Wednesday, April 27, 2011


It's been so wet that Noah came here for breakfast and then went to a friend's house in NJ to have lunch.
So we were glad to wake up to this

this morning!  Glorious sunshine and a blooming Crabapple tree.

On the news, they're telling us not to look at the big, orange ball in the sky too long.  LOL
On a more serious note, prayers to the families and communites hit hard by the severe weather this weekend and more coming this week.

Well, I finished two projects this week.

The first is a mini quilt for a PIF I'm waaaay overdue on.  Sincerest apologies,  but so many times the projects I started making for this sweet sister, ended up extremely flawed!  Seams way off, extra fabric quilted onto the back. 
So, along with some goodies, she'll be getting two mini quilts to make up for so much time having passed.

This is a mini I made when playing with the blocks for the Jack's Chain WIP.

I read in a magazine that it took a quilter three years to complete hers, so I don't feel so bad!  lol

I'm working on the Persian Garden quilt back.  I had random blocks lying around and while cleaning my sewing area, rediscovered them and decided they needed to be used.

Some diamonds and strings making their way in.

A New York Beauty coming out to play.

Oh, here's another one and

a star and a churn dash that were practice blocks for a bee.

Put them all together and you get

a fair beginning for the back of this.

Persian Garden

I got the idea to stack blocks from a quilt on Flickr, which now, for the life of me...I can't find.  Ratz!

I also finished up the Grandma's Dresden Garden table runner.  I decided to bind it in the black I used for the center of the flowers.

It's on the coffe tabe in our den for now.  I want to make a table quilt for another PIF I owe to a special friend and sweet sister.

So, let's see.
2 Finishes for the week = Yippee!
I have a 12" x  12" area on the Robert Kaufman quilt and I'm done quilting!  Then I need to put the binding on and hopefully be done in time for the April 30th deadline the IMQG set.

Still working on:
Quilts for Comfort
Jack's Chain
Stars Over Indiana
and other various and sundry flimsies packed away

Fabric bought this week was a 1/4 yd of the new Denyse Schmidt in the blue/green colorway.  This is playing next to the Buttercup fabric in a basket waiting for some more finishes before I start looking for inspiration.

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesdays.  You should see the shower curtain she made!  Wow! 
Wishing I had time to do this!  It's awesome.  Stop over and see what other cool, creative and crafty things are going one!


  1. Wow! You've been busy! Lovely work and your find of those blocks. Wish I had some gorgeous unfinished blocks roaming around my work room!

  2. Glad you finally get sunshine!

    Your progress makes me feel like a toad. It is all spectacular! Your back on your persian garden is going to be as fantastic as the front!

  3. Wow, gorgeous stuff. I'm overwhelmed by all the beautiful colors! Love that Jack's chain.

  4. Boy!!! you have been a busy bee there;and they all are beautiful to look at. I love the Garden one; gorgeous

  5. My goodness, you are a busy quilter. The Persian quilt is lovely and I just love your Dresden table runner.

  6. You work with such saturated lovely colours, all of them look so great together. Your quilting on the Jack's chain looks great!

  7. oh my, that crabapple is beautiful! mine is much smaller, but it's so pretty. those are one of my favorite trees!

  8. you are working on some fantastic projects....we were glad to see a little sun yesterday too.

  9. Wow, beautiful projects! You've been busy! Love the 9 patch/hexi/triangle quilt - Is there a name or a pattern?

  10. The Jack's Chain is an amazing quilt! It caught my eye when I linked up at Freshly Pieced.

  11. WOW! Great projects. I really love your dresden table runner. Lovely work!

  12. Wow, wow so much good stuff here. Love the chain quilt. It looks so cool.

  13. I love the Jacks Chain,and the perisian garden.the dresdens are really nice too.

  14. All your work looks lovely! Such beautiful colors!

  15. Wow - the chains and the new york beauties are stunning!! : )


  16. Another WOW! Love all of it, but especially the chain quilt! Totally impressed!

  17. Crabapples, color, cute chains & glorious sunshine---all is good over here and I'm glad to read it. Your quilts are looking fan-tabulous.

  18. Wow?... Your work has so much deal to it, it's SOO beautiful! I can't imagine ever being able to do that!

  19. I love what you're working on now. The colors are so beautiful. I'm enjoying them even more since I haven't had time to sew. Thanks Dee.

  20. What lovely quilts.
    Your Persian Garden looks like quilts from the book Tradition with a Twist by Blanche Young

  21. So many pretty things! Those New York Beauty blocks are stunning. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )


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