Sunday, July 26, 2015

Some Stitching

Although busy, the week has allowed me a bit od time in my sewing space.  I always enjoy those quiet times.

As the summer rushes past, there are several bloggy events going on right now.  One of them is Hello Sunshine hosted by Gosia.  Following the color guidelines, I used mostly shades of orange, but also have the pink, yellow and aqua bits in it as well.  I am calling this Hot Summer Days.  This little 20" mini was one of the patterns from Corey Yoder's Sweetness - this month's Minis and More quilt choices hosted by Sherri ans Michele.

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As well as using lots of orange scraps, I also used a natural linen for the background.  Is there anything that says summer like linen - wrinkles and all!!!
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Be sure to check out the Hello Sunshine summer quilting and join in on the fun.

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On the Minion front......I have completed three more minion beanies that were requested.  These are the one eyed version.


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This week was loaded with birthdays in our family.  A little summer sundress seemed like a great gift.  Don't you love gingham for little girls?

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The little buttons were picked up on our recent trip to the UK.  I thought they were so cute.  Sewing them on brought back such fond memories of my visit with my friend to her quilt shop.

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I’ll be sharing this for this week’s #Creative Goodness.
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Of course the week also brought some fun times with the grandchildren.  We had a great "first attempt at sewing" day.  This little one loved it and spent about three hours just intensely working on her stitching.  I think she has great potential.

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Just a fun little picture of the two youngest grandchildren enjoying each other....one more than the other at this stage!!!


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29 comments:

Wacky Woman said...

Wonderful quilt. I really like everything about it. Your little one will definitely be a sewer if she is so interested at this age. That's a good thing.

QuiltShopGal said...

Looks like you have had a wonderful week. Lovely post packed with inspiration and #CreativeGoodness.

QuiltShopGal
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Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a great summer mini and how lovely to have one so young interested - 3 hrs is super! And the wee ones - how cute.

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PugMom said...

Your mini quilt is so pretty and matches the giant dahlia that is part of the photo. Was that intentional? I love seeing all your grand kids. They are so cute!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Quilts from scraps are absolutely unique. I love your quilt, Mary. Great pattern and quilting. Great work!!

...This little one is absolutely wonderful. She looks like mine during sewing.
Happy sewing to both of you :)

Quilting Babcia said...

Your mini is absolutely lovely, the oranges are outstanding, and I just love the texture of linen, even if it does wrinkle. It's so much fun to see the young ones take an interest in stitching, and amazing when they persevere for hours at a time. Looks like you have another quilter in the new generation.

Kathy S. said...

Love your mini (colors and especially the stitching!) Adorable pics of the grandkids. The Minion hats are soooo cute! Great job!

Quilt Hollow said...

Darling quilt and perfect frosted! As always I enjoy seeing the loves in your life.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Adorable little mini. I love that little dress, too ... but then I love gingham! I have a store-bought quilt - blue gingham and white - that I love; it's falling apart ... I think I need to find some gingham and recreate it. ;-)

Hilachas said...

Nice mini quilt. I especially like how the quilting turned out. Beautiful! Lovely grandchildren. Whey're wonderful, aren't they?

Rhonda said...

Loved the mini quilt & the sun dress is precious. Training a young quilter is so exciting. So happy she's enjoying it!!

quiltmania said...

Love the little mini. Glad you had more quality time with the grand babies.

sunny said...

Aww..fun time with the grandies. Love your little orange quilt. And thanks for showing the back. I'm spending a lot of time now trying to get the hang of quilting, and I struggle with deciding on a design. This was most helpful!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What great projects. I love the dress you made for the birthday girl/granddaughter! Those buttons are adorable!

And such fun to see one of them learning to sew.

I don't feel ready to be a grandmother yet (not that I have any real choice in the matter) but it does look like it will be fun when/if it happens.

barbara woods said...

you have been busy , love that little quilt and handsome grands

Terry said...

Your mini is absolutely fabulous...I love it! :0)

Jeanna said...

Your mini quilt is just so pretty. I love the orange and pink together. The quilting is perfect. Those Minion beanies are too adorable and look like they would be fun to make...even for someone who doesn't prefer crocheting ;)

The grands are off the cuteness chart!

Ramona said...

Hot Summer Days is a great little quilt! I have come to love orange and your fabrics just shine in this little gem. Great photos of your grands, too.

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, I love the oranges....cuties you have there.

JJ said...

I am not that fond of orange but I love your quilt it makes me think of orange creamsicles and sunshine. It is so rewarding to teach the grandkids new stuff especially sewing. Don't you just love it.

Fleurette said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the orange. Lovely photos of the grandchildren - too cute!

Nat Palaskas said...

You will get one or more quilters from the sewing day/days. Nice Featherweight sewing machine too!

Sinta Renee said...

I was coming over to visit and tell you how much I love your mini quilt in the parade... but now that I see your post with all your "little grands" I just want to gush over how cute they all are! I love your little sewer too!!! How much fun is that!?!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Lovely quilt. Naturally--it's orange! Gingham is always so cheery and those buttons are a cute touch. And what sweet grandchildren. :)

Michele said...

That is a bunch of summer sweetness.

Lara B. said...

Mary, you have The Most Beautiful Grandchildren! I love seeing your photos! The one of your sweet little granddaughter sewing with such intensity is so great! I think you have a quilter in the making.

Love that Hot Summer Days quilt - it just drew me in immediately! And yes, little girls all need darling gingham dresses.

Xementyna said...

bardzo podoba mi się ta praca... świetny układ bloków i kompozycja kolorystyczna... powodzenia życzę..

Vivian said...

Your grandchildren are beautiful! I love the intense look on the face of your little machine stitcher. Hope you and she share many happy days sewing together!