Friday, May 27, 2011

Pink-Saturday-Flowers and Hand Stamped Cards

Pink Saturday-stop on over to Beverly our lovely hostess and check out all of the links.

Happy 3rd Birthday Pink Saturday!  Beverly, thank you for this incredible Pink's been a blast so far, your dedication and time are so greatdly appreciated for all the coordination of this event.

Spring apple blossoms on one of my fruit trees.  I now see some apple buds yesterday.
Tablescape features a pretty green and pink quilt along with fresh flowers from the spring garden.

Dancing, anyone?  Fun card to make.

Love this stamp many possibilities!

Two of my faviorites, pink and pearls....rhodendrum from the front garden.

It's been a wonderful ride so far, finding pink for three years, I've met lots of new blog friends and been inspired.  It's something to look forward to, whether you're in a high or low, you can escape to pink saturdays for pure enjoyment, "just because you can", it's all yours.  Thank you for all your comments and visits, they really lift me up, I look forward to the each new Pink Saturday!  Hugs, Michelle

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Clarence Quilt Guild Show

Clarence Quilt Guild Show was a treasure to visit as always.  I'll probably divide the post up to a few because they will just be picture intense.  I love looking at quilts, never tire of it, hope you enjoy.  Show is in a small space so most of the pictures are at an angle but I think you will still be able to enjoy them.   Some quilts I will show a 2nd photo with a close up of the block or quilting.  As always there are just so many creative and talented women to admire.

Stop back again, for Part II, more photos to come of beautiful Quilts.  Hugs, Michelle

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2011

Welcome and thank you for stopping by for a visit.  I am linked up with the "Bloggers Quilt Festival-Spring 2011", click on the link to visit all the fabulous quilts featured.
Another "adopted girl" I'm featuring.  I can't bear to think of an unfinished quilt top or blocks that have no home with anyone to love them...a few years ago I bought on e-bay several vintage tops and blocks.  I feed them sandwiches {a quilting back a filler of batting and a pretty top}, then I take care of their boo boo's {stitching them together}, and then I give them lots of hugs {wrapping up and keeping warm}.

This pattern is the "tree of life", and it is one of my favorite, I don't have time in my life right now to do this type of piecing, but I enjoy quilting them on my long-arm and bringing them to "life".  This top was all hand pieced, and I have to tell you maybe the reason it was never finished was because let me tell you it did not lay flat whatsoever, the sewing was with some pretty large stiches and there was so much fabric gapping I had a very difficult time quilting it, I had to overlap the border in a couple of different places and sew it down. 

I just love this soft bubble gum pink paired with the turquoise blue, two solid color quilts can be very striking. 
The tree of life pieced blocks are alternated with the a plain pink, so I choose a turquoise thread to quilt a tree on those blocks.
I thought the borders called for a traditional feather design, I have not put a binding on the quilt yet. 

I imagine it will look different once washed. I used three different Kaffe Fassett fabrics for the backing that I pieced.

All in all, even though she was a tough girl to raise, I love her, appreciate her for who she is, the  flaws and beauty. 
Have fun enjoying the "virtual" show!  Stop back again and visit anytime.


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