Friday, May 11, 2012

Great golden orb

Oh how exciting, the sun is out again.  Not a treat that we get every week, and I'm loving it!  Casa Nana has had a few things happening.  Wednesday was Quilter's Anonymous (my big quilt guild) and our speaker was M'Liss R. Hawley.   I had watched her on television several years ago and wasn't sure she was "my" style of quilter, but found her to be most personable and some of her quilts (she brought about 30 to show) are wonderful.  Check out her website for some fun things.

Yesterday was a quick trip to one of our local quilt shops to pick up last two months' and this month's Buck-a-Block.  I have a bit of catching up to do.

Meanwhile I have been working on the 30's Block a Month.  I bought the pattern (I already showed you) several years ago but have never made it.  At last, the stars are colliding and I'm working on it.
A couple of sashing strips come next.  I think I'm happy with it.  I was a bit anxious with the mustard strips, but conversed with Caro and we decided that they are the right "period".  Also started some blocks for another baby quilt (who would have thought I knew so many young women having babies)

The original is from my friend Mary Hickey's book,

She used a pink border - we don't know about this new little one yet.

Last night was a birthday party for my oldest 'grand',

Her mama made, from scratch, a pink lemonade cake.  Yummy!


Caroline said...

You're busy with all those babies. We got a new baby in the family as well. So I have to think about a quilt. Rob his nephew's wife is getting number 2 in november. And I think I'm going to to make a little dog quilt for Rob his mum's birthday. But first another featherweigt project. bye bye Caro

Melzie said...

lovely grandchildren, the oldest has a gorgeous smile :) the cake looks delish!
xoxo melzie