Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Raffle Quilt

The 4th of July is celebrated in a big way at the beach community of Spee-ba-dah. This is my 3rd year quilting for them. The quilt piecer had different women contribute a block to the quilt. Susan came up with another winning design this year. She used styrofoam blocks etched with Native American designs to stamp blocks for this quilt. All of the other women pieced different colored strips together.

Last year this was their quilt. In 2009 it was flip flops.

She brought me this book to find inspiration for the quilting.
Wow! There was lots of inspiration for sure!

Here's the finished quilt.

I'm wanting some SUN. How about you?

9 days & counting.............(missing the boys)Nana Sharon

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Applique Kaffe Magic

Here are the pictures I promised. Carrol's beautiful applique using all Kaffe fabrics. Be sure & stop by Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop & take a look. She has pictures on her blog too!

Just click on the pictures for a closer look. enjoy!

Have fun this week if you are Shop Hopping. If you are going to be in San Francisco this weekend they have great Shop Hop going too. The Granary girls are always full of surprises!

Until next time..........................Sharon

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quilts, Quilts & More Quilts

A special graduation quilt from Barbara. Batiks are always a hit. I used the 15" Hibiscus by Dave Hudson. Fast & easy!

Jonne made this quilt for her son Jeff. A Drunkard's Path & she requested minimal quilting. Hmmmm, took awhile to come up with a design.
I liked the ferny frond design.

Next up, Carrol's "Flower Pots" Kaffe applique. If you are an applique lover you will be making a bee-line for Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop! I'll have closeups tomorrow.

Stay tuned..........................Sharon

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Remember that fall I told you about? Mr S felt bad & look what was at the door on Tuesday!
My favorite.
A couple days later, this showed up. I commented on the Table Talk Blog Hop that started at GE Designs & won! The book is full of great table runners & table toppers & some her favorite recipes. The recipe for Hot Fudge Pudding Cake is on her blog. check it out.

I'll have some quilt pictures later for you. I quilted another applique stunner for Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop. All Kaffe fabric.

That Hot Fudge Pudding Cake is calling! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Put A Bird On It

Bet you were thinking that this was a post about Portlandia's "Put A Bird On It". Jennifer's cute bird quilt & my lilac bush are the stars of this post.
Sweet birds!
Speaking of birds, the resident robin has been busy in the lilac bush. I weeded the flower beds, hadn't gotten around to picking up the grass, etc. up yet & look what the robin did. I was really surprised since the lilac is right next to the front door.
It took awhile to catch her setting on the nest. She just looks at me. I can't wait until the babies hatch. I'll keep you posted.
Hope you are having a good week. My hand is doing better. I was able to take the bandage off today. I also got a nice surprise from Mr S. I'll show you tomorrow!
In Nana withdrawls........................Nana Sharon

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Finished Dr Seuss Zig Zag Quilt

Finally finished the Dr Seuss Zig Zag Quilt for Littlest Mister. The free tutorial is in a previous post.(My computer is possessed right now & not cooperating, sorry no links) I was lucky & did one stop shopping at Over The Rainbow for the fabrics and backing.
I decided to embroider over Horton for the label. I used one strand red & blue for the special words from Nana. And who can resist Minkee on the back? I didn't give the quilt a name. I think it should be Green Eggs & Ham.
Here he is. Mr. Chubby Cheeks Daniel. All this on Mom's milk only! Go Joanna! It's a good thing we have Skype or I'd be in serious withdrawls. There's nothing better than snuggling with a new baby!
I do have some customer quilts & a little nature to share with you this week. Had a little mishap today. Slipped while mowing the lawn, landed on some sharp rocks & hit the fence. Sporting a very large bandage on my left hand. I think I'm on the roller coaster again longing for the merry-go-round!

Hope your weekend was less eventful than mine!

See you again soon.............Nana Sharon