Thursday, July 7, 2016

Whoa

I could be saying that to slow the summer from speeding past, but it really has to do with a quilt that I am working on for our granddaughter's 16th birthday.  I made all of the children quilts when they were born, but each of the girls has requested a "grown up" one when they turn sixteen.  This one is for the horse owner/lover in the family.  It will consist of blocks with horses for the centerpieces.








We had a great July 4th party here.  There really wasn't much time for picture taking, but I did manage to snap a couple.  We had about 125 people here with several guests visiting from quite a distance - Chicago and Austria.


Meanwhile, I managed to get my bee blocks completed for the Mid Century Bee that I am in.  I love Sherrie's choice of log cabins.



Having finished my large cross stitch project, I started a smaller one.  It is stitched in a single thread over one stitch on Laguna 25 ct. so these stitches are tiny.  Can you guess what it will be?  I love having a slow stitching project to pick up and enjoy some quiet time.  I'll be linking this one up with Kathy for the Slow Stitching Sundays.


I'm off for more horse stitching.....

37 comments:

Carol S. said...

Wow, those horse blocks are amazing and the fabrics are beautiful! Is that Santa popping out there in cross stitch?

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

The horse blocks are gorgeous. Wow that is a lot of people but looks like it was fun.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love those horse blocks - excellent fabric choices to accent each one. That is a huge gathering and sure all enjoyed a lovely time.

Donna said...

Beautiful horse blocks. Bet the cross stitch is Santa.

Wacky Woman said...

Great blocks!

Marlene said...

WOW those horse blocks just sparkle. It is going to me the most amazing quilt.

KimM said...

Speaking as a horse lover myself, I love, LOVE these Big Girl quilt blocks! And I'm sure your granddaughters will, too.
xxx

Susan said...

You have been busy! The horse quilt is going to be fantastic!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Mary!!!! I just adore the horse blocks...such pretty colours and the horses in action are fantastic!

Quilting Babcia said...

Those horse blocks are simply fabulous in every way, colors, background blenders, just everything. Your granddaughter will cherish this quilt!

Mdm Samm said...

a wonderful western theme...such perfect blocks and yes SANTA you are doing a SANTA....lovely celebration....

Maria said...

Your Granddaughter's Horse themed quilt will be fantastic.. What a wonderful 4th of July GTG...No wonder you didn't have time for photos..
Lovely Bee Cabins...
Yep.. looks like Santa...

sunny said...

your horse quilt is going to be amazing! Love the fabrics you're working with. I have to agree - That's Santa starting to peek out!

barbara woods said...

i know some one that would love that quilt, where did you get that fabric?

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Whoa, indeed! The blocks look fantastic, Mary!! Love them! It must have been nice to have the grand-kids home and join the 4th of July party. The log cabin blocks are festive too! Hmmm...Santa? You are making a Santa.

-Soma

Sheila said...

Your granddaughter will love this quilt , perfect for the horse lover ! That is tiny cross stitch , my eyes just won't let me do that kind of work anymore.

em's scrapbag said...

The horse blocks are amazing. What a treasure for your granddaughter.

quiltingbydawn said...

Those horse prints are beautiful! Love them as the center of the star blocks. It will make a lovely quilt for your granddaughter!

quiltmania said...

I'm in love with your horse blocks. This is going to be a treasure!

creativity amongst chaos said...

The quilt is going to be beautiful. I am sure that little girl will treasure it. Good thing I don't live closer to you because that blue one may come up missing...lol. I am excited to see this one finished. Bless your heart for hosting such a big party. Looks like fun.

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Carla said...

You amaze me with all the quilting and stitching you accomplish and still have time to entertain 125 people. How do you do it????!! And your projects are always incredible.

Michele said...

Those horse fabrics are really wonderful and it is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Teresa in Music City said...

Santa of course!!! Snow, and cracking fires, and hot cocoa with marshmallows..... It will be here much too soon the way this summer is barreling along :*). Your horse blocks are absolutely beautiful!!!! You've chosen the perfect block to highlight the panel blocks. And what a party - oh my!!!

Sarah said...

What fabulous horse blocks, I love the colours!

CathieJ said...

I really like that horse fabric that you found. That is going to be one special quilt. I am guessing that maybe the cross-stitch is a Santa or Mrs. Santa? Enjoy your stitching.

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful blocks for the horse quilt!
I wonder if you're stitching a Santa pattern??

The Cozy Quilter said...

I agree...must be Santa! Your horse lover will love those blocks for her quilt!

Renee said...

Wow! Those horse blocks are stunning! What a gorgeous quilt they will make. You do such beautiful work! I do believe Santa may be peeking out of your cross-stitch, but I could be wrong. :)

Mia is mine said...

Your horse blocks are amazing! I can hardly wait to see the finished quilt! Love your color play. I agree with others, it must be Santa! Beautiful work!

Stephanie said...

Who has a beard that's long and white? Must be Santa. (mitch miller sing a long) Well a horse of course. Now I'm thinking Mr. Ed. LOL What a gorgeous grow up quilt that is going to be. It must feel wonderful that your grandkids love quilts enough to ask for grown up ones. That'll keep you busy for many years to come, right? Always nice visiting and catching up with your world.

Createology said...

Such a special quilt for your granddaughter turning sixteen. The featured horses are gorgeous and I love your block and colors. Looks like you enjoyed a wonderful time with family and friends and in a beautiful setting. My favorite kind of Santa...Jolly! Embracing Creative Bliss...

PugMom said...

Your horse quilt is quite fabulous! My niece Rachel would love it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

That horse fabric is gorgeous! What a special quilt that will be. And looks like your 4th was really fun. Your cross stitching skills are amazing.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Your horse quilt is going to be amazing and your grand-daughter will cherish it. So gorgeous!!

OPQuilt said...

What a grand 4th of July you had, with all your friends and family--a perfect way to celebrate America's birthday. Good for you for finishing the MCM blocks, but those horse blocks are quite stunning! I love the settings. As usual, you inspire me. :)

Rhonda said...

This quilt is going to be so special! I can't wait to see more!!