Monday, April 23, 2012

Where has April gone?

Oh my....where is this month going to?  Not much sewing getting done around here!  When the sun is shining and the weather is so nice, I find it hard to sit and stitch in my sewing room.  I have been spending a lot of time digging in the dirt.  This morning, I drug out a top that has been lanquishing in the pile of "to be quilted" is pressed and the layers are ready to pin.  You may recognize it as the "Prairie Vine" quilt from Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2007.  I changed the applique border to one that was on one of Kim Diehl's quilts, I just could not think about appliquing all those leaves.  

The only thing I have actually finished is a cute little pincushion.  Mary at Quilt Hollow inspired me with her adorable pincushions.  The pattern is here .  So very simple to make with scraps! 

This morning, the cabinet makers came and put my new countertops in the kitchen...they look awesome!  Now I will spend the afternoon putting the drawers and cabinets back together.  It's one of those things that forces me to clean out the drawers...notice I used the word "forces".....

Hope you are having a beautiful spring day!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Blessings Baskets Finish

Temecula Quilt Company provided this wonderful sew along the past few weeks.  Every Thursday, a new little basket pattern was posted...this is my version of Blessing Baskets.  After seeing so many beautiful read and white quilts in blogland, I wanted to make one for myself.  This little quilt seemed to lend itself to the reds and whites that I have been collecting.  Thanks to Temecula Quilts for the inspiration and patterns!

Hope everyone is enjoying the early and gorgeous spring! 

Happy Easter!