Friday, September 20, 2013

Rainbows and Row Quilt

Good Morning! How are you?
I had to have my hair cut this morning at 7:00. I walk every morning, so I am up before 7:00am, but this time I had to look better than usual. 
Now I get to go to a quilting class all afternoon. What a great day!
Tonight I am getting one more quilt back from my quilter. I will show you how it looks quilted. I am excited to see this one, it is the row quilt I showed you a while ago.
Yesterday morning we had a huge, beautiful rainbow in the sky. I ran home and took a picture of it. I could not get the whole rainbow, but most of it.
I have seen 4 rainbows in the last 2 weeks! It has been so fun to look up to see the rainbows, they are so serendipitous. (Is that a word?)


This is the view from our house.

I'm really excited to show you my row quilt that I just got back from my quilter. I think it looks great, but it is a little too, long for my picture.



 Here is a close up of the bottom
Here is the top.
I have to run now, but I will be back soon. Have a good weekend!
Good by for now,
Laurie

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Caterpillar Quilt

Hi again,
Today is a rainy day here in SLC. It is one of those days when I would love to rap up in one of my quilts and read, or watch a good romantic movie.
Before I can enjoy either of those activities I have some show and tell for you. I just picked up a couple of quilts from my quilter and I am excited to show you how they look. And I finished the Halloween wall hanging. It is not quilted yet. I tried to quilt it myself, but I can't seem to do it very well. I did finish the top so I'll show you how it turned out.
This is my caterpillar. I used the Dresden Plate ruler from Darlene Zimmerman.

 This is my sampler, I showed you how I was learning to paper piece, this is how it turned out.

























Here is my Halloween Quilt. It is a little hard to see, but I will get it quilted someday and that all ways make them come to life.

I have many things to do today, you know how things come all at once or not at all? That is what this month will be like for me. I hope you have a good day.
It is beginning to feel like fall, I'm not looking forward to winter, but I love the cooler days and the changing leaves.

Good by for now.
Laurie

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hello again,
I have been trying to post sometime for 2 weeks. I had pictures to show you and my new project, and It will not work for me.
I wanted you to know that I have been trying to post at least once a week. This is my P.S. before my post, instead of after.

----Starting over-----
 I came home the other day and my daughter was watching a movie filmed in Ireland. Our ancestors are from Ireland, and I hope to go there someday. My daughter just came home from Europe and she was able to visit Ireland as one of the countries on her trip.
The movie was "Leap Year". I remembered hearing the name, but I did not see it when it came out. I wish I had seen it then. I thought it was charming. I loved seeing the beautiful countryside and I am a hopeless romantic, so the love story was very sweet, even though you know what will happen from the beginning.
The actors were wonderful also, I especially like the leading man, Matthew Goode, he is very cute. Amy Adams is beautiful of course.







 My project I said that I was working on last time is not Christmas, but Halloween. I did start the Christmas quilt, but I was asked to finish the other quilt for the Open House at our local quilt shop, Mormon Handicraft.



I have embellished it, and now I am sewing on the borders, I'll show you how it looks next time.
Good By for now,
Laurie