Friday, February 08, 2008

it's good to be home...


...and back in the quilting groove.

Vacation was pretty good. It's a lot of work to be on vacation (especially with kids-even if it was only 2 out of 3), but it was wonderful to be able to soak up some Florida sunshine. It was nice to need a sweatshirt because the air conditioning was cranked up too high rather than because the temperatures have plumetted below zero. It has made me especially anxious for spring, though.

The quilt above was made by Heather. I quilted it, making good on my end of the bartering deal that we had made. I am always in awe how much quilting changes the look of a quilt. It's fun to watch it transform each step of the way.

Of course I am doing a little quilt planning of my own. Never mind that I have a bunch of quilts in progress already.....I think I am up to 8 currently. These are the fabrics that I have chosen to make my own happy hour quilt. I just love that pattern.

This weekend I have a fabric shopping trip planned and I am sooo looking forward to it! I haven't bought any fabric so far this year, and I am ready!!! My main goal is to find some backing fabric for the 5 quilt tops I have finished. I also have a list of things that would be helpful for the stash, in case my eye would wander. ;)

Happy weekend to you all!

31 comments:

HobbyMommy said...

Glad you had a happy & warm trip! It is always good to come home though. The quilting on that quilt looks great. Very fun quilt! Have fun shopping for fabric. Touch some for me! HA...

Clair said...

I get to be your first commenter on this post! Have a good time finding some backing fabric...it isn't always a short process, but it seems easier if you have someone else to give input.

Danetta said...

Welcome back! I missed you. Heather put together a beautiful quilt and I love what you have picked out for the happy hour. I can't wait to see how that turns out. Happy shopping!

carolyn CMB said...

pink & green (wheeee!). looks awesome. very excited to see what you buy on this shopping triP!!!!!!!

Anina said...

Hmmmm...Happy Hour! Wanna come over and have a Margharita?
I love that design. Simple yet stunning.

Stephanie said...

EIGHT quilts? WOW....

Linda said...

Love the colors you have picked out for your new Happy Hour. Someday I'll get started on mine. I have a few projects to finish first, though.
Glad you had a nice trip and the boys had fun at Disney!

Julie said...

so glad that you had a nice trip and I am glad your back.
I love the colors you picked for your happy hour quilt. I actually picked that pattern up at a quilt store when I was in Utah in January and can't wait to start on it,but first I must finish miss rachael's quilt for her bed.
julie

Patty said...

Hello, I just had to take the time to let you know how much I love your quilts. The nicest quilt I ever made was a Churn Dash quilt for a friend; this can be seen on the front of my web page. I used assorted colors in cotton flannel and it turned out very nice. I hope to learn how to make quilts in the future like your House of Girls.

Stephanie said...

Im jealous that you've finished FIVE tops! :)

Katie said...

so glad you are back! i missed you! and i am drooling over those fabrics for your next quilt!

Jodie said...

five...did you say 5????
oh sheesh.
happy shopping !

pincushionpoints said...

Glad you had a great time. Welcome back. I love the fabrics you picked out for your next quilt.

Jules said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday. Our long holidays are over, kids go back to school on Monday and I really don't want them to go. What is a 'happy hour quilt'?

Jules

de vliegende koe said...

Lucky you to catch some sunny beams in Florida! We are having Spring-like wheather overhere. And also 8 quilts I’m working on! Have a wonderful weekend!

Carol said...

Have tons of fun shopping...your new Happy Hour is going to be so cute!

Mama Urchin said...

Glad you're home. I love both that quilt and quilt-to-be.

capello said...

love the fabrics for your next quilt -- so fresh and lively!

(gah. i'm totally ready for spring too.)

lera said...

Gee. Back home and back to work for you, I see. Glad you're back!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love that Happy Hour book, your quilt is gonna be cute.

Kris said...

Hey! The happy hour quilt is next on my list too! I'm glad you had a great holiday. It's funny, your longing for spring, we were all saying here that we can't wait for winter! So sick of summer.

sewstylish said...

Great fabrics, and I have this pattern on my cutting table with fabric already to start when I have a spare minute, to funny it's the one you just posted about.

a friend to knit with said...

so glad your back....safe and sound.
hope your weekend is going great.....
love all of the pink and green!

Roxanne said...

So glad you are back! glad you had a good time. I love this pattern, can't wait to see your version.

Oiyi said...

I am glad that you had a nice vacation. Welcome back!

Amy Jo said...

Welcome home! Love the quilt Heather did! And love the fabric for yours. Those colors are GREAT!

Katherine said...

Welcome home! Glad you had a good time in Florida. You'll be all energized to do some sewing, I bet.

Pretty, pretty fabrics for your happy hour quilt. Has me thinking of summer!

Chara Michele said...

I love the fabrics you have picked out for that quilt! So lovely!

Firefly said...

I love that quilt. So simple, yet so beautiful.

sulu-design said...

So good to have you back, friend! I need a vacation from my "vacation," too. Looks like you found some great fabric (in the post that follows). Enjoy it, and enjoy being home.

Jennifer said...

I love that pattern that is shown in the quilt top your friend made -- what is it called, and where could I find it? I have a wedding ring quilt that my grandmother made for me about 14 years ago on my bed and now that she has passed away I don't want to let it get ruined, so when I saw this quilt I just loved it and would love to make one for my bed. Please let me know! Thanks!