Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Polka Dot Girls Block 7 and Quilting at the Lake

I'm back....Wow did this week ever fly by, with painting and a few days at the lake it was a busy time and here it is Sept already and the kids are back to school. I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend, I sure did. I'm not done the painting of the steps yet...too much rain last week and today is more of the same. The days I could have painted we were at the lake on Vancouver Island...it was excellent that we had wonderful weather while we were there. I finished another block of the Polka Dot Girls, I have one more of these larger blocks and 3 of the little ones and then.....I'm done...I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Here is a little basket I made last week, I've been using it for my stitchery. You can find the instructions here. Some of us have been extra busy making several of these baskets, check out Darlene's dozen...they are so adorable.
This is our view of the lake from my in-laws house. Would you believe in the winter the lake comes up close to that line where you see the railing. All the grass, brush and trees are under water and sometimes the lake will freeze a bit too. It's just incredible to see how close the water comes to the house. You can't see it from the picture but the house is on the side of a hill, so they've never had a flood.
While the guys were off Kayaking for the weekend, the girls were busy making this Double Irish Chain. My Aunt wanted to make a quilt from her oldest daughter and since my Aunt and MIL are both not experienced quilters, I offered my help. The three of us finished this queen size top in a couple of days. We don't know yet if the quilt will be a wedding gift or not...the engagement hasn't happened yet but my Aunt is keeping her fingers crossed. She wanted to be ready just in case.

30 comments:

Carol said...

Those Polka Dot girls are wonderful! Oh that little basket is just the best!

Judy said...

Wow, Wendy, I'd say you spent you relaxing time at the lake well! You rocked it getting all those projects pumped out! Love them all!

Stephanie said...

Darling stitchery and beautiful quilt. And those little baskets are popping up everywhere. Made a few myself! I see more in my future.

Thimbleanna said...

Love that Irish chain -- how fun to work on a quilt together!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

You are busy busy! I love the bag, the quilt and of course the Polka Dot girls!

Laila said...

Hi. You have been realy busy. I love it all. Think I need one of this great bags. I love to make bags. ;-)

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey Wendy! I'd been wondering about your painting...and could easily see after today's post that you've had a far better time with stitching and the lake. I'm glad to see one of us is getting something accomplished. LOL

Linda said...

Love the basket and love the view!

Guðrún said...

Another great Polka Dot block! The Irish chain is a classical. I am surprised that the trees and the grass don´t get destroyed with the water on it during wintertime.

Teresa said...

I do love the polka dot girls. If you decide you want to sell your pattern when you are through, please let me know! Great job on the quilt top. I just now you three must have had so much fun making it.

Floss said...

The polka dot girls are great, and what a great quilt to make as a group project.

Lyn said...

Hi Wendy, I love the colours and shape of the little basket. It does one good to get away for a weekend.The Stitchery has come up really well, I bet, you are pleased with the result. Regards Lyn

yellowfarmhouse said...

You know I'm crazy for those PDG's - there adorable. What an awesome view you had of the lake and I can't imagine the water coming up that hight - YIKES. Way to crank out a quilt there chicky - sounds like no time was wasted. I really need to check out the tutorial on those bags - they are so cute. I'm starting to think I have a bag obsession, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

Lynn said...

I am LOVING those polka dot girls!!! And that basket is adorable!!!

Darlene said...

The PDG's block is adorable!

Oh I love your basket - it's way cute.

Wow, the quilt is stunning - you three were busy!

A beautiful spot to spend time relaxing.

Cheryl said...

So much production going on!! Of course the Polka Dot Girls are wonderful, and what a great basket. I have been seeing them all over the blogs..hmm, think I need to make one!! Wonderful quilt.

Karen said...

I wonder if I could do those Polka Dot Girls as nicely as yours looks. I have done so little embroidery since I was young, I just don't know. I have seen the Polka Dot Girls on other blogs and it makes me want to do them every time I see one.
The Irish Chain quilt project was surely fun for the three of you!

Knot Garden said...

Every stitchery you do is just as perfectly done as the last!
Great teamwork getting that quilt top done in so short a time.
I love the beautiful view of the lake.

MARCIE said...

I adore those little baskets! The Irish Chain is great. I bet it feels good to get so much done so quickly. I love a team project!

Aldana said...

Hello!!! Is beautifull your blog!!!
My name is Aldana. I am argentina but now I live in Spain
Do you want exchange a thimble with me?
Sorry but my english is so so
Hugs:


Aldi

em's scrapbag said...

The poka dot girls are delightful. What fun.

Kim said...

Your stitchery is wonderful.. where can you get the patten I really like this block and would love to make it. The basket is great I will have to make one of those... and the Irish Chain will be be a treasured gift no matter what it's reason....Thanks for sharing.. Kim

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your Polka Dot gals. The irish chain quilt is great. Love the colors. And I can't believe how far up that water comes to that house. WHOA!!! I'd be sleeping in my life jacket. LOL

Jackie said...

I love your little baskets, and as you know I am in love with your Polka Dot Girls!! They are fabulous. What a view from the in-laws...gorgeous. The Double Irish Chain is wonderful too. That is what we have on our bed. I love it!

Terry said...

I just found your blog and I love those Polka Dot Girls! I'm off to find the pattern for myself! :0)

Lori in South Dakota said...

I laughed so hard at your aunt being ready "just in case"!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Those polka dot girls are priceless! They are adorable! cheers, QGB

N.C.Fabric Junkie said...

Please tell me where I can find the poka dot girls patterns"

Christine said...

Another lovely Polka Dot Girls block. Your stitching is so neat and I love your choice of colours.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that fabric basket is way too cute! I"m so glad I came to visit! I just HAVE to make one of these now too!