Sunday, May 15, 2016

Where have you been?

Oh, my goodness! Has it really been nearly 3 months since I last posted to this blog?  Life was getting a little over-whelming and something had to give. Well, it certainly was not going to be making quilts. So, blogging took a back seat. 

Once things began to settle down, I was able to attend my guild's Spring Retreat. It was wonderful to have those 4 days to look forward to. It was so much fun! There were 49 ladies there. Meals were catered. Lodging facilities were wonderful. And, we sewed, and chatted, and sewed, and laughed, and sewed some more. It was fantastic!

 I took a quilt I had kitted up a couple years ago. The Thimble Blossom pattern is called "Spools". It's a throw-sized quilt. I got all my blocks finished at retreat. The quilt top is now a flimsy. The backing is pieced and ready. I will show that in a later post.

Then, I found a pattern and fabrics that I wanted to use to make a sofa quilt for my grandson and his wife. They purchased a new sectional sofa and could not get it into the house. So, they settled on a different one and it is chocolate brown. His wife is not really happy with the color, so I thought a sofa quilt would brighten it up. She loves paisley and I found a beautiful brown paisley. Her favorite color is blue. 
These fabrics are so luscious to touch and pet. I am also using the brown paisley for the backing. Yesterday I got the quilt sandwiched and basted with Sharon's help. I cannot wait to finish it.
The pattern is called "Piccadilly Square." The photos do not do the fabrics justice. The stitching you see is basting on the longarm. They will be unsewn later.

Not sure any slow Sunday stitching will get done today. I am going to go celebrate the 2nd birthday of this little cutie. She is my youngest great-grandchild.

You can checkout what others are slow stitching today at Kathy's Quilts here.

May all your ups and downs in life be with needle and thread.


Debbie said...

Hey Donna...I was just thinking about you & wondering how you're doing. Glad to see you've been busy quilting. That sofa quilt is beautiful...I'll bet it will be well loved.

Enjoy your day with the little birthday girl...she's adorable & I love those peace signs on her top.

Sherrie said...

Beautiful quilt, love the colors of it. Have a great day with your birthday girl.

Denise :) said...

Living life shouldn't ever take a back seat to blogging, right?! I the the combination of blue and brown -- so pretty! As is your youngest great grand! Enjoy your day! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad you enjoyed a wonderful retreat! Sounds like you got a lot done!
I love the blue and brown combination.
Hope you get some slow stitching time in!

Deb A said...

Such a great color combo. Hope the quilt will make the sofa a little more to her liking. Enjoy your day.

Teresa in Music City said...

Retreat was fun wasn't it? Can't wait to do it again! I've had to take blogging breaks like that too. Like you say, it's the one thing that can wait when life gets crazy. The sofa quilt is going to be so warm and comfortable - and perfect with a brown sofa. And that baby girl - wow, she is a real charmer!!!!

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