Monday, June 01, 2009

Mr. Postman...

My mailman was happy that I was happy today (picture me jumping up and down when he arrives with two squishies and a big box)...nice break from delivering bills he said.
My Scrappy Bargello - Vale of Evesham is back from Judy Lockhart who did a great job with her longarm. There are vines and leaves in a pale peach which gives it just enough texture on an already busy quilt. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern started on a superbowl weekend - really had fun making it. I am working on making some binding right now for this one. Whoo hoo, I stand a good chance of having two large quilts in the quilt show in October!The next is my "king of log cabins" which was a leader and ender project that just kept on going (but the basket of 1-1/2 inch strips never seemed to go down? Quilter physics?) I am bringing them with me to my quilt guild meeting so I can get some photos...that is if I can get Brownie to move.....)

No photos yet on the squishies...one is from Victoria at Bumble beans with a couple of embroidery blocks to finish up. She is making me some very fun words (maple scones and cupcake) for my Bakery Memories Quilt!

The other envelope held a couple of fatquarters from a quilter I met up in North Carolina at the quilt shop. She was looking for some old Moda Folk Art Wedding fabric that I happened to have in my stash so I sent it to her last week. (that gives you an idea of just how long the fabric stash has been building...I bought that before I was married and we celebrated our 10th anniversary last week!) Amazing how things work out!

13 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Totally cool that you and Bumble Beans are able to help each other out like that. It's amazing to me how wonderful the blogging community is!
I really like your trip around the world quilt, great colors!

Bebesboutique said...

The quilt is beautiful. How are your toes?

Elaine Adair said...

LOVELy quilt! Can we see the entire project? and the quilting?

(hey, Mondays require extra special visual perks!)

Karen said...

I guess there are still people looking for the Folk Art Wedding fabric. I think that must have been the most popular line that Robyn Pandolph designed.

SubeeSews said...

I have a whole set of 1/2 yard cuts of the Folk Art Wedding fabrics that is WAYYYYYY back under my cutting table. Maybe this means I should pull it out and use it????
So tell us...how do you do log cabin blocks as a leader/ender?

Brownie is so beautiful. That is a great picture. I really love the shape of his head. He looks strong willed!

We have been invaded by red ants here in Northern Indiana. Hubby is battling them. He said that most of the "hills" have moved next door. He has sprinkled hot red pepper throughout the yard. This also stops the dogs getting their morning walk from peeing on our yard. I have to laugh when they get a whiff and run on.

*karendianne. said...

Succulent quilt with lovely quilting. Worthy of your time my friend, truly!

Brownie, me thinks, should have free reign after the shock of the Terrible Turtle! Of course, I'm all for Brownie ...as if I didn't have cats of my own!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Don't ya just love those squishy packages!!! Another on it's way to ya girl!

Ali Honey said...

Lovely bargello,with some lovely fabric.

Purple Pam said...

Love that Scrappy Bargello quilt. That is the first quilt of Bonnie's patterns that I made. I fell in love with the pattern. I have made a couple of them. Love it, love it, love it!!!

quiltmom said...

Lovely pattern, Sio! I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful quilt.
How nice you were able to help out Bumble beans with the fabric.
A belated Happy Anniversary- I hope you and your hubby have many more happy years together.
With best wishes,
Regards,
Anna

judith lockhart said...

Hi, Siobhan, glad to see your package arrived safely with your quilts! Makes me want to make both of them they are so interesting! judy

julieQ said...

Looks like you got great mail! Please look on my blog, my Bonnie Hunter Scrappy trip around the world came back to me this week too.

Mary said...

I've got one of these planned and it will be even easier when I start cutting up fabric with the GO strip cutter...