Saturday, May 31, 2008


Yes, that's me for the next week. My DH has gone on an adventure by himself. Really, he drove to Illinois for our granddaughter's graduation party and then down to Indiana to visit his siblings. I sure miss not being with him for these occasions but I really needed to stay here and keep an eye on my Mom. This is the anniversary of the death of her husband (my stepfather) of 43 years. She is 85 and sometimes has trouble dealing with the situation.

Anyway, this gives me the perfect opportunity to SEW without having to stop for those wifey things like cooking and cleaning. Started out today with the Orange Crush (see below) then will be headed back to the Batik Jewels.


Boy, does the orange jump out and bite ya! This is definitely going to be a bright quilt. Can't wait to see how this comes out. All my friends that are working on this are guessing as to what the setting is going to be. There is still a border to go so anything is possible, I guess. All I can think of is Bonnie told us before we started Step 5, that the middle of the quilt was done, so the pink and green blocks must be surrounded by the "Bright Orange" blocks. Guess we will just have to wait and see. It has been fun and interesting, however.

This is the Flamingo quilt, made for grand-daughter, Abby. The blocks are from a shop hop we did in Florida 2 years ago. If you click on the picture you can actually see the flamingo fabric in the border. I set these on point and added the blank blocks to make it a full size. There were a million flying geese, well maybe not a million but a lot. It was machine quilted by V. Kirby in IN and she did a fantastic job. Hopefully I can keep it secret until Christmas. She is so nosey, she will probably find it before then.
Off to take my Mom to dinner.


Myra said...

What a lovely Flamingo Quilt for your grand-daughter!! A quilt any girl would love...especially from Grandma!!! 8-)
I see so many quilters doing the Orange Crush mystery! I can't wait to see all the finished tops!! Once I am done most of my UFOs, and the "gotta get it done gift quilts", I may be able to join in the fun of and online mystery...
I enjoyed visiting your blog...
Happy Quilting!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Jan - as always it is gorgeous! and I love your flamingo quilt. But what is going to be awesome is your batik jewels - man that is really beautiful!