Monday, June 11, 2012

Back in Rehab

After a few weekends off, I'm back in rehab!  Well sort of.  I had to work on a quilt with a deadline....Doesn't that always take the fun out of quilting!  I was able to make another block for my Gingerbread Joy BOM.  These little 6 inch blocks take almost as much time as the 12 inch ones. 
Sorry for the blurry picture!   Check out Sinta's blog later today to see if anyone else spent some time in Rehab this weekend!  I think the doctor is prescribing a few extra sessions for me this week!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Applique Thursday June 7, 2012

I can't believe that it is June already.  The days are flying by.  I have only added a couple of pieces to my Night Before Christmas block so not much to show, but I'd thought I'd share one of my older quilts. 

Stars of Glory
"Blessed is that nation whose God is the Lord"

I finished this quilt in July of 2000.  Up until this time I had only done machine applique and wanted to learn hand applique.  So I just jumped in on a project and taught myself.  So began my love of applique and especially the combination of piecework and applique.  I think an applique border on a pieced quilt adds just the right touch. This quilt pattern, Stars of Glory, was featured in Fons and Porter's magazine and I fell in love with it.   I love the scrappiness of it.  And believe it or not, the star points did not scare me away!!  Make sure you go and visit A Quilting Readers Garden sometime today and check out some great projects and inspiration!  I love to see what all of you are working on.

Pretty Package

I had 3 packages in the mail when we got back from the beach.  So which one do you think I opened first???

Isn't that the best mailer you have ever seen....but what was inside was even prettier!!!

A jelly roll of pastel Moda marbles!!! So Yummy....
Sharon at Vrooman's quilts had a month long celebration with May For Me and I was one of the lucky winners in her giveaways!!!  Now to find the perfect pattern to showcase these lovely strips.  Thanks so much...I love them!

Sharon is one busy quilter and blogger and happens to be my swap partner in the Santa Swap block.  I'm having a good time following her blog trying to get ideas for gifts!   Hope she hasn't noticed but I've sent my little elf friend to spy also.....


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Have Doc will travel

Well this post took about a week to develop.   I finished my version of "Doc" last week and took a photo before we headed to Kure Beach for a long weekend.  No problem as our hotel advertised the best wi-fi on the beach.  I'll write my post when we get there.   After a few attempts, I knew I would not be able blog anything.  I'll just email Sherri or Sinta and send a photo.  After 2 hours I was able to attach a photo, clicked send and hoped for the best.   Wasn't sure if it would make it for the parade or not.  Luckily it did.  

Our neighbors our expecting their first child, a boy, any day now.   I thought this pattern would make a perfect baby quilt.  I chose Peak Hour for the main fabrics and found another moda line in the same colorway for the background.  I wanted a smaller quilt, one to throw over the car seat...I decided to go with 4 blocks, but added a wider sashing.  It turned out a perfect size.  I decided to hand quilt it, so I spray basted it before leaving for the beach so I could do a lot of this........

We spent more time than we usually do on the balcony just rocking, reading, and quilting.  A great relaxing weekend.  We also managed to spend some time here.....

We also found our way to the near by antique malls and quilt shops.  One day we took the ferry across to Southport.  Love that little town!  Of course, being that close to Calabash, we had to make a visit to the Christmas shop at Callahans!!! It was great to get away for a few days.....