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No Judging Here

When I opened KAQ in 2005, I was still a rookie when it came to quilting. I knew that I loved the fabric and was pretty good at helping people pull fabric together, but I enjoyed making the basic patterns that were available. My first 15 quilts were some variation of the log cabin block. KA's first quilt I still have my first quilt, the binding is worn, and there is a small Zele hole that happened as she nibbled on it as a puppy. I sat down this weekend to make a shop sample, the pattern, Yellow Brick Road by Terry Atkinson. The YBR is a fun, quick pattern to make, and as I was sitting there sewing I remember the first year in the shop being excited when I made this same pattern, I also remember someone making a joke about me finishing a quilt and "anyone can make the Yellow Brick Road, it's no big deal". I'm sure I just shook it off, but it must have bothered me to remember it this many years later.  The reason I'm telling you this story is becau

Weekend Update

Okay... So here is my To-Do List Update... TO-DO: DONE ~ Finish Wooly Block Pattern DONE ~ Walmart & Grocery Store DONE ~ Walk BGB DONE ~ Laundry DONE ~ Quilt ~ Yellow Brick Road Started ~ Quilt ~ Hearts Quilt ~ Binding Wool ~ Finish mini blue truck Wool ~ Angel Wool ~ Pumpkin The Yellow Brick Road quilt is a new shop sample and just needs to be quilted, that's happening this coming weekend. The Quilt, Hearts, the background is quilted, just need to applique the hearts. The binding is sitting in my lap, but it's getting late, so I see that happening Wednesday night. The others will happen in little bits of time. What's not on my list is the soup I made for dinner last night, the recipe was in the previous post, and let me just say...pop over there and grab that was amazing!  Turkey Veggie Chili I also made two trips to Walmart, one didn't have what I needed so had

Weekend Timeline

Since opening the shop in 2005 my weekend always starts at 4:00pm on Saturday, so Sunday is really my Saturday and Monday my Sunday. This weekend I'm flying solo with a to-do list a mile long... TO-DO: Finish Wooly Block Pattern Walmart & Grocery Store Walk BGB Laundry Quilt ~ Yellow Brick Road Quilt ~ Hearts Quilt ~ Binding Wool ~ Finish mini blue truck Wool ~ Angel Wool ~ Pumpkin My goal is to start at the top and check everything off before Andrew returns home on Monday evening.    After returning from the grocery store, I'll be putting a pot of Veggie Turkey Chili . I'll find recipes and start tweaking them once I begin chopping veggies, the recipe from Clean Crush is my inspiration, can't wait to tell y'all how it turned out. I'll be updating this blog tomorrow night but y'all can see my progress by following along on the Kelly Ann's Quilting Facebook page.

Vacation Time ~ That's a Wrap

And now for the 3rd installment of our grand driving vacation... We arrived in Bend Oregon, and within a few hours, we decided to stay an extra day. Checking into the hotel, I was asked ... "are you here for the concert" ... nope but inquiring minds want to know "what concert." Picture courtesy official Dave Matthews Band website What a nice surprise but we didn't have tickets, so no concert for us ... or was there??? After checking in, we went in search of a late lunch, early dinner, and beer...because we were told by a great restaurant server in Boise that Bend was a beer lovers paradise, which would be Andrew. We took a short walk over to Immersion Brewing , Andrew really liked the beer, and they had an interesting food menu but the coolest thing I saw there were the bathroom sinks. Reflection ~ Copper Kettles Industrial faucet  Flat sink ~ water flows to back and falls into a drain. As we were walking back to the hotel aft

Vacation Time 2.0

 We left off on the last post with us arriving in Bozeman MT... and now part 2... Our friend, Kenning, dinner in Bozeman The movie,  A River Runs Through It , was filmed in Bozeman, he has very small feet. We strolled through downtown Bozeman , and I was enjoying the day and company and only took one photo. Cool Bike Rack..I'm enamored with bike racks in cities across the country. We spent most of our visit doing what friends do, catching up and talking about all of the world's problems...and the one that needed to be solved...was dinner Sunday night. Kenning and Deborah knew precisely where to take us, Livingston MT . I knew as soon as we pulled into the old town section that I was gonna love it...check out the marquee signs...some with flashing lights and others surrounded with neon.  So retro Walking around the block, we found this mural and cool fish... Fly fishing is pretty big in this small town So