Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fun Busyness

It has been a fun and busy week.  In between it all, I have managed to squeeze in a lot of quilting too.  That's a win/win in my books.

The grandchildren's school auction is coming up in two weeks.  Since last year's quilt was such a hit, my DIL asked if I would do another kindergarten quilt this year.  The room moms helped the children with the blocks and they are now in a finished quilt.


Another great project that I got to work on this week was a Thomas Fire quilt that my sister had sewn.  This will go to a special recipient - the current owner of our parent's old home that burned down in the fire.  We have named the quilt Horizon Sunsets as the home was on Horizon Drive and had views of spectacular sunsets over the ocean.  The backing that my sister made is as beautiful as the front and could easily make the quilt reversible.




My temperature quilt continues to grow as February moves along.  It has finally cooled off a bit, but as you can see, there is another red square meaning it went over 90*.



I had an e-mail from Cher who has also been following along with the Temperature quilt project.  She does not have a blog so I asked her if I could share her photo on my blog.  Look at the difference between our two temperatures.  She is more like my sister's.  I love how she did her 2018.  Thanks for joining us, Cher


A few months ago Gosia from Quilts My Way had a QAL with circular quilting patterns.  It was such fun to play along and it really gave me more confidence in sewing circles.  An extra bonus to joining the sewalong is that I was a winner of one of the prizes.  A special package arrived this week.  Can you imagine how excited I was when I opened this?




The lovely supply of threads will be put to good use and the fabrics are amazing.  Not only are they gorgeous, but they feel incredible.  These will have to be in a special project.  Thank you so much, Gosia.

It will be a good week ahead too.  My sister is coming from Alaska for our mom's 95th birthday and we have lots of quilting plans while she is here.  We are also planning a day at Quilt Con.

25 comments:

QuiltShopGal said...

Beautiful projects. Your Thomas Fire Quilt is absolutely stunning. I'm so sorry your parents' old home burned down, but I'm sure this quilt will bring much needed quilty happiness to the new owners. Bless you for such kindness.

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Maria said...

The Kids Kindergarten Quilt is sweet and the special Thomas Quilt made by your sister and quilted by is is amazing.. will be much loved by the folk of your parents old home...
It's good to see the differences in temperatures in opposite sides of your country...
Special birthday wishes for you MOM on her 95th birthday 🎉 .
Enjoy your time with your sister.

Barb said...

Your fire quilt is just fabulous and I know they will truly love it as well as your school quilt...what a great way to raise money.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow, Mary.....you are very busy! I love each one, but the fire quilt is stunning!!!!!

Ramona said...

Wow! The Thomas Fire donation quilt is just gorgeous. I have seen some pretty blocks and quilts, but this quilt takes the prize. The quilt for the school auction is wonderful, too. Your longarm has been busy! You sure won a nice prize, too. I know something beautiful will come from those fabrics.

Quilting Babcia said...

I love your sister's color choices for the Thomas Fire Quilt, and the new family will surely treasure this loving gesture. The kindergarten quilts you make are just so cute! Sounds like you and your sister will have some special times together - enjoy!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh the Fire quilt your sister made is fabulous. What a special gift. The Kindergarten quilt is so very cute too with their little feet. And a reminder I need to work on my temperature quilt. I think I am a few days behind. What a great win. Enjoy!

krislovesfabric said...

Love those little kindergarten feet and your sister's quilt is a stunner...what special quilts, I m sure they will have great meaning to the recipients! I need to get caught up and post my progress on the temp quilt!!

Carol S. said...

The kindergarten feet quilt is an adorable quilt and such a treasure. Your gift of that gorgeous quilt, Horizon Sunsets, will be so appreciated I'm sure. Such a sad time for all of them.

Kate said...

Wow! I am impressed with how much you accomplish - well done, you.

Lyndsey said...

I love your gorgeous quilts. The fire quilt is stunning.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love all your quilt projects! The kinder quilt is adorable! And the Thomas Fire victim quilt is a stunner. A temp quilt for me would be pretty boring as our temps haven't been changing much. Congrat's on the nice win!

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow, great quilts!

Nice win!

And 90's in January and February is just wrong (unless you live in Australia) ;o)

Rhonda said...

Those two quilts are very precious & I'm sure will be loved for many years!

Createology said...

Mary your Kindergarten quilt is precious using the children’s footprints. Horizon Sunset is gorgeous and will bring some comfort from the fire. Love the Temperature quilts comparison of cold vs warm climates. Happy Birthday to your Mom. Enjoy sewing with your sister. Creative Bliss...<3

em's scrapbag said...

The kindergarten quilt is precious.
What a great gift for the people who owned your parents house. Such gorgeous colors.
Congrats on your fabric and thread win. Have fun putting them to good use.

Jeanna said...

You have been busy. The school quilt is adorable.

Our temp quilts have some of the same colors except we haven't hit 90 yet. There was one day that our low and high was so close that the block almost looks like it was completely made from the same fabric.

Congrats on your win...those are some nice goodies.

Abby and Stephanie said...

What fabulous mail. Those colors are so pretty! Such a thoughtful quilt your sister made and you quilted. The family will surely love receiving such a special gift. Darling kindergarten quilt. :o) Lastly, I'd love just on 90* day as we're going to have the teens for our low the next couple of days. :o) Winter won't last forever...

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I love those kindergarten quilts you have been making. The Thomas Fire quilt is truly beautiful, as is the name. I hope it brings some comfort after such a tragedy. The Temperature quilt is growing beautifully. Enjoy your win, Mary! I know you will make something fabulous.

-Soma

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I too love they way the little ones got included on the quilt. I also love the temperature quilt you are making. If I did one it would be deep blues to lighter ones now kind of like the one you showed.
Imagine-95!! Amazing isn't it.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

I am happy that your package arrived, Mary !! Enjoy your win !!!
Happy Birthday to your Mom !

KaHolly said...

Your post is just chock full of happy news! Your kindergarten quilt looks great, and the Thomas Fire Quilt isngorgeous. It will be so appreciated! I’m loving your temperature quilt so far. What a clever idea! And last but not least, your fabulous win! Omg! How excited you must have been to receive that package in the mail! Congratulations!

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

How sweet is the footprint quilt from the kinder class! You are so lovely to put it together each year. The photo of your temperature quilt hanging in the patio definitely shows the warm temperatures there.....and brrrrrr Cher's temps are for sure cooler! How lovely to have a nice visit with your sis! Enjoy. :)

Communications Administrator said...

I'm the Communications Admin for the Ventura MQG. We are currently compiling an electronic record of some of the many design layouts people have done for the Thomas Fire Relief Quilt Project. Yours made of solids is particularly striking. I wonder if I can request a digital copy of the photograph, along with your full name and city, and permission to use the image. Thanks,
Georganna Hawley, Communications Administrator. communications@venturamodernquiltguild.com

Communications Administrator said...

I'm the Communications Admin for the Ventura MQG. We are currently compiling an electronic record of some of the many design layouts people have done for the Thomas Fire Relief Quilt Project. Yours made of solids is particularly striking. I wonder if I can request a digital copy of the photograph, along with your full name and city, and permission to use the image. Thanks,
Georganna Hawley, Communications Administrator. communications@venturamodernquiltguild.com