Friday, October 03, 2008

Quilts and Cool Weather....

Cathy over at The Piece Maker and this cooler weather made me think about quilts. I pieced this top two years ago and it still isn't quilted. Maybe...that will be a good project for this winter. Maybe.....I will start a "quilting bee." Isn't that what it was called, when several ladies got together and quilted? I would love that, and my Mother's quilting frames are just standing there waiting to be used again. Oh, the joy!


The Piece Maker said...

Oh Clara....just imagine all your friends gathered around your quilt that is attached to your Mom's rack. Think of the stories that would be told each time yous were together. In the end....when it is finished...there would be so many memories that would be sewn into the quilt. Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it. Your quilt is so nice....I love the pinwheels.

Barbara Blundell said...
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Barbara Blundell said...

Hi Clara,
( Attempt no 2 )Looks as though it will make a beautiful cover to be cherished for many years !

Judy said...

The quilt top is beautiful. I love all the blues in it. I love the new look on your blog, too. A quilting bee would be fun. Don't know how good a quilter I would be but sure would enjoy the company and visiting with everyone.

Cathy said...

Hello Clara
Its a lovely top, seems a shame to have it sitting there unfinished.
Make this your project for 2009 - Finish the quilt or bust:)
Take care

Beth said...

Clara, that quilt top is just beautiful. I think that would be a wonderful project for the cold days to come. I wish I were your neighbor--I'd bake some cookies, then I'd come over and help you quilt it(after you showed me how, of course!) Then we'd sit around eating cookies. :-)

Rachel said...

It's lovely! I made one years ago and I am trying to get it quilted this winter too! I'll probably blog about it before it's over! I try to work on it a little each day.

I think a quilting bee would be great fun!

bennie and patsy said...

I think a quilt bee will just be the thing to do. It is a beautiful top. and will make a beautiful quilt.

Mountain Mama said...

Hello Clara. Your quilt top is so pretty and with winter coming it would sure be nice to cuddle under. I hope you manage to get it finished soon so you can enjoy it. And yes, a quilting bee would be lots of fun.

Grammy said...

Dear Clara,
I have only made and quilted 3 quilts, but I did them in sections, lap quilting them. I am working on a fourth quilt this fall and winter and hope to have it finished in the spring for a fourth grandchild. The other three I made were for grandchildren. Then I have one other to make for a fifth grandchild (they are all grown). Tnen I hope to finally make one for each of my children.
Wish I could be there with you to quilt the one you have pieced. It is beautiful. Love,
Ruby (aka Grammy)

Beverly said...

oh, so pretty. I have hand quilted two baby quilts for Max and Lily, still have to do one for Forrest.

Jamie Dawn said...

I just put our king sized quilt back on our bed the other night. I love it!
Quilts are made with love and care.
You are talented! You quilt AND crochet!!

Marci said...

Clara it is beautiful!!!! I was near yours and then Lisa's neck of the woods this weekend on the way home from the wedding. We spent the night in Johnson City and then headed west.

June Saville said...

Hi Clara
Thought I'd drop in after your visit to 70 Plus and Still Kicking. Thanks for that.
I love quilts and I have always thought the idea of a quilting circle is wonderful. Team work gets me in!
Visiting other countries per blogs is fascinating, I agree. I hope you enjoy Australia!
June in Oz

Sharri said...

Hi Clara!
Your quilt top is lovely--and so is your quilting bee idea!
Sounds like a fine way of mixing "buisness w/pleasure!"
Happy Quilting my talented friend!

Lepidoptera said...

A quilting bee is a great idea. My great-grandmothers and grandmother did some quilting. I have finished one and would like to do more some day.

I also like your music. :-)

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