Sunday, July 14, 2013

Simple and Sweet

This weekend was a simple one, with time to catch up on projects and to visit with friends.


"Jacks for Althea" 36" x 48"
I quilted and delivered this crib quilt to a friend for her granddaughter.  




To save time, I tried a fusible batting.  





It worked very well for this small project. 




Then I went to my neighbor's backyard for some outdoor sewing--my FAVORITE summer activity.
That's my neighbor, Shannon, (left,) and her visitor, Deanna, from Portland.




While they sewed on their Bernina's, I made progress on my embroidery.  
I finished the red chain stitch all the way around the lone star.

19 comments:

Shirley said...

Love the colour you have chosen for your background. Sewing with friends is so rewarding.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Simple and sweet weekends are the best. Love your Jacks quilt!! I bet the recipient will treasure it forever!! It's great to see you enjoying the summery weather with friends in the garden!

audrey said...

It sounds like a GREAT weekend! Love the baby quilt. I just can't get over how wonderful the colors/prints play together. Very sharp looking and fun too.:)

Barb said...

what a great baby quilt. The bright colors are very fun.
Outdoor sewing is a joy and your setting is fantastic -

Chris said...

Outdoor sewing? Brilliant! Must try it very soon - I've got an outlet out there, and my tunes already set up. And love the white wine refreshment! :)
Adorable quilt, love the pattern!

Sharon said...

Your baby quilt is adorable! And I like the sound of sewing outside ....

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hope the embroidery is still fun . . . it looks awesome (even in a teaser photo)!

cinzia said...

Sewing with friends outdoors!? What could be more fun!

Mary Keasler said...

How pieceful. Looks like the perfect spot for some outdoor therapy. And making all those perfectly aligned and even stitches, all the way around!

smazoochie said...

So envious of sewing outdoors. Too muggy & buggy & hot here. Love the background green you chose.

Terry said...

Stitching in the garden with friends looks perfect, Add in the great embroidery project and friends for a wonderful time.

meli B said...

What a fabulous day you must have had with the Aussies. Outdoor stitching with machines is a novel idea. I might just have to try that one day.

Mary said...

Love the baby quilt and the use of stripes. Great fabrics! I have never considered fusible batting...does it wash out? Just curious. What a great idea to sew outside!

Linda said...

Love your cot quilt. Great colours and great design. Does the block have another name other than Jacks as I can't seem to track it down and I'd love to make a quilt like this.
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

Juliann in WA said...

How fun to sew outside. I love that little quilt top.

sewyouquilt2 said...

great idea to sew outside. sunshine , natures colors, and doing what you love. nothing better!

Karen said...

The pinwheel quilt so cute with those fabrics. I am partial to the polka dot ones.

Marit said...

Such a sweet quilt!
Lovely company on a summers day. Sewing outside is just the right thing to do...

DH Stitches said...

Outdoor sewing sounds like so much fun! What a great idea. Might have to try it on a day when it's not too windy here in Nebraska. Ha--that could be a hundred years from now!