Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Evening

Sunday Morning sun gave way to cooler temperatures and cloudy skies in the afternoon. Here’s a snapshot I took leaving for church this morning.
Only three kids today, but they got tons of TLC with the small number.
The afternoon nap was a must and then I hit the sewing machine. Here is my progress. The quilt is called Cottage Tapestry by Fig Tree quilts. There’s an eclectic group of fabrics that are completely out of my comfort zone. The shabby chic style fits Chelsey perfectly and it will probably be hung in her room after a brief visit to our back porch. The quilt might have fit better in purchasing a fat quarter bundle of a special grouping but I had fun playing with the random fabric to create the quilt picture. Here’s Chelsey’s favorite block.

Tomorrow the pieced borders will be put together. It was a great quilt to work on matching seams. The instructions were easy to follow. A beginner could knock this one out in no time. I’m even going to attempt the scalloped edging.

Here are flowers on my garden work table. Both kids are on their way home from weekend trips. Even though I don’t have to work tomorrow, I’m going to get up at the regular time to have coffee with Don and see him off to work--- besides I don’t want to waste a minute of this week sleeping.

Gratitudes:
Families, Our Sunday School Lesson
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Homemade
Cooler Temps

13 comments:

julieQ said...

I love that block too! Your porch looks so inviting. Happy Sunday!

Kimberly said...

Sometimes outside the old comfort zone is the best place to be! It's beautiful... can't wait to see the final touches!
Have a great rest of the weekend! Kimberly

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What an inviting porch with all the flowers in front. I love the fabrics you used in your Cottage Tapestry quilt. This quilt is perfect for lots of different fabrics. Good luck with the scalloped edging!

Sue said...

Awesome quilt! Fig Tree has some great fabrics and patterns. I like the block that your daughter likes too! Very pretty.

Really enjoyed the front porch snapshot! That just looks great! Looks like a nice place to sit and drink some iced-tea!

I truly hope you enjoy your week off and I'm sure you will find yourself wrapped up in all kinds of things you probably couldn't get at while away at work! Life is good!

Blessings!

Chookyblue...... said...

I like your quilt and I think I have the same favourite block.........

Stina said...

You have a very beautiful porch... wish mine looked like that!!! Love your new quilt.. it looks wonderful!!! You go for the scalloped border it will look fantastic with that! Love the "flower box" ..cant come up with a lovely name for it.. in Swedish it would be a "blomlåda" ..:o))

Karen said...

What a wonderful quilt;) I would love to sit on your porch and stitch all day;)

Linda said...

I have to agree with the other ladies, your porch looks so inviting, and such a sweet quilt top. Playing with different fabrics and layouts is always fun.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Lovely quilt, Mel! My daughters would love it too :o) Enjoy your time off.

The Retired One said...

Wonderful quilt!
Where are you up here again? I live in Michigamme (between Marquette and Houghton) and it is a little TOO cold for me over the last few days. It is cold and rainy today again!
I know we had those humid days, but a little in between weather would be great!

Karen said...

I like Fig Tree patterns very much.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Another beautiful quilt! Hope the week off is going well so far.

KC Quilter said...

Mmmmm....love that quilt. I am quite a fan of shabby chic! I love your porch too. Looks like a cozy place to while away the summer days.