Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bible BOW and customer quilt and phi beta kappa

This week's women of the bible BOW is Tamar! I think I read this part ONCE before.
Now with Tamar, you get into a lot of geneology, I have read this over and over and still have to copy and paste it, because I just can't remember who's related to who.
Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah.
Her husband Judah, died and traditions back them had the younger brother marry her to have children and keep on his legacy, well the brother didn't do his "job" on that part. long story short, she ends up deceiving her father in law, disguised as a prostitute and getting pregnant by him.
The block is a palm leaf and I made the block and it was PERFECT, then I realized I had printed the wrong size! so I reprinted it for an 8" block and I mis-measured some of the orange strips to it was a squeaker having them fit, but they DO, don't know about the bottom of the leaf if the seam allowance is enough, I'll see when I sew it together- and don't look at the edges!! oh well.
I chose a green fabric with white specks for the leaf color and I had a nice dark orange fabric for the background. Of course the leaf needed green and then orange was just a nice match.
I've also finished up a customer's quilt, wonky log cabins in batiks.

it's for her son who works as either a geologist or something like that, so she picked this curvy design to look sort of typography maps.

and he's a skier, so she had this fun ski fabric for the backing

Now this is another "secret" project for "quilt it today" magazine, all I can say is that it has lots of circles!

Here's Sonja bug:-) she likes it when I lift her up and say SUPER SONJA or SUPER BABY :-)

My husband took these pics :-)

Yesterday was hubby's birthday AND another important day.
We went to UNC to see our "adopted" daughter Gwen, get accepted into PHI BETA KAPPA!!

Here's the UNC speaker- forgot his name and title.

Here's Gwen and us.
we met Gwen at UNC 3 years ago, when our church hosted a thanksgiving dinner there for the international students. Gwen is from Singapore, we sat at the same table and she was SO nice and great with our kids and a christian, so she asked about our church and we offered to pick her up on sundays to take her to church, even since then we've become really close and are sort of her host parents here in the US. She's such a lovely young lady, a great role model to our kids too, very Blessed to have her in our lives!

here's another update on my 2012 list
#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- DONE!
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- ready to quilt
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border- GETTING READY FOR ANOTHER ONE?!
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - top done adding vine on border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -october sent out, received mine back! big REVEAL later this month
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -november is here
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE!
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green brick quilt top- DONE!
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- top done, may need a border
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- almost done with DEER block
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - working on November, received november
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- DONE!
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- ready to quilt
#50(July) Lorax quilt- DONE!
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- top done
#53(july) hexies- 43 done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks- 8 blocks done
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - done!
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - DONE!
#57 (September) McCall's #5 - started blocks
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit
#59 (october) mini tumbler- DONE!
#60 (October) Benertex floral quilt- top done
#61 (October) Valentine's Round Robin- finished november and sent my october block out
#62 (November) Woven Stars for CT - sewing blocks
#63(November) Crazy Daisy- vote for quilt idea!
#64 (November) Holiday Lane Pillow- DONE!
#65 (November) - Quilt it today- circle quilt, working on blocks
#66 (November) Quilt it today #2- red, white and blue quilt- fabrics arrive in December


Carla said...

Looking forward to seeing what you are doing with the circles! Enjoy

Janet O. said...

Some O.T. stories get pretty involved, don't they? : )
Sonja is such a cutie!!
How nice for both of you that you and Gwen found each other. As much as she contributes to your family, I'm sure she is grateful to have a "family" here.

Mame Johnston said...

You know, of course, that Gwen came into your lives by God's choice. Nothing happens by chance...it's all in His plan. God bless you for caring for her. You are a special family full of love for others. I'm blessed to know you, Bea.

barbara woods said...

sonja has your eyes she is so pretty

Michele said...

I love the pic of the 2 of you. So cute. And having Gwen in your lives is definitely a very special thing.