Sunday, June 12, 2011

Row quilt

Blogger doesn't like me.  I can't get my pictures to load properly and they always import cropped or turned the wrong way.  Any help would be appreciated as I find this extremely frustrating.  Anyway, here is my row quilt and I LOVE it!  Months ago I wouldn't have said that at all about this quilt, but now that it's done and quilted  I absolutely love it.  Juliet did a fantastic job quilting it with a continuous line bumble bee pattern.  So on to the next UFO to finish.  

Here are more pictures of my "ugly" quilt after Juliet long arm quilted it for me.  The pattern is a continuous line design and called "Coxcombe" (sorry it's not easy to see, partly due to the colorful patterned fabrics I used). 

A little treat to leave you with:
 Ahhh, a nice cool strawberry smoothie!  Simple and delicious.
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
1- 11/2 cups milk
1 tbsp. sugar
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
Enjoy!  ;o)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Time Out

I love this orange poppy.  It was taken with my Canon Power Shot SX210IS pocket camera.  

Being stuck at home recovering from my surgery hasn't been an easy road and certainly not the "free" time I thought I would have to work on my UFO's.  But the baby steps to getting better has given me a few minutes each day to spend in my sewing room at the very least contemplating what to do on the UFO's and making notes for when I am well enough to sit, bend, stretch, get up and down to iron and so on.
Juliet long arm quilted my Ugly quilt and did a stellar job of it.  It's brilliant and I love it! 

This is the Round Robin piece that my Friday quilt group was doing for the past 8 months. Each person works on one step then it gets passed to the next person to work on.  My top was using my fabrics which were washed and ironed to start with.  My starting block was the lantern in the upper right corner.  Since this wall quilt was for my son, who loves all things Asian,  we have discussed the top and he wants to make some changes. So, I will be busy unpicking some of the things and adding what he wants to it.  I will post some pictures later as I progress on this project. 

Before surgery, I finished the row quilt!  YEAH!!!  I can't believe it took me nearly 10 years to complete.  Too many times I set that top aside and moved on to something else.  Well, I am happy to say it is off to Juliet to quilt for me.  I will post pictures as soon as I get it back from her.  
Make some time today to do something you love.......peace.  ;o)