Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy National Quilt Day!

Today is National Quilt Day. I celebrated by goofing off some and then quilting a new spring table runner.

The quilt is still in "sandwich" form and now needs the binding sewn and attached. I quilted it with a leaf design from one of my sewing machine stitches. (If you double click on the last picture you will see the quilting close up.) I turned up the quilt on one edge so that you can see the pretty green fabric on the bottom. Haven't decided for sure which fabric I will use for the binding. It's sew beautifully bright I prolly should have worn sunglasses when I made it to protect my eyes.....

Can you see the tiny leaves quilted in "the ditch" in orange sulky thread?

I also tried a new soup recipe.....sweet sausage soup, made with sweet turkey sausage. Here is my National Quilt Day soup. I tried to duplicate a soup I had for lunch at a restaurant this week. Although that one was made with pork sausage, I think I came very close to the flavors. I served it with a little fresh Parmesan cheese on top, like the restaurant did.

I absolutely love these corning ware soup mugs that I got for Christmas. I took a picture of them in the store with my camera phone and emailed it to my family. It worked.

And that was my fun Quilt Day!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Some Little Quilt Love

Just finished up some new little quilts and thought I would share. These are currently for sale at Painfull Acres, my consignment shop. The table runner was in progress in my last post. I love to make the little projects and have made so many of the little table mats that I think I sometimes make them in my sleep!

Hope you enjoy the pics! If you wish to see the detail of the stitches, just do a double click on the picture.

This table runner pieces together very quickly as the main blocks are cut at 4 1/2 inches. The slow part is the quilting, but I picked a leaf pattern that was a built-in stitch on my sewing machine. The colors are just lovely for spring.

I love sunflowers. I'm a fan of sunflowers as sunflowers were the signature flower from the movie Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood. This is where I got the name YaYa Sisterhood Diva Quilters Club for my sisters, niece and daughter.