Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Last Blog Before The Move and my Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt is finished!

Come Saturday my life here in the Bay Area is being put into a truck and moved to my new home in Reno. 
My last day at my office is Friday.  Things seem to be falling into place with transitioning of clients and a couple of local attorneys who want to not only lease my space (my lease isn't up until the end of September) starting July 1, but want to purchase all of my office furniture!  Fabulous win, win for both of us.  I don't have to liquidate my furniture or worse, pay someone to haul it away and they don't have to buy new furniture.

On Saturday, the movers come to my condo and pick everything up for the trip to Reno.  Then I have to find a place for everything in my home in Reno, but hopefully, it will all work out. 

Meanwhile, I completed my Schnitzel & Boo mini quilt for my international partner.  Here is a look at the finished mini quilt:

This is what I consider the front of the mini quilt.  I actually quilted it myself (and as many of you know, quilting is not my strength!)

This is the back of the quilt.  The front is made up of 12.5 inch blocks and the back is one large block. 

I think the quilting works for both front and back.  Let me know what you think. 
So off it goes to its new owner along with some little gifts.  Hope she likes it!
Are you participating in the Schnitzel & Boo mini quilt swap?  If so, what are you up to?
Aaaaaanyway that's it from the Robertson California household.  Next time, I'll be blogging from my new home!

Monday, June 16, 2014

So Much Has Been Happening!

Only 12 days left before the movers show up and take all my things to the new house!  I am just a little tired of packing, sorting, donating, throwing away and doing it all again the next day!  It has put a real kink in my sewing - mostly because I have packed a lot of my stash.  Also getting the office closed down and my clients transitioned to new attorneys.  That's been a challenge!

Then my laptop froze up, giving all the symptoms of a dead or dying hunk of junk!  Luckily, my wonderful IT guy was able to fix the problem and restore this baby to good health - yahoo!

So what have I been doing?  Well, I went to the San Mateo County Fair to see the quilt show.  I had 3 quilts in the show and many members of the guild did also.  Here's a sampling.

Two of my quilts in the modern quilt category:

 I won an Honorable Mention in the Modern Quilt Category:

A panoramic photo of BAM guild quilts:

My friend Jaye's quilt called Fresh Fruit.  She won an Honorable Mention for this beauty. 

It was nice to see so many modern quilts in the show.  This was the first year that the organizers had a category called "Modern Quilts" (humming Times They Are aChanging). 
The other project I've been working on was the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap.  I didn't have a lot of info from my partner, so I jumped in with both feet and an + and X mini quilt, using the Sew Retro fabric as my guide:

I thought I'd make one big block for the back instead of a plain back so that my partner can use the mini quilt any way she chooses.  This morning I made up my mind about the quilting and will get started shortly.  My partner is international (I think it's o.k. to say this in my blog!) so my mail date is coming up.  Also, I have to get this done prior to the movers showing up and rolling me out the door hanging onto my sewing machine!

No progress on the last 6 Steampunk blocks.  They will have to wait until I get relocated. 

What are you working on?

Aaaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.