Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Half of the Year

Wow - can it be true?  Half the year is over?  Well just about, but where did the time go?  We had a Winter that would not end, no Spring, and now nothing but rain.  I hope the other half is a little more pleasant.

I totally forgot about design wall Monday - I managed to get two more flower blocks done.  I love this Boho fabric and a great way of using up my stashed Shot Cottons.

And since this photo, I have added three more rows to the Jelly Roll QAL.  It is taking a little longer as I have been re-pressing blocks that get flipped opposite direction so I can mesh the seams.

And since I have a lot of stuff for NewFO, I will share the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap piece that I sent to my partner.  The theme was 'Fantasy' along the Midsummer Nights Dream idea, but my partner and I agreed to make a guilt based on our dream wish.  Diane's was to go to Tahiti - so my Tahiti quilt and dollie to her. 

And mine was to have my own little cabin in the woods - she got this so pegged with all the special scenes and setting. I cried when I first opened this as it so reminds me of my Dad and all the connections to the homestead and mountain.  And a very sweet homemade card and tiniest of jointed felt teddies.

Help Some Bloggers:

The Traveling Stash is starting to fade - please check in with Katie (side bar button)  There are boxes waiting to move on that have no takers (Katie has two no less), so if you have had no luck in winning a box - now is the time to put in for some fun.

Patricia at Quilter000 is trying to locate this:

pattern it is in fall issue of 2008 'Fabric Trends' called Horn of Plenty

A quilting friend of hers had her copy of the magazine 'accidently borrowed' at a guild meeting and needs the pattern to finish the quilt.  If you can assist Patricia, contact her thru her blog.

Sewingly Yours,


KatieQ said...

The doll quilt your swap partner sent is wonderful. She really got it right.
I know exactly how you feel about the year being half over. I feel like I haven't been able to catch my breath all year. The rain has stopped here, but now we have horrible humidity. After a shower, I can't seem to get dry.

Sheila said...

Love watching your flower blocks and jelly roll QAL progress.
So CUTE Tahiti doll and doll quilt!
Sweet homestead.
Hope the rest of your year is better that the first half.

Cheryll said...

Your cabin quilt is gorgeous... your partner really nailed it didn't she!
A year half over... hard to believe isn't it! :(

Lesley said...

Your quilts are always so beautiful. Especially love the flower blocks...it's one of those projects that intrigues me. You'll have a gorgeous quilt when done. Thanks for another inspirational post!

JoAnne said...

I love both of the swap quilts and friends! The Tahiti quilt reminds me of our time in Hawaii and the Cabin quilt reminds me of our time in Alaska. I've been following your blog for a while now, but I think this is my first comment. I'm your Santa Bag Swap partner.

Nita said...

Amazing how time flys so quickly. I would love to learn how to do the Hawaiian applique on your Tahiti quilt. Maybe someday I can actually learn it in Hawaii!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Beautiful pieces as always. So nice to be able to visit. :)

Belinda said...

Oh I adore your flower blocks!! I'll need to try that soon. And the doll quilts are just perfect aren't they?!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your Dolly Quilt!

Snoodles said...

Love both of the dollie quilts...what a poignant reminder of your father. That is a different jelly roll quilt than I've seen...looks great!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What great flower blocks Sharon, those are some of the nicest I've seen! The little Cabin in the Woods quilt is precious and I can see why it brought tears to your eyes!

Shannon said...

Great little quilts. The one you got hits my heart also. My grandfather was a forest ranger and so we spent many summers at his forest homes in the woods. Loved it! I stopped doing Traveling Stash for financial reasons. I did not know that things were running slow. I will go sign up right now, things are better and I can afford the shipping again. Thank you for the heads up!

Kris said...

I know - where in the world has this year gone?? Half done - already?? The older I get the faster it goes!! I LOVE the Doll Quilt Swap quilt you made for your partner!! Lucky girl!!!

Michele said...

Love the Boho blocks and the doll quilts are sweet. I too wish for much better weather the 2nd 1/2 of the year.