Sunday, May 18, 2008

INDIAN PAINTBRUSH

A new week is almost upon us, and dang! where did the old week go? Do you find time slipping away more quickly? I think we need to start a petition to put an end to that! Maybe start a lobbying group and go before Congress. All in favor? Aye!
I have been home from Arizona for a week now without much to say for myself. I have been trying to catch up on some blogs, but frankly, there are way too many, so the going is slow. I made it down to Jo-Ann Fabrics yesterday to use my 40% off coupon on the last day. I wanted to get a sheet of vinyl to cover the table on the deck now that the weather is nice. I always find it at Jo-Ann's and it is heavy duty, like they use to cover boat cushions, etc. Often they have some on the clearance table, which was the case yesterday, so I couldn't use the coupon on it. I found a nice dark blue for $6 a yard. I ended up using the coupon to purchase some fusible Pellon batting for making tote bags. I love mine and I want to make more! Also, I found this cute little Sandpiper birdie, just like the kind that run around on our beach! He is posed on a sweet little mat that my blogging buddy Joan, from Keeping You in Stitches, sent to me.


This is my latest quilt to be finished! Marae, my wonderful quilter in Arizona, quilted it for me while I was there. She did a lovely job, as she always does. The funny thing is that when I took her the quilt she quickly called her friend Debbie and they both wanted to make it on the spot! Please, I am still working on the pattern! But, sweet little quilter that I am, and being a sucker for a complement, I met them one evening and showed them the basics, and off they went with it. Yes, it is that easy! Actually, I don't design difficult patterns. I can't face writing difficult directions! And honestly, I prefer simple. So here it is, INDIAN PAINTBRUSH. I decided on that name because the border gave it a Native American feel, like arrowheads. Indian Paintbrush is actually a flowering plant that grows in the western US. By the way, the border idea is one that Joan (Keeping You in Stitches) shared with me. Thanks Joan! Also, I used a number of fabrics from the Jamestown line by Jo Morton at Andover Fabrics. Love, love, love it!


Thanks for all your nice comments about my dad from my last post. I wish I could share him with all of you, but he would probably hit on you, and then I would be embarrassed. Yeah, he's a player. And some of those ladies in walkers are not that difficult to catch! ---Marcie

33 comments:

Deb said...

your quilt is georgous.

~Joan said...

Wow--2 mentions in one post! I feel like a celebrity.

~Joan

Lindah said...

Ooooo, pretteeee! Please let us know when the pattern is ready.

Paula said...

Love it Marcie!!! So cute! Indian Paintbrushes and Bluebonnnets are the first signs of spring in Southeast Texas! So pretty, just like your quilt.

Catherine said...

I adore that quilt!!! It's gorgeous.

Wendy K said...

A gorgeous, oodle-licious quilt!

Carol said...

Oh Marcie Indian Paintbrush is wonderful...I love it...and yes I'll sign whatever we need to sign to get that bill before Congress. We need time to SLOW DOWN!

Karen said...

The pattern is good, Marcie, and the quilting makes it even gooder if possible. Such a picture of your dad chasing the ladies lol. Makes me think of that walker routine from The Producers.

Kim said...

You crack me up, Marcie! Happy to hear you're home--it's been a bit quieter in Blogland with you off gallavanting around the country! LOL! Love your Indian Paintbrush!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Lol Marcie! You gave me a good laugh this morning about your daddy.

Love your Indian Paintbrush! So beautiful!

Judy said...

wow marcie...that's a quilt I just might have to make too! Can't wait for the pattern.

Stina said...

Wow...its gorgeous...love the little blocks in between!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a gorgeous quilt! No wonder they wanted to make it right then - I do, too!

Darcie said...

Great looking quilt, Marcie! The name is very fitting as well. Your quilter made the quilt just sing!

Libby said...

Great new quilt . . . and the name is just perfect *S* Of course, I love that little gifty quilt, too.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I want to do it too... how long do we have to wait for a pattern? Well done, you!

Kairle said...

Beautiful pattern, Marcie!!! It's been a while since I've seen real Indian Paintbrush. I may need to get out in the wild sometime this summer. LOL!

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Katie said...

Love that quilt! Yes it's simple, but sooooo effective! I'll have to keep watch for the pattern. :-)

Mar said...

It's beautiful Marcie!

Carin said...

Your quilt is just lovely!

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

So pretty, please let us know when the pattern is ready! I just have to make this one LOL ;)

Wendy said...

I can see why the girls were excited about getting to it right away, it's a gorgeous quilt. I love the little 9patch blocks.

Gypsy Quilter said...

There are some marvelous colors in your new quilt. But please don't tell me about new fabric that has come out. I'm trying so hard to use up what I have. Ummm, temptation.

Rebeccah Louise said...

oh grandma! that quilt is so beautiful, I do especially like the border.

Darlene said...

Another beauty!

Karen said...

Love the new quilt. It has an unusual border block that really makes the quilt.

Lea said...

Wow, Marcie! INDIAN PAINTBRUSH quilt is SO beautiful!!! I love that name also.
and your birdy is so adorable with Joan's lovely little mat. :-)

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

Love the quilt!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Good lordy bee I can't contain myself but I'll try. This is a quilt I could make. I mean - I would make. I mean - I want. How about THAT?!

Clearly Stated with Love, *karendianne.

(ps: the quilting is lovely, just simply lovely & truly this quilt is inspiring.)

Tazzie said...

Such a cute quilt Marcie, I really like it. You had me laughing out loud with that comment about your Dad, too funny!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Nicole said...

Oh gosh, I may need this pattern! Beautiful!

amandajean said...

that is a gorgeous quilt!!! I love it.