Sunday, April 20, 2008

Its countdown time!

It is countdown time! Only 3 more days and I"m off for Linda's house to go to Paducah with Linda, Jan and the "crew"! I"m so bummed Laura can't come this year, so I guess I'll just have to shop for her!

I did manage to do a few finishes, although I"ve been so busy at work trying to get everything done before I leave. Above is my mom's star quilt. When I was visiting last summer she saw this in "Laps from Fats for Family and Friends" and just loved it. Wanted to know if I would make it for her if she bought the fabrics. Of course I would! Bonnie quilted it for me months ago before she moved, but I never had time to get the binding on. Well the binding is on, and it is all washed and crinkly! It is off to live with my mom mid-May when I go out! So I thought I should enjoy it for a few weeks before it leaves!



And I quilted, bound and washed my Broken Dishes quilts from my Kathleen Tracy workshop she did. The quilt is from her book "Prairie Children and their Quilts". Didn't it turn out adorable!

And look what I did with all my scraps from it!

Oh and look what I got in the mail yesterday! One of Darlene's famous pincushions! Aren't the colors/fabrics great! THANK YOU SO MUCH Darlene!

14 comments from wonderful readers:

Kathie said...

I love your new header.
sorry to hear Laura isn't going to Paducah with you...
love all your new quilts..especially the leftover doll quilt...what a treasure from scraps!
lucky you getting a pincushion from Darlene.
Kathie

Jan said...

I love your Mom's quilt. The fabric is great. You always manage to do something with the leftovers. I'm usually so tired of the fabric by the time I get done that I do nothing. You are an inspiration for future projects.
Those pin cushions are adorable.

Leaving in the morning at 8 a.m. for IN. Bringing "crumbs" for lesson. See ya Wed.

Sandra said...

I love the sawtooth border on the blue/cream quilt - and those little quilts are so cute. The little pincusions are lovely and a great way to use scraps!

Carin said...

I am green green green that you are going to Paducha! Have a blast.
Your quilts and pin cushions are wonderful just beautiful.

Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog for a visit!
Oh how I like the background you have surrounding your blog entries.
I find the quilt you made for your mom very appealing.
It sounds like so much fun to be heading off to Paducah with a bunch of friends. Don't get into too much trouble!

Wendy said...

Your Mom's quilt is wonderful, I'm sure she'll enjoy it too. You lucky girl going to Paducah. I can't wait to see what you come home with.
Darlene's pincushions are adorable, it's she a sweetie.

Thimbleanna said...

I love all of your little quilts! Have a great time at Paducah -- I hope it's not too crowded! We haven't been in years, but I'd sure like to go again!

Marcie said...

Oh Dawn that is a wonderful quilt for your mom! And your little ones are as sweet as can be. Have fun in Paducah you lucky girl!

KCQuilter said...

Love all your quilts today!!!! Wish I were going to Paducah this year too--whine, whine. Have fun for all of us here in Blogland!

Stina said...

I love those dollquilts...especially the one you put together from your scraps...Have a nice time in Paducah...

Libby said...

Oh boy are you going to have fun . . . I hope you drool a little for me, too *s*
I just love your mom's quilt.

Laura said...

They are all 3 gorgeous quilts Dawn! Have fun in Paducah.

Lea said...

Oh, My! I love your doll quilts!They are sooooooo lovely. and your quilting is darling. love them!
Also your mom's star quilt. It's surely stunning.

Have a wonderful time in Paducah!

Guðrún said...

Your mom´s quilt is beautiful, I like the colors so much.