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This Old Quilt

Remember this design? It's the Lone Star which is usually made from single 45 degree diamond shape. Later methods call for strip piecing which these Lone Stars were made. The New Lone Star Quilt Handbook by Blanche Young & Helen Young Frost, published by C&T Publishing in Lafayette, California is the book that I used. It's an old one but can be found on eBay or other methods.


Here's to all the soldiers who are fighting for our country, to all the veterans who served our country and to all those who died and will die in service to our country. We salute you all.

On the sidebar, the "wackies" have included "Taps" which has a rich history. To find out more about the origin of it and the Union General Daniel Butterfield, click on the link. It's amazing that no matter who you are or where you are, when TAPS is played, we all know and feel the emotions that it elicits. But there are also some facts that you might not know about it. So, please check out the link and do have a safe and wonderful Memorial holiday!

More Retreat Pics

Kathy's "Little Person" quilt.

KathyL's Blooming Nine Patch

Annie's thinking about starting a new project.

Kathy L's Star quilt which she started when on vacation with her hubby. (By hand)

Charlotte's Stain Glass quilt. She's recently finished it after 2 years of working on it off and on.

Annie's partial Nickel Square quilt. This pic does not do it justice.

Another quilt from Charlotte.


Junior Birdmen

This Old Quilt

This is a the newest of our "wacky" ideas......"This Old Quilt" segment is a look back at our past projects and fond memories. The Double Wedding Ring was my first and only attempt at making one. I was fortunate enough to take a class from a wonderful lady (pictured with me....Lee Fidel). Lee's quilt shop, County Fair, Waco, Texas which is not closed, was my first experience with cotton fabrics and gadgets such as rotary cutters, rulers, cutting mats....I mention those because in the early 1990s I was using scissors and pins. Anyway, the Double Wedding Ring was my second project under Lee's tutelage. I was the only one of 9 ladies to finish my quilt top.......crazy me......LOL.......Where is the quilt top now, you might ask......a long story short, Kathy L., my "wacky sister of the heart" now owns it.

Would I make another, I don't think so but I won't comment to anything at this point.

Fun At Deer Camp

This video is just a taste of how much fun we "Wackies" have when we go retreating. This is Patty's rendition of a song she remembers from childhood. Who else remembers it? You will hear me laughing my head off in the background because of the way Patty is holding her hands. I can't do that but she very good at it. Enjoy! BTW......turn off the "Player" before viewing the video.

May Retreat

The Usual Suspects (WackyPac Members)......KathyL, Charlotte, Patty, Molly, Annie, Rhonda, Jerri, KathyE and Kathleen.

Yippie's almost time for another "Wacky" retreat. We have already invited the "WestCoastWackies" to join up, in spirit, as we plan on sewing up a storm, eating healthy (sort of), laughing until base-layers are ruined and getting some rest, when needed. If you'd like to sew along with our groups the date is May 13-17. We'll be out of touch as we'll need to concentrate on some serious sewing time but will take plenty of pics to share with everyone on our personal blogs and the "Wacky" blog.