Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer Quilting

It happened again...the week has just flown by...were does the time go???. Summer is here and I suddenly realized my watermelon quilt wasn't quilted....eek, I couldn't let the summer go by without getting this one done. I had intended this quilt to be finished by now. It was time to get busy and get it quilted, I did a all over stipple and then a little tea dying on the lawn. The tea didn't come out very dark, I might do it again...I haven't decided yet.

I almost fainted when I got an email from Carol, she said I won her charm pack giveaway. I asked her if she was sure.... because I never win anything. I'm so excited...Thanks so much Carol, I'll have fun playing with my little charm pack.

I'm almost finished another quilt, this one is smaller but still another flimsy out of the closet is a good feeling.

We've had a lot of hot sunny days and very little rain, the garden is loving this weather. I'm feeling more and more like a slug in the hot weather. I think it will cool off next week and I can get sometime done.

I hope everyone is doing well.

26 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh, I think I'm first - woohoo!

Love your watermelon quilt - it's adorable! I'm constantly amazed at how quickly the days pass.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Wendy, love your watermelon quilt...I was interested to read that you tea dye the quilt on the lawn....never thought of that ......I would have used our bath......sometimes I use Parissen Essence together with the tea....Regards Lyn

Deb said...

Wendy that quilt is lovely. You have made a beautiful job of it.

Stina said...

Congrats on a finish.. and in time of Summer too.. double congrats!!! :o)) And congratulations on your win too....O)
Glad to hear you have had wonderful days spent in garden and in sewingroom!!

Carol said...

We need to figure out how to slow these weeks down...LOL! Love your watermelon quilt. Your garden is just beautiful.

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats on your win Wendy! I bet you were very excited. You had mentioned to me before about not winning. I think we need Stina's luck!
Also that watermelon quilt is only two weeks into summer...you made it and did a fantastic job!
Soon we will all be in a Christmas panic! LOL

Lynn said...

mmmm - your watermelon quilt is delicious! I love the choice of fabrics you used in it. You're right - it is a great feeling to finish a top.

Needled Mom said...

Great watermelon quilt and congratulations on your win. I know you can put it to good use.

Jeanette said...

I love your watermelon quilt. What pattern is it?

sewkalico said...

Watermelons and summer that's a great combo :-) Glad you got it done - it's gorgeous!

Gwendie said...

It's hot farther north too? It's been hot here in Oregon as well. I wish my garden looked as nice as yours - it's a work in process.

I love your watermelon quilt! It's just so perfect for summer. Nice job!!!

Libby said...

Your Watermelon Girls are wonderful! So glad you will be able to enjoy them all summer long *s*

Guðrún said...

The watermelon quilt is awesome.

Teresa said...

I like the watermelon quilt and didn't even realize that was what it was until I saw your title in the post. I just like the graphic nature of the design. Great job!

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations on your win. It won't be the last I am sure.
Your quilt and garden are just lovely.

Judy said...

it turned out fantastic! Great quilt! and the garden looks wonderful too!

dotti white said...

I absolutely love your watermelon quilt. I would love to see a picture of the whole thing or could you let me know what the pattern is! I am loving it! Please let me know!

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute quilt Wendy!

Carol said...

Love your watermelon quilt. I'm so happy you won my charm pack.

Candace said...

Keep those garden collages coming, Wendy - they're terrific! LOVE the watermelon quilt - what a wonderful pattern!
Cheers!

Shirleymac said...

Love the watermelon quilt Wendy. Summer is coming back on Friday. Wish it would rain a bit more first though. It's only drizzling here so the garden isn't saying "ahhhh" I'm just saying "brrrr".

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh you got your watermelon's quilted!!!! I love that quilt! And congrats on the win!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Congrats on your win!! WOOHOOO
Love your watermelon quilt. It's sooo cute.
Love the garden pics too. And just where does the summer go??

Cheryl said...

What a great watermelon quilt! Congrats on the win..how fun is that! I just love the way you did your garden photos.

Sherry said...

Your watermelon quilt is just awesome! Congrats on winning the giveaway...always a nice surprise.

Carole said...

What a cute watermelon quilt! What pattern is that from? I've got to have myself one of those cute quilts! How are you? Things have been busy, around my place, much too busy for my taste. I'm presently sitting in my favourite coffee shop, down the street from my shop, catching up on my friends. I can see this being a routine when it's my work week. I come here early and have my favourite breakfast! It's addictive! She, Chris the owner, makes the best fresh vegetable cream cheese. Spread that on a multigrain bagel along with a latte and I'm in heaven! ;o) I just think Lula is just the cutest! What a great home she will be in! So much to chat about.... have a great day! Hugs!