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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vintage Postcard quilt and Lil Twister and....

Done.  Finished.  Well, I still have to do labels.  Will drag the embroidery machine out this weekend to work on that and some stuff for guild.  But glad I got these things done.  I still have the Halloween quilt top pinned and ready to go.
This is the 3rd Vintage Postcard quilt I've finished (of 12).  The patterns are from Fig Tree Quilts.  They are super easy as I'm just using fusible.  But they are cute and I have the perfect spot in my hallway for the these monthly quilts.  (And this is one of my resolution quilts I get to check off on the right side of blog.)
This is the Lil Twister.  It starts with 5" squares and you use a special square ruler to make these unique blocks.  Pretty easy - just looks complicated.  I first saw these at Canton Village Quilt Works blog and ordered it along with 5" solid squares.  I used a wonderful variagated thread for the outer border to quilt a big feather.  Debated on if I should take it out and use black thread.  Decided to keep it and call it a day. 

Now at this point my Loose Threads friends need to stop reading.  Here's the pintuck piece I did which was for last months technique.  The theme word was wave. 
Used a flag from a panel, tucked the stripes, re-added the stars.  I love it. 

And for birthdays this year, the girls are exchanging strips but they need to be vertical and will not be connected in a long worm like we did last year.  Grace said she'd like garden themed strips so I got my Whimsical Quilt Garden patterns from Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins (Piece o' Cake Designs) and used different flowers from their blocks and made this little beauty for Grace. 
Having a busy week.  Today was the guild board meeting, tomorrow is the nominating committee meeting, Thursday is Rock the Mall (at the mall I work for and should be there for the 1st one) and Friday morning I will be going to a memorial service for my cousin who passed away in Bakersfield and then zoom back to Clovis for my hair appointment. 

It's a sad thing about my cousin.  He died of a heart attack and was only 40 years old and had 5 kids.  He's had his problems the last couple years and as his wife said, he is finally at peace.  My parents can't go to the funeral due to their health so I will represent the DeKruyf's.  I feel for the family, especially my aunt.  My uncle (Michaels dad) passed away just a few years ago, way too young as well.  If you pray, keep her and Michaels wife and kids in your prayers. 

Again, thanks for looking. 

5 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

You had a very productive week! Everything you created is beautiful. So sorry to hear about your cousin. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Suzanne Kistler said...

Hi Barbara,

So sorry to hear about your cousin. It sounds like he had a full, if brief, life.

Love the quilts, particularly Twister. I'm not sure if it's the pattern or your bold fabric choices that grab and take hold of me. Very nice. Very nice, indeed.

sewmuchfun said...

Sorry to hear about your cousin, I will add them to my prayers. Love the quilts!

Sara Kelly said...

What a clever idea for your wave. Can't wait to see it in person.

Library Gal Quilts said...

Love your lil twister. I am just starting one tonight. Did you know Fig Tree has just releasedma few more "postcards" and they are adorable. Prayers for your family too. Pam