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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Something Spring on a Cold Wintery Day . .

Do cold wintery days put you in the mood to hibernate in your favorite quilting studio/room or place? Does me! Since I am such a project gal I love burrowing in sometimes to my detriment. Yesterday was such a day when hubby extended an invitation to take a spin in his new car. I was too deep in my hole and had absolutely no desire to come out of it. Smart man he extended yet another invite early this morning before I became too involved. He wants to take me out to dinner and so we are.

Since I was like a rabbit in my hole yesterday I finished a quilt and I am quite hoppy happy today to present the completed Posie Quilt.

 But baby! It is still cold out there!! We need Spring weather with some flowers. Here is just the thing to stir the heart in hope of warmer days will soon be here.

                                       Posie quilt is finished! 

                        And so now I am doing more happy hoppies! 

Not only am I happy about a finish but that the colors didn’t run on the quilt when washed. A long time quilter friend has often talked about using color catchers. A little googling and I found that this was a product that could be purchased at WalMart. It is called Shout Color Catcher with 24 sheets per box. It can be found in the laundry detergent aisle. There is also a recipe for color catcher if you have the mind to make your own at One Good Thing by Jillee.

I hope you can see how densely it is quilted. There are several quilting patterns. Swirls and circles in the inside borders and a loopy design in the checkerboard border. Flowers are quilted with a posie motif and the leaves have stems and veins. The inside sashing has on point squares with ribbon in the center with stippling outside of the squares. The spaces above and below the posie block have a 3 lines of various loopy and circular designs.

Doesn't it look good on my love seat? That isn't home for it though. This is intended to be gifted to a very special person.

Since I am so happy hoppy I am wanting to party. Linky Parties here I come:

Showing off the quilting

Quilting the Flowers

Bottom Border




Just because I think it looks so pretty hanging in my pine tree.  What a moment my son just sent me a text message to tell  me he proposed to his girlfriend!!

A huge big thank you to Richard and Tanya for featuring Posie quilt!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Season for Hearts

This block was a squeeze in project for a group quilt for a friend who recently loss her husband at the end of last year. Now I can present it since she has since received the quilt. How timely only 4 days before Valentine's Day.

Happy Valentine's Day!

We were given color options of pink, lavender and purple. Not having any of these colors in my stash that worked well together off to the local fabric store I went to find the perfect colors and fabric.

The printed fabric was the focus fabric to draw from to match colors.
The center pocket is faced so it could be used to put a signature tag inside as I didn't want to have ink on the block itself. I love the addition of the lavender thin ribbon on the tag.

The final finish is the blanket stitching around each heart.  The extra stitching made the block sing giving a nice completed appearance.

Partying at Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River.

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