Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pieces.....

A glorious morning in my part of WI...I arose to a temp of 47 degrees....quite amazing for the end of June. We are suppose to reach the mid 80's by afternoon, but a cool start to the day. I've finally arrived at the last step of this little quilt, getting it in the mail. This is the result of Clare's challenge to me *VBS* It's headed off to Tennessee to live with Kennedy.
 I used a soft, snuggly flannel on the back and a light weight batt inside. There were a couple of rules in the Quilts 4 Leukaemia that I wasn't aware of until Clare commented on the blocks that Carol E, of Giraffe Dreams is collecting. Apparently I should not have used the red fabric with the prints like the cows and eggs. The reds are to be plainer, so they read as "red". I've made a note of that Clare, but too late this time.
  My friend Susan, at Patchwork Reflections did a lovely post with pictures of some great waterfalls they saw over the weekend. This one is closer to where I live *VBS*
 These were taken Father's Day weekend by DD#1 and DSIL. I've never seen this one in person, but it's gorgeous.
Today is Bingo at the nursing home and I'm a summer volunteer. I have packages to get in the mail and I MUST finish up those burp cloths and get them mailed. July is almost here *VBS*...almost time for that new grandbaby to make an appearance.
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12 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Finn! Great waterfalls, it looks like y'all have a lot more water flowing out there than we do, it is still kinda dry around here. Love the red, white, and blue quilt. I am looking for a patriotic/flag wall hanging pattern, any suggestions?

Glad you had cool temps this morning! Bingo at the nursing home, now that sounds like fun! Have a good one!

paula, the quilter said...

The flannel on the back makes it so much more snuggly. I have done that for children's quilts too. I have a piece of that Minke for a backing but it is just so stretchy. Have you every tried that? What did you think?

QuiltedSimple said...

I love the quilt - and the waterfall is beautiful. Sounds like you had a good (if a bit chilly early on) day.

Kris

loulee1 said...

What a sweet little quilt.

Clare said...

No, dear, no. What I meant was don't go overboard on different colours. The reds can be anything. Just don't add different coloured fabrics. Take a look at the other quilts. I'm just about to add your gorgeous photos to the Q4L Flickr group.

meggie said...

The quilt looks lovely. I am sure it will be loved!

Pat said...

Hi Finn! Great quilt and great waterfalls! I'm sure the quilt will get lots of 'snuggles' :)

cher said...

what a wonderful quilt Finn...good for you to have this done. yes, chilly here too in the early mornings, then warms up-suppose to get into the 90's by the weekend. Those waterfalls look so inviting!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Beautiful water falls Finn :O)...

I just passed my 200th post :O) and one year of blogging... I wanted to pop over and say THANK YOU again for helping me get started... I would not be blogging if not for all your help figuring it all out :O) ... I really enjoy it a lot!!!
Sandy

Rabbit Stitchings said...

oops actually I said that wrong LOL I will have blogged two years in Sept LOL but did just pass my 200th post :O)...... tee hee

nicolette said...

Nice to meet you Finn! Though the blue might not be conform the rules, I love it! The quilt is very sweet!

Granny Lyn said...

Once again, your heart is stitched up in a beautiful gift. The reds are perfect! and the flannel will be so comforting!! My niece just finished therapy for her leukemia at Caring Bridge, a wonderful place in Tx.
So, I know how much the gift means!