Tuesday, December 14, 2010

And then there were two!!

HI all!! I have been out of town for a few days, so not much sewing time here! I made another pineapple block out of my 1.5 inch scraps...I like the scrappyness of these. Only 18 more to go...or more, if I decide to make this quilt bigger.
And with all this strip cutting, I had some strips that were 1 inch wide, which I would normally put in the string container. I decided to make a tiny log cabin quilt, with red centers for the heart (fire) of the cabin...each log finishes at 1/2 inch. I hand quilted this on the plane...which I just love to have a little project to take along.


********************Kentucky/Tennessee trip**************************

We had to go and do a pick up for my husband, so we decided to ask the kids to come along and have a weekend vacation! This was just great fun...we did so many things in such a short amount of time! Some highlights were:

  • Flying on American airlines, without too many delays.
  • Staying at a really nice place...comfy!
  • Breakfasts at Cracker Barrel! Down home country cooking...gained a little around the middle there...
  • A cruise down the Cumberland river, on the General Jackson boat, with a wonderful fiddle player and band for entertainment...raining, but we went out on deck anyway and enjoyed this huge river!
  • We went to see the Rockettes at the Grand Ole Opry! My parents had talked about this place for years and years...what a treat to go and see them...all those legs! And every one of theme in perfect time!! And a beautiful live nativity, with real camels (my fave).
  • We went to the Gaylord Texan and saw the ICE sculptures..."Santa Claus is Coming to Town!" And such a gorgeous nativity, all carved out of tons of ice!
  • Then on to Mammoth Cave! By this time, it was snowing pretty hard and in the teens for temperatures, so our tour was cut a little short...but the cave was amazing! Lots of history there, and such a natural wonder...loved this!
  • Then...we went to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky! My husband loved this a lot! It was such great fun
  • Then back home, in a whirlwind! Pretty busy weekend, huh???



Have a great day, all!!

Julie

30 comments:

Texan said...

Sounds like a fun time!

I dug out my foldy stuff Pineapple pattern the other day after seeing your first pineapple block. I am leaving it out as I want to work on it!

Carol said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Your pineapple blocks are great and I love the little log cabin!

Amelia said...

Lots of stuff covered in your whirlwind trip...but it was fun I am sure - just to be able to spend time like that with loved ones.

Barb said...

Love your blocks and quilt....sounds like you all had such a fun time...wonderful!

Pat said...

WOW...that sure was a whirlwind trip. I guess the airlines haven't yet made us put sewing needles in the underbelly luggage and still permit them for hand-sewing on the plane? What about scissors for cutting threat???

Lori said...

You did all of that in a weekend?! You must have ben going from dawn till dark! Sounds like fun!!

Love your little log cabin!! It is so sweet!

Mary Lou Casada said...

You were close to my neck of the woods! Mammoth Cave is a wonder -- and sounds like you saw the best of all the sites between your home and Nashville! :-) I am farther east (think I-75! :-D). LOVE! the little quilts!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Karen said...

I've been on the General Jackson, back in 1992. Such great memories. And my sister used to live in Bowling Green. So glad you enjoyed it. Your pineapples look great. Watch out, they quickly become addicting :).

luv2quilt2 said...

What a wonderful weekend! The General Jackson alone is such a treat.

*karendianne. said...

Fantastic post! Your blocks are delicious.

JayTee said...

love the pineapple blocks...sounds like a great trip

Linda said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! Twins! Sounds like you had an amazing family vacation. Tennessee is always a good time!

Quilter Kathy said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! I saw some of the rockettes last year and loved it!

AnnieO said...

A getaway is always a good time. You definitely sound like troopers in all that weather!

Love the pineapples :)

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, lovely pineapple blocks....love the mini log cabin quilt....glad you had a great short vacation...Hugs Lyn

Leanne said...

Love your blocks and your holiday sounded fast but fun.

Libby said...

Sounds like a really fun trip! Love the quilt and those blocks!!!

KaHolly said...

I'm loving the scrappiness of those pineapple blocks, too! Glad you had a fun time on your trip!

House of Mouse said...

I love that little quilt it is absolutely adorable. You just amaze me.. I know I say that all the time...but it's true. I can't wait to see the rest of the pineapple blocks and the finished quilt. Sounded like a great trip.

My best,

Anett

Angie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your log cabin blocks, Julie!!! It sounds like you guys had a great time---should have called, you could have ended up at Ships Landing :) in northeast Tenn.

Jill said...

I love the pineapple blocks and the little log cabin quilt. Sounds like you had a good time.

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun for you! I could use a getaway....seriously but it is just too darned chilly out there. Keep going with those pineapple blocks...you'll have yourself a treasure of a quilt!!

Libby said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all. And then add to it the perfect travel project - delish!

Sharon said...

Sounds like a great trip, isn't the Opry resort simply fabulous? We honeymooned there when the quilt show was on. My hubby planned that all on his own. It just meant I had to see an Elvis show with him!

MARCIE said...

Wow, that is some cold weather vacation. you are very brave to face the elements like that. Glad you had so much fun! Love that little LC quilt. And pineapple blocks! They are so addictive! I have some waiting for me!

Suzanne said...

Love the pineapple blocks are they paper pieced,foundation fabric pieced or quilt as you go?
Your trip sounds like a blast-- fun for everyone!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Sounds as though you had a fun weekend.

Your blocks are wonderful and so is the little log cabin.

Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

Barb said...

I love your pineapples. I'm fascinated by them lately since making my first one last year.

What a whirlwind trip you had, sounded fun

Floss said...

Sound like a fun get away. I love the little log cabin.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I am just loving your pineapple blocks! They are wonderful! But boy oh boy - I love that teeny tiny log cabin quilt!