Thursday, August 21, 2014

THURSDAY THOUGHTS



I have been working on a few things that I CAN show you.  So much of what I've been doing lately is hush, hush until the reveals.
I managed to get a small handbag done.  I recently took an English Paper Piecing class with Melinda Fulkerson.  She gave a trunk show and a workshop to Quilters by the Sea.  You can find her blog here.



I am almost through with this Granny Square quilt top.  I want to add a border; but, finding the perfect fabric has been a challenge.



Orange Grove Quilters Guild was given several old quilt tops, some from the 40s.  Sadly, they were not stored properly and are not in very good shape.  However, I think it is almost a sin to just toss them.  So, I am going to see if I can salvage any of them.  I took one and put it in the dryer with a fabric sheet and a wet towel to just freshen the smell.  It is all hand pieced and as you can see, that in itself has issues.  I think because the 9 patches are from different pieces of clothing and the sashing is on the thin side of cottons.



Then there is the issue with tucks.  I'm going to start quilting on it today and see what happens.  Stay tuned.



I hope you are enjoying your week.

Quilt happy,


Marilyn

Sunday, August 17, 2014

This week's prompts:

ART -  my granddaughter painted this when she was about twelve.



MIRROR - sitting on the floor till I decide where it is going to hang.



GATHERING - the sewing supplies and getting those blocks together.



INSIDE - my fridge. 



GIVE - it to me already!  Can't you see we ARE sitting.



CLOUDS - of smoke.  No clouds to photo today so this is from my 
archives.



CLEAN - A clean well-lighted place.  Who said that?



Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, August 10, 2014

This week's prompts:

"S" -  is for sewing.  Big surprise, right?


MIDDLE - in the middle of my street is this blue square.  Can you see it?  Almost?


It tells the fire department, especially when it's dark, where to locate the fire hydrant. This fire hydrant has always made it a challenge backing out of the driveway.  The last time it was hit, the city moved it over by about 12".  I telling you the truth.


PILE - of laundry for the day.


I'M GREATFUL FOR - lots of things.  But, today for my relaxing patio with a cup of coffee.


SPOT - A perfect spot for a nice lunch and great conversation.


PET PEEVE - open cupboard and closet doors.  Not very fond of open drawers either.  Maybe just a touch of OCD in this area.


MIX- to make homemade granola.  So much better than store bought.



Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, August 3, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS

This week's prompts:

10 -  Enough for a matinee next week.


Cool - It was such a warm day, that this cool refreshment was perfect while we were at The Grove in Los Angeles.


REPEAT - I liked the one succulent enough to have a repeat right next to it.


LOST - I lost; chocolate won!


RISE- The temperature's rising, it isn't surprising....


LANDSCAPE - Taken of my backyard landscape since I had an at-home day. Ahhhh


LUNCH - On a hot and humid day.


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

MOMENT -  That moment when you smell the first coffee of the morning.   
 
BASIC - This green smoothie has four of the basic food groups.

 
 

I WORE THIS - badge last week at the quilting workshop in Vegas.


MACRO - I don't have a macro lens, so this is taken with my Galaxy phone.


WATER- Just plain ol' water.


HOME - Enjoying breakfast on the patio!


FUN - At a favorite local restaurant!


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS (NOT)


Really Random Thoughts Instead

No Sunday Snaps this week. I was at a quilting workshop in Las Vegas all week, missing my theme shots.  And, what a perfect week, with perfect projects, and perfect people.  We sewed and laughed and even accomplished a few things.
A couple of photos of what was going on. 




Just look at those walls.

I did manage to finish this quilt top.  It is a Bonnie Hunter free pattern on her blog (you can find it here).  I decided to do it in two fabrics instead of scrapy.


While waiting for the shuttle bus back to our hotel, we spotted a rather beautiful sunset.


Waiting for me when I got home were these beautiful tomatoes on the vine.
 
I told you these were really random. 

I hope you enjoy your week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

VIEW -  from waaaay up high.   


FIRST - thing in the morning...


I NEVER - thought I would be making my own cleaners; but, I do.


ALIVE - when I went shopping this day, I saw this gorgeous sunflower.  It cannot help but make you feel alive, especially at this time of year.


SHARP- this cactus is over 10 feet tall and has lots and lots of sharp little thorns.


 
GOLD - One of my favorite dustables.
 

 
Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

YAY! A FINISHED QUILT


I have a finish!  I started this Blue and White Chevron a couple of years ago. I saw this same combination on Pinterest.  Love Pinterest!  A friend and I had got together with the thought that each of us would make one of these for charity.  Not only did we realize it was much more work than we had anticipated; but, I at least, fell in love with it.  So....who knows?


Only eight more quilt tops to quilt.

I hope you are enjoying your week.

Quilt happy,

Marilyn

Sunday, July 6, 2014

SUNDAY SNAPS


This week's prompts:

DELIGHT -  I am delighted how these girls are turning out for my row by row quilt swap. 


THE END - A Farewell to Arms and June.


RED & WHITE - I love my Fiestaware, especially the red.


SOMTHING THAT STARTS WITH "K" - Krispy Kreme. Stayed on the outside because had I gone inside the doughnuts would have been inside of me.  Sigh...


MATCH - So do people still match their lipstick to their outfits?  I do.


STARS - Happy 4th of July USA.


ON THE TABLE - I know it's silly; but, this tape dispenser is so cute!


Have a great week and

Quilt happy,

Marilyn