Friday, July 26, 2013

Time Flies When Grandchildren Are Around!

We've been at the cabin in Michigan, and I haven't been quilting at all!  We did take some of our grandchildren to the Western Michigan Fair in Ludington, Michigan, and I took some pictures of the quilts entered there to show you.

Here's a prize winning doll quilt, made from 30's reproductions.  Isn't is cute?





It won a ribbon for the maker, and I took a picture of her info and the ribbon:




Here's a picture of a full sized quilt made with 30's fabrics:



We took five of our grandchildren to Lake Michigan to watch the sunset last Wednesday night, and it was so beautiful there.  We are blessed to be living so close to Lake Michigan, and the beautiful sandy beaches there.

Here's the kids having fun at sunset:



Can you see why I've been absent from my blogging and quilting activities?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Getting Ready for July 4th in America!

Here are Sophia Grace and Rosie, trying out the little flag quilt.  They think it will do quite nicely to keep them warm and cuddly as they watch the fireworks this year.



It's 13.5 by 16 inches and the little flags are 2 x 3 inches.  I put hanging triangles on the back, so it can be displayed on the wall, if Sophia Grace and Rosie will give it up.

Another little quilt I just finished is made with solid blues and old scraps from my Mother's stash.  I was at the cabin, and started sorting out the blues from the scrap pile, and this little quilt soon came to be.



It's 15.5 by 20.5 inches and the squares are one inch.  It looks so peaceful, and I love the polka-dots and the stripes.

Here is the little blue postage stamp quilt on the doll's ironing board, getting ship-shape before getting packed to go with us.  I have been working hard at getting all the laundry done and all the sheets changed as we get ready to go on a trip.  I always like to come back home to clean sheets, and an empty laundry room, don't you?  




There were 41 replies to the last post for entry into the drawing for the book Patchwork, by Averil Colby.  The random number generator chose Sue, number 28, and I have contacted her to make arrangements to get the book into her hands.  Thanks for all of your kind entries, and I'm sorry that you couldn't all win the book.  (You are all winners in my book.)

It's Monday, and time to check out all the projects at the Patchwork Times blog (Here)