Friday, May 12, 2006


The rains came last night, the air smells fresh and my plants are no longer drooping! I hope to get out and work in the garden at some time this weekend...maybe on Mother's Day. It's now time to plant some annuals and get some hanging pots. I want to plant white impatiens along our walkway. They will catch the light from the garage and will glow at night...I love white gardens at night!

The baby quilt is done...when my DH stops traveling and heads into the office once again, it will be going to its new owner. That picture is last. The other pictures are of my Amish Round Robin quilt. I don't have a good place to take pictures, so I did what I could. This is something I need to address over the summer when I paint my studio. I don't have much wall space in there...I'm thinking maybe those pinch clip quilt hangers. I could space them about every 10" on the wall over the door and could clip my quilts up to photograph. Any other ideas out there?

I made the row with the square in a square and the pinwheels. The other rows were all done by online friends from Arizona, New Mexico, New York and Ohio. I'm not sure what I'll do with it now that it's done, but I do love it! I'm sure my youngest daughter would steal it when I wasn't looking if she thought I wouldn't notice! :o) It will be hanging in the Kirby's Mill quilt show the first weekend in June. This is a display of quilts from local quilters. They call every year and ask me to bring quilts for the show...this year, because of Stash Quilts, Mavericks and Stashbuster, I actually have quilts to show! I'm so glad you are all here to motivate me!

Housework is calling my name...I've been ignoring it all week, I guess I should answer!





19 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilts!

Dawn said...

Your amish round robin quilt is wonderful! What a great idea!

Laurie Ann said...

They both are lovely! I like the idea of a round robin doing rows versus doing borders. Fun!

Hanne said...

Lovely quilts :-)

Judy said...

Both quilts are very beautiful! I love blcosk quilts with bright colors, they are so striking.

May I ask you what type of longarm you have? I really want to get one and I am just still in the stage of dreaming and researching..

ForestJane said...

I like the contrast between the brights and the black too - in both the baby quilt and your round robin quilt!

Ann said...

Very pretty round/row robin quilt! I love blacks and brights. That is what I am doing my DJ in. And the baby quilt is gorgeous, too! Lucky baby!

Finn said...

Hi Carolyn, they are both really nice looking quilts. You get such great contrast by using black..makes those colors pop!!

So glad you are with us, in these groups, and the bonus is that you get motivated, and so do we..*VBS*

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful quilts! I don't blame your DD for wanting to steal that Amish RR. Stunning!

If you have a garage, you can hang your quilt off your garage door using velcro - there is a great photo tutorial on how to do this over on yahoo group for home quilting systems!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Mary said...

I like the quilting on both. I keep seeing the baptist fans and want to get the Cirle Lord template but can't really justify it (yet).

Darcie said...

Spectacular quilts, Carolyn!!! Glad you're going to be having some in your upcoming Show...what a great feeling of accomplishment, I'm sure!

Happy Mother's Day!

Vicky said...

Beautiful quilts! And your white garden mention brought back memories. Mom always planted a 'moonlight garden' and it was just beautiful.

cher said...

both quilts deserve to be in a quilt show...lovely quilting Carolyn. We all inspire and motivate each other! that is what is so great belonging to online groups. Hope you are able to get out and do some gardening!

Lizzy said...

Nice quilts I realy like the baby quilt. I saved the picture I liked it so much. Thanks for the idea.

Lizzy

Doodlebug Gail said...

Gorgeous! The Amish Round Robin is so striking and I hope you don't mind that I saved a picture of the bright baby quilt so that I too may make one.

Doodlebug

Cathi said...

Love the quilts! I am a repro type girl myself, but just finished a black and bright quilt baby quilt too!

Barbara said...

what a beautifull quilts! That round robin must have been a lott of fun..

Sandra said...

The Amish RR is just stunning! It would look great on my bed, hint hint ...LOL

Samantha said...

beautiful colors in those quilts!