Friday, June 27, 2008

HOORAY FOR THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE


I love red, white and blue quilts! Over the years I have made a few. Recently I arranged three of them together on the deck railing for a photo shoot. How fun is that?!

I just added another member to the Prairie Paisley Club. Libby made an awesome quilt for her daughter who has just returned home from nine years in the Air Force. I am really surprised that I haven't heard from more of you out there making quilts from that beautiful line of fabric. Let me know If I can add you to the list, or if you come across another quilt blogger that has made something from Prairie Paisley, by Minick and Simpson, of Moda Fabrics. I know there are lots of gorgeous fabrics out there, but this one just struck a chord with me. I hope you have looked at the blogs that are listed. They are great!






My grandkids are still hamming it up, as you can see. The oldest one here loves to take pictures, so finally I will have a great selection to share. Here she is with with her little clone that I call Plumpkin.








On occasion we are treated to a rare performance of original dance, by Plumpkin, complete with costume. Let me tell you, this girl can dance and twirl to any music. But I must say that she prefers Barbie Musical CDs.

We are once again suffering from air conditioning woes in the zone that contains my sewing room, office and TV room. We had a mattress on the floor for two of the kids in the TV room, but it is so blasted hot that I took pity on them and moved the mattress to the foot of the bed in the master bedroom. I had to warn my husband not to step on anybody when he returned home last night from being out of town on business.


All in all, we are having a good time. They go down to the beach every day, and hopefully they will make memories for years to come. When I was a kid we went to Crystal Beach on Lake Erie (the Canadian side) every summer. It was such a treat!


















I hope you are making some wonderful summer memories also, and tucking them away to bring out on a cold winter's day.

--Marcie
Addendum: Hooked commented about the RWB quilt quilts. All three are from Patchalot Patterns. (Stars & Garters, Christmas Kisses, Wintergreen-some color changes!) You can go there for ordering instructions if you wish. Thanks for asking!

22 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love those red white and blue quilts together...like something out of a magazine.

Liz said...

Hi Marcie,
I love your red, white and blue quilts! I think the one in the middle is my favorite.
It sounds like your house is busy and your heart is full. It is fun to spend time with those you love! Your g'kids are adorable, can't wait to see pics of the other ones. When do they arrive?

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Ahh, what a happy post from Grandma capturing a special moment in time!

Julie said...

Your great photo makes me want to pull out all my RW&B fabrics and start a new project. No chance of a finish by July 4 but maybe I can get a jump on 2009! Thanks for the inspiration.

Hooked said...

I love RWB, too!!! Do you remember those patterns? I want to them for 2009!!!
Thanks!

Michelle said...

Love your RWB quilts! RWB are my favorites...being the loyal Air Force spouse that I am! :) I also wanted to let you know that I just started the Patchwork Party quilt that uses the Prairie Paisley line...I love those fabric! I've made a runner from a charm pack too...I'll have to look more at your blog to read about the Prairie Paisley club. :)

Yvonne said...

Love the quilts and Libby's too!
Your grandkids are awesome and the little Plumpkin....too cute! You are one very blessed Grammy. :)

Lyn said...

Hi Marcie, I love all three, red, white and blue quilts. I think I favour the end quilt with the paisley design. Regards Lyn

Hannies Annies said...

Your grandchildren are so precious, loved the egg story! Isn't age 3 wonderful! I love the RWB quilts!!!

Karen said...

Marcie, your piecing is so exquisite!

Looks like there is quite a family resemblance with you, your daughter, and the Plumpkin.

Libby said...

Thanks for adding me to the 'club' *s*
Looks like The Plumpkin put on a wonderful show! Enjoy every minute with those young'uns!

Karen said...

A great display of patriotic quilts. I need to get busy and post a couple on my blog...sometime this week.
Your grandchildren looks so sweet! The fancy dancer is so pretty.

Carin said...

Your GD is adorable!!!
I love the red white and blue

Quilts And Pieces said...

Baby! There is nothing like a red/white and blue quilt! I love them! I actually was going to make something with that line and had the pattern and one jelly roll, but needed another and they sold it.

whatsyourstitchnstuff said...

Marcie,

Quilt photo on stitch 'n stuff blog, made by Angela Cartwright of Summit, CO. If you can't copy the link let me know. Sue G

Steve said...

I'll take the one on the left.

Eileen said...

What a wonderful time you are having and I know the GKS are . Pumpkin is adorable. What pictures.

Mary said...

love the RWB quilts! I was in Nancy's Calico Patch last week -saw a couple of your patterns and thought "hey, I know her"!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Fantastic quilts, fantabulous pics of the grands! Enjoy each and every moment, Marcie!

call me crazy said...

Your R/W/B quilts are wonderful! Thanks for the photo's. :-) Looks like those grands are a lot of fun too!

Kathie said...

how adorable the little ballerina is!
JUST LOVE those red/white and blue quilts
they look awesome lined up like that.
great job and thanks for sharing. always inspired by your quilts.
Kathie

Christine said...

Your red,white and blue quilts look amazing together. Love them all.