Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yesterday at Guild

Look what someone brought to yesterday's Prairie Quilt Guild meeting for me - selvages! I guess it doesn't take much to make me happy, does it? I have "plans" for another selvage quilt but am still collecting and have to finish a few projects before starting anything new.
 And then something happened which hasn't happened in a really long time, I actually won a door prize! I'm not a "lucky" person so this was quite a shock. The prize? A pair of spring loaded cutting shears from A-1 Singer Sewing Center in Wichita, Kansas. I may have to frame that winning ticket.
Our speaker, Cathy Miller - the Singing Quilter - was a lot of fun to listen to. About half way through her presentation, she got my whole attention when she brought out her crazy quilt and then her 1/2" hexagon project and finally, her 1/4" hexagon mini quilt called "Insanity"! It has over 3000 1/4" hexagons in it. Go to her website, click on Quilting and then Cathy's Quilts to see photos of her quilts.

 If you go back far enough on this blog, you can see pictures of my finished crazy quilt and my 1/2" hexagon project in progress. What you don't know is that I have a pack of 1/4" hexagon papers from Paper Pieces in my quilting room just calling my name! So far, I'm resisting. A project made of 1/4" hexagons is not to be entered into lightly but yes, I know, resistance is futile.

Come back in a few days to see pictures of some Hanky Panky from my younger days!


  1. Congratulations on winning you new cutting shears. It was your lucky day. 1/4 inch hexagons would put me over the edge.

  2. Intriguing, your plans for a selvage quilt... Congratulations on your prize!

  3. let me send you some selvages!!

  4. Great blog entry! Congratulations on your winnings! Yes resistance is futile(you must have a Star Trek junkie in your household, I recognize that line from the Borg episode, my husband is the addict)! Quarter inch hexies would surely push me over the edge, too(as the previous comment from Betty states)!!!!

  5. Congratulations on your door prize, another pair of good scissors is always very useful!!! What a great contribution to your next selvedge project, very generous!!! Hmmmm, 1/4" hexies, now there's commitment!!!!

  6. How fun to win the door prize, but even better (in my opinion) to be gifted all those selvages! I'm starting a new selvage project too. Hey... congrats on your daughter's engagement and the wedding plans you'll have so much fun with. Enjoy the days ahead.