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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

January Finishes



Our furnace has been replaced and the new one kept us toasty warm last night! The next several days promise to be rather brutal in terms of low temps but there is plenty to keep me busy inside.

The two pictures are two quilts that I made for DH's great nieces, Rachel, 3 and Ella, 2 months. The first, Cheese and Crackers is Rachel's. Then I made Ella's from the scraps from Rachel's. Then, with the leftovers from hers, I made a matching doll quilt but it went to Raeba, another 3 year old, for her babies. These were so cute and I enjoyed making them so much, that I found more of the Be Mine fabric and bought more, just in case there are more girls added to the families. These were finished in January along with several others that I needed to complete. Today I sent 7 tops to the quilter who will work her magic on them. I'm anxious to get a pastel one called Columbine back - it is a very simple background upon which flowers are appliqued by machine after it has been quilted. I think I found the pattern in one of the Quilt Sampler magazines offered by a shop in CO. For today, I'm back to some batiks and listening to a book on tape, soup or chili from the freezer for dinner on a cold winter night.

12 comments:

Carolyn said...

The girls' quilts are adorable. I'm glad you're staying warm...I have chili and soup in my freezer too. Now they sound very tempting!

joyce said...

Welcome to blogland. I got your address from Carolyn's blog. You have shown us some beautiful quilts.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Welcome! I too found you from Carolyn's blog. Your quilts are outstanding.

Bonnie said...

Hi Judy. Carolyn sent me. I used to be in Stash Quilts, but dropped out because I was spending too much time commenting to blogs and not enough time actually quilting! But I still enjoy looking at all the blogs and seeing the beautiful quilts. Your quilts look great and I love the view from your window!

Sandra said...

The babie's quilts are gorgeous - it IS a lovely fabric line, I haven't seen it over here (Oz). The quilted feathers are wonderful :-)

Shelina said...

Those quilts are adorable. Carolyn said to say that she sent me.

Helen said...

Hi there

I come visiting via Carolyn's blog at Lakeside quilting. You write a good post and I am looking forward to more.

Cheers from Helen in New Zealand.

Sharon said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I love the log cabin pattern -- it is one of my favorites even though I have yet to make one.

It is a pleasure to be in the same webring with you.

Libby said...

Welcome -- I found you through Carolyn and surfed on over (water's a little cool at this time of year *s*) Your quilts are lovely - what a special treasure you have in your Grandmother's flower garder and the photo is just priceless.

Mama Koch said...

Welcome to the Ring! I found you thru Carolyn.

Your quilts are beautiful.

Stay warm with that new furnace.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your January finishes. Doesn't it feel great to finish things?

Judith said...

I love both quilts very much and off course welcome to blogland