Monday, January 19, 2009

Lots to share

Happy Monday to everybody! I hope you are all doing well and that you had a great weekend. The weekend was SO MUCH FUN for me. My friend Charissa came down from Washington to spend the weekend with me. She arrived on Friday night, and we both worked on a project and chatted away… I finished the American Pie quilt top that night. It kind of looks the same as the pictures from last week, except all of the blocks are sewn together now :) Isn’t it pretty? I think I’ll put a small 1” white border all of the way around it. I have yet to find backing for this one, I haven’t seen one that has called my name yet.
On Saturday Charissa and two of my other friends came over, and we went on a mini shop hop to our favorite quilt shops in the area. We were all looking for different projects, and all came home with something fun. I fell in love with the mini-quilts that one shop had hanging up, using Jo Morton fabrics. I got some ¼ yard cuts and a few patterns to try out. Look at the horse fabric! I love it :) After shopping all day, and eating, we went and saw a movie. I recommend Bedtime Stories, it was so funny! Then Charissa and I stayed up late… too late really and made this bag. For our next church quilt class we wanted to make bags and I needed to have this bag up for display on Sunday… we just managed to finish it in time. The pattern was a pain, and was missing a lot of instructions, (or we were both so tired) that we had a hard time getting it finished. We kept reading and re-reading the pattern. I am pretty much re-writing the pattern for the class we are making it in. Anyway, it turned out cute, and so all was well in the end!

I have a new project all kitted up and ready to stitch. This is from a 2007 Gift of Stitching magazine. I'll dig out the date for you it anybody is interested in it. It's a tin finish, which I haven't done before, so I think it'll be fun to try.
AND one last thing, I got the Four Seasons framed!!! Isn’t it awesome? It’s so huge, but I love it.

21 comments:

staci said...

All kinds of great things Heather! I adore your apple pie quilt top ;) And that bag is absolutely adorable and the colors are so fun! And Four Seasons, wow! It looks magnificent framed!!!

Melissa said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. Four Seasons is also wonderful. Just amazing.

Carol said...

You're a very talented lady! I've enjoyed reading your blog.

Sharon said...

Four seasons looks awesome! Love your quilt top and the bag came out great!

Cathy B said...

Heather, it just amazes at how fast you put those quilts together. Each one is as beautiful as the one before!

That purse looks cool; and your framed Four Seasons - awesome!

Sonda in OR said...

I really love that quilt! Looks great all sewn together. The bag is very cute, too. I look forward to seeing your tin. I printed out that pattern with the hope of doing it sometime soon. Just hasn't called to me quite yet.

Vonna said...

LOVE that. quilt.!!!!!
And I love your 4 seasons! LOVE it! Go girl!

Linda said...

Wow, Heather. You always impress me so much with what you get done. Your quilt is beautiful! I've been waiting to see the "main project" you made with all those "leftover" pieces you've put to such good use. And your "4 Seasons" is gorgeous! You are so motivating to me! I visited a stitchery shop for the first time in YEARS last week.

Chiloe said...

It's always a surprise for me to see a piece I stitched framed ! lol YOur frame is simply beautiful !!!!

kiwiflowa said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Four Seasons is fantastic!! I have this in my stash and now I really want to stitch it!!

Purpleflowerpatch said...

I love all the red and white you've used in the quilt top - it's quite stunning! And the cross-stitch...wow! It's beautiful. :-)

Siobhan said...

Your quilt top is BEAUTIFUL!! I love it, wonderful colors in it. Your 4 Seasons is incredible--you picked the most perfect frame for it. Great job!

Rose Marie said...

Beautiful red and white quilt and that stitchery is to die for ... it's gorgeous.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Oh, I love red and white. What a fabulous quilt!

Marie-P said...

I am blown away by your Four Seasons finish, congrats on that masterpiece.

Love your bag, you are so crafty. :)

Wendy said...

The red&white quilt looks fantastic! And I love seeing your Four Seasons piece framed - great job. What a wonderful sense of accomplishment you must have from seeing it hanging on your wall.

Jackie said...

The red quilt is fabulous! Bright, happy, cheery! What's not to love?

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Wowie, Heather! So many pretty things ~ your quilt top is gorgeous, your 4 Seasons is AMAZING all framed, and awesome fabrics and cute little quilt bag.

Oh and your Shores of HRH piece is looking stellar.

Jenna said...

Heather, your latest quilt is looking wonderful and Four Seasons looks fantastic in its frame. Great work!

limpingalong said...

Loved the "pie" quilt! You did a great job.

MysteryKnitter said...

What a great frame of the 4 seasons - picture! Awesome.