Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another Birthday quilt nears completion


Sio's birthday quilt photo op!! SMILE!

So after waiting and waiting for a year Siobhan's fiftieth birthday quilt is nearing completion. Only a year late but its one wonderful quilt...a case of her friends know TOO much about her...

Quilting's done...time for a nap!!

Ille Waters and I put out a call for 10.5 inch blocks almost two years ago along with a suggestion of things Sio Mary Englebreit, Scotties - her beloved Mac, Anything Halloween, Irish, Army, Boston or Repros of any kind...and these are the blocks we got...

Scotties did seem to be the overwhelming theme of the day...thank goodness they go with the heap of Mary Englebreit we had.

Ille presenting the top to Sio

Ille Waters and Marie Atkinson worked hard at miniretreat to organize and sew the WIDE variety of blocks into a cohesive top...Every time Ille asked if we like the fabric in the sashing "is it too much" we would tell her remember Sio LOVES scrappy...

I think she's happy we finally got the top done!! WOOHOO Marie and Ille!!

Yesterday I sewed the back together and put her on the long arm...and she's just about done...If I didn't put your block on here let me know and I will post it. I did take a pic of everyone's block.

An adorable Scotty block...Judy Lockhart

Scotty coffee cups...Sio does love her scotties and her coffee...made by Carolyn Breland, I think!

Kay Lawrence & CO. adorable Mary Englebriet scotty block made by Ille Waters

Sharron Walls...the patchwork queen...log cabin

Jolene Eakle's gorgeous repro pink pineapple that Sio loves!

Paula Royaker's cute pumpkin flower arrangement

Margaret Wesley's adorable featherweight with Sio's cat and dog and of course an Irish clover...

Betsy Cade...Massachusetts with artistic license...will have a star on it for state capital soon

Linda Yehle's Army Block

Sandy Duerkson's adorable scotty block..first block that arrived

Shelvy Miller's 30s repros

Ille Water's beautiful House block...English cottage ...will have a cat added to it...

Maureen Massey's patriotic crazy quilt block...Sio's retired Army

Beth Brown's block?

Connie Burleson, the Moda Queen's Basket

My Tsunieko Inked Halloween Pumpkin...Sio made a witch's hat that looks similar to this one!

Sherrie Coughlin's Red Soxs block..from one Red Soxs fan to another!

Need a better pic of this one...oopsey...I love this one by Sue Carrick...

Kate Fisher from one Irishwoman to another

Rachel Watson's adorable Quilt Appraiser block...i think this is my FAVORITE!! which one is yours?

Marie Atkinson's sweet repro scotty

Pam Beeler's exquisite repro block! Awesome job Pam!!

Another one from Connie B

My other favorite...the perky scotty Mac by the great artist Rachel Thomas

So I wrote in the sparkle border...Boston her hometown!

Her birthday...uh we were a little late!!

Where it was made

Her i am worried i spelled it wrong and will have to get out that seam ripper...oopsey...

And one more look at her awesome birthday quilt...25 to get it to Marie to bind!!

I was hoping that we would use up all my old Mary Englebreit fabric i thought i had to have but NO there's still more leftover..sigh:>

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Princess Reese's Garden

Princess Reese's Garden

Thread sketching a garden on Rachel Watson's darling baby quilt for Princess Reese her new granddaughter!!

There are flowers, dragonflys and other bugs!

Names and of course the required Princess' crown!

And lots of heart for all the love Rachel put into it!

More flowers and bugs!

Upclose detail

And one more parting detail!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Elaine's heart quilt

Elaine does a beautiful job away alot of her quilts to her family. She has been aging this one for nine years while she finished these family quilts. This one is hers.

Her favorite color is red and she loves flowers and plants and her family - an old fashioned girl. So I gave her quilt wonky feathers with leaves and hearts and flowers...i really like the way it looks and I HOPE she does too:>

I hope she enjoys cuddling under it on a cold winter's nite!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wedding Quilts

The Center - hard to see but quilted with the bride and groom's names and the date of the wedding!

Lately we have been besieged by wedding quilts...and it's a good thing ...we LOVE wedding quilts...

Here are two that have been completed recently. Both quilted with feathers and double hearts and ribbons.

Ann S's lovely quilt for her niece. I LOVED the sentiments on this one such as "If the wife isn't happy, no one's happy!"