Saturday, March 21, 2009

More Signs of Spring

I love babies! When the colts and calves start hitting the ground it is just further verification of spring. This pretty baby belongs to our neighbors and friends.
I've been quilting. I have a project going on. Details of which I can't fully divulge now. Some friends found out what I was planning, then they elaborated on it for me by sending 'kits' for children's quilts, fabric, quilt blocks, and even money to help with the project. I have made five quilts (albeit small) in just a few weeks. Some were already pieced, some fabrics to coordinate, two I dug around in my stash and came up with something.

They are all machine quilted on my regular sewing mid-arm or long-arm quilter.

I played with this one more adding more quilting. The center section is basically straight line quilting with a few swirls following the pattern. Flowers are quilted in the pink cornerstones with an all over quilting pattern in that pale pink border. The entire outer border and cornerstones are a large meandering.

I love this fish quilt. I used the sunflower quilt pattern located here but went shopping in my stash. I made the top, then using a fusible, fused the fish directly on the top in a random pattern. After edgestitching them down, I layered the quilt and quilted in slightly wavy lines across the quilt representing (in my mind anyway) ocean currents. This is a fun quilt!

In a week or so, I will tell the 'rest of the story.'

Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Yard Work

I should be doing my spring yard work. It's not going to happen this week! I've been volunteering at the public library nearly every day this week. The Friends group is getting ready for our annual book sale on Saturday. If you are in town, please stop by the Courthouse Annex and buy us out! ;o)

I drive by the dogwoods on the way to town or back home and just don't stop to take pretty photos. In the meantime, look what is happening in my very own yard!

Remember the pear trees full of white blossoms? This is what the trees look like now. All pretty and green.
The redbud is really pretty.
All those azalea buds are now blooms...
Bluebonnets! Wait until they all bloom. I am so excited!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Preach On, Sister!

You MUST see this! Be sure to go to the bottom and turn off the jukebox first.