Sunday, April 5, 2015

Snowbird Finished!

A very Happy Easter to all of you that celebrate it, and Blessed Passover, too. I am so blessed to have such great friends and family. Recently, my very dear friend, Grace, now from Maryland, sent me this special gift.

A quilty stories book, how great is that?? Thank you, Grace!!!

When I saw Beverly on Friday, she presented me with two quart jars of her fabulous No-sugar-added homemade applesauce! Thank you, Beverly! Felix loves this stuff and he can have it even with his diabetes.

My dear neighbor, Ilse, brought over an Easter Raisin Bread and a Lemon Cake, too. She had a whole bagful of goodies with Easter candy for all of us; chocolate for me, Werthers for Matthew, and even sugar free chocolates by Russell Stover for Felix.

We are so very blessed! Thank you for all these dear friends and their gifts.

Today was the very first day that the slowly receding snow has allowed me to walk out to my clothesline.

After I put the final stitches onto the hand hemming this morning, I took my 58"x76" Snowbird quilt out there to photograph it in the gorgeous sunshine. Wheeeee!

-Later, I am adding this post to the wonderful linky party over at Julie K's blog for the "Binding Blitz" on the first of May. Here's the link back to her blog. -Ed.

I love the quilting, which I did on Ellen Peters' longarm, upon which I rent time.

It's just hearts and loops, but it's so pretty on the florals and polka dots of Edyta Sitar's Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda in the Snowbird line.

The binding matches the outer border and I like it, although I might've chosen one of the indigos for a binding, too.

The backing was a pieced cozy flannel from a Joann's sale a couple of years ago. It needs a label, yes, but I'm calling it done! Yippee!

Above are the leftover scraps from my strings piano key border for the Scrappy Civil War Log Cabin. No pictures of that one yet, but I will show it to you soon.

Have a great day!


Needled Mom said...

Your Snowbird looks beautiful all quilted.

That applesauce looks delicious too.

Janet O. said...

Yummy Easter goodies!
Looks like a nice book from Grace.
Your quilt looks lovely, and right at home out in the snow. : )

Wendy Caton Reed said...

My you do have some great friends. The quilt looks lovely on the line. I do hope you plan to enter it in the Maine State show this summer. You can enter, even if you are not a member. It is lovely and deserves to be seen by the masses!

beth s said...

You have great friends! Love your quilt. ;)

Ruth said...

Looks like a nice Easter celebration going on there! I really like the colours in this - so soft and beautiful in your photos!

Lara B. said...

A lot of wonderful friends Vic and that is a great blessing!
Love your snowbird quilt! Those fabrics are so great! I also love the photo at the top of your blog, with the daffodils brightening up your yard! It all looks so sunny and promising.

Maartje Quilt said...

You have had some great presents from your lovely friends. I love your snowquilt. Beautiful quilted!!!

Anonymous said...

The darks and lights make quite an interesting design.

julieQ said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! Thank you for sharing it and linking up!!

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