Sunday, March 28, 2010

Retreat week-end

Some of the members of one of my on-line quilting groups went to a retreat in Arkansas, but I didn't go this time. I stayed home and played along with them. Here are some of my finishes...
First, the one that's right at the top, is one I just finished today. It's McKenna Ryan's "High Spy". It's only 12" square, but I swear, it took longer than a regular bed-sized quilt.

Here is both sides of an Elvis pillowcase. I have a friend that L-O-V-E-S Elvis, so I think she's going to be a little excited to get this gift.

Here is my nephew, Jamie, with his new Asian quilt. He spends the night and needed a quilt to use when he's here. My 2 little grandkids aren't always so happy to share one of their quilts, so he now has his own.
The front...

the back...

and the matching pillowcase.

I already showed you the hot pads--now I can tell you, the Coke ones have already found a new home and are much loved and appreciated.

And that's enough for tonight. Hoped you enjoyed peeking as much as I did sharing. :o)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Got up at 5:00am to start the day

The first thing I did was to finished up a project. I've got these hot pads all bound and finished.

This little polka dot baby quilt was so fun to put together, and I was so pleased to use a leftover block. Don't have a recipient in mind yet, but I'm sure that eventually it will find a good home.

These 3 pillowcases have already been taken to Greenbaum's Quilted Forest, my LQS. They are a collection site for the 1 MillionPillowcase Challenge . Some of the fabric, I already had in my stash, and some of it was in the pile of fabric I got recently at the second-hand store; Over 22 yards of fabric for less than $11.00. Could any scrappy quilter pass up a deal like that? LOL

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just a touch of Springtime

Flowers in my yard. The lilacs are just barely starting and the daffodils are almost done.
We already picked a big bouquet of daffodils, but I forgot to take a photo before they shriveled up.

Is it Springtime beautiful at your house yet?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's been forever...

Just a little peek at what's been keeping me so busy...
This is a quilt, all of polka dot fabric that I made for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday. And guess what? She likes it!

And this little matching nursery ensemble; quilt, changing table cover, pillowcase, pillow and diaper stacker was made for my niece's new baby girl. It arrived just 5 days before that baby did. I hear little Hailey Raye likes her stuff from Aunt Debi. :o)

More to come, but for now, I need to go to bed. I'm still getting used to the dreaded daylight savings time clock change. Good night.