Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wrapping up May...

Feels like May has just been a crazy month...looking forward to lots of time in the quilt studio in June!

Today I cut some fun/ugly pieces of fabric for Tonya at Unruley Quilter. When you look at your own stash it is difficult to find "ugly" fabric...I mean at some point I bought it or at least accepted it, washed it and folded it! So mainly I looked for things I didn't think she cat in the hat fabric.
I also came across a pillowcase of blocks that had been on the missing list since out last move. (It was in the basket with backing fabrics.) Anyway, this very small antique liberated block was in the case. It is a favorite of mine that I had almost forgotten about!

Red daylillies blooming this weekend

The talk Friday on colonial quilts to the 4th grade class went well. They loved their blue and white quilt and were all very careful about signing their names. I heard lots of stories about quilts that they had in their families. All fun. Who knows next year I may even dress up in Colonial costume...tough to be the only one there in jeans (to talk about modern indigo) Also I followed Benjamin Franklin on the agenda - always a tough act to follow!
On a totally different note...tonight I went to a cookout at a friends and got to meet her brood of chickens. She has had them less than a year but is getting lots of eggs from the older ones. Wish I lived in an area I could keep some!


Impera_Magna said...

What beautiful day lilies... I love day lilies!

How cool your friends keep chickens... there are a few urban folks around here to keep chickens... I think it's a great idea!

Merilyn said...

That is an interesting 'liberated' block, what are you planning on doing with it? Beautiful lillies!!!

Kathie said...

oh what a beautiful block
love the colors and fabrics very fun.
so glad you found your pillow case of blocks! what a find I bet!
glad the kids liked your talk, I made a quilt with my DD's 4th grade class and they LOVED the whole experience. The quilt is still hanging in the hallway at the school.

Clare said...

I know what you're like with missing blocks. Found any more?

Those Day Lilies are gorgeous.

Becky said...

I always get such a thrill when I find old but goodies when I'm cleaning up my sewing room. Im glad you found that fun little block. And I too wish I could have some chickens as we go through a lot of eggs.

*karendianne. said...

What a great way to wrap up the month. Perfectly lovely post. Yeah Sio, dress up next time!!! ;)

Dontcha just love chickens. They're so giving!

Tonya Ricucci said...

I have all sorts of ugly fabric in my own stash. Sure I liked it twenty years ago, but now? gah! love love love the little block you found. gorgeous. glad the talk went well! wonder how the kitties would get along with chickens?

Cathy said...

I love your funky block. It's not ugly at all. Beautiful day lilies. They are one of my favorites. Hugs

AnnieO said...

An antique liberated block, way cool!

Fun to talk to kids about quilting--glad they enjoyed it. Sorry about Ben.

My daylilies are going crazy but they are all orange :)

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love that old block! You are inspiring a new generation of quilters. Good job!

debbie said...

Love your scrap block!
I would be interested in knowing who did Ben Franklin. I had a friend in FL who did Ben. A few times when his wife was otherwise occupied I helped out as his wife Deborah. It was fun, but my cream didn't butter. I think Ben got light cream, lol.
my word is penith, kind of funny considering Ben was all about the written word.

Sandra said...

I think that funky little block needs to come to my house, cause I'll give it a good home!! Love the red plaid in there. FUN