Sunday, July 18, 2010

knocking out the list

July is just zipping by. My two week vacation has come and gone and it is back to work for me tomorrow. I spent the first week visiting family in New Mexico and the second week at home getting things organized at home. The first picture I have here is my Blooming Beauty top all put together. I am hoping I can get it quilted and bound in August. I guess that will be the first thing on the list.
I was also able to finish the last three Wonky Handled "Tisket a Tasket" blocks. Now I have to figure out what to use to sash and border them with. I think I will add this to September's list. LOL


I did 4 more "Life is Beautiful" stitcheries while I was in New Mexico. I can't wait to get these done and start making the blocks these will go on.
Here is July's "Gardener's Journal" block.
I also put borders on Colleen's Nearly Insanish quilt top. She opted out of the zig-zag border and wanted extra large borders to be able to use this on a king size bed. I started piecing a backing for this but my math skills didn't surface and I had to order more fabric. LOL! One more strip and I should be done with that.

It was nice spending the week with all my girls. I hope everyone has a great week! Happy Quilting!!

OOOOOOH! Next weekend is the big Long Beach quilt show. I can't wait to be surrounded by all those quilts and fabrics. I was smart and cleaned my sewing room this weekend to help keep me from buying anything I don't need. Will it work? I guess we will know next weekend.

26 comments:

JustCindy said...

Looks like you were very productive on your vacation. I love the Blooming Beauty. Have a great time at the quilt show.

Terry said...

Love the Blooming Beauty top! That one's going on my to-do list! Well done on your other blocks too! You've been busy! :0)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Both your Blooming Beauty and your wool baskets are beautiful Yvette! Glad you had a good time with your girls.

Karen said...

You have been BUSY! So many projects and all good ones.
The red & white Nearly Insane quilt is fantastic. The prim style applique flowers on the other quilt are so cute.

carol fun said...

WOW! You've been really really productive! I love the Blooming Beauties quilt. I was just looking at this book today and thinking how those blocks would make such a happy quilt --just like yours!

Michelle said...

That Blooming Beauty is so sweet! Did you hand applique it?

Great going on the baskets, the stitcheries, the Gardener's Journal block.

Colleen's Nearly Insanish quilt is really intricate and gorgeous! I could study those blocks all day. :-)

Lynda said...

What a great holiday and lots of lovely show and tell. Hope you enjoy the quilt show.

RETRO-fabulous said...

Blooming Beauty is fantastic!

BubzRugz said...

So, so so busy...... great work - I am enjoying seeing all you do.... Hugz from Bubz

marina said...

What great finishes. I think your basket blocks just look beautiful in the wool.
All beautiful finishes.

Barb said...

Oh wow...you sure got alot done....and I love it all!!

Julianne said...

Well done on the Nearly Insane!! I have started the zig-zag border on mine (not as much fun as the blocks!!!!) I have only done one side - all hand pieced. Think I AM nearly insane!!

CJ said...

Honestly Yvette, when do you find time to work? LOL
These are amazing, as always!
Your insane quilt is the prettiest I've ever seen, you did an AWESOME job on those teensy blocks!

Fiesta said...

Lovliness all the way Yvette. You had a very productive vacation.

Chookyblue...... said...

blooming beauty is lovely.........great to see another GJ block done......hope to see it on the SAL bom soon..

ranette said...

Everything looks wonderful Yvette! The Blooming Beauty is sooo pretty, I love it!
I want to stitch like you....I enlarged the photos and the stitches are perfect girl, just perfect!
Glad you had a good time on vacation...I want details!

Crispy said...

The Blooming Beauty quilt is adorable!! The 30's fabrics are perfect for it :0)

I wish I could go to the quilt show with you!!

Crispy

Cindy said...

First of all, how did you get your furry friends to all sit so nicely long enough for a photo?

Your projects are wonderful, Yvette.

Nearly Insane - oh my word - and you still have eyes after doing that beauty? Question, are Nearly Insane Quilt always done in red/whites?

Okay, so now you go back to work to rest - after all those accomplishments on vacation?

Karen said...

So sorry you didn't have any time for quilting on your vacation. LOL. Tell me when your next vacation is and I will bring over all the things I need to finish and you can show me how it is done!

Kim D. said...

Looks like a very productive vacation indeed with lots of pretty projests. Those girls are so cute. If they're anything like my boys, they want attention 24/7.

Carrie P. said...

Looks like your vacation got you a lot of stitching time. Those "life" blocks are so sweet. I have seen them on some other blogs. All the other project are great. Have fun at the show.

CJ said...

You've made wonderful progress on your projects. I hope you had a great time on your vacation and didn't work too hard on your projects. ;)

Your Life is Beautiful blocks are lovely.

Robin said...

I am in love with those "Life" blocks... I think I may need to add that to my ever-growing list. And no kidding about July... holy cow-- it's almost gone!

judypareira said...

I am interested in the Blooming Beauty quilt can you tell me where I can get the pattern
thanks

Yvette said...

Thank you Judy. If you scroll down my blog to the June 7th post I show a picture of the book I got the pattern from. It is called "Flower Festival"

Bluejanem said...

Oh there it is ... Life is Beautiful ... can't wait to see your blocks stitched together. Also love your take on the Nearly Insane quilt - beautiful.
Cheers
Jane