Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lots to Celebrate

I have a lot of reasons to celebrate these days. I rounded up the leftovers of some recent projects and made this little quilt. Maybe it will be a baby gift.

And I took out my pile of string blocks and pieced them into this scrappy quilt top. Even more impressive, I made backings and battings for several finished tops, and they're waiting to be pinned basted. I like to pin baste at night with an old movie, preferably one starring Joan Crawford. Maybe Mildred Pierce or The Women.

And I quilted this top for Allie for her birthday. I'd made it for myself, but then decided that a cake and flowers quilt was perfect for a 21st birthday.

Isn't she a saucy girl?

And my parents and my brother came to visit. Hey, this scenery is a cause for celebration too. This is at Patrick's Point where Alex's high school graduation was held.

Here's my happy boy.
He made a very successful graduation speech.

Life is good.


Kay said...

Congratulations on all counts!

Finn said...

Hi Barb, such a lot of great stuff going on. Love the triangles play time, made a great quilt. Congratulations on the graduation, he's a handsome guy *VBS* Hugs, Finn

Plays with Needles said...

Wow!!! a graduation speech AND one of the most beautiful scrappy, strip quilt tops I've seen! What a great week for you, my dear!

Magpie Sue said...

The pink birthday cake quilt is perfect for your daughter. She'll love it!

Congratulations to the graduate AND his family :- ) What a great week!

Judy S. said...

Love the way you did the colors on the baby quilt, Barbara! You've had lots of important events at your house of late. Life's passages....
Greetings from humid, warm Chicago!

Debra said...

Great collection of photos to capture the moments! I know you have been busy with the end of the year events so now you can do what you want - for maybe a week!