Friday, April 23, 2021

Using Quilts

I love to see the quilts I've made being used!

Quinn used the red and black quilt at the track meet yesterday. 


It was VERY cold and it warmed my heart to see her wrapped up in that quilt. 



I was very happy to see that she shared her quilt with a teammate as they walked across the field to sign in and get ready for their race. 

I had a quilt with us up in the stands too. That certainly helped when sitting on those cold metal bleachers and it helped to cut the wind too. You may have to look closely to see it, but we are sitting on a quilt.  

Quinn came to visit us while she had a pretty long break between events. Sadie gave her a hug to wish her luck in her final race. I think she may have also been trying to steal some warmth too.  :-) 

Yep! I'll keep making quilts...

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Catch Up Post

I've been a slacker when it comes to writing blog posts. It's always on my lists, but doesn't always make it to the top of the list.  I finally sat down at the computer and decided to write a few words and share a few pictures. 

Remember the black and red version of Mapleton Avenue that I shared last month? It has been gifted to Quinn and I even got a few pictures.  Yay!




I finished my two-color plus a background Atlantic Avenue quilt and LOVE it! Jack picked these colors and he is very pleased with results too.  


In case you can't see it in the picture above, I used the same black and white striped binding for this quilt. I think it is perfect for these quilts. I have at least one more project on which I plan to use it, so I guess it really was a good thing that I bought quite a large amount of it.  


I had some "sewing for others" to do and this big beauty is now complete. I did not get a picture of this after borders were added, as it was too big for my design wall. Plus, it was raining and pictures just weren't going to happen before it needed mailed. I'll share some of the pictures that I receive from the person who commissioned it. 




None of these pictures do the quilt justice. The fabrics are beautiful and it was a joy to make. After the borders were added, this beauty measured 93" x 107" The pattern is Sweet Caroline by Myra Barnes of Busy Hands Quilts.  

I have a couple of secret sewing projects on which I'm working and I'm enjoying them very much.  Here are the fabrics for one of the projects.  These just make me smile.  ๐Ÿ˜Š


I have a few other projects on which I've been working. I'll get some pictures of those to share too. That may happen this weekend, but I wouldn't hold my breath. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Color Challenge

 It's April 1st and it's time to introduce a new color for the 
2021 Monthly Color Challenge!


This month we are using 

RED

and featuring 

CHERRIES


Cherries are low in calories and chock full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, nutrients and other good-for-you ingredients. Whether you like them sweet or tart, these deep red fruits pack a healthy punch. 


These tasty and beautiful bits of heaven will provide you with vitamins C, A, and K. Plus, when you eat them, you'll benefit from receiving potassium, magnesium, and calcium. 


While digging around reading about cherries, I happened upon some dream interpretation information and found it interesting.

Cherries are a sign of prosperity. Dreams that involve blooming and/or sweet cherries, are a sign of promised joy, pleasure and success. If your dream involves you enjoying cherries, it means that your kindness will help you cope with difficult people. If you are eating sour cherries in your dreams, it is a sign of possible upcoming anguish.


I don't know about all that dream stuff, but I know that I like to eat sweet cherries plain and use sour cherries in pies. As you can from this picture, I'm not the only one in my house that likes cherry pie.  :-)


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I found some great cherry fabric in my stash and was happy to use it. It was going to be used in a project that I abandoned, so I was happy to finally have a reason to use it. 

I kept with the same green accent fabric and love how it looks.


I love how the red mosaic fabric looks with the green fabric.


To find the instructions for this month's block, head over to 

Jen always has great instructions and I know that you will 
love making this month's block.

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It's recipe time! As hard as I tried, I couldn't decide on a recipe to share this month. I do like my pie recipes, but I LOVE eating just plain cherries. So, that's my recipe. I like them at room temperature, but they are especially good when chilled. And for a nice change of pace, put them in the freezer for a short time and pop them in your mouth when they are just starting to freeze. Oh my....