Sunday, April 05, 2009

Past and Present

I'm back! Have you missed me? Oh, I sure hope so. I'm back in blogging form and should be visiting with you again in the next day or two.

Need to thank Miss Snippet for filling in for me while I was sickly. She came through for me! You gotta admit though she is quite the little cutie! LOL

I took the time this week to quilt this flimsy from 'the past'. The flimsy is not quite a year old (finished it in May '08) so I feel really good that's it quilted and ready to hang right after Easter. The pattern is called "Keyholes" and can be found in the book "On A Roll Again" by Anka's Treasures. My local quilt shop asked if I'd make a sample for her store using a "Swanky" Layer Cake by Moda and I happily obliged. This is a super quick project - got the 'guts' done on Thursday afternoon and evening and the borders added on Friday evening. You've seen this around blogland - it's called "Spice Cake" by Mary's Cottage Quilts and perfect for Layer Cakes (10" squares). Cooper checked it out and told me that he likes it, too. :-)


Come back tomorrow and I'll share pictures of a truly touching surprise I received from a friend in Canada. Believe me, when I tell you I shed crocodile tears of joy. This sweet and lovely surprise came to me 'in friendship'. :-)
Thanks so much for visiting with me - come again real soon.
In Friendship!

24 comments:

Sherri said...

Your quilts are wonderful...and both of them are on my list to make!!!

Carol said...

I love your Keyhole quilt...I've looked at that pattern dozens if times an djust couldn't figure out what fabric to use...I love what you picked...it's so happy! And your Swanky Spice Cake is GREAT! Look at that cute little Cooper there giving his seal of approval.

Janet said...

Both of them look like good fun to make and the colours are very spring like. Glad to hear you are better.

Quilt Hollow said...

Keyhole is wonderful! I may have to rethink that book...wait, a friend of mine might have it! I'm trying really hard to be good about not making additional purchases. (you can laugh) Swanky Spice Cake - YUMMO!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I especially like Keyholes! Very cool!

Millie said...

Both quilts are wonderful and I love both patterns. I just might have to go and buy that book.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Both quilts are gorgeous! The Spice cake is a pretty design.

Wendy said...

Both quilts are wonderful. I can see now why you thought the spice quilt is good for larger prints. They are both cheerful quilts.

Pat said...

Both quilts are lovely. They look ready for spring!

Lurline said...

Dont' ask me to choose - I'd have both thanks (lol)!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Judith said...

Off course we missed you. Quilt are both beautifull

Owens Family Adventures said...

Yep, you were missed. :) Glad you're better!!!
dawn

Cheryl said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been feelling well. Great quilts.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Glad you're feeling better. Both quilts are adorable. Can't wait for your story tomorrow, but if it's something from Kaaren I know it will be wonderful. She is the sweetest person...one of the best!!
~Karen~

Linda said...

Oh I'm so behind on so many things. So sorry to hear you weren't well, but am so happy that you're back in the land of the living. Love your bunny quilt, so adorable.

Eileen said...

I do love that "Swanky".. and this is the perfect pattern for layer Cakes. Love it! Poor you.. have to make that quilt. :-)
Glad you're feeling better! Mr Snippets was fine.

Mary said...

Both of these look cute. I hope you get to keep your shop sample after it's displayed.

Quilter Kathy said...

Both of the quilts are wonderful, but I especially love the keyholes one...the bright and happy colours are just what a person needs to see this time of year!

Salem Stitcher said...

I love both of those patterns. Very pretty. Your Cooper and my Shelby could be mirrors of each other.

Glad you back and feeling better

Lynn said...

OOOH I love that spice cake!! I use that snowball pattern for my I Spy quilts, but I've never seen it like this. LOVE it!

Carrie P. said...

Yes, I missed you and glad you are back. Wow, great quilts. Love the fabrics in Spice Cake.

Nan said...

Both quilts turned out so very nice! The fabric for both quilt patterns was perfect! I'll take both of them, thank you!
H'moosies!!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That is so cute with your little pooch in front of it. Love teh colors and simplicity. You know I'm a snowball gal.

Carole said...

Glad to read that you are feeling much better! Lovely projects, as usual! Cheers!

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