Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer is for Beaches

This summer I worked on a beach quilt for my daughter Grace and her three girls for her living room.  She has a light and airy room and has glass filled container of sea shells that they have collected over the years.  Grace has a jar from Saudi Arabia from the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea from her childhood. Now her girls are building their own memories from trips to Myrtle Beach, SC.

I purchased a nice sea foam green and light beige for the background blocks and designed the applique for them. Alternate blocks have star fish and sand dollars on them. The four corners have flip-flops. The back of the quilt has this sayings on it, like Peace, Blessings, Family, etc.

A nice quilt to snuggle up on the couch with.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Doll Siggy Swap

On my friendship and Dear Jane groups they are exchanging tiny signature squares to make doll quilts for our dolls.  So I signed up for each of the five grand daughters and had to make one for each doll and everyone who signed up. The final total was one hundred and seventy siggies.

This is a picture of all of them.

Here are a sample of the individual girls and dolls.  Sorry some of the pictures are blurry. I really need a new camera for the anticipated new grand daughters' arrival.

This shows you how tiny they are.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Timothy's T-Shirt Quilt

Finally, getting to post my grandson's birthday quilt that I finished last month. Tim don't look, you won't get it until next week when I get to your house.  I have been collecting some of his t-shirts for the last thirteen years. So a new tradition has been born, I make the t-shirt quilt for the 'grands' thirteenth birthdays. Two down and five to go. 

I sashed Tim's in red and my friend, Debbie, embroidered the dates, names and sayings on them. They really make it pot as they are in a bright yellow, one of Tim's favorite colors.  He had so many tee shirts that it made a full size plus quilt so will be ample for his bed.  Below are some of the close-ups of the tees.

And we all should be smiling.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Piecemaker Quilt

The Piecemaker Quilt Times and Seasons, of the churches in America has been posted to the quilt gallary on their web site. I won two ribbons for this quilt and substituted the pattern people with pictures of my family.