Friday, January 25, 2013

Simple Abundance

Here is my version of Lori's quiltalong,
Simple Abundance.
Thank you Lori...I love this little quilt!
If you want to make one of your own,
take a visit here for her instructions.
I think it has such a romantic-vintage feel to it.
And this is the backing I have chosen.
Could not be more perfect!
The fabric was a generous gift from Kimber over at 
I will be basting it and hand quilting it.

My Country Whig Rose is done, so I will share it when I get it from the quilter on Monday.
Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gathering Garden

I guess I wasn't done appliqueing!
I am making good progress on Kim Diehl's
'Gathering Garden'
from the book, Simple Charm.
It is the same book that contains the pattern for 'Short and Sweet,'
the quilt in my header photo.
I hope when I place the bright berries and add the colorful log cabin border,
it will perk it up a tad.  Or maybe I need to find a better blue for the center!

And here are my fabric selections for Lori's quiltalong
...over at her blog,
She will share the instructions to reproduce this sweet little antique doll quilt.
Head on over to her blog and check it out.
I think instructions begin tomorrow.

Now back to stitching and cheering my 49er's to victory.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First flimsy of 2013

I have been possessed, but not to exorcism needed!
My head is not rotating around my neck, 
but my fingers are raw.
My version of Kim Diehl's Country Whig Rose.
Thank you to Lin and Dee at TOWQS for helping me select the perfect fabrics for the inner and outer borders!  I have an appointment with my favorite machine quilter this month, so I stitched morning, noon and night to get this one done in time.  

My blog friend, Mary, over at Quilt Hollow, has a darling little deer who visits her property frequently.
I know there are deer in our neighborhood,
but this is the creature who likes to visit me.
Three javelinas were in my courtyard, nibbling on my camellia early New Year's morning.  By the time I got my camera, they were already headed out.

Hoping your holidays were full of good cheer and that the new year brings you health and happiness.
Me, I am hoping it brings me organization!

Progress and Painting

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