Friday, July 15, 2011


I sewed the sections of the house block together for my Primitive Primer.  It's really coming together.  I will be working on the vase of flowers while on vacation.

This is my Hybrid Tea Rose from the 15 Minutes Play BOM series.  Although there are more than one block per month.  They just posted the tutorial for the next block.  It is fantastic.  Check out the blocks and tutorials.  15 Minute Play link is on my side bar.

I now have 10 Floribunda blocks done.  They are all a combination of yellows/golds and florals.  I hope to make enough for a full size quilt.  All different yellows and florals.  Thank you Bonnie Hunter.

The latest Barbara Brackman CW block.  This is the last of ongoing projects.  Now for old and new finishes.

This is a quilt that was years in the making.  I took a class many moons ago with Margaret Miller.  I first saw her on Simply Quilts and loved what she made.  The class was called "Strips That Sizzle".  I was new to quilting and wanted to try everything.  I made all the blocks at the class she taught.  Then the blocks went in a box.  Years later while living up north taking care of Dad my hubby brought me these blocks he found.  Waa Laa....the finished project.  I just put this one up in my living room today.

I think I've showed this one before.  I pulled it out to celebrate the warm weather.  I designed this quilt from orphan blocks.  Please excuse how it looks....I didn't know it was so wrinkly until I looked at the photo.  I definitely need to iron it. 

Last but not least....this undisclosed quilt will be mailed from an undisclosed location to an undisclosed person....LOL   I will show you the complete quilt after it is mailed.   Can't show it now as the person it is going to reads this blog. 

Now before I leave I want to tell you about a new book and a great giveaway.  Mary Lou Weidman's new book "Out of the Box with easy blocks" has been released.  You can read about it here on her blog.  The giveaway is from Em at Em Celebrates.  She has some great fabric she is giving away.  So go over and leave a comment.

Well today I will be getting some projects ready to take on vacation.  Probably won't get much done but it will be there if I have the time.   Tomorrow I pack the suit cases and we get up early Sunday morning to leave for the Upper Peninsula.  My son lives in Marquette which is on Lake Superior.  Can't wait. 

I will probably post vacation pictures while up there as I will be taking my computer.  I just have to keep up with my blogs.

Wishing you a quilty day filled with sunshine.



Impera_Magna said...

Wow! You HAVE been busy... love your rose block and the Florabunda blocks. I know I'll be making one of those at some point in time.

Have a great vacation! Safe travels...

Allie said...

Your house quilt is looking fantastic, and I just LOVE Floribunda! You really are keeping busy. Love the little "quilt" word in your quilt! I hope you have a wonderful time and that it's cooler up there, yikes. I'm so glad you're taking your camera! I'm going to try to get my son to take his camcorder when they go. They can't have my camera, lol.

Talin's Corner said...

Wow, you weren't kidding when you said you had a lot to show. Congrats on your finishes.

Lori said...

What fun quilts you've shown today!!
The sunflower one looks perfect for summer!
Have a lovely vacation.

Betty Lou said...

Busy, Busy, Busy. Love everything you shared with us,especially the Sunflower wall hanging.

Maureen said...

Love how primitive primer is coming together - the flying geese on the bottom provide a lot of movement.
Your florabunda is quite interesting with the variety of yellows. No one will get bored looking at this quilt.
My, you've been busy! Do you have a lot of quilts hanging in your home? These look lovely. I just recently hung a quilt in my foyer and I like how it warms the space.

LuAnn said...

I love your Floribunda blocks, and I am seeing that quilt popping up all over blogs. I was headed for bed last night and detoured into my stash to see how much yellow I have. That Strips that Sizzle quilt is just great.