Tuesday, September 22, 2015

From One to Four


I couldn’t help myself.  Do you remember my last post where I thought the little Mini Vintage Tulip pattern from our Minis and More project this month would make great placemats?  Well….as I was putting the pattern away to make them later, I thought to myself….”Self, if you put it away you will not pick it up again”.  I can’t count the number of times I have done just that.  So…..I started cutting and stitching.  Ta da…..


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The week did not allow for a lot of sewing as we watched grandkids while three sets of parents were out of town – fortunately, not all at the same time.   It was a wee bit challenging to get seven people up and out of the house early with only one bathroom in working order, but we all managed and had a lot of good giggles over the situation.  All I can say is tankless water heaters are amazing inventions.
 
While we were in San Diego last week I popped into Rosie’s quilt shop with a dear friend.  I fell in love with their little mini quilts that they had on display so I picked up the pattern.  The little pumpkins called my name.

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It was fun to pull out the orange scraps and it went up so quickly.  The other designs are every bit as cute – frog, witch, candy corn, etc.

Our California autumn has descended upon us with its typical heat.  The only thing we are lacking is our Santa Ana winds that bring their own dangers.  I have heard that the more winds we have, the less rain we will have.  We shall see.  With the roof all fixed and the drains cleared out we are now ready.  What is the old saying….”If you build it they will come”?????????  Bring it on!

29 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

What sweet mimi-pumpkins and those tulips continue to be on my to-do list when we get home again.

Createology said...

How very wise of you and your"self" to recognize that all too familiar "make it in the future" which rarely happens. Your four placemats are wonderful, And how cute is that mini quilt of pumpkins! Hubby and I often remember when growing up, families of four or seven or more all lived and functioned quite well with only one bathroom. How spoiled we have all become. Creative Bliss Dear...

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Cute placemats, but just adore the minin pumpkin.

sunny said...

Love the tulips and the pumpkins! Doesn't it feel good to have them finished, and not sitting in a box or UFO pile somewhere?

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Adorable placemats Mary! And your tiny pumpkins are so cute! I cannot imagine the rush to share the bathroom in the AM~ glad you had some giggles! :-) Have a goodnight!

Raewyn said...

Love those placemats, what a great idea.... and fun to do them all different colours too. That mini is cute as also. In spite of the busy household it looks like you got plenty done!

Ramona said...

Mary, your placemats are wonderful! I love the pops of color with the black and white backgrounds. I'm like you... if it gets put away, it usually isn't made. The pumpkins are just adorable, too!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love those tulip placemats. Good for you to remember that pug away = never getting done. ;-) And I just love that little pumpkin quilt. Adorable!!

Rhonda said...

You whipped out those placemats. I love that pattern & you are so right. If you put it away.......sigh!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous Tulip Placemats . Great quilting on them... The wee pumpkin mini is great ready for Halloween.

Carol said...

I'm loving those tulips and your fabric choices! Tulips are my favorite flower, so I guess I need to whip up some of those. And the pumpkins...cute!

Cathy said...

I love all your projects. The pumpkins are my favorite. Hug

Wacky Woman said...

Very nice Mary! Love both the tulips and pumpkins!

Mdm Samm said...

ohhhh I love the one to four and the colours...welllll you just have to love fall like I do...they all mirror my taste as I am working on my next project in these colours..way to go Mary

em's scrapbag said...

Your place mats are fabulous! I love the little pumpkins. Perfect for this time of year.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Great placemats with tulips, Mary !! Your quilting is perfect :)

Jeanna said...

Oh I love the place mats, so glad you didn't put that one away. The mini pumpkin quilt is perfect!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I am exactly the same way. If I put it away for later, it would never happen. The placemats look lovely!! Your quilting design is perfect for them. The pumpkin wall hanging is super cute!! I need to start working on a fall project very soon :)

-Soma

barcord said...

Your tulip placemats are beautifully quilted. Wish I could do that. I do like the pumpkin mini. Our Autumn has arrived with chilly nights and bright sunny days (though some rainy ones too) The leaves are starting to change colour. Time to get the camera out. Quilt colour inspiration....

Carla said...

You did it! They sure look cute ; )

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

You were right! The tulips in all colors are amazing! I really love the background fabric used with the mini pumpkin quilt too......I wonder how much you would have accomplished without having to watch the grands?? Lol....you over-achiever, you!!hahaha

Stephanie said...

You went to Rosie's Calico Cupboard? OMG that place is a danger. :o) Great placemats! Don't you love it when you talk to yourself. My dad always says it's OK unless you give yourself a wrong answer. :o) Love the little pumpkins, great border. When we replace our water heater years ago we got a tankless. I"ll never have anything else!!!

Carla said...

Mini tulips and pumpkins=LOVE. One bathroom for 7? Wow, I wouldn't be giggling at all!

Ivory Spring said...

Those projects are SOOOOO cute!!!! :)

You are simply amazing!

Lana said...

Oh wow...those placemats...I love them. They look like they took a lot of time! and that mini quilt...so perfect for the season. It's nice to have the time again to visit my favorite blogs. I will be catching up for sure!

Sinta Renee said...

Very cute! I love your tulips in color groups! The little pumpkin is adorable... perfect project!

Barb said...

Makes me want to make some placemats...where do you get your energy....

OPQuilt said...

Very cute placemats! You are so right about if we put it away. . .

Teresa in Music City said...

Way to go!!! I've done that too - at least a million times. I need to take a page out of your book and just DO it! Your placemats are beautiful - the colors jumped out at me from the thumbnail on my reader :*) And those little pumpkins are the perfect little decoration for the holiday! I'm planning a little pumpkin quilt for my tabletopper frame also - I just hope mine turns out half as cute as yours!