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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunshine and Lilacs

Ooof! Talk about a busy day! Because our temperatures are hanging in there on the mild side (unbelievable for this time of year where we live), I've admittedly been pushing it trying to get windows washed inside and out. I didn't think it was going to happen this year but Mother Nature is almost taunting me NOT to get them done with this gift of unseasonably warmish days.

So rather than being in my quilt studio (where I full well expected to be by now), I spent the better part of the day on a ladder stretching my garters (as my grandpa used to say) to reach all those dirty little upper corners on the outside of windows.

I finished the last windows I planned on doing today about 2:30 and came in just in time to finish the binding on this latest baby quilt and get pictures outside (best light for showing true colors) before the light waned for the day. (Anybody else still having trouble getting used to it getting dark so early?)

Sunshine and Lilacs. At least I think that's what I'm naming this quilt. The layout and piecing have produced a design that has a little more of a "modern" slant to it than I usually come up with.

The colors say "spring" to me, but that's fine because a baby to be born next spring is well on its way already. Anybody need a lovely baby quilt as a gift for a wee one being born this coming spring?

This quilt measures 39-1/2" x 51" so it would be ample in a crib.

I quilted it in an all-over meandering design.

The backing reminds me of a field of wild flowers.

The quilt will be eventually listed and offered on my website. How's the website coming, you ask? Well, as sometimes happens, you think you're very close to finishing a project when a small glitch turns up or life throws in a curve that requires that you put your attention elsewhere. But it's still foremost in our minds and WILL be happening. Since the unveiling didn't come about this week, I'm now wondering if it might be better to wait until after Thanksgiving. We'll see. And whenever it happens, I'm sure will be for the best.


beth said...

I really like this one! Love those snowballs interspersed with the squares...and the scrappy look too!
Are the squares 6"?
Have a great thanksgiving!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Beth - Thank you. Yup, 6" blocks on this one.

Happy Turkey Day to you, too! Are you cooking? I am. (But that's okay 'cause I LOVE those leftovers!)

Jenyfer Matthews said...


Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Jenyfer - Thank you!

Have you had a chance to check out my website? I'd appreciate your take on how it strikes you, easy (or not) to navigate, etc. Thanks.

bingo~bonnie said...

ooough I like both the pattern and the colors - reminds me of my high school b/c we were purple and gold Eagles...

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Bonnie - Thanks so much for commenting! I can't remember the last time (have I ever?) I put purple and yellow together but was very pleased with the way this one came out. Guess it just proves we all need to step outside the box sometimes.

Your kiddlies are darling . . . but, boy, do you have your hands full!