Monday, August 26, 2013

End of the Month

It's hard to believe that August is quickly coming to a close for us.  Half of the grandchildren are already back in school and the rest go this week.  Where did the summer go?  My orioles have already migrated as well.  The garden will quickly take on an autumn feel.

August has been an incredibly busy month for us so my sewing room has sat idle day after day.  The bits and pieces that I did get to are mostly not finished. 

Thanks to Ida, who so kindly sent me some of her leftover Dick and Jane fabric, I was able to work on a quilt for the newest grandbaby.  Since her name is Sally, I wanted to use the Sally piece as the center of the quilt.   It still needs a border to tie it all together before the quilting can be done. 



Quilt Story recently had a sponsered giveaway that I was lucky enough to win.  These are the luscious fabrics that I received from Joy at A Joyful Soul Fabrics.



I was able to finish my Easy Street binding this month while being a passenger on several long car trips.  Mary did the wonderful machine quilting on it for me.  It's nice to have this finish for the month.  I hope to make some shams to go with this and use it on the bed in my guest room.




For my September finish, I think I will try to finish the election quilt that I made last summer. 

30 comments:

barcord said...

The baby quilt is lovely Mary. I really like the monochrome fabrics in your Easy Street. It will look beautiful in your guest room. Congratulations on your win, the fabrics are luscious, I agree. Enjoy using them. Forgive my ignorance, but what is an election quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your baby quilt is adorable Mary! A granddaughter named Sally? Haven't heard that in a long time - my older sister is Sally!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Well Mary; everything is fantastic. I just love the one with Dick and Jane fabric. And your win is wonderful!!!!

Fiesta said...

Mary lovely projects and your new bounty is wonderful. Enjoy!

Lesley said...

Mary, your quilt is beautiful and so special for your grandbaby. Love Easy Street too. Your projects are always wonderful!

Exuberant Color said...

I like your "Sally" quilt. That reminds me I have never used my Dick and Jane fabric.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, love the Dick and Jand - I have some that somewhere - hmmm... Many lovely project.

Quilt Hollow said...

Sweet Sally! We hardly had a summer here with the rain. Kids are back at school and would you believe this week it's gorgeous?

JJ said...

That is a cute baby quilt. Did you make up the pattern? I have a Dr Suess panel that I want to do into a baby quilt and I have been looking for a pattern. I love your finished project and your win is absolutely lovely.

Nat Palaskas said...

Gorgeous quilt for Sally! I love the fabric in the center. She will love it to bit. You are such a great grama Mary. Lucky you to win that sweet fabric. Enjoy the last few days of August - Hugs Nat

Joyful Quilter said...

Your Sally quilt is adorable!

Quilting Babcia said...

I love your Dick Jane and Sally quilt! Perfect for the new addition to the family! Being a gramma is the best thing in the world!

Michele said...

Yeah for all that you did accomplish despite being busy with the grands.

Barb said...

Love your Dick and Jane quilt...

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

It pleases me to see the Dick and Jane fabric on a quilt instead of on one of my shelves......I love the way you were able to incorporate all the different size patches. The paisley/jacobean looking fabric you won is just gorgeous and Easy Street is a done deal! Good job!

Teresa in Music City said...

What a sweet baby quilt! And to have the D&J Sally in the middle makes it perfect for your special little one!!! And congrats on the finish of Easy Street! Whew! That's a big finish and it looks great!!!

Candace said...

Just an adorable baby quilt, Mary! Easy street is very pretty - your guests will feel so at home! I never thought of making an election quilt - perfect!
Cheers!

Ivory Spring said...

Mary,

That Dick and Jane quilt is just absolutely DARLING! What a perfect baby quilt it will make.

And I love your elephant/donkey quilt... looks like you have done some fabulous paper piecing.

Pokey said...

What a cute plan, a Sally quilt for little Sally. It's a sweet quilt, Mary. You had a lot posted, I'm happy for your Easy Street completion, too!
:-}pokey

Wacky Woman said...

Love, love you Dick and Jane quilt.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love, love your baby quilt! What a great idea to put Sally on it. :) Can you believe September is almost here? Wow...it's really true that the older you get the faster time flies. blessings, marlene

nancygrayce said...

I love the Dick and Jane quilt.......brings back memories!!

And that political quilt!!! I want it ��

Shanna said...

Mary you are just so amazing! I am still in awe of how your easy Street quilt turned out. What a precious quilt to make for your newest grandbaby! I look forward to running through your posts and getting caught up reading your wonderful adventures and seeing all that you have done!!

Talin's Corner said...

You sure have been busy. It was so wonderful to see all of your projects. I love the quilt with the Dick And Jane fabrics. It was a trip down memory lane for me.

Jacquelynne Steves said...

Easy Street features some of my very favorite colors. I am coveting that one!

LynCC said...

Yay, Easy Street finish!! And what wonderful fabrics to win. :)

sunny said...

Hmmm...this showed up as a new post for me. Love your Election quilt. Very cute.

Sarah said...

Your baby quilt is gorgeous. I love the vintage readers fabric. Well done on getting Easy Street finished. Did you make it full size? That's a long binding,

Kathy said...

You have been a very busy lady. Everything looks fantastic. Plus you have been one lucky winner lately. Congrats on all accounts!!!

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous quilt at the top.