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.


  1. Congrats on the honorable mention!!! You sound crazy busy....I know moving will do that to you. Sounds like you are retiring??? If so, more quilting time, right??

    1. Yes, I'm retiring! And double yes to more time for quilting!
      As soon as I unpack the 200 odd boxes and hang art work and arrange and rearrange rooms...but then you know all about that! I won't be having the large sewing room space that you have but I will have dedicated space, so that's good news.
      You are attending QuiltCon 2015 aren't you? Hope to see you there.

  2. I'm so happy to hear you got recognition for your quilt at the fair and I think you did the quilting on it too. Good luck with the move and congrats on retiring.

  3. Good for you and your fellow BAM Qers for making such a splash at this years county fair - Congrats on your upcoming retirement and all the quilting time that it will give you. Hope to see you at Quilt Con 2015