Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Joy Luck!

The weather is changing, fall is here! It’s beautiful outside right now. I love the leaves turning a bright orange or dark red, it’s amazing. I was lucky this past weekend and was able to attend one of my very best friend’s wedding in Montana. Catherine and I go way back, to the 9th grade. We did everything together, shared boyfriends, worked at the swimming pool as life guards, had sleepovers every weekend. I am lucky to still call her a friend, and we have been able to see each other often since graduation. I love her! Her new husband is a great guy, and I am so happy for them. This trip to Montana was really great for me because I was able not only to see Catherine, but my family as well. I stayed with my Aunt and Uncle in Billings, and it was fun to catch up with them.

Their kids are great, and I was kicking myself for not bringing my family with me (even though I really couldn’t). After the wedding I drove to Wyoming to see my Grandma and my other Aunt and Uncle. The drive was gorgeous and it kept just bringing back all of those memories from growing up. I got all sentimental and was just so happy!

So, this past weekend was great. In between wedding photos, checking out the flowers and attending dinners, I was able to go to a quilt shop. Of course I wouldn’t miss out on some shopping. I looked online before I left for a shop that looked good. I found Four Winds Quilting in Billings. The owner Nancy runs it out of her home, it is only open on the weekends I think, but she sells primarily online, go check her out. I happened to go on Friday morning. Her basement was full of the most awesome fabric! It was hard not to buy some of everything. Here is the stack I walked out with. Nancy says she plans on opening a store front soon, good luck! She has great taste in fabric, and she is very nice, I think I’ll be a long time customer :)

While sitting at the airports waiting for my connections, I brought my Halloween quilt with me to bind. I was stitching away when a lady walked up to me and asked if I quilted. We ended up talking for an hour about quilting and friends, and how much fun it all is. That’s great isn’t it? Here is the Joy Luck Schnibbles quilt complete.

Christina inspired me, her blog, A Few Scraps is really nice. She has all kinds of ideas for free motion quilting. Since this is such a small quilt I dove in and tried out some new quilting. I found a lime green thread and wandered back and forth with it all over the colored fabrics. Then I used white thread to make these weird spider things. The texture of the quilt is really nice. Thanks Christina!


Loraine said...

How awesome to be able to attend your BFF's wedding. Her flowers are sooo pretty, and you both look great.
I love your little Halloween quilt. Nice job on the quilting.
How is your BC Snapperville coming. I have that one on my scroll frames for about 4 years. Yikes!
Happy Halloween! Thanks for the photos.

Christina said...

I like the quilting patterns you chose, they look great! Perfect for such a whimsical little quilt. Thanks for the mention, that's so sweet.

Dolly said...

Another successful, beautiful quilting job inspired by Christina. I'm so tickled to have stumbled across her quiltalong, aren't you ?

Great job !

Just Jenn said...

It's fun to go "home" isn't it?! I just had a similar experience down in California. I was just giddy with all the happy memories. ^^ My family thought I'd dropped off the deep end. Heh.

I'm also glad I'm not the only one that buys fabric when on vacation... just little remembrances of good times, right?

Looks like you had a great time at the wedding too.

MysteryKnitter said...

What a beautiful bride!