Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Finish, A Start, A Walk, and A Quilt Show

WARNING:  PHOTO HEAVY

A while ago I showed you a little basket quilt top that I made.  It was a Cheri Payne quilt-a-long.  Well here it is finished and hanging up on my wall.


I machine quilted it doing squigly lines across the quilt.

Here is another Cheri Payne quilt-a-long.  It still needs to be quilted.


You know how much Terry and I love walking at Lake St. Clair Metro Park.  Well it's been raining so much lately we haven't had a chance to walk.  Yesterday the sun was shining and a nice breeze blowing...so we took off to the park.


We came across this couple having a picnic.  They were so lucky to find a spot with a private swimming pool.


Mom was taking her new borns out for a stroll.


This Mom had her hands full.  The babies are growing so fast.


I love this time of year.  The flowering trees are so beautiful. 


Everytime I go to the park I have wanted to get a picture of this weathervane.  So I finally did.  It is made of copper.

And now I saved the best for last.  Last week we went to the Macomb County Quilt Guild Quilt Show.  There were so many beautiful quilts.  Enjoy!!





 Look closely and you can see that the entire quilt is made from 9 patches.  It is so beautiful.


And of course they had sooooo many vendors.  However, I only bought one thing.  A new book.  I won't be starting this quilt till my year with Quiltmaker Magazine is over.



Speaking of Quiltmaker....go to Quilty Pleasures Blog and see my fellow Scrap Squad member Jennifer's Ladder of Success.  Another beautiful quilt.

Wishing you a wonderful sunshine filled day.

Hugs, Cathy




12 comments:

ann hermes said...

I really like the way you machine quilted the basket quilt. Did you do free motion quilting, or can you do these squiggles with a regular walking foot?

Allie said...

That little basket quilt is darling! And I love the one below it too! Your piecing is just awesome. Cute little ducks out for a stroll - glad you got one in, between storms! Thanks for the gorgeous quilt show, I've added that book on my 'to get' list, love Buggy Barn. Cathy, where is your header picture taken, I love it?

Sharon said...

I like how you quilted the basket quilt! Such beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Doniene said...

Love your little quilts!! I like to cheri's SALs too!

What a fun place to walk!!

Amazing quilts! I did enjoy!

Tell Ashley hi for me! I think of her and her sports often!

Blessings

Janet O. said...

Cheri's little quilts are so nice--one day I hope to actually make one. : )
Beautiful sights on your walk.
Gorgeous quilts. That 9-patch is unreal!

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Jen said...

Hello Cathy,Your basket quilt is lovely and the lines you quilted look really good. Thanks for shareing the quilt photos.

jillquilts said...

GReat pictures! I'm glad that the skies cleared enough for a walk! And the quilts are all gorgeous so thanks for sharing!!

Carrie P. said...

Love all the show and tell. Nature and quilts, all so pretty.

Maureen said...

LOVE your little basket quilt. Any plans to display it?
I enjoy nature walks, too. Rain, rain, rain here today.
Thanks for sharing the quilt show - always fun to view!

Bonnie said...

So how come it has taken me until 5/24 to realize you have something new on your blog?? And, how come you haven't posted anything since then. Get hopping girl. Hope all is well with you.