Thursday, September 18, 2014

Louisville Bound

Tomorrow Peter and I are heading off to visit daughter #1 in Louisville, KY - the home of Churchill Downs and The Kentucky Derby, bourbon, mint juleps, duck fat popcorn and wonderful restaurants (sensing a theme here)!  I don't think I've ever visited anywhere that has so many wonderful places to eat and drink.  The biggest problem is not getting to go back to some of the great places we've been because there are so many other ones she wants us to try!!  I'm looking forward to a wonderful weekend - and oh yeah, it's cooler there than it is here in hot humid St. Pete!  That alone will make the trip worthwhile!!

I've been working hard all week on the last of the new quilts for Market.  I shared a photo of the pile of "star points" and I have successfully completed 42 of the 61 blocks that need those star points.  No name yet, but I do love the scrappiness of this one.  This isn't the actual setting, but you'll get a feel for the colors - warm and cozy!  The rest of the blocks will be finished when I get back next week and this one will probably go to the retreat with me for the final piecing.

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Week 8/block 8 of the Marcus Fabrics Friends and Companions Sew-Along.  I can't believe we are already on week 8!! Only 2 more weeks and you will have a finished top.  From your comments, it sounds like many of you are sewing right along with us.  That's fantastic!! This week head on over to Homestead Hearth and meet Dolores Smith.  She has a great block for you to piece.  Dolores and Sarah Maxwell are partners and they own Homestead Hearth in Mexico, Missouri.  They have designed some gorgeous quilts, so check out their website and see what catches your fancy.

The scrappy blocks are calling my name - I have time to get just a few more done tonight.  I'm packed and ready to go for tomorrow, so I think I'll do a little sewing.  I wonder what's on TV, maybe an episode of Fixer Upper!

Until next time, happy quilting,
Mary Ellen


  1. old stomping grounds. Eat drink and be merry! Funny how I see lots of red and black in your beautiful quilt.....UofL colors!

  2. Love the scrappy stars quilt. Will this be offered as a kit sometime after market??

    Have a great weekend in Louisville!

  3. hi Ladies , I am a quilter not a blogger so I hope you get this.
    I would like your permission to enter your Hampton Ridge quilt in the West Michigan Guild quilt show on October 3rd in Grand Rapids Mi. If you could please send me a quick note to Thanks.