Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mary and Breit.....

I am very good at making quilts.....never so good at finishing them. But I do have a system.
I finish the top, cut the back ( or piece to fit), create the binding and then hang the whole kaboodle in the closet on a hanger.
My thought is....when there is that pocket of time to machine quilt, I will be ready to go.

So last week gave me those moments to machine quilt and it became a very productive week!!!


I worked on my Mary Englebreit stash of quilts in preparation for a "Isn't it great...Oma is 88" party that we are having for my Mom next month.
I think the quilts will be a bright accent for a very fun and festive day.


My dear friend Miss Polka Dot ( who needs to get back to blogging....please) shared with me the most fun pattern.
This quilt began as an assortment of 5 inch squares and then using a template, you swiss cheese the heck out of it and it becomes THIS!!!!

I won't tell you WHEN we worked on this...but it is now quilted, bound and makes me remember our fun time at camp each time I see it.

Sometimes it seems you will never use up all of your scraps...but this quilt is "very merry" too.


A girl can never have enough hearts....and I love to quilt hearts into most of my quilts.


Yep....still another ME quilt. I just love her cheeriness and miss her creative magazine very much.


I used a new stencil on this one.....flowers and leaves. Very Mary like, don't you agree????

Miss Bailey said this one was her personal favorite. I have a hard time choosing because each one was fun to make and I am overjoyed they are no longer on in my UFO closet.
But there are LOTS more hanging there....time to get SEW busy!!!

14 comments:

Meghan Hein said...

So pretty Momma. Love the bright fabrics!

Carol said...

What wonderful quilts...they are so, so happy! Love them!

jessica said...

you have a been a busy quilter! they are all so bright & cheery! perfect to decorate for Oma's 88th..very happy birthday wishes to her :)

jessica said...

p.s. i miss ME's mag too :(

Laurie said...

The colors of these quilts are just happy! Merry and bright - you were right! They made me smile - thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us :)

Patty said...

Very pretty and cheerful.

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

Very pretty...you know I love M.E.!

Beverly said...

Oh my, I am so in awe of your quilts and your beautiful machine quilting. I think I need to come down and take quilting from you.

I also enjoyed your family celebration post and pictures. Clare is getting so big. What a beatiful family you have.

SheilaC said...

LOVE those ME fabrics!!

SheilaC

MvR said...

Ooooooh I've been so busy! I've tried to congratulate Meghan on the good news, but somehow I don't think it got trough! Congratulations for you all!

Hope you've had a lovely summer already but it seems that way!

xoxo

sewingseeds4U said...

Wow, you've been busy. They are all beautiful, how can you possible choose a favorite. The quilting part is hard for me, too. You've inspired me to get busy finishing up a few that are ready to go.

Amy said...

very pretty quilts! thank you for sharing,Amy

trish said...

I absolutely adore your quilts. Mary Engelbreit is a real favorite of mine and I just found out recently that she has fabric. I could have just sung when I saw them! :o) Perfect for a Christmas list huh?!

I hope you are having a nice week.

Sincerely ~ Tricia

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, I love Mary Engelbriet fabric -so you can imagine I'm drooling over here! What wonderful quilts! Way to go Annelies!