Irish Lake Quilter

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Sew-In Fun

This morning was a great, but cool, morning for outdoor church. The local Methodist church sponsors a lakeside/boat-in service for anyne who wants to attend the 7:37 a.m. gathering. The unusual time was set so that no one would forget what time church starts! We all take our coffee, lawn chairs and jackets to a large grassy knoll that looks out over the lake, listen to some great music, have a homemade snack, visit with those we know and don't know and generally have a delightful, peaceful start to our Sunday morning. Things like this make life pretty good.

Yesterday some gals from the May Retreat met in a small town not far from here for an all -day sew-in. We got a little bit of sewing done............but more laughing than anything! Why is it that when quilters get together there is more hooting and hollering than working? Show and tell, advice asked and given on current projects and lunch at the local diner took us thru nearly 2 o'clock! I think we all always enjoy a good time, good friends and of course, chocolate! :>) I got the pieces cut for the pinwheel blocks yesterday and sewed them this morning. The top will end up being about 50 x 60 and a donation to charity at the September retreat.
The top shown here is the one purchased last week at the Topeka Quilt Show. Each border was a different fabric which was OK but didn't suit my taste. I found some coordinating fabrics while at home last week and put it on the quilt. News that our local quilt shop is going out of business was in the mail, much to my dismay, although we've known it was coming for some time. The fabrics still found at the shop are a little outdated and that worked to my advantage. She still had some of the Holly Taylor fabrics that were in the top so now the borders are on and it can be sent to the quilter.
And one more picture to share....................an evening before some much needed rain came through........ life is good.

8 comments:

Libby said...

I love the unusual time. We used to give the Princess odd curfew times for that reason . . . never an excuse *s* Great quilt top find. Have fun finishing it up.

Rhonda said...

Love you quilts. You know it's a rule that quilters have to "laugh" all the time when they are together! LOL

Screen Door said...

Great quilt blocks---the 2nd is my favorite.

Angie said...

That's a gorgeous quilt top that you purchased!!! Love it!! And your pinwheels look so lovely set against the white...one of these days I'm going to make me a quilt using white as the background fabric. :>)

swooze said...

You make the cutest quilts! Love the lake pic and the stories of your life at the lake. Thanks for sharing.

teodo said...

The top is wonderful!! and the pinwheels very nice.

Beautiful the lake pic. ciao ciao

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Life IS good, indeed. I just love the restful lake photo and the pretty, bright pinwheel blocks.

Meredith said...

I really like the quilt top you purchased and you added the borders and made it your own. Sorry to hear about your LQS. I agree with you life is good.