Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Crazy Week

Here is my State Fair Schnibble that I submitted to both Sherri and Sinta for the parade. I'm very pleased with the windy swirl quilting and the binding is nearly finished.

I love Darlene's quilt pattern; it would have been nice if I would have followed directions and cut my charm strips the correct size. This is about 23 x 27 or so. Once quilted I plan to round the border corners. You can learn more here about the Between Charming Friends Quilt-A-Long HERE.
In addition to raising and caring for my family this past week I quilted and mailed four customer quilts; quilted a friend's birthday gift that I can share later). Here it is the last day of June and because my month was so busy it is a blur. Blogging seems to have taken a back seat to all else. Do you ever feel like a hamster on one of those wheels? They run fast but don't seem to get ahead. I've been trying to check blogs in my free time and haven't always left a comment.
I've received some wonderful gifts in the mail from other bloggers that I hope to post about next time as I realized I didn't get photos and camera batteries are dead.
Wishing you all a fun 4th of July! My July calendar looks like fun times ahead and a few surprises.


Nicole said...

Your State Fair Schnibble is wonderful! I love it. I wish I had had the courage (skills) to do that swirly quilting design on mine!

Janet said...

I love the quilting in your State Fair! I hope life gets a little less busy for you soon!

Cathi said...

Oooh, your State Fair little quilt is gorgeous!
Hope you get some time to catch your breath soon!

Terry said...

They both look great!! :0)

Pat said...

Love the State Fair quilt! Also really like your Charming Friends Quilt Along quilt -- who cares if the strips are cut to the right size? It worked & it looks great! I've started making up Schnibble project packs for myself. I pick a pattern & do all of the cutting, putting each of the cuts into snack-sized or larger sized zip lock plastic bags. Once they are done, everything, including the pattern, goes into a big zip lock. That way, I've got 4-5 Schnibble projects ready to roll and on their way to being Christmas presents.

Winona said...

These are both wonderful. Winona

Rita said...

Mary, I love the quilting on your State looks like the pinwheels are moving in the wind. Happy 4th of July!

Kaaren said...

Great stuff happening at the Hollow, Mary. I think we all know that when we don't see your head pop up that you have another date with 'Gam' or that you're piecing one of your masterpieces.

Happy 4th to you as well!

Loris said...

Lovely quilts! Love the swirly pattern on the State Fair.
It's good to know you are busy. Four quilts done and in the mail is darn good!
Have a happy 4th! And get back to work :-)

Darlene said...

Well, there you are! I figured you were B-U-S-Y!!!

Love, love, love the swirls on your State Fair Schnibble (then again we all know I love swirls - teehee) And, your Between Charming Friends quilt is adorable. Thanks for your sweet comment about my little pattern.

Barb said...

As always, I love your schnibble....and you got alot done this month....busy gal... what is that saying "idleness is the devil's workshop" time for the devil in your life..can you chase him out of mine?

call me crazy said...

Cute Schnibble! Love the swirly quilting! I was just thinking about hamsters last night! LOL I feel that way a lot lately. ;-) Have a great week/weekend!

AnnieO said...

I like the swirls--lots of fun movement. I have yet to Schnibble but only because I am resisting starting yet ANOTHER new project. Sounds like you have been "good busy" and not "bad busy". Hope you enjoy the long weekend :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Perfect, as usual! You do such pretty work.

Wendy said...

I know how you feel, that wheel just keeps on turning. Your quilts look wonderful, I love them both. Happy 4th.

Mary said...

Your State Fair Schnibble is very nice and colorful. Nice to have something to look forward to. Enjoy July!

Carol said...

I love your State Fair quilt, the swirly quilt design gives your windmills movement. Now see, a quilt is never really done wrong because we can improvise. I like how it turned out.

Deborah said...

Lovely quilts! Your blog looks nice too!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Hampster on a wheel -- that's a good one. That's exactly what it feels like sometimes!

I love both of your quilts. I thought about joining the Between Charming Friends quilt along, but I can't seem to get off my wheel long enough. :)

Cindy said...

Sweet, sweet and more sweet. