Friday, September 10, 2010

There are just some things you shouldn't do

There are just some things you shouldn't do. One of them is going longer than a week to see sweet grandchildren! Ellie has been growing like a weed. I got to spend Wednesday with my daughter, Nicky and baby Ellie. It was a fun day but went by much too quickly. (Now if I could just figure out how to get all my children and grandchildren to move in next door I would really be happy)
A couple of years ago my friend, Janine, found this panel and decided she had to make one. Of course, she got one for me too. We cut the sections apart, made 4 patches out of matching fabrics, added leftover pieces for a border and then I promptly added it to my pile of "quilts-needing-to-be-quilted". A couple of days ago I got it back from the quilter and added the striped binding from my big bag of beautiful leftover bindings. Of course, the piece was about 15 inches too short but I did find some small 3 to 5 inch pieces of it tucked away in the back of a cupboard so I sewed them together so I would have enough for the whole quilt.

I just think these little bumble bees are so cute and the sayings are perfect.

I dance....but only in private with no one watching.

Family always comes first.

Lots of wishes.

Who doesn't?



Here is a view of the bright red flannel back.
Now more things I should never do!
hand applique.....don't enjoy it, don't do it well
machine quilt.....causes stress, don't do it well
machine sew on a I did here. I could have done it just about as fast by hand and it would have looked a lot better. I know, I know what you are thinking. Practice makes perfect. Well, I've decided I don't like practice either so I will continue to machine applique, send my quilts out to be quilted and sew my bindings on by hand. Much better for me!
Happy Quilting.....Lynda


Pokey said...

Look at that sweet lil' baby Ellie! You caught the cutest facial pose there Gramma! Your little bee quilt is awful cute, too. I say, quilt your way, what makes you happy. This is one happy post!

Oops-Lah said...

How cute is that grand baby of yours! Look at those eyes. And I agree, they grow up way too fast! The quilt is lovely as well. Is it for Ellie? Enjoy your weekend. Vreni x

Helen said...

Oh Lynda! Such a cutie!! and the quilt is so bright and beautiful!

QuiltSue said...

What a cute little baby. The quilt is great too.

Sharon said...

Baby Ellie is a doll...I wish all of your grandkids lived next door too! I am fortunate that the boys live in the same subdivision that we do, so it is very nice to have them close by! Adorable little quilt!

Denise said...

I have to agree...I don't like bindings or hand appliqueing wither.

Oh wait...but really....about Ellie. Every time she sends me a pic I tell her that now I need to come home to see her or she needs to come visit so I can hold that cute little doll baby!

And yes...I agree...I would move next door if I could

Stray Stitches said...

Such a cute grandbaby! I only get to see my two grandsons about every 4 to 6 months :( I love your quilt. I agree with you about the binding - I don't care to learn to put it on by machine, I'll stick to doing it by hand!