Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sewing...and Shopping!!!

I have been working on an   Etsy  Special Order  Baby Quilt and you know they are always just plain know you will never meet this child so I get to pray for her/him and the parents too!!!

This one is an applique name in raspberry and grey chevron...

Also brought out my basket blocks that the Guild gave me for my two term presidency gift.

Squared up each one to 6 1/2 " and you know these wonderful ladies, young & old, were not too sure about making this block because of the rick rack handle and how to attach some are hand stitched with love and some machine stitched (which is how I would have done it..easy)

I asked them NOT to square them so I could adjust IF needed...all were easy to square...

good job girls!!!

Trying to decide on a layout is difficult, isn't it....

I want to add some pin wheel blocks, flowers and aqua rick rack so it will look good in my new guest room/sewing room that I am redecorating.

Each signed their blocks in the bottom triangle...

Also, take a look at our local quilt store in a neighboring town that has moved and had a grand re-opening day today...

The Thistlebee Quilt Shoppe in Goldsboro

now on Center Street in an historic building downtown, just past the traffic circle.

So many cute quilts to make and a lot of fabric to purchase to make them!!!

Here is one of my guild buddies...

Mary Ellen, the owner, does absolutely beautiful hand embroidery and hand quilting and these Crabapple and Hill Studio patterns are my fav!!!!! I have this one when I can get around to starting it...but I want to use green and red floss for the embroidery.

You may remember from an earlier post...

And here is my lovely gift that I found in my bag when I got home!!! THANKS Mary Ellen...

Check out her website and make a purchase if you do not live close enough to visit.

Blessings all,


  1. Wait,Wait........I promise to have my block done on Wednesday....... There will be two of them...

  2. Beautiful work!! We lived right outside of Goldsboro many years ago, brings back sweet memories. Enjoy working on your new projects

  3. Love all of the cute basket quilts with the ric rac handles!

    The postcard pillow is a darling idea.

  4. Your new quilt with the baskets made by your quilting friends will be so lovely. How neat to pray for the baby and family while your making their quilt! I just finished a table runner and put it on my post. Enjoy your sewing! Nancy

  5. You friend baskets made me *smile*, they are so cute! I find myself praying over the ones who will receive my quilts, we do put love into those seams ~

  6. Love your quilt with baskets...really adorable!

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