Monday, July 23, 2012

Productive Week!

I made all sorts of things this week. The one on the right is a 16 X 20 wall hanging I'll be bringing to a friend who's invited us to the "Tiki Hut" in his backyard. I thought this funny saying would add to the ambiance of all the kitchy stuff hanging in there.

 These rows of flying geese are the start of the "Blooming Tale" pattern below right. It's an all paper-pieced pattern that is one of those epic projects that will be on-going for a long, long time!

Below are the 4 placemats I made Friday to bring to friends who've just moved into their new house. We don't know them very well and wondered if this would be a gift they'd use. They invited us for dinner tonight (Saturday) and after some nice conversation, the husband offered to set the table. "Do we have any placemats?" he asked his wife of only 2 years? Umm, not really. It was then I suggested they open the gift I'd brought. They were thrilled with them--and I was tickled that I'd picked something they could really use!

Check out all the other great projects on Judy's Design Wall Monday! (Isn't her newly remodeled blog great?!)

Have a great quilting week!


Jennifer Woo said...

Nice placemats! Perfect timing. I love the paper pieced pattern, it does look like it is a time consuming project! My favorite is the wall hanging...I think it is wonderful. My dream home would include a tiki bar!!

Vicki said...

I love your quilts and I think your flying geese are amazing. Can't wait to see it in it's next phase.

Diane said...

love the place mats-great idea for twister pattern! your epic flying geese quilt is going to be stunning! and the Tiki hut quilt is terrific!

Lizziebeth said...

I have the same paper piecing pattern and you had to go and remind me. LOL

Cathy Tomm said...

Love the rum wall hanging. My uncle could use one, ha ha. Good job with the place mat gift. They are nice.

Ruthie said...

what a wonderful gift! How did you quilt the placemats?