Saturday, September 10, 2011

End of Summer.....

It's that time.... Don't forget to get your lotion for Fall from Bath & Body....


I'm stitching away  on my last block for my Penny Garden Project from Primitive Gatherings.
I started the project not knowing what the finished quilt would look like.  I trust Lisa Bongeans designs--- never met an ugly one.  We were told we'd have different border packages at different prices to pick from.. So I dived in Head first..
Here is the border she designed...



It looks Happy... Like a County Fair.
But completed won't fit in my house. It wasn't what I pictured.  But how sad if every quilter saw everything the same...... I researched my Quilt dream and here is my game plan---Inquiring quilters asked....

It's Northern Cardinals Fabric by Holly Taylor.  It's not a good picture but colored in shades of brown.  We'll keep you updated with pictures.  I'm going to use my wool scraps and add some things in borders, I haven't got that part of the dream figured out yet.

Don's working today so I have a date in the garden and in my quiltroom. I plan on purchasing some mums for the picnic table.




Have a great weekend.







14 comments:

Sue said...

I like your shades of brown that you've chosen, Melanie. Brown and black are two of my favorite colors (though I realize black is not technically a color) !!

I'm all stocked up on my Bath and Body works!

Heading out to the quilt show now. Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

Didn't know that Bath and Body had a fall scent - hmmmmm gonna check that out next week in Fargo. I also signed up for the BOW - haven't started yet - but like you when I saw the finished design I knew it wouldn't go in my house - I will re-figure something else when I get to that point. Can't wait to see your finished one. Enjoy your day

Karen

Muddling Through said...

You are so right, Melanie, it's the being different that makes quilting so much fun. We all see things a bit differently and how wonderful it is to be able to bring forth our own vision for a project. It's just fun!

Karen Sue said...

lovin this quilt. I'm laid up for a bit and not allowed stairs or sitting, so I'm trying not to think of the sewing downstairs....just knit, watch chick flicks and it will come...

Libby said...

The best quilts are the ones that you truly make your very own!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

You know I love your style Mel. I really like the colors you have chosen. Holly Taylor fabrics always appeal to me. Have a super weekend!

Colleen said...

I am going to like your borders.. I can tell :o)

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Linda said...

I'm intrigued with your ideas for the border. Lisa's doesn't fit in my house either. Looking forward to pix as you progress.

deb said...

I just went to BAth and Body yesterday to get my green apple hand soap with the skellie on it...got a coupon,,,going back for the pumkin bubble bath:) also got the owl and the skull air freshener plug ins...gotta love bath and body!
LOVE the quilt!!!!

Colleen said...

I think your choices will be super and will make your quilt your quilt! I love how we can take a pattern, color design, etc...and make it our own with our creative choices. Your color choices are VERY NICE!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Beautiful browns! Have a great time in the sewing room.

I'm still working on my B&B summer lotion - Cherry Blosson. I never tire of it, and I wear it all the time.

Lori said...

I looked at Northern Cardinal at the Expo in Madison last week and almost bought it. Very pretty!

Linda said...

I can't wait to see how you finish yours!! I loved Lisa's version, but it didn't really "fit" my house either.