Thursday, July 12, 2012

July is The Best!

 Hi there! I have a few finishes and some starts, 

 thought I'd like to share them.

Shabby Chic is done, and I'm so happy with the results ~
 sewing the binding, see my full cup of chia tea?

the tea is about gone, and I've cut the binding- that's the scrap in the side chair ~

It's finished, and so is the tea... here's the label ~

  Jeff's posing with the finish, before the wash~


 ~ quilted love, a heart, their last name, and pretty loops ~

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Beth's birthday came, and we delivered last year's twister "Cherries" table runner. I made this last year, and it took me for-e-v-e-r to quilt it. . . I K.N.O.W., what a friend I am! 
But she loved it, and laughed when I showed her the one I started for her for next yearlol!
 ~A thank you goes to my friend Gail of The Cozy Quilter
(see my post here)

 Beth also had me quilt her newest grandson's quilt, she had it pinned, and waiting for me. I brought it back to her to bind ~

~  for Colin ~

 On the 4th of July, we were together with Beth and Jerry and I played with her  red, white and blue fabrics and made some crazy patch blocks into a table runner for her entryway. She immediately put it on the table and added a sweet blue teapot, and a red, white and pink one, sorry, I forgot to get a picture of it on the table...her runner is pieced but not quilted yet.

Here are my squares... yep, not finished...

I and 2000 others have been stung by a bee. Well, not really, but Lori Holt of A Bee in my Bonnet started a Granny Squares Quilt Along, and I did, yes I DID jump in...tell me if you did too. Here are my first three squares, and another is laying by the table for tomorrow. (Because, I'm typing tonight  :-} lol  )

 Now, lest you think I'm being lazy, we've also been swimming, sewing swimsuits (well, Beth has, mine's only cut out), going away overnight weekly this summer, cooking, teaching a bit of quilty things, went to a free concert under the stars for a group called California Guitar Triorefinishing a few pieces of furniture, you know, stuff like that. I love July!

I'll leave you with a video, if I can.
"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:10


  1. Shabby Chic is beautiful! Wow! Love your Great Granny along granny squares. I haven't dove in to that one yet, but it is very tempting. Happy quilting!

  2. There's a lot happening here! Shabby Chic looks great. This is lovely.
    The twister looks lovely and so does the baby quilt.
    I love all the fun you have had with the RWB in the crazy patches and the granny squares. They look really good, too.
    You are certainly enjoying July!

  3. Your sewing machines are in overdrive! You should remember to give them a break once in a while to let them cool off! nice twister... The LOVE quilt is lovely! I have the granny square quilt along bookmarked to start once I finish off my flannel mystery quilt. I want the summer off too, but unfortunately, I have to work...

  4. Love that shabby chic quilt... it's gorgeous! Congratulations on such a fantastic finish!

    Looks like you've been very busy sewing... I've not joined in the Granny QAL... have too much on my plate right now but it looks like fun!

  5. I can see why July is the best...what beautiful quilts!!! Although I'm not participating in the Granny Squares quilt along, my sister and I plan to use these blocks for an upcoming 70th birthday quilt for our mom :-)

  6. The shabby chic turned out great!

    I love the granny's, too. =)

    You are one busy lady!!

  7. Oh wow the video is great and they don't even look at a piece of sheet music!

    Well I can't believe how lovely your shabby chic turned out,
    elmers glue huh? amazing. I hope it will be loved for years to come!

    Have a wonder summer, sounds like you are enjoying every minute you
    can squeeze out of it!

    Happy Sewing

  8. I don't sew or quilt or go with those who do but if you'll have me anyway, I'd love to be yore bloggy friend and co-conspirator! ;-)

  9. So pretty, Pokey! I love the shabby chic look. I'm still working on my wall hanging. So much other stuff, it's hard to get back to it. Have a great day.

  10. Oh my goodness Pokey. The shabby chic quilt turned out so beautifully, I want to run off and start making one. Fabulous finish!

  11. Wow! You've been busy making beautiful things! I I love Chai tea and I want your red and white mug!!

  12. Wow I love Shabby Chic!! It looks like you've been busy :-)

  13. My, my, but haven't you been a very busy girl!? Quilting and binding and sewing and tea-drinking and getting stung! Me too! I'm impressed that you've made three GGA blocks already. I've done just one. Tomorrow I start painting several pieces of furniture. Oh the many activities we find to do. Enjoy!

  14. The Shabby Chic is lovely and I love how you "posed" it. I'm also loving the Granny Square blocks, but haven't attempted them yet. Can't say I'm a big fan of July, even though it's my birthday month, but maybe it's because I don't get it off like you do! You've been BUSY!

  15. I love your great grannies. :0)

  16. Thumbs up on the Shabby Chic quilt. Is is so pretty. Enjoyed seeing all of your projects. I think the twisters look sharp. It has been fun to see everyone's Granny Squares. I like the fabrics you chose.

  17. Hi Pokey, checking in to say hi and see what you are up to. You sure have been busy, love all of your pretty projects. The Shabby Chic quilt is lovely, I'll have to look through your previous posts and will hopefully see the process. It looks like appliqué.

  18. Thanks for the link of making a Twister without the ruler. I have seen this project done all over the blogs!

    And I was just reading about the Great Granny project on another blog. I cannot participate, but I'll be following you. Your colors are excellent. I love red.

    Blessings to you, friend!

  19. Love all your starts and finishes. I especially like the red/white/blue ones. Yes, July is a great month.

  20. are on a roll there! Love the grannies...hope the bee doesn't sting me!! LOL
    Also loved the guitar video and sent it to my son to enjoy.


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