Last Sunday I was the hostess for the June meeting of the Hudson Valley Modern Quilt Guild. We had a great afternoon sitting out by the pool having snacks and show and tell. I was a slacker and did not take any pictures, but my friend Jody documented it on her blog www.thevanillayear.com. She made a beautiful little bag for me out of our favorite Tula Pink fabric.
It's perfect for a little knitting project, and to my delight she put a beautiful skein of sock yarn inside. Now she has to teach me to knit socks. ;)
We have had such great weather here, all the flowers are growing like crazy. Lots of bunnies in the yard, which provide a constant challenge for our furry child.
We live not far from the US Military Academy at West Point. In the summer the Army band gives free concerts in the amphitheater overlooking the Hudson River. We have never gone to one until tonight but it won't be the last!
I finished the layer cake picnic quilt just before the concert started, it came out great.
The perfect place for our cheese and crackers.
The concert was amazing! They played music from the movies, including Frozen, James Bond, and Star Wars. Storm Troopers made an appearance and Darth Vader fought with the conductor.
Here's the money shot...
Have a great week!
A few weeks ago my friend Jody asked me to be her partner in the Supernova Friendship Block Swap. You can read more about it here http://latenightquilter.com/2014/04/29/announcing-the-supernova-friendship-block-swap/. Jody and I met last year at a Hudson Valley Modern Quilt Guild Meeting, and I have been lucky to quilt a couple of her beautiful quilts. She blogs over at www.thevanillayear.com check it out...her writing is amazing. We chose to use Tula Pink's Acacia line with Kona Coal for our background.
We had to lay out fabrics in combinations for different blocks.
I had a roll of some coordinating Free Spirits fabrics, so I will sprinkle these in where I can.
The first block was a little labor intensive, but now that I know what I'm doing they will hopefully go a little quicker.
In the end I really like how it turned out. I can't wait to see what Jody came up with!
Also in the works this week is another simple quilt made out of a layer cake that I bought a long time ago. I think it will make a perfect picnic quilt.
I was able to score some fabric for the back and binding on sale.
What's happening in your sewing room this week?
May and June always seem to be busy months in this house. Lots of birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, end of school, blah blah blah. We had oldest turn 16 last week. She is now driving (with her learner's permit) and thus we have entered a whole new realm of parenting.
I've had a few customer quilts that have all been so different, I'm really enjoying getting to play with all these amazing quilts! First was a little quilt for Susy. I didn't get a good picture of the whole thing, but here you can see the quilting pattern called calm waters.
Next up was a purple quilt for Michelle. She chose interlocking squares with cotton batting. It came out really soft and beautiful.
Next was a baby quilt for Erin. She asked for straight horizontal lines, randomly spaced. I had fun quilting it and really love the way it turned out. The colors are amazing!
Here's the back...
Remember my layer cake quilt? It's all finished and bound. I was skeptical of this pattern but I really love the finished product and will definitely use it again. It's not like I don't have any other layer cakes to use. (Can you send me the number of a pre-cut addiction specialist?)
This next picture is just because I love peonies.
I have really been 'under the rainbow' this week!
My name is Kristin McLoughlin. I love to quilt for my family and friends. I am a blanket addict. Please feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!