Friday, February 19, 2010

Beach House finish finally

The extra wide binding was sewn on actually a couple of weeks ago with the help of Elinor crawling onto my lap to sit. She never does that so I took it as a hint that she must just really like this quilt. As she has continued to sit on it wherever it is..I have decided it must be hers :-) And though I don't have a very good picture, she does look lovely on it.

In the meantime, I sewed together some flannel scraps for a baby quilt and promptly came down with yet another cold. It seems to be a rough winter in the ER this year and my immune system is not yet up to par. I will surely 'get over it' and be immensely grateful that it isn't anything much serious.

To keep myself entertained, I have been perusing quilt books for inspiration. There is an overwhelming amount of it! I received Bonnie's Adventures with Leaders and Enders and am really enjoying all the tips she has for use of scraps. Another book, Scrap Basket Surprises is from Kim at Magnolia Bay Quilts. I started reading the pattern instructions more closely and was indeed surprised at the simplicity of the blocks. These patterns are quite approachable and soon to be future quilt projects.
Sew, I have a few baby quilts to sew when my head stops hurting I am back to having fun.


  1. Yeah...a finish!!
    Wishing you well too!!

  2. It is so good to see a Beach House finish. I fell in love with the fabric at my LQS and bought a whole bunch, but the store sample had really big pieces (which was nice, because you could really see the fabric) but I wondered how it would look with smaller pieces.... It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Congratulations on a finish... and a finish while not feeling well is even more impressive! Hope you are better soon.

  4. Fabulous finish - woohoo! I'm anxious to use the pattern you included in my sweet tin. I almost missed it tucked in along the inner edge. I think of you daily because the tin is sitting on the table next to my favorite sitting spot. :-) Thank you so much for sending that to me, Loris.

  5. Kitties know nice quilts when they see them! Pretty! (Quilt and kitties!)

  6. Kudos to you for having such a nice quilt finished! I have both of the books that you discussed, and love them both. I am working on a quilt from Bonnie's book right now. I am sure that you will really enjoy the patterns in both of the books. Can hardly wait to see which quilt you choose to make first.


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