Wednesday, June 10, 2009

bits and pieces of my week so far


I finished my quilt top for the old red barn co. quilt along. It's very girly and all from the stash. (yay!!) It is 72" x 88". I used 42 blocks (12" finished) and then I cut the leftovers from each strip into 4.5" lengths. I added those little pieces to the top and the bottom. They added just the right amount of length to make it fit my daughter's bed. I almost kept going and made this a king size.



My girl and I made a rhubarb pie yesterday. It was so much fun.

Today is the last day of school. I have mixed feelings about that. I sure love my boys. They made cards for their teachers before school. Adorable. In the photo they are playing rock, paper, scissors while waiting for the bus.

My dad is here visiting. He's on vacation and currently he's at a hay expo of some sort. It's funny what farmers consider entertainment. He asked if we (my daughter and I) wanted to go along, but we had to pass on that one. :) no photos here. my dad is shy.

I also received some lovely, lovely mail....
A quilt from Chen. I was her giveaway winner. Yipee! The quilt is gorgeous. I can't stop looking at it! It's been chilly here, so I've been using it, too. It's fun to have a quilt made by someone else in my collection.

And my daughter received this beautiful dress from Carol. Isn't it sweet? I just love it. I have to laugh that it matches my wall and the little quilt on the wall that Jacquie made for me. :)

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

72 comments:

rachel griffith said...

you busy, busy gal you.
:)

it sure is fun holding a quilt somebody else made!!!
tehehe.

you kiddos are cutie pies.

One Flew Over said...

You have bben so busy! I cannot believe you won a quilt on a giveaway! WOW! Lucky you!

sweetbabies00 said...

Your daughter is a doll. I love your quilt. Your daughter looks like she loves it too.

MichelleB said...

Oh! Your ORB quilt came out great! I love the colors. And your little kiddos are so cute! A hay expo. Seriously. Too funny!

Aimee said...

I love your quilt. Adding that border is the perfect touch! Your kids are too cute - enjoy summer vacation!

Wes and Dani said...

Okay, I have been getting ready to start my FIRST quilt! So far I have cut a bunch of 5x5 squares....now I need to know what to do next! Help!

Molly said...

LOVE your quilt top! Gorgeous! Your kids are quite the cuties! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love how your quilt turned out. What a great stash buster. Congrats on your winning the SMS quilt. And the little dress is adorable. So is your daughter :-)

Marie' said...

What a cute quilt top. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Your little daughter is winner.Wig.

Amy said...

what a beautiful quilt to go with the beautiful young lady. congrats on the quilt you won.thanks for sharing,Amy

Suze said...

What a beautiful daughter you have.

From that ear to ear smile, I think she likes the quilt you made for her.

Janet said...

Your daughter is so cute. The quilt you made for her seems to match her bright and sunny disposition. Wow, what a great prize. Also a beautiful quilt. I remember those summer months, trying to fill the days with discovery and fun but its worth it all because my boys look back on their summers fondly.

Lexilooo said...

that first quilt is so gorgeous! I love it! I am just a very beginner quilter and recently found your blog, so I wanted to say hello!

danielle said...

wow the quilt looks great, i cant see why you wanted to keep going! i love how you finished off with the shorter blocks, looks really beautiful! you are one busy little mama arent you : )

Kristin said...

Wow...both of those quilts are gorgeous. And, I totally get having mixed feelings about the last day of school.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love your quilt you made in the quilt along...great color choices. :) I can see why you'd be tempted to make it larger. It has great personality. That quilt you won is really cool, too. AND, what a darling dress. . .you had lots of cheery news!

dotti white said...

Your quilt is amazing, amandajean...I am always so impressed with your work. Thanks for sharing the peek at your preciouis little ones! Have a great week!

Shari said...

Wow! A girly quilt, rhubarb pie (yum) and a hay show. Sounds like you've had a busy household!

We always celebrated the last day of school not as the end of school but as the start of the summer break! Always had lots of things planned with the kids...

Tara said...

Sounds like a busy and great week! I have my strips cut for the old red barn quilt along, but haven't found time for much more!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Now I know for sure your a MN gal. By that rhubarb pie! I just made a rhubarb cake! You wont hat great quilt! lucky girl~

Farmyard Crafts said...

Your quilt is beaut! Well done!! Hope you enjoy the holidays!!

Duyvken said...

I love your red barn quilt top. those fabrics are fab!! I'm off to hunt through your recent posts to find details about the fabrics. Have a great day!

Betsy said...

That sounds like a good few days. The quilt is gorgeous. I need to get caught up on that quilt along.

lera said...

Lady A is beautiful. Look at how much she loves the quilt and her new dress.

And, what?!?!? You didn't go to the hay expo?? You could go to the hay expo and then the fabric store. (like me and the feed store and fabric store.)

Sungurl said...

what a beautiful quilt you have made and received! Wowsa.....
I can't wait to start on my quilt along after seeing all these beautiful results - talk about inspiration :)

acecraig100 said...

The quilt turned out great. Love the bright colors!

Thimbleanna said...

Just don't hang your little sweetie on the wall next to the quilt. She's adorable!!! Love your new quilt -- you're amazing. CrazyMom amazing. I did 10 nine-patches tonight -- woohoo! If I'm not careful, I'll catch up!

Michelle said...

The quilt is fantastic and your daughter looks so cute in her dress. My son has been wanting to make a rhubarb pie with me. Where did you get your receipe?

Cheryl said...

Amanda Jean, you never cease to amaze me. You make the most beautiful quilts and you pop them out so quick...and you have the best stash of unending fabric I have ever seen.
Love the darling pic of the lil one in her dress.

XUE said...

such lovely looking quilts! - the one you made & the one you won! And a truly adorable outfit on an adorable girl !

