Monday, March 31, 2008

Time To Sew




Sewing therapy...priceless.   The past few days I have managed to find some time to putter in the sewing room.   The top photo is the Madeira jelly roll strip quilt--all done done.   And it has a name!!   DH wanted "Life Has Its Ups and Downs"--way too long.   "Trip Trap"  (think three billy goats gruff)--too obscure.    So I settled on "Ups and Downs" in light of the dark horizontal strips pattern.  I hope to get a better picture at the guild show in June.   My longarmer gave a 20% discount if the quilt would be hung in the show (she wants to increase business) so in the show it will go  LOL!    The second photo is of two little throw pillows I stitched up, using two Mexican embroidery pieces I bought on the trip.   Of course, the bed needs LOTS more throw pillows.    Last photo is Circuit Rider BOMs.   This month's pattern is the lower right block, Spring Glory.   It was in the Star Magazine, buried among all the newspapers that had piled up during the trip.   Glad to have rescued it!


14 comments:

Libby said...

Oh I do love those Billy Goats Gruff *s* Your pieces all look great! Glad to see you found some stitchin' time.

Jacquie said...

Ups and Downs looks great on the bed. Glad you had sewing time...therapy I mean. Good for the soul!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

The quilt is just beautiful! I love your stitchery pillows. Cute!

Lindah said...

Wow! You really have been busy! Ups and Downs is really neat. I like the appliqued border. It looks like a magazine photo!

Silverthimble said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your quilt. Very pretty.

jovaliquilts said...

Ups and Downs is great! I love how the little trick of having the teal bars at alternating ends of the block makes the quilt so much more interesting than if you'd had teal sashing. The applique really sets it off nicely, too!

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

I love the colors in your Ups & Downs quilt! And the pillows are great!

Hanging your quilt in the show is a small sacrifice to getting 20% off! Good for you!

Nice to meet you, thanks for visiting my blog!
Debbie

Karen said...

I really like the jelly roll quilt. Remember I bought the same fabric after seeing what you were doing. Well, the fabrics are still in the roll.
I think the Circuit Rider blocks are great. I assume they will put the blocks out in book form later on.

Fiesta said...

Vera, welcome back. Beautiful job on the pillows and the quilt!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So nice...so very nice...love it all.

itziarpatch said...

Your jobs are fantastics i like beautiful pillows and quilts

Karen said...

The rick rack looks so cheerful!

Megan said...

The Ups and Downs quilt is great!! I just finished a quilt top with the same pattern, but mine came out a bit too pink for my taste. I'm a big fan of the applique in the border.