Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Goodies

I am participating in a post card swap coordinated by Sheila over at Sheilasquiltworld.blogspot.com.
the theme is Spring/Easter.  I had such fun making this post card for my swap partner Sunny,

that I made 2 additional ones.  I don't know why some of my pictures twist. Kindly turn your heads.

Then I made 4 more.  

I tried taking the photos using different configurations but still twisted.

But they are still cute as (dare I say it) a bunny.

I'm heading out of town to have Easter with my family. I'll be home in time to post my Latte offerings on April 14. 

 Leaving Michael and Nettie home to fend for them selves.

I'm thinking that they'll be just fine.

To one and all, Enjoy your holiday.

Friday, March 27, 2015

And the Winner is:

The winner of the giveaway of my left over bird fabric is Nancy A.  I have contacted her by email for her mailing address.  Congratulations Nancy, I look forward to hearing from you.

This was such a great hop and had such wonderful support.  Thanks everyone who participated and to those of you who cheered us on.

Friday, March 20, 2015

My Lovely Birds - Tree Bird Blog Hop

We recently moved to sunny central Florida. Need to learn the area and where best to get out door shots of my quilts.

The area is beautiful, Water and plants everywhere.

My big problem is that while it's all beautiful it's all overwhelming and not meant for background for small things.

This is a picture of one of several trees that were in what I thought would be a wonderful location.

Anyway back to the quilt.  I am not generally a panel person because I don't have a big imagination regarding what to do with them. But the panels in this line  Beautiful Birds  at Elizabeth's Studio designed by Tracy Lizotte

immediately made me think of one of my favorite go to blocks, Garden Fences. 
The block is generally a square but I didn't want to cut off any of the detail so I recalculated the block and away I went.

My backing is 2/3 of that wonderful polka dot and 1/3 Kona White.

A little more scenery

And as good a close up as I could fit on the screen.

I finished the quilt, the only thing I planned on making for this hop, with a couple of days to spare. 
Once I finished it I determined that it would be a great quilt to contribute to the 2015 Hands To Help Charity Quilt Challenge - see the button on my side bar.

More Scenery

I then thought that I had another panel of Bird Houses from this line that would make up into a great kid quilt for the Challenge too.

I managed to get the top finished in time for the photo shoot. The entire line is very peaceful to look at.  Really not kid oriented at first glance. But I personally think that if you add enough polka dots to anything a kid will love it. 

You really can't see them all but the blue and yellow boxes are dottie fabrics.
I'm pretty sure when I get around to backing it, there will be more dots of some kind or another.

Now to the important stuff,  thank yous... Madame Samm our lead cheerleader and Lana the cheerleader for this hop have both been marvelous at keeping us on track and motivated.

Please take the time to go and visit all of today's hoppers, so much talent. See the list below.

Oh and if you are interested in my left over bird fabric I will be having a give away. I will pick a name from the comment list from those of you who mention that you would like it.  I'll ship worldwide.

Friday, March 20

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