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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Is it ADD?

 
 
Finally, another finish.
It's difficult to juggle sewing time
with outdoor time!
I know I'm not the only one with this dilemma.
 
Before pressing - just too excited to take a picture!
So wanted to get a little of my view into the photograph
before the morning sun became to bright!


This small quilt is a "Grandparents' Quilt"
to be gifted to the first time grandparents
of a new little baby girl.


Pressed and on the wall.  Not quite as pretty!
 
This is my first QAL
and I was quite enamoured with the process,
altho' a walking foot is a must
.
 
The fabrics, a fat quarter bundle I picked up at JoAnn's
(with a coupon, of course,)
were fun to work with.

 
I wanted to make them a quilt that could be used
for a long time, so I made this
48" x 56"
Quilt As You Go Crazy Quilt
in Colleyville, TX.
 
 
Jill DeQuilt (no blog) gifted me with the pattern
for last year's birthday!
Then, tutored me on the process
during our Quilt and Gab Week this past winter.
Thanks, Jill.
 
This is why it takes me so long
to finish things:
 


 
 




 


 
I'm slightly distractible!
 
Have a great day!
 
 
 

22 comments:

Frank said...

Karen, it's good to be distracted .. just think what you would miss if you weren't!

I'm sure the new owners are going to be very delighted with your handiwork.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

when outside weather is nice it is so easy to put the quilting aside and enjoy the outside.

TexWisGirl said...

dang, those water views would keep me outside, too!

DeniseinVA said...

Your last line made me smile. I can totally relate. Loved your quilting, and your photos of outside, well I'd be distracted all the time with that close by. Have a great week :)
Denise
An English Girl Rambles

Lynn said...

Those pictures are so beautiful, it makes me really want to run and jump in a kayak and enjoy the day.
I love the quilt, what wonderful colors, so bright and happy.

Vickie said...

I would be distracted too with all that lovliness around me ! It looks so cool there ! I love the colors you used in your grandparents quilt.

Fiona said...

The quilt is fantastic... and I love the picture of it with the view... .so much to be distracted round there... and looks like some fantastic weather to do it...
Hugz

Lesley said...

Such wonderful pics of your quilt...hanging on the line is a little bit like Paradise! Love the bright colors, and love the blue colors that you are surrounded by...giggle...you are in a perfect place for someone who loves nature like you do!

Sondra said...

IM so ready to take a weekend away from all the DIY work and GO someplace super like where you are...Great work on the quilt...and the photos!!

Just Ramblin' said...

Glad I'm not the only one that gets distracted! I loved seeing the quilt outdoors and the scenery behind it.The quilt is so bright and cheerful. What a great idea to make a quilt for first time grandparents. They are going to be so thrilled. Love all the outdoor pictures. I can see why you love it there so much. Nola

Linda Reeder said...

That's why I don't even try to sew in the summer time.
Your quilt is beautiful!

hetty said...

If I had such beautiful views around me, I doubt if I would ever get any sewing done.

Carrie P. said...

Well, when the weather is nice you need to take advantage of it. Love the photos of nature and your quilt is great.

walk2write said...

Now if only your sewing room could be outdoors, life would be perfect! That quilt is such a sweet gift. I'm sure the grandparents will treasure it almost as much as their new grandbaby.

Dave Lewis said...

You have excellent distractions!

Bob Bushell said...

Quilts are superb, I love them as much as the birds, birds of delights.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: I must say I enjoy your photography the most, great photos.

Rick Watson said...

I love those quilts.
Good job on the photos.

FlourishingPalms said...

You live in such a beautiful place, I can sure understand your distractions... though the lawn mowing part I could sure ignore! I have a similar problem when I'm in my sewing room, looking out the big bay windows to see golf carts going by as people are out and about in the summer weather. I am SURE I'm missing something, including the chance to soak in the heat and sunshine! Your projects are all so nice, especially because you make them with love, for others. Keep going, as you continue to admire and appreciate where you live.

Barb said...

Oh...I love all of your quilts!!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love your quilt Karen and great photos too

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt and view! Hey, are those my ducks?????