Midnight Quilt Mania

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring is almost here, can you feel it?

I love Spring! The plants are just starting to peek out of the ground, promising lots of wonderful flowers this year. Although I love my summer flowers, especially the daylilies, I also really look forward to Spring for the daffodils, then the Peonies and Iris. This Friday it's going to be almost 70 degrees and I took the day off work. A happy coincidence! :) Anyway, for Spring I made myself this nice lap quilt for snuggling with my little baby on the couch.

I used Bliss fabrics from Moda. I love the red, aqua and pink together. I think I will have to buy several more yards of some of the polka dots and other red prints to keep for other projects. The quilt pattern is Piece of Cake by Thimble Blossoms. It was super easy to put together.

Sorry the photos aren't as bright as I would have liked because I took the photo indoors. The weather has been awful and I didn't think I could get a volunteer to stand outside in the cold and hold it up while a took a picture. I am having a great time with sewing and quilting. I took a free motion quilting class last weekend. It was a lot of fun but let's just say that I need LOTS of practice and will probably have my bigger quilts done by a wonderful local long-arm quilter for quite a while.
How am I going to balance sewing and gardening this Spring I wonder? Sewing will probably take a back seat while I try to get the garden in shape for the AHS daylily convention here next summer. We will have approximately 600 people touring our garden. {gulp} What have I gotten myself into? :)