Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Oops!! Missed Monday!! More quilts....

I'm attempting to get back into the blogging by posting once a week on Monday mornings.  Great way to finish the weekend and start a new week.  Hence, my missed Monday title.  BUT, the good news is my distraction from blogging, Marcy! She is home from Purdue for Spring Break and I am already lovin' it!! Flight delays put her in Manchester at 12:45a.m. which means we didn't get home until 2:00a.m. and then we still had a little catching up to do so we didn't turn the lights off until 3:15a.m.!!  I was up at 7:00a.m, and the "kid" slept until 11:30a.m., lucky her!

On to the quilts!!!

Rachel has brought me a couple of really pretty ones.  The first was an Oriental one and I've added an dragon fly/ginkgo leaf design to go with it.  Here's the quilt....
 The second quilt was an adorable pastel baby quilt.  We decided that a light butterfly design would be perfect and I think it was!  Here's what it looks like.....
Sandy brought me two really HUGE pieces of muslin with a snippet of the ribbon she was going to add when I finished.  She wanted me to use a thick poly batting to add lots of fluff to the top.  After looking at several designs she decided to go with a very simple single flower and I would increase it to an 10" x 10" design.  I then took it from edge to edge.  It was amazing!!  So simple and yet very elegant!  It was the first time I had done this and I loved it!!  I'm looking forward to using this method on other quilts that just need a "touch" of design. Here's a pic....

As usual more pictures are posted on the other blog, here's the link.....


Off to do some laundry, grocery store, and lunch with my boy friend and daughter then work on the HUGE Purdue t-shirt quilt of Marcy's that has taken it's place on my frame.  She finished it at Christmas, so it's time.

Have a wonderful week, see you next Monday!
Thanks for checking on me,
hugs,
joanne

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4 comments:

Suzan said...

Really like the pansy panto!

Susan said...

Beautiful, as always! Enjoy your spring break!

Barb said...

You always do such a wonderful job on the quilts!!

Allie said...

I can't believe you were able to get up at 7am, girl, wow...that's not much sleep, hope you caught up! The quilts are just gorgeous, as always, love the oriental one and can't wait to see Marcy's - enjoy your visit!!!