go in the Guild Shop in April at the West Houston Quilters Guild Show.  Check out our website for details, whqg.org.

Judith and I had a little workshop/sew-in last year to get the bunnies started.  I helped some with these bunnies.  All the real credit goes to Judith for finishing and decorating each one with care.  Below is a beautiful picture of  the completed Bunnies.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Productive Week

I finished the Six Placemats and Tablerunner for the "Flower Pot Raffle" entry by my Bee.  Yeah, now I can breathe.

Yesterday, I hot glued all the flowers on my Flower Pot Competition Entry.  They will be judges on Wednesday night at our Guild Meeting.  I only have one war wound.  It has been a while since I have used the glue gun.  I forgot to put a bowl of water and ice beside me.  After the first blister, I remembered.

This is where the tickets will be inserted during the show.  

At the end of the show, the pot will be turned over and a winner will be drawn from each pot.  The pot has to look good, upside down and right side up.  I glued a Wildflower fabric on the top of the pot, because it has to fit into the saucer.  The thick flowers would have caused a problem.

Thank you and a BIG HUG to all the ladies that posted fabric flower tutorials on their blogs.  I looked at a lot of them and used parts of several and yo-yo flowers to fill in any empty spaces.  The leaves on the saucer and top are two pieces of fabric, steam-a-seamed together and cut out.  Then I sewed a vein down the middle.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Flower Pot Raffle

I mentioned "The Flower Pot Raffle" in my last post.  Our Guild use to call this "The Tin Can Raffle".  The theme for our Quilt Show this year is "In A Quilter's Garden".  Thus, the name change.  We are replacing the tin cans with decorated flower pots. People buy tickets and put a ticket or many tickets, if you really want to win that item, in the flower pot that goes with that item.  At the end of the show, a name is drawn from each flower pot to win that item.

We are having a contest for the best decorated flower pot.  The winner gets a large amount of tickets to go into the flower pots.  Remember that quilt that must come to live with me?  Below is a sneak peek at what I am planning for the big win.  Don't tell anyone.

Monday, February 7, 2011

What I worked on this weekend.

I promised to post more often and I have not.  Our quilt guild has a Quilt Show every other year and this is a show year.  Even though, I have a full-time job, I have made some commitments to put items in the Guild Store and the Flower Pot Raffle.  The deadlines are speeding toward me and I am sewing as fast as I can.  I wanted to show you what I have been working on.

These need to be hand sewn closed, ironed and quilted, but you can see my progress.

A Tablerunner for my Bee's entry in the Flower Pot Raffle.

Six Placemats to match Tablerunner.  Each placemat has 20 pieces in the seminole area.  That is 120 pieces.  I am adding seminole piecing to my list of do not do this, again.  The good news is, all six are at this finished stage and I am on the home stretch.  Did I mention that all of this is due by Feb. 16th and We still have to assemble all the items in a basket in an appealing presentation.

As I have mention before, there are only three members in our Bee at this time.  We are thrilled that another lady is interested in joining us and hope to see her at our next meeting.  

So, Carol has made Aprons for a family of four and wonderful chef hats for the Dad and Son.  She, also, sprayed a large picnic basket white and is providing three cookbooks about outdoor cooking and grilling.

Judith has made six napkins and four potholders for this project.
Judith and I, also, volunteered to have a workshop to make bunnies for the guild shop.  She is in the process of finishing these up.  So far, there are 22 finished.  Judith is the member of three Bees and put together a quilt top from exchange blocks for the Flower Pot Raffle.  This is where my money is going.  It is a beautiful scrappy quilt that needs to live with me.  It is with the quilter now.  I will try to get a picture, whether I win or not.  But I plan on winning!!!

More tomorrow on what I am working on and I promised a Giveaway every three months, so it is time.  Details coming later this week.