Monday, July 21, 2008

What a Weekend!!

My weekend began with a wonderful belated birthday gift from Mary Ann.  I sent her a HUGE  (Think size of a small child, like 53 pounds) package and she received it on Friday too!!  Funny how that worked out.  I sent her vintage magazines and patterns from my dad's house.  I know how much she loves that vintage paper!!  Have fun Mary Ann!!  So this is what was inside.

And her it is all unwrapped!!  Very cool.  I really like the animals and the other fabrics play so nicely with them.  Thanks, Mary Ann.
Saturday was Quilt Till You Wilt with the CL's.  I had to bring a project that I could use my little machine on and decided to work on the 4 leaf clover string quilt.  As it just so happens, I got all the blocks sewn into rows! Then when I got home I used all the blue and yellow orphan blocks to make another orphan star quilt.  Sat night was a party at my friend Terry's house as her son     was in town and will be going back to Iraq soon.  I met them when I was his religous ed teacher many years ago and we have been friends ever since.  My DS is best friends with her youngest son also.  

On Sunday I decided I *needed* to get the St. Pat's quilt done.  Aiden was helping me on the couch behind the sewing machine.
Laxy was in the chair directly to the right of the sewing machine all curled up in the chair.
Mosen was lying on the bag with my sister's quilt in it in front of the sewing machine.
There was no more space so Jack went into the family room and took his nap on the Texas fleece I made for DS!
Here is the orphan star.  Now I have done 2 of these with blocks left over from the M string quilt.  One will be in our art auction here at the U of M and one will go to the Christmas sale for the church.
Well, here is St Patrick's Good Luck all finished!  I hung it on the clothes line for a picture and you can see it is too wide and long for it, but at least you can see it!
I think it turned out quite nice!  It will be the raffle quilt for St. Patrick's church next year.  I am happy to have it this far along already!  Our church works with theirs to help them as they are a pretty poor parish.  Every year the CL's make a quilt for them to raffle.  I actually designed this one myself.  I have to say, I really like making string quilts
After I finished this I made caramel brownies to take to my friend's house as DH and I were going to her boyfriend's house for dinner.  We had a really good time and the brownies were a hit!


Very Mary said...

I'm glad you like it! Peek at my place on Thursday for an ode to Mama Spark!

Faith said...

Oh I love all what youve done they look great and wow I love the greens in that good luck coat

Mary Johnson said...

Very cute - I like the star and the 4 leaf clover!

dot said...

The St Pattys quilt is wonderful. Very cute.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I love the animal fabric that you got, too! I used it in an I Spy quilt for my sister's family. Great job on the clover quilt! It looks awesome!

Pat said...

Your clover quilt is very cute and sooo many!

That's awesome!

Helen in the UK said...

What great and unusual string quilts. I really like the shamrock one - very clever :)

Cher said...

love these string quilts-very creative!

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