Friday, June 17, 2011

Trying Again to Post

Ah, Finally I have gotten a few pictures uploaded. It's been a while since I have posted because of getting my pictures into the right place. I have been busy and last week end spent it at the Annapolis Quilt show that my daughter and I used to always help and took care of the Country Store. So I rejoined, mainly to get to go to their retreats. They have two. One in the Spring , which happened to be the same weekend as my Granddaughters graduation in Florida. Of course I had to go to that. Then one thing I could do was help with the show. I have a widow friend that lives in one of the retirement homes and I called to ask if she was going to be home and would like some company. Then one in the fall.
This is one of the many wonderful quilts. It is typical Balitmore Album quilt and is hand appliqued and quilted. There was another one almost as beautiful which had been machine quilted and looked like hand
This is one that I put in called Rose Star. It is completely hand made of all feed sacks, including the backing. I don't know if you can see the quilting if you click to make it larger. The white pieces are completely solid with quilting

Look at this one. Machine quilted but great work. Sorry I didn't get the whole quilt but guess I wasn't back far enough.
This is one of the last little quilts I made out of half square triangles that were cut off the ends of others when making our friendship quilt. I sewed them together before cutting, like Bonnie Hunter has suggested doing. This picture has also been cut off. It has the sawtooth all the way around. It is all Thimbleberries and I machine quilted it. The hearts in the solid blocks was a template that I transferred and sewed free motion.

I have been busy making baby quilts. Three this summer, two boys and a girl. Should make another boys. Besides I have 5 of the kids quilts all finished with the bindings done. Have a meeting next week at the leaders home to work so will take these to her. I did find some kids prints at the quilt show to make some more.

But now I have been busy with doctor appointments. Just this week have seen two eye Doctors. My Retina specialist that I see twice a year to keep check on my Macular and then the other to see about a change to my glasses or get this cataract off. They could get some change in my glasses so will get them and wait until next year maybe to see about the surgery.

Then it will be time to concentrate on packing for my Alaskan Cruise. Can't wait. Poor Penny will not like it when I leave her again. After I am gone for a couple days, I can't sit down in my chair without her climbing into my lap. Doesn't work very good when I have the laptop on my lap. But at least she is now MY cat.

We have had some really nice weather but no rain until last night I guess there was quite a storm but I didn't hear it. Good to be a heavy sleeper. Suppose to get more tomorrow. My daughter will be up for the weekend . Hasn't had time for over a month. She is out of school and now has big plans for the summer also. Hope a little with me.

This is it for today. Maybe I can get some more of these pictures in now. Looks like blogger has changed a little again but hope this will be OK. Am busy getting this months little quilt made for the Pink Pinchuson. I'm suing Thimbleberries this time. Thanks for stopping by.


Jules said...

I got my June quilt done early this month so need to get it posted next week.

Glad you can sleep through the storms. I hit my hubby a good one when some lightning must have struck quite near. Yowsers!! We've had some strong storms this year already but at least not tornadoes.

Enjoy your weekend with your daughter. :) I get to see mine for a few hours on Sunday.

Unknown said...

Beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!

kclily said...

Your rose star quilt is fabulous. I have never seen that pattern before. All I can say is "WOW".

MARCIE said...

Love that feedback quilt! How did you collect so many?

MARCIE said...

Oh, you know I meant FEEDSACK!

Appalachian Mercantile said...

Thanks for the mini quilt show, Eileen! :)

quiltmom anna said...

Those quilts are stunning Eileen. So much intricate work in some of them and others are just beautifully quilted and interesting color combos.
Glad that the weather has been nice- hope that you don't have too much trouble with your eyes.
I am looking forward to the beginning of summer. The break begins next week and it will nice to have a different pace of life for a little while.
Our son is moving to Prince Edward Island in August. It is on the eastern side of Canada so it is a long way from here. We will miss him but they do grow up and make their choices so we have to let them fly.
Take care of yourself.
Warmest regards,

Sinta Renee said...

I absolutely love your RoseStar quilt! It is gorgeous! Have a great vacation Eileen!!!

JudyT said...

Love your Rose Star quilt!! I've never seen that pattern but it is gorgeous.