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Monday, February 28, 2011

Dreaming of Sunny Provence

In 2004 I had an opportunity to spend a few weeks in Le Mole, France with my daughter and grand kids. It is in the south of France near the Mediterranean. I have fond memories of the small village and the house we stayed in. It was magical and I longed to make a wall hanging as a reminder of this wonderful adventure.
In 2008 April Cornell designed a line called "Portugal". I knew these were the fabrics that would be a perfect interpretation of my memories. I thought the colors were perfect and I found the perfect "house" in the Fig Tree Quilts "Houses" book. It was all coming together. I began piecing the 6 inch sawtooth stars for the borders at a retreat the next year. I needed 40!! I began the house center and then all progress stopped and everything was put away in a box not to be worked on until my retreat two weeks ago. Determined to make some head way, I pieced more stars and worked some more on the applique center. I found that my house did not look had shifted and was crooked!!! ARRGG. Ok, rip out the stitches and re-pin. Now it is ready to be appliqued again!
Such a long story!!!
Anyway, Today I finished piecing the remainder of the stars that will surround my lovely house center. Yippeee! Now I need to finish the applique center and I will be ready to sew on the borders.

Still need to add the trees and bushes and a path from the front door!

40 stars
 Eventhough the quilt isn't quite finished yet, I thought I would show you what I have accomplished so far. My hope is that this will keep me motivated to finish this quilt.
I think tonight would be a good time to sit and applique.
Have a good week and happy sewing :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

It's Colorful Friday Again?

Where has the time gone. I have not accomplished nearly as much as I would have liked but I have managed to locate some favorite black and whites for Colorful Friday. I hope you have a great weekend.
White teapot

Center portion of "A Hards Days Night" quilt made for a challenge

Border detail from the above quilt

My grandmas sewing machine...she made many clothes for me on this machine..

 a replica of Norman Rockwell's  Studio

Black and white!
Enjoy.. Kay

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Colors of Valentine's Day

Colorful Friday is here again..
Red and pink seems to be the colors for me and I was suprised to find so many hearts!!!
Happy Valentines Day to all!!
 Valentine's Sugar Cookies?
Fun table runner and tree of hearts

Never can resist a cute pink bowl to hold small stuff :)

Lakehouse fabrics from several years these
This little bag can hold thread, pins and needle when sewing on the go!!
Sweet Valentine quilt made by a friend and passed on to lucky ME!!
Thanks for the hearts, Pam
Old Country Rose heart it!!
Who can resisit a Mary Engelbreit Valentine tin? Not me :)
Early applique small hanging.. still a favorite.

More hearts

Friday, February 4, 2011

February Hearts Sew-a-long

I have something fun to share today. During an insomnia induced episode, I was catching up on some favorite blogs and came across Daisy Quilts February Hearts Sew-a-long. I have just now caught up and have completed steps 1 and 2. Check it out and sign up. Click on the icon to follow along,
 It is turning out to be such a cute project and perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks, Robyn, for posting this fun project.
I used the Chelsea Manor fabrics from Bunny Hill Designs and the background is Never Enough Romance
 by Alex Anderson.
 I have had these cute fabrics in my cupboard just waiting for the right project!

Hope you join in! I can't wait to see this cutie pie finished :). Hugs Kay