Sunday, June 19, 2016

Summer Travels, Quilts, and Lazy Sundays

Once again it has been a while since I posted to this blog. That should be changing as things are simmering down now. Last week I returned from San Diego. My youngest grandchild was graduating from high school. 
Sierra was thrilled to have all her siblings in attendance Her sister lives in
 Long Beach, CA, one brother lives in Chicago, and the other in Murfreesboro, TN.
After I got home, I finished stitching the two-sided binding onto the Piccadilly Square quilt. 

This is a sofa quilt for my grandson and his wife. I also have enough of the brown paisley used in the patches and for the backing to make window valances to match. Have lots of scraps from this project and I may make some pillows, too. I will be slow-stitching the label on tonight.

Tomorrow I am going to Sharon's and put my Spool flimsy on her long arm and begin quilting it. I made all the blocks while at my guild's spring retreat. I guess I need to press it again before tomorrow. It has been folded into a project box for a few months.
This wonky spool pattern was designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms. It is also a throw sized quilt. I have some really cute, sewing-themed fabric for the backing and variegated thread for the quilting.

Today I am linking up to Kathy's Quilts
for Slow Sunday Stitching.

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


Kaja said...

Lovely picture of your grandchildren. I like your quilts - the spools would really cheer a room up and the brown one is a great colour scheme for a more masculine quilt.

Nancy said...

Your brown quilt looks so calm and restful. The paisley is beautiful. Lucky grandson and his wife! Your spools quilt is so lively and beautiful. Quilts to tend to get flattened and creased when they're folded waiting their turns for quilting. I have several waiting. Their creases are probably not gentle creased these days since they've been waiting a while.
--Nancy. (ndmessier @,

Teresa in Music City said...

So glad you are home and had such a fun visit with family! There are so many yummy fabrics in the brown/blue quilt - thanks for the up-close looks at them. And I can't wait to see your Spools quilt when you are done - it's so bright and happy!

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