"On the plains of Oklahoma, with a windshield sunset in your eyes like a watercolor painted sky, you'd think heavens doors have opened."
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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

I've actually managed to get some piecing done, this weekend. I was waiting for a meeting to start, yesterday, and flipped through American Patchwork magazine. I fell in love with this pattern:

It is an old pattern and I like it.

So when I got home, after I finished up as much "work" work as I could bring myself to do, I spent a little time trying to decide what fabrics I wanted to use. I am trying to shop from my stash and since this wouldn't be a scrappy quilt, I needed to make sure I would have enough on hand. I came up with these:

It called for an inch and a quarter strips so I marked my trusty ruler to help me measure:

To make this block, you first make this one:

You then cut it into quarters with a sash. It ends up being a 12 inch (finished) block.

I am paranoid that the girls will get into my pins.

Pearl is turning into a darn good quilting buddy.

She is perfect at everything.

I think I will make one with 16 blocks and a border instead of the pattern, which calls for 30 blocks and no border.

I like sampler quilts because each block is different. So I may get bored with this one since they are all identical. Still, the blocks go together fast so maybe I will be able to whip out another 14 before my pea brain loses interest.

I also spent some time with the girls in the yard. THANK GAWD it stopped raining!!

Pearl is at a darling stage.

Evelyn is gorgeous.

She is reminding me more and more of Sapphire, our old girl that we lost in 2007. Their personalities are different but many of her mannerisms are similar.

Pearl really is looking like a baby samoyed instead of a possum or something.

Pearl's latest thing is to kiss and kiss and kiss on Evelyn.

Evelyn was laying on her landing by the front door and doesn't seem to mind it. In fact, she starting singing without even lifting her head and Pearl tried to join in.

Pearl isn't too good at it yet, but she tried.

Then Evelyn flipped over and relaxed.

So far, a lovely weekend. Happy Mother's Day!


Stephanie D. said...

They are so gorgeous! I love how you captured their fur contrasting with the azaleas.

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun at your house this weekend. Wonderful photos of the girls. Like Stephanie said, the ones of them in and around the flowers are just beautiful.

Have a super, great Mothers' Day!


Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day! Looks like the dogs were having fun! Love that old quilt pattern. Just beautiful!