Thursday, June 30, 2011

MC for July is BLUE!

edit: 7/26/11  Finally got started, this month just totally got away from me.  We have VBS this weekend and after that I can try sew this block down.  July is national Ice Cream Month!

I can't wait to get started!  I will have to wait a bit though b/c hubby and I are running away for a week.  Something about an Anniversary-  what's that all about?  After 30 yrs I thought we could stop counting- lol

I haven't drawn out my block for July although I do have a few ideas-  anniv being one of them, I love blue and shouldn't have any problem coming up with some scraps.  share your ideas for the month, color or both.  Here is the link to the page I am linking all my colors.

Here is a link to my Scrappy Blue quilt that I will purpose to quilt this month in honor of Blue MC.

I needed to take a new picture of the pup, now almost 6 months old.  He got his hair cut a couple of weeks ago and looks a lot more like a dog then a skunk.  He seems to enjoy his shorter look.  Still working on sitting up, he needs a bit of support so he holds on to my hand or the table.
Ready for first Big Boy haircut
I can SEE clearly now.....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pam's Strip Twist for a Wedding gift-

My friend Pam did a great job on her version of the Strip Twist.  This quilt was made for the daughter of her co-worker.  Pam let me add a couple of borders to bring this beauty up to 100 x 100.  I hope the new couple enjoys this for many years!
I am always hollering "Dibs" for Pam's scraps, these are beautiful materials, I can't wait till some trickle down to me!
I quilted the top with an old wedding bells and hearts pattern that I got from my friend and mentor Helen.  I am sure she would have been pleased to see one of her favorite patterns get used for such a special occasion.  Helen has been gone for several years and I miss getting to show her what I am working on.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

spinning stars for Tyler and Sarah

Another young couple from Church has set a date!  Our quilt group is busy making yet another future keepsake.

Congrats to the new couple who plan to exchange vows the end of July.

Spinning Stars was cut from Fat Quarters (thanks Quilt Makers Mag for such beautiful fabrics- being on the scrap squad has its perks)

Triangles and Sqs were die cut using the GO.  Sets were passed out to gals that wished to participate.

This top should be a bit larger but I misplaced a few blocks.  If found soon they will be worked into the back.

In the mean time, this center will get a couple of borders.  The bride to be likes yellow.

It has been fun working yellow into the top with out having it over rule the other materials.  I think we did a good job!