Owl Quilt

A few weeks ago, I was shopping at the Austin Sewing Machines and Quilting Shop in Round Rock. I purchased a  Black Cat Creations pattern, Snapshot, designed by Minay Sirois. The shop had changed the pattern a bit, by using a smaller panel for the focus. The panel was a snow owl, which is my granddaughter’s favorite owl. I thought it was cute, so I purchased the fabric, along with the pattern.
I cut and pieced the quilt top today. Now, I am wondering if the owl is cute or maybe it is a bit scary. The eyelashes on the owl are questionable. Too late to change now. I will be using an orange Minky fabric for the backing, since my granddaughter is very fond of Minky.

The studio is now closed for the holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Three Great Days

It has been a great three days! I went to visit with my youngest son and his family. My grandson and I had one day all to ourselves…great fun! He taught me how to play Pokemon Go…or he tried to teach me.  Lots of laughs, hugs, and fun.
I also discovered a new fabric shop right around the corner from my son’s home. Lots of beautiful fabric;and a great selection of Janome, Viking, Brother, and Juki sew machines.
For some time now, I have been contemplating getting a new sewing machine. I have done a lot of research, and I was planning on getting a Bernina like the one my Meemaw friend just purchased. Unfortunately, the model is being discontinued, and I could not find any more of this type of machine in the San Antonio area. So, when I saw a Juki at the quilt shop in Round Rock, I got very interested. Many of  you responded to my previous post asking for any information on the Juki sewing machine. I also read many reviews on different online resources. The reviews were mostly positive. I also spent time trying out the machine in the shop. The machine was on sale, and I was offered another $100 reduction if I purchased the floor model.
I returned home today, with a beautiful new machine. There are a few bells and whistles that my previous machine did not have; but it is still not one of the heavily decked out machines.
I had to spend some time organizing my work space and setting things up.
I did manage to try out a few things this evening.


I love having an extension table. I still need to move my sewing table away from the wall. It is a small space, but it will work out.

It was fun trying out a few stitches.

My son has started whittling. He is making adorable Santas and gnomes. He whittled one for me last night. This gnome is standing sentry next to my new sewing machine. I decided to name him, Camshron Counterpane. Camshron is a Celtic version of Cameron, which means crooked nose. Counterpane is a synonym for quilt, and there is a counterpane block.

Isn’t he adorable?