Friday, January 4, 2008

Show and Tell

I have been dilly-dallying lately and have been slow to finish up a number of projects . After reading Sherry's blog, I ordered my roll of cotton batting and had it shipped from the US to here in my corner of Ireland!!! Thank goodness, the prices are ridiculously high here and even though the shipping was costly it was still a cheaper option. No Excuses now!!! The binding is sewn on and is ready to find a new home. The fabric is Moda and is Celebrate Spring by Sandy Gervais. The pattern was a Legacy Design but I am not entirely sure, I lent the pattern to Sherry so I apologize for not giving proper credit.

I am going to make a confession, I am a huge Moda fan, they have a great group of designers, especially if you are looking for romantic florals or a country cottage look. I love all fabrics and have a no preference for any particular style. Being a quilter means that I can appreciate the work and love that goes into every creation.


Here on my dining room table is a quilt that I was so excited to make but now that it is getting ready to be machine quilted I am not sure whether I like it. The red is a bit overpowering.
The fabric is Moda, 3 Sisters Sanctuary Line. This was on the market last winter and I scooped up oodles of it, very country cottage but I am afraid that my choice of red my have overwhelmed it. The pattern is from Heather Mulder Peterson of www.ankastreasures.com . The pattern name is "Walk in the Park". The name of the book was Fat Quarter Cottage.

Hopefully this will be on the machine tomorrow for a little machine quilting. Sorry about the pictures but we have had horrendous weather here in Ireland today. I would love to take my quilts outside for a little photoshoot but we may not see the sun for several months. Major drawback to living in Ireland is the weather, probably why the locals talk about it so much!!!LOL

Farm update!!!! We have 12 baby lambs and all are doing well. One of the wee one's was born with joint evil, or at least that is what Farmer Boy (aka my DH) told me. The wee one is receiving injections and is slowing regaining use of his leg. Since Farmer Boy is computer illiterate and will never read this I will tell you a little secret. I am a city girl and love living life down on the farm, however, I play stupid when it comes to learning about animals. The less you know the less you are required to do!!!LOL I have learned alot about sheep and participate as Farmer Boy's assistant but I pretend to be incompetent, come now girls you know what I'm saying!!!!

All my best to all of you, keep smiling!

5 comments:

Sherry said...

Great blog!! love the photos--the red is great, don't get intimidated...just picture in its final resting place, like with dark wood furniture? creme-y walls? It will look rich and lovely.
Yep, the credit is Legacy Patterns for the jelly roll creation.
looking forward to reading more posts!

Joan said...

love your site AM, but especially your quilts...they are gorgeous
Joan

mh said...

This is a great idea.Quilts are beautiful!! mh

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Found you through Verrry Sherry...I'm a Canadian Quilter in England..not quite the same, but close ;o)
I've added you to my google reader...so I'll definitely be back!

kate said...

Found you through Sherry too. Nice blog!

I think the red is great!!! Of course I'm from Nebraska...how could red NOT be great! The quilt is very beautiful :D