Monday, August 11, 2014

Quilt News!!!

I realize that it has been exactly 2 months since my last post - but I HAVE been doing some quilty stuff! It has been a very busy summer for me and I have found time to stitch, just haven't made time to take photos and post! But tonight, I did it!! So here goes...

This has been the year for Hand Quilted projects for me. As you know I finished TWQ!!!! Yeah!! Then a hand quilted quilt for Granson #1. Another Yeah!!! And.......Hand Quilted project #3 - a quilt for Granson #2 and guess what!! It was done a month early! I had it finished for the baby shower on July 20 and  he's not due until August 23!! That's a miracle!! And here it is!


The Front



The Back



The Gift Table at the Shower



Since then, I've been working on the BOMs in which I'm participating. 

Benjamin Biggs
The first six finished, #7 in progress, #8 pattern downloaded





Where Poppies Grow
Remembering Elmo
First 5 finished. Number six in progress, Fabrics chosen for 7, #8 will be posted on Sunday.




Threads of Memory
Totally caught up - Block #7


All seven blocks setting in progress. 
Sometimes when I look at it, I think the gold and the honey kind of clash,
But both colors are in the border fabric (which isn't in the photo), so I think it will pull it all together.



I finished a UFO!!! Remember Randy's SAL - Barrister's Blocks (I think we did it in 2012- correct me if I'm wrong).. I followed along very well until the last few blocks. Then other things/quilts took precedence and the blocks got put in box up on a shelf. After I finished Tygh's quilt, I cleaned up and reorganized my sewing room, fabric, etc and decided to finish up the flimsy. I had 62 blocks finished, so stitched up one more for a 7 x 9 setting. Then added the sashing, cornerstones and borders. I call it 

"Stained Glass Sampler"
(any suggestions on a better name?)


Gracen's eyes lit up and she clapped when she saw this! I have no plans to quilt it right now, so it will go in my flimsy pile. Maybe Gracen will choose it someday for me to quilt!

Speaking of Gracen - here's a couple of photos of our little sweet girl!

In the garden


Riding - one of her favorite things to do!

With Cousin Asa!

I do have one more little finish. I hadn't done any FMQ for a couple of months, so "practiced" on a small quilt. The colors reminded me of my red geraniums, so I did a little photo shoot in the garden.




Hope this finds each of you having a wonderful summer! 
And remember:



Blessings!

13 comments:

Janet O. said...

Wow, wow, and wow! You HAVE been busy, girl!
Great job on the baby quilt. I love the random flying geese--and are those embroidered little pictures? How did you manage to finish it early?!?
Wonderful Benjamin Biggs blocks--yummy color combo!
Where Poppies Grow--beautiful! Are you doing all of these blocks with needle turned applique or some other method. No matter how you are doing them, you are doing them well!
TOM is coming along great. I gave up on it after block one. How lame is that?
Stained Glass Sampler is an excellent name for your Barrister's SAL quilt. It is very vibrant in those pretty solid fabrics!
Gracen looks so sweet--love her on the pony. : )
Cute little quilt. They make great practice pieces, don't they?

Raewyn said...

Wonderful to see your post and see what you have been doing - wow, you are getting through a lot!! Well done on the hand quilting finishes, you must have been working hard out on them - I just love Tygh's quilt! I haven't heard of all those BOMs you are doing, but I do love how you are doing them. Nice to see your family photos too :-)

Impera Magna said...

Wait a sec.... when did Gracen get to big? Oh my, she is growing up quickly... and beautiful to boot!

You may not have been blogging but you have been VERY busy with projects! Love all those blocks... and your great finish as well!

Me, I've given up on naming quilts... unless something just naturally pops into my head. It was too much stress... *lol*

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects! So much eye candy...

:)

Karen said...

The back of your quilt is so interesting with the big initials, etc. And your Poppy blocks gorgeous. I am saving the patterns but have not had time to do anything with them.

Maureen said...

Good to hear from you! Love what you've accomplished. That is a perfect quilt for a little boy. Love the pops of yellow! I can see why Gracen's eyes lit up when she saw Stained Glass Sampler - a great name for it, too!
You are busy doing important things! Creating memories for those beautiful grandchildren.
Take care.

Aimee said...

My goodness!!! You really have been at work!
I really, really like Tygh's baby quilt :)

Vickie said...

There you are Ranch Woman ! Been missing your blog, but I see why.... you have been one busy gal !! Oh my word... your little grandbabies are adorable ! Little kids on big horses are so cute and I think it's so cool that they know they have precious cargo on their backs ! Yes ! I have a suggestion to name your quilt " Through Gracen's Eyes"

barbara woods said...

your quilts are great so so are the kids

Kurt Schindler said...


Beautiful color choices for your quilts - love them all.

Charlotte

Aunt 'Reen said...

Oh My Gosh... you have been so wonderfully busy! Such a darling baby quilt - Congratulations on the newest expected Grand baby!
Ben Biggs is stunning - I really love your color combination and fabric choices for this quilt!

Where Poppies Grow and Threads of Memory are gorgeous too!

My oh my has Gracen grown - love seeing that pretty little girl on her horse! I like her spirit!

Your Stained Glass sampler is awesome as well! Such a pretty Prairie/Amish looking quilt. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Dawn said...

Wow!! What a great summer full of fun projects.
All beautiful.
Can hardly imagine how you fit so much into a day!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my gosh!!! You HAVE been busy girlfriend!!! And you put me to shame with the way you've kept up with your BOM's :) Gracen is certainly growing up to be a lovely little girl - I loved the picture of her on the horse! Thanks for sharing all your fun with us!!!

Carrie P. said...

Goodness! you have been very busy this summer. I love your BB blocks.
Gracen and Asa are so cute.