-Omi Provance

Well if today didn’t start out with me cracking my self up…I got dressed and fluffed up…“shiny” as I like to say, off to quilt guild. On the way out the door I grabbed a “Diet Rite” to stick in my purse cuz I thought I might enjoy a sip while sitting and listening to the speaker. Plus I tend to misbehave if I don’t keep my hands busy. When I got there I looked down into my purse for my diet rite…turns out I had grabbed a “Bud Light” out of the fridge. Both had blue cans…but honestly I think I would have set the guild back a hundred years if I had popped the top and sipped that beer at 10a.m. on Tuesday morning. I just crack myself up all the time….

I made this tree skirt, all the talk of my tree skirt pattern last week plus I’m teaching a class on this skirt at A Scarlett Thread…I thought I would make a new one. Osama Bin doggie (terrorist dog that has me well trained and who has been digging and eating dirt!) decided to jump in the picture. Sooo solley.

I have this baby on my design wall and I’m going to the studio to rearrange the blocks a bit and finish it as soon as I get this blog post off to you. Isn’t is purrty?? Get your self the Rapid Fire Ruler and you can make one too! It is so much fun and easy. Just step by step with the ruler and PRESTO…magic! I want to make another one with larger stars from Blues and Reds and Tans…oooh yumm yumm.


  1. 1

    Ohh I love that quilt!!!

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    Nice projects and very cute doggie. I will have to make a tree skirt some day.

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    Wow, both of these projects are beautiful~!

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    I wish I could have seen your face when you reached for that can! The new quilt is beautiful.

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    I ADORE that quilt. SO were does one get one of these rulers?

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    Oh, Pat. The Diet Rite story is too funny. I can just see the look on the faces of the quilt members 🙂 Sophie looks beautiful on your new tree skirt. Oh no! A new project! French General strikes again. See you, Saturday!

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    Love the tree skirt! And that quilt on your design wall is beautiful!! :0)

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    Love your stories but the best one is about your POP/BEER. I will think about you when I reach for my pop out of my purse.
    I can’t forget to say I love your quilts. Great job.

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    Oh…you “chicken”….why didn’t you pop that beer right open just so you could tell us about the reaction you got from the gals at guild?? hehehe

    You know I love that tree skirt and keep thinking it’s hard but I think by next year I’m going to make it.

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    You are so funny! I can totally see you with a can of beer at the Guild meeting. You might have inspired others to bring out their hidden stashes of goodies, and who knows what might have happened?

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    OH how I love that “renuzit” -it is sooo yummy Got the ruler ready to go….see you Saturday!

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    I would’ve loved to seen the look on your face when you realized what was in your purse! LOL You crack me up too! :-)) Thanks for the giggles! Oh~ I love your projects too! And I’ve got the Rapid Fire ruler, just need to find a little t-i-m-e! ;-o

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    I NEED one of those rulers. That is gorgeous!

    Too funny about the Bud Light. I can only imagine if you had popped the top during the guild meeting.

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    Remind me to tell you Friday about my friend who had a similar experience with mistaking beer for diet coke! I totally enjoy your blog! Carla

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    Funny Story.. Love the tree skirt and that star quilt is lovely.. Red one of my favorites.

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    Oh Pat, you just crack us up too!! Love the red quilt, it has stars and stars are goooood.


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    Oh my gosh, Pat, you had me rolling on the floor about the beer at 10:00 guild meeting! LOL! I could just see that at our local morning guild…..they wouldn’t ever recover! Now the night group, us “ladies of the evening”, we are quite a bit more rowdy and probably would have asked if you have another!

    Next – I can’t do your class at the scarlet thread and I LOVE this tree skirt! How do I do it? Any advice or tips? Do you use a wedge ruler? I guess if I weren’t so lazy I could figure out the math….360 degrees, divided by 36 maybe? That would be 10 degree wedges…maybe I CAN do this!

    Beautiful quilt also!


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