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Monday, September 19, 2016

WIPs Be Gone



Look at the beautiful postcard
that I received in the mail from Sheila!



It's almost just like looking out my front window!
I can take it to Texas with me
so I don't forget!
Thanks, Sheila!

A few finishes, finally.
Sometimes, I work on so many things at once,
it takes me awhile to finish any of them.




This Pineapple Blossom quilt has been a WIP
for a very long time.
Each center square carries a signature.
I will be gifting this to a long time friend who's husband is very sick.
She needs a perpetual warm embrace!




This baby/toddler quilt is a top I made in Texas
and brought back to finish on the Janome.
It still lacks a label.

And that's about all!

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25 comments:

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

looks like you have been busy - it is nice to have finishes isn't it

Angie in SoCal said...

What a lovely card! Two beautiful quilts, too. Thanks for sharing on WIPs Be Gone.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Is it time for Texas again? Wow...time flies. Glad you're making progress on your WIP's. Linda always makes such great postcards.

I am said...

Hi Karen,wow i love the postcard and boy your two quilt finishes are beautiful your frined will love his quilt,well done my friend xx

Missy Shay said...

Congrats on the finishes!

Dasha said...

The baby quilt is lovely! Are the centres kaleidoscopes or a square cut from fabric? Stunning fabric.

Karen said...

Your signature quilt will bring comfort (and no doubt tears of joy when you present it :) You have such a kind heart, Karen.
Sheila's postcard is fabulous!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the postcard scene is beautiful. I love the quilts, they are gorgeous. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Tish Stemple said...

Woo Whoo for finished WIP's! I'm sure your friend will love the sweet pineapple quilt. And the card you received is too cool. Is the foam on the waves small wispy pieces of batting?

Heidi said...

Congrats! TWO striking finishes to double our pleasure :)
I adore the brave, white binding. And part red too, it gives a dramatic finish!

The whitecaps look couched? The landscape is such a treat!

Abby and Stephanie said...

What a beautiful postcard and just like a snapshot. You are so generous and I can only imagine how loved the quilt will be. Congratulations on your finishes!

desertskyquilts said...

Two beautiful finishes, and a terrific postcard. Not a bad week! I do love both the quilts, and you are one lucky duck to receive that card from Sheila.

Bernie Kringel said...

I have yet to make a postcard. Did that really get mailed to you without an envelope? Like a regular postcard? I would be afraid to do that. Or did she put it in an envelope? Just curious.

Your two finishes are so pretty - It is so thoughtful to gift the first one to your friend. She will treasure it and receive comfort from the gift.

Louise said...

Beautiful colors in the baby quilt! It's really striking with all the black background/sashing.

Carrie P. said...

That Sheila is so talented. Love the postcard and your quilts.
Happy Birthday!

Lin said...

Gorgeous card from Sheila - she is amazing with her cards. Your two finishes are beautiful and I am sure that your friend will will be so pleased to have such a thoughtful gift.

Fiona said...

great postcard.... lovely detail. I love the quilts you have done, the pineapple one will be well loved and the fussy cutting in the baby quilt blocks really shows up nicely...
Hugz

Raewyn said...

Lovely postcard from Sheila, she does gorgeous landscape scenes :-) Two great finishes too... the pineapple quilt will be well appreciated I'm sure, and a lovely momento of friendships with the signatures. Love the colours in the baby quilt. I can't believe you ae thinking about Texas again - but then again we have our spring radar on over here...!

Sondra said...

I'm a big fan of postcards I mail tons while Im traveling...so love that post card!!

Sandi said...

You are so lucky to get that lovely postcard from Sheila Karen, it is delightful.

Lovely quilt finishes for your friend and the baby quilt. Enjoy the rest of your time up here before heading back to Texas!

Sheila said...

So glad you like the postcard ☺ Your beautiful quilt will be so appreciated and adored , you are a very kind soul .

Jo Ferguson said...

Sheila's postcard is gorgeous and so are your finishes. I love your description of a quilt as a "perpetual warm embrace".

Sandra Walker said...

OOOH! How I love the blue baby/toddler quilt!! And whoa and wow on the sailboat postcard, just exquisite.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Love that postcard!! Your quilts are both stunning, Karen, well done - and what a gift for your friend!

Vickie said...

That IS a great postcard....a talented lady gave it to you. Your quilt giving your friend a warm embrace is a visual in my mind that even blesses me.