~D Spack~ said...

There's that cute girl again. I've become jealous of all your quilts. That isn't a good thing!

jaybird said...

so many good things all at once!! i love how you cut the strips on the old red barn quilt and added them as a sort of border... its a cute little finishing touch!

Mushyhed said...

So glad you like your quilt! I love your ORB quilt top. I still need to work on mine. Your little girl is so cute and I love her dress!

Andi said...

What a wonderful collection of 'stuff'.
Enjoy.
Andi :-)

Journeying Five said...

love it! your quilt, your gifts, your daughter in the dress...all too cute!

comfortstitching said...

Your little one looks so happy in your photo's with her lovely new quilt and pretty dress!! And it seems mum is very lucky too!

Barbara said...

i like it!!!
congratulations

kiss :o)

Antique Rose Designs said...

Didn't take long for you to finish another quilt you are so fast. It is so pretty. Thanks for your advice on the quilting I will send some photos when it's done. Take care Carol

Wanda said...

Thank you for sharing your week with us...your little girl is adorable and she poses so pretty in the new dress. I'm sure you are full of mixed feelings with school ending...but that's okay! Rhubarb pie has been a topic of email discussion between my father and I...such a pie brings back so many wonderful childhood memories! I'm still smiling thinking of you and your daughter making one together.

Bluebell said...

What a great quilt I love all the bright colours and you made two. Your children are very sweet and I love the dress made by Carol. I used to love having my kids home for the summer holidays but I must admit by the end of 7weeks I was a little frazzled and ready to let the teachers have them back.

Jenny said...

Love that quilt, pretty colours!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful week you are having! Thanks for inspiring me to cook with my little girl. It looks like such a fun mess to make! :)

Jackie said...

The quilt you made is gorgeous and the quilt you received is equally gorgeous. The kids are just so cute. What a great week!

Nile e Richard said...

Oi amiga,bom dia.
Seus trabalhos estão muito bonitos a garotinha é linda.
abços.Richard.

Karen Annette said...

I am also doing the quilt along with Old Red Barn. Your quilt is adorable. I love the idea of putting the extra at the top and bottom. I had thought about making a table runner with the left overs. I'll have to see!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rebekah said...

I love the new quilt for your daughter's bed! I am getting ready to start that quilt along (a little late) and was able to use 3 fabrics from my stash...it feels good to whittle it down just a little bit.

Congrats on winning the giveaway! That quilt is amazing!

Anne said...

I love how the pie matches the quilt!

Andrea said...

What a great photo smorgasbord today! You are so lucky to receive such beautiful works. Your quilt top looks lovely. I still have to pick my fabrics for it. I think I'm a bit late! LOL. Happy summer holidays to your children - and to you!

Judy said...

The quilt turned out great! Lovely gifties too!

Little Dickens Designs said...

That quilt is so beautiful! I'd love one for myself. I need some girly!

melissa s. said...

what nice little bits and pieces. the quilt is beautiful, I can't believe it all came from your stash!!

imquilternity said...

What a wonderful week and it's not even over yet! Love your ORB quilt...it's beautiful.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Your top turned out so cute and girley! Love your daughter modeling next to the quilt and in her little dress. So sweet. Your gift from Chen is awesome. The colors are so striking. Hope your boys have a great summer too. Jenn

GloJoeSews said...

OMG--I'm so happy for you. U finished so quick! I'm still sewing my strips. Yours is beautiful and I'm in awe!

Mrs. JP said...

it's a beautiful quilt. I've decided to make my 9patch quilt a long into a father's day gift. I got my graph paper out and spelled Dad (I'll put it on the website when it's finished.) I don't know of anything to buy him - he's really hard to buy for like most guys I guess.

Gail :) said...

Congratulations on the quilt win!!! It is beautiful! I am still working on my strips for the Redbarn quilt a long, and so behind on your quilt a long. I need major motivation!!!

acornmoon said...

How do you manage to do so much and still have time to make pies?

Heather said...

You have shared some great things today. Farmers are funny like that aren't they, what is their really to learn about hay. And then to have an expo? Crazy people. :)

Leslie said...

your gift quilt is so pretty....how nice to be able to enjoy it without the work...and the quilt along quilt is pretty. I love the fabric and color

Philigry said...

everything is so beautiful! i love that quilt. and the pie, yum! have a great visit with your dad.

~ Kim ~ said...

What an amazing quilt! It reminds me of the Amy Butler Brickpath Quilt (I think) I wish my stash was that colour co-ordinated.

heidi said...

lovely quilts, but the rubarb pie is killin me over here!

heather said...

your quilt along quilt looks GREAT!!! i would have kept going!:) i know that's a shocker!:)

nicolette said...

You’re such a busy girl! Love the quilt you made and the finished Virtual Quilting Bee quilt. And those presents you received... It must feel very special to have a gorgeous quilt made by someone else!

Picnicking in Dreamland said...

You're sharing many lovely things. Thank you!

Sophia said...

What great pictures! Love the new quilt!!!

Clair said...

Your rhubarb pie makes me realize I should get home and make one for dad since I think Tim is probably coming over tonight and he could take it home.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It would seem that you are shy like your dad! never a picture of you :) JK

Love your quilt-along quilt, looks like the little one is happy with it too!

Heather said...

I too am participating in the Old Red Barn Quilt Along and hope that the bed will fit my daughters single bed - how many blocks across did you do? 5? 6? Thanks Heather

amandajean said...

heather,

i made the quilt 6 blocks wide by 7 blocks long.

aj

Kristine said...

Rhubarb pie?! YUM! My hubby doesn't care much for rhubarb, but I sure do!

I just saw your blog in the Moda Bake Shop ad in my Love of Quilting magazine - how cool are you?! Congrats!

Kristine