Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Healthy Fabric Choice

Can you eat your fabric?  If so, I think I have found a good choice.  I am hungry just sewing on this fabric selection. 


This was a fun and easy pattern at Moda Bake Shop  that uses charm packs and I loved the addition of the prairie points.

Over the weekend we celebrated the christening of one of our newest granddaughters.  It is always such a joy to join in the happiness of these events.


I love the very curious little one looking on.
The car trip up for the christening allowed me time to work on the applique of the newest set of the Just Takes 2 blocks.  I really like this set.  I should start putting them together so I can see what it is going to look like.


August is the month for the sunflowers to show off in the garden.  The heat that we've had for the last few weeks has encouraged them even more.   I love all the different colors in this year's plants - including one that is almost black.



My roses are also loving the warmer temperatures.  They were wondering if it would ever come, as was I. 


I need to get in and find the bottom of my cutting table now.  SIGH!!!!

35 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Those roses are pretty! Another family blessing...what a joyful moment. I wonder in ten years or so how many additions we might have in our family. Lol

Linds said...

I have great roases too, but when I pick them, they die within a day or 2, so I stopped. I think the trouble is that the weather is cool for so long and they don't bloom and then it gets terribly hot and humid, they bloom and die on the same day. I will try again. Maybe this time!
You know, I look at all your wonderful work, and I see all the babies and grandchildren and I just was thinking how happy you are, and how much I delight in reading about your days, your family and your life. You are very blessed, and that makes me happy too. Oh, I have some Minky which I ordered and I must back a quilt with it. It is so soft!

Linds said...

Oh good grief. I need to read before I hit publish. ROSES.

Fiesta said...

Your project is wonderful. 
 

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what lovely flowers from your own garden! And how lovely to have such a sweet event as a christening.....I can't wait to see your Just Takes2 blocks laid out....please, please, please?? I have always loved the 2 colors you chose rather than the red and white...........

Hilachas said...

Cute little, is it a mini quilt? Lovely. I know you enjoyed your family at the christening. Your flowers are lovely. I'll be going back to El Paso soon. Maybe it's starting to cool off there too so I can enjoy my roses. Interesting black flower you photograpbed.

wackywoman said...

I made that same quilt. It was loads of fun. I'm waiting for the baby to be born to send it on its way.

Nothing like new babies to love.

Marilyn

Pat said...

You know I'm a sucker for those veggie prints after I made that "salad" quilt for my daughter for Christmas! What a nice baptism photo. AND....your flowers are lovely. Spiders seemed to mess with the roses in our area this year and with the nights being so warm, lots of the other flowers didn't do their best since they like a little bit of cool-down time at night.

nancygrayce said...

Sweet Christening! Such a wonderful time in a families life!

I have never seen a black sunflower! But it is beautiful and I am very impressed!

Love the colors in that first quilt, reminds me of lifesavers...the Take 2 blocks are beautiful too!

Have a great rest of your week!!

Terry said...

Your little quilt looks great! It's the first one I've seen done with the veggie fabrics that I've actually liked! :0)

Lynne said...

That pinwheel quilt is beautiful. The appliqué blocks are interesting and unusual. Gorgeous roses. I thought all sunflowers were yellow but, obviously not!

Nat Palaskas said...

Those fruity fabric do look yummy! I can eat them. Congrats for another Christening Mary. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers - Have a great day - Hugs Nat

Joyful Quilter said...

I'm not a big fan of veggie fabric quilts but I really like yours...makes me hungry too. Please please start putting together your Just Takes 2 blocks, I'm so curious to see what it looks like finished.

What is the other flower you have with your roses? I the same plant in my backyard but don't remember where I got it or what it is...mine has a very strong sweet smell.

regan said...

Sweet little quilt at top.....and what a beautiful celebration! Lovely. Your Just takes Two blocks are great in those colors....love it! And I'm wondering....did you tat the doily under the roses....it's gorgeous! :o)

Vivian said...

The food fabrics are great fun, and I enjoy seeing the surprise on faces of nonquilters when they realize that the yellow fabric is lemons, the green fabric is beans, etc.
Such gorgeous flowers, both the roses and the sunflowers. Our extreme heat and lack of rain were not friendly to our flowers this summer.

Maria said...

Lovely photo of the little one being Christened.
Yes the quilt does look yummy...
Your applique blocks look great.
I can smell the roses from here. Just so pretty.

andsewon said...

Love your veggie quilt! Hang in the kitchen as a reminder to eat our veggies...;-) What a sweet family photo. Lovely flowers. Adore the dark sunflower! We became so dry here along with the heat and humidity nothing is blooming as it should.We are getting some rains now but too late for some flowers but good for well!
Lola

Stephanie said...

Pinwheels and prairie points are perfect partners. Oooo that's a lot of "p" words. A very special and sweet occasion for your family. I also love the curious little one.

My husband used to grow the most gorgeous roses in CA. They're too finicky here. I can smell your pretty bouquet.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm not normally a fan of prairie points, but they really look great on that little quilt! My roses are thriving in this heat ... not much else is, unfortunately. ;-) And I've never seen a black sunflower - unique!

Vicki said...

I love your fruit and veggie print quilt and the prairie points make a nice inner border for the quilt.

Your sunflowers are gorgeous, I've never seen a black one, I have seen reddish brown ones before.

Thanks for sharing your family celebrations.

Bonnie said...

Lovely flowers!!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Precious christening...
I have never seen a black sunflower and it makes a nice contrast with the yellow doesn't it!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I am so sorry your Grandma's recipe box was lost....hopefully some of the recipes are in your heart!

em's scrapbag said...

Your flowers are lovely. I too love the praire points. What a fun addition to a great quilt.

Talin's Corner said...

Love your Moda Shop quilt. THose prairie points add so much to the border. Great finish.

Fleurette said...

Love the christening photo! Your veggie quilt is lovely. I have never heard of black sunflowers, they are beautiful.

Ivory Spring said...

Mary,

You have the most beautiful family!

That pinwheel "good enough to eat" is just that!!! I love the fabrics you chose!

And those blocks are coming along really nicely.

Barb said...

Your pinwheel quilt is just fabulous!!

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

Another blessing! What a wonderful occassion. And I love the blocks!!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your blocks continue to amaze me! I look forward to seeing them all put into a quilt in the not too distant future. And your veggie quilt is so vibrant - love it!!
Christenings are always such joyous events. Looks like the little one didn't mind getting her head wet at all.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Nedra said...

Your JTT blocks are so impressive, and you do such beautiful work!

Michelle said...

Ooooh -- I love those prarie points!

palmtreefanatic said...

Beautiful flowers!!!!!! woweee,,,,
u do amazing work! What a beautiful family you have! You must be proud!!!! :)

Margarita Korioth said...

Love the christening photo!The design of my biggest quilt is like a "crazy" patchwork. I don't know if I can do such precision blocks like yours. Love your work, it is amazing.

Barbara said...

Loved the christening and baby seems to be enjoying it too.