Saturday, August 15, 2009

SEW MUCH TO SHARE


This has been a month of fiddling with many projects. I began this little cutie last month while in Arizona so I would have some handwork with me. You may remember when I talked about it HERE. I love showing off all the cute little fabrics in both the appliqued segments and the background pieces. A perfect little project for a fabric junkie. You can handle and fondle to your heart's content. This project is from Remembering Adelia, one of Kathleen Tracy's doll quilt books. Check out her cute books on her website! Kathleen doesn't know it, but we are kindred spirits.
I am doing a different border fabric than she used, as I rarely copy anyone's design exactly. More on that later when it is completed.


Also this week I was delighted to get this quilt back from my quilter. I showed the details of this quilt in an earlier blog HERE. I added a border (Kansas Troubles fabric) to this to make it big enough for a queen bed for my newly married son and his wife. The quilting is very nice! I hope they love it! And I am saying "YAY! Another quilt finished!"


Now finally, I was determined to spend some time cleaning my sewing room yesterday, and as I cleared things from my over flowing cutting table, I found this quilt that I made months ago. I even had it spray basted and ready to quilt. It needed a little smoothing and pinning after waiting so long, but I quilted it up in a jiffy. As you can see, I am a straight line quilter. If only I was a straight line worker! Instead I seem to take so many side trips down a windy little Quilter's Lane! :)



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16 comments:

Stina said...

Just bought that book... and I love all the quilts... and your quilt is wonderful.. havent decided which one to start... *S*
Love your little surprise quilt.. :o)

Carol said...

You have been a very busy girl...YIPPEE! look at all those finished treasures.

Michelle said...

I love each and every one of the quilts you showed today! Very nice. I'm sure your son and his wife will love the quilt, it's absolutely beautiful!!

Karen said...

Your applique melon pieces are right up my alley. I have a pattern and acrylic templates to piece blocks that look much like that.

Janet said...

Wow! Marcie - 3 beautiful projects. I really like those little orange peels, the wonky flying geese and your little mini. I love your fabric choices. I'm sure the newly weds will love their new quilt.

Carin said...

All three are fantastic projects! What a busy bee you have been ;O)

Lappetausa said...

I just love these quilts! I defenitely will make the orange peel from the Adelea book. I'm still working very slowly on the basket quilt from the same book. Maybe today I'll make such a cute little puss in the corner, time will show.

julieQ said...

I too have been admiring that Adelea book at my LQS. I really love your Orange peel beauty! Your mini quilt is so cute too.

*karendianne. said...

Hey, how cute! All sorts of things to see. I love this. That beauty at the bottom I totally am in love with. I really dig the quilt for DS and his wife and, oh, by the way, we chatted about the border fabric ~ do you recall? Well, the answer was "yes" that is the same fabric I have. How fun!

Oh and okay now I want to make that quilt at the top. Except it so much applique so I guess I wont. :<

Self Limiting Love, *karendianne.

Gretchen said...

I love all of these projects!!! Such eye-candy today! Your first quilt makes me want to try a melon block quilt. Maybe I'll just keep looking at yours....

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Yum, such a lot of yummy stuff, beautiful, Tracey

Karen said...

I love the quilt in the first photo. Very sweet!
Well I say doing a project, especially if it is finishing it, still counts as cleaning your sewing room!! LOL

Quilt Hollow said...

Unsure how I've missed this post...love all these quilts! Your my kind of style!!

sewprimitive karen said...

Okay, Marcie, I love LOVE the little quilt.

Jeanne said...

Marcie, you always have the best quilts to share! Love that little one you "found" while sorting. I can identify with the wandering straight stitch quilting. VBG

Karen said...

Ooooh your (orange peel?) quilt is beautiful. You always have such nice color choices.