Monday, June 3

"What's on the line?"

Finally........there was no snow..........there was no rain.........just a beautiful, sunny day yesterday! And so I took my camera and a bunch of quilts out to the back yard for some pictures!  Here is is the quilt I made from a pattern offered by Dana over at Old Red Barn Quilt Co.  I love this quilt because I love all the pink and green fabrics I had in my "collection". And I love it because I machine quilted it!

My machine quilting doesn't show up in this picture but if you could see it up close, you'd just see loops and meandering.........and a few words. The word "LOVE" is written in the quilt and my mom and dad's initial's "M & M" for Melvin & Mary. I also wrote "Lehigh" for my home town in Iowa and "Mrs. Parr" who was my music teacher and it's because of her that I love pink! She lived in a pink house and most everything in the house was pink. She was that teacher who........if I was asked the question..........is there a teacher who really made a difference in your life? And she would be the one. I've mentioned her before. She was my music teacher all through school.......from 1st grade through 12th grade and during my high school years I took private voice lessons from her. She was a wonderful teacher and so good with all her students!
If you want to make the quilt in this photo, just go here and check out Dana's blog. She did the project as a Quilt-A-Long back in the summer of 2009. Yes, that's 2009 and I am just now posting this project. Actually, I finished the quilt top at a retreat hosted by Heidi Kaisand back in March of 2010 and then I got to machine quilt it at the retreat. So much fun using a long arm quilting machine!! Would be cool to have one of my own but can't justify the cost at this time. Anyway, the quilt top was completed, the quilting was finished and then it went into a pile "needs binding" where it stayed til last Fall. I finished the binding and have been using the quilt all this past winter. And that's good because it was a long cold winter! As you can see in the photos, though, winter has finally made it's exit and lush, green summer is here! 

The day was so lovely yesterday that I took time to take pictures of several quilts.........just in case it rains again. And let's not even think about snow! I have enough pictures of quilts to last for several weeks of "What's on the line?"  :-)  And since it was such a nice day and because it was my birthday, I asked my husband to take a picture of me with this quilt. He started singing "when I am 64" because........this birthday is #64. :-)  The weather was perfect but as usual there was a little too much wind. The quilt is back on the bed again and will be needed tonight because it's going to be a bit chilly. This is Minnesota.......Land of Constantly Changing Weather. LOL!
I enjoyed my birthday by sleeping in, then sorting through some projects in my sewing room, chatting on Facebook, a call to my mom, didn't cook because I told my husband that all I wanted for my birthday was pizza so he ordered it up and it was very good. Even better were the Cini-Mini dessert things. I mean they were really good! My friend, Sue, stopped by with a gift of fabric and will share about that tomorrow. Calls from my kids topped off the day and so turning 64 turned out pretty well. :-)
Now.........I promised to announce the winner of the Grab Bag of goodies from my last entry......it's a celebration of five years of blogging.......and the winner is.........Rachel! I've sent her an e-mail and await her address. I'll have more giveaway's as the summer goes along. Got a really fun one planned for later in August. And my "Christmas in July" project is really coming together. Very excited to share it come July 1.
That's all for today. Have a good one!
Sandi

17 comments:

Christine M said...

Your quilt is just lovely Sandi. Glad you had a lovely birthday.

Grammasheri said...

Happy Birthday! I can say that because it is still June 2nd here in AZ. :) Lovely quilt!

Ray and Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday Sandi! That is a beautiful quilt thanks for sharing. ~Jeanne

Me and My Stitches said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you got this quilt finished, I love the colors - just so spring-like and fresh. I also love the detail that you quilted in to the quilt - what a great idea.

Marie said...

Happy Birthday Sandi! (and many more) ....

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday, Sandi. I am so glad that even the weather cooperated to give you such a nice start to #64.

I love the colors you used in your quilt. It is a wonderful finish and nice to see "on the line".

Sarah or Semmy said...

Happy Birthday! Srah in OK

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I just love the Beatles and that song. Glad you had a nice, sunny day.

Linda said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love those colors together. And the simple "Split Rail" blocks really make it "pop"!!
A belated Happy Birthday; glad your day was so enjoyed.

Pat said...

Love that quilt and I notice you wore a pink shirt that matches so nicely with the quilt! I'm glad your birthday was a fun day for you.

Lin said...

Happy Birthday!. Love the quilt and the way that you incorporated words into the quilting which makes it really special. Gorgeous colours too.

Dawn said...

Glad you had a good birthday! I don't miss MN weather even tho' I miss family and friends. Your quilt is beautiful, would love to see it to find all the words in your quilting :)

Beth said...

Glad you enjoyed your birthday. I say those cini minis on facebook and they did look yummy.
Love the pink and green quilt. I do love that color combo too. So fresh and pretty.
I am happy that the weather cooperated so you could get some pictures on the line.

cyndiofthevortex said...

This is one of my all-time favorite blog posts! It was delightful from the first word to the last with the pictures in between. Lovely quilt made by a lovely birthday girl!

Carol said...

Lovely quilt.
Happy belated birthday greetings.
Carol xx

estetik drew said...

Here I take great information, I am a good reader and blog reading me hobby. Basically I am a wondered for good knowledge here and there this blog very sportive for me every point of view.
Estetik

Burun Estetiği said...

It's a creativity site.thanks for sharing.. Video-endoskopik yöntemle, tamponsuz Burun Estetiği bilgileri, estetik burun ameliyati,Burun Estetiği ,rinoplasti operasyonu Op. Dr. Yakup Avsar tarafindan anlatilmaktadir.
Burun Estetiği

"Peace can be found in the piecing of a quilt."
©SEA 2001-2011