Friday, July 27, 2012

Two Finishes and a Start

I have been trying to finish up some projects before starting new ones, but it's so hard. So many that I want to make.  But I did finish up the pinwheel quilt this past week. Lots of hand quilting, as usual.

I did a simple crosshatching on the border and added a red binding.

I never thought I would say this., but I am loving these bright colors. And it's the fault of all you bloggers and Pinterest!

I also started (and finished) a project from Lynette Anderson's It's Quilting Cats and Dogs book. I have gotten into making bags lately.

Isn't it cute? I have so many darker colored scraps, it was good to use up some of them. 

Now on to the "start" portion. I am still hooked on making hexagons and can't stop making them. I'm not sure what I will make with these pastel colored flowers, but I'm thinking a baby quilt.

On to some personal news: Our oldest son, Justin, is getting married in two weeks! We are so excited! They are having an informal wedding at a park in Chicago, followed by a reception at the same location. They are having pies instead of a wedding cake. (Family tradition for us - no birthday cake, always pie.) And Justin has asked me to make some of the pies. I'm happy to make them, since they are doing everything else. 

They are taking their honeymoon before the wedding. They are in Peru right now, hiking around Machu Pichu. (did I spell that right?) And right after the wedding they are moving to D.C. Justin got a teaching position at American University. Lots going on for those two and we couldn't be happier for them.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Here's hoping we all get some rain!


RiverBend Farm said...

Your work is beautiful. I started making a hexagons for a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt about 9 yrs ago and have it stuffed in a closet. Maybe before I die I will get it finished..or maybe one of my granddaughters will inherit it and have the desire to quilt.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congratulations to you son. I know you are happy for them and what a wonderful trip. I love your quilts and this bag is adorable! I'm ready to switch gears and make something different...don't know what yet! Happy weekend!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such beautiful quilting and stitching! Just love it. Congratulations to your son! The pie sounds like such a wonderful way to celebrate!

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Thanks for popping by and leaving me a lovely comment! Your quilt is awesome and all hand quilted - wow!!! :)

Sandra x

Helen Philipps said...

Your pinwheel quilt is gorgeous, I love all the hand quilting. Lovely news about your son's happy plans too! Enjoy the celebrations :)
Helen x

Diane Mars said...

Wo I love the bright colors too, you do beautiful work I don't have the patience for that...Hugs, Diane

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Congratulations to the happy couple and families! What a cool honeymoon they're having!

I love that pinwheel quilt! Just love the colors!

Solstitches said...

What a lovely post full of eye candy!
The quilt is gorgeous. Love those bright colours and the hand quilting.
The bag is fabulous too. I started to make that same bag one time but couldn't figure how to do the crazy quilting. Now it is stuffed in a drawer somewhere.
I feel motivated to look at it again after seeing your lovely finish.
Pretty hexagon flowers. I look forward to seeing what you decide to do with them.

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Cindy! Your pinwheel quilt is wonderful!! The handquilting is wonderful...I love it! You definitely have to play with your dresden ruler!! It is a lot of fun and very addictive :)

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Love your pinwheel quilt and the way you chose to quilt it. Looks great.