Sunday, August 26, 2012



At long last I can reveal the quilt that I have been working on. It really didn't take as long for me to complete it as it seems . Well, maybe it did, but I have excuses! Blah, blah, blah.The lovely fabrics in this quilt all come from Marcus. Something old, something new--that's the way I sew. I have a lot of trouble sticking with all one line of fabric.

Now I need to bundle it off to be quilted, and hopefully get it all packaged in time for Quilt Market in Houston in October. That means that my sewing is done for a while because I need to write pattern instructions. I am beginning to feel the panic coming on.


I received a lovely little bundle in the mail this week from Julie Letvin. Julie is the artist behind the lovely jewelry on her website, Me and My Stitches. I have been admiring her work for quite a while and to tell you the truth, I was having a hard time making a decision on which pieces I wanted to purchase. Now that they have arrived I have to tell you, they are even nicer in person! The first link is to Julie's blog and the second takes you to her website. Go-go-go!!!

Thank you for all the words of advice and encouragement in my last post. I'm drinking lots of water! (Pretend you hear that last sentence gargling).

Well, here we are in the last week of August. I don't know how that happened, but already the weather has cooled just a bit. My grandkids are back in school already! They begin earlier in the west than I am used to. Enjoy this last week of summer!
 

17 comments:

Karen said...

The new quilt top is marvelous. You have quite a knack for pattern design. Nothing too hard but yet an interesting design.

I love the little flag. Good choice.

Kindred Quilts said...

Your quilt top is really gorgeous. I love the neutrals with the pops of color in a traditional pattern. Very nice!

sewprimitive karen said...

That's a nice pattern, Marcie. Good luck with your Market prep! omg I haven't drunk enough water yet today, must go guzzle some; you do the same, now!

Janet said...

I LOVE it! You just can't go wrong with stars and a hst border :0) The cream next to the stars gives it almost a 3D effect - just marvelous! I hope your pattern writing goes well.

Melanie said...

Simply beautiful.... Can't rush a good thing;)

julieQ said...

What a beauty! Another beauty! I so love your work!

Kyle said...

Your newest design is going to popular at market. The alternating block almost had a curved appearance in the first photo. Can't wait to see it quilted. I loved your philosophy of something new and something old. Happy writing.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, you've gotten another one finished. And such a great color combo. Warm and fresh at the same time. Thanks for sharing the jewelry info. I'm always on the looking for unique gifts.

Annette said...

A beautiful quilt. I love the soft cozy look.

pamina said...

Beautiful, beautiful top, Marcie !

Me and My Stitches said...

Oh Marcie - I LOVE this new quilt! The neutral-ish backgrounds with those pops of color. It is wonderful! Pattern writing is always the worst part for me - but it feels like such an accomplishment when it's finished. Glad you like your new jewelry! And keep drinking that water!

Lori said...

The quilt looks positively twinkling! It is really appealing!!

I have a pineapple necklace too! Amazing isn't it?

Jan said...

Love stars, and patterns that connect - this hits all the spots for me!

Angie said...

Ooooh Marcie, girlfriend, you've created another luscious masterpiece--it is GORGEOUS. :) I can't wait to see it quilted up. Lovely little quilted jewelry---I long for one of them too---one of these days. :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Love the simplicity yet it doesn't look it! Love too the neutral look with added subtle colors.

Jeanne said...

I love it, Marcie! It was well worth the wait. I hope your voice troubles are soon in the past.

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love, love love stars and this pattern really shows them off. I love the secondary pattern that is formed too.