Thursday, March 25, 2010

Neighbor's Tree

My spring break starts tomorrow so no blogging for awhile. We are going on a trip to Israel to visit our son. I will leave you with this shot of my neighbor's tree, an early bloomer here in Washington. When I return the cherry blossoms will be out.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pink Flowers

My quilt guild, Needle Chasers of Chevy Chase, is having our biannual quilt show this December. The show is featuring a challenge to our members to "try something new" maybe a technique you've never done before or doing something in a new way. I have never done beading or embellishments of any kind on a quilt so I decided that would be my challenge. I am planning to embellish and finish the quilt pictured on my blog, "Snowflake Hex" but thought I should begin with a practice piece - thus, "Pink Flowers." It's a mini-quilt measuring 10" x 14". The pattern comes from the book, Creative Quilting With Beads by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader. I love the way it turned out!
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Hath Sprung

I promised a picture of a crocus and here it is! Of course it would have looked a little better if I had cleared away some of the dead leaves around it but who has time for that? I will have a new quilting project to show as soon as I put the binding on.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March Activities

Don't you love waking up the morning after you stayed up late watching the Academy Awards and knowing that spring is right around the corner? We have new Oscar winners and the next People magazine full of yummy fashions to look forward to. To me, it's the last big event of the winter. We have been blessed with warm (60s!) sunny weather here in the nation's capital. There is still snow on the ground in the shady spots but Snowmaggedon is feeling like a distant memory.

I have been knitting a shawl and have several quilts in the planning stages. My husband just asked me to make a baby quilt for one of his employees who's expecting a baby girl in four months. It's the first time he's asked me to do that so I'm psyched!
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kathleen's Feedsack Quilt

I am helping Kathleen finish her feedsack quilt. I made the same one last summer only with green sashing. What a difference the blue makes!
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cheddar Cheese & Crackers Quilted

Whew, that's kind of a tongue-twister! I finished the quilting and binding on this adorable doll quilt. I chose red binding suggested by another quilt blogger. This thing is heavily quilted, let me tell you. But I had great fun working on it. Thanks, Lori, of Humble Quilts.
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Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1st

I heard on the radio today that March 1st is the "meteorological beginning of spring" whatever that means. Any definition of spring sounds good to me! There is still quite a bit of snow in my backyard and despite a blue sky and sunny day, it was cold today.
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