Monday, July 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad says he's the luckiest guy around--the whole country celebrates his birthday in a HUGE way each year--4th of July. When I was little, I believed him--heck, I still do! :) Here's to ya, Dad! (My daughter was down in SC visiting him--so thanks to them for the picture).
And while they were playing, I was back home sewing away. I'm trying to get samples done for the fall classes (my Open House/Quilt show is at the end of August)....here's some of what I've been working on...I FINALLY got the binding on my Grandma's Double Wedding Ring quilt. This is a top I finally talked her into giving me..I had it quilted by my Amish friend and then stalled for quite a while (I'm taking the 5th on this one! LOL) and decided since it's about my oldest UFO--I should get it done. and it finally is..hallelujah!

I'm playing around with my HQ16, aka Zoe, and am doing a modified Baptist Fan. Still working out the kinks, but it looks pretty good to me--and it's another DONE quilt! I'm donating this one to a local charity that supplies foster kids with basic neccessities and their very own quilt.Finally got the Tennessee Waltz quilt done--I named it "Vintage Paradise"--after the fabric by that name. It actually was leftover fabric from another project I was doing that got changed and I had a lot left. It's now almost gone! A great stashbuster for sure!

7 comments:

ruth said...

The wedding ring quilt is stunning!

Sarah Jayne said...

The wedding ring looks really great - as do all the others. You must have worked very hard.

Pieces From Me said...

Your grandmothers quilt is gorgeous!! I am positive that a foster child will LOVE their new quilt. They have very little they can call their own. Your vintage Paradise is stunning! You have to be feeling good! Great pic of your dad. He looks like a fun, loving guy!

Libby said...

No one in the world would blame you for stalling on that scalloped border!! But it looks great, and what a treasure...

Norma said...

Those are quite the finishes. I love the Tennessee Waltz quilt! In particular, I love the border fabric! Isn't it nice that your whole country takes time out to celebrate your Dad's birthday! *LOL*

Gail said...

They are each wonderful, but that wedding ring is amazing, and I love the round illusion of the waltz quilt. Dad sure is enjoying himself!

paula, the quilter said...

O what a beauty that wedding ring is! And the Tennessee Waltz isn't bad either. When you do finishes, you *DO* finishes, don't you?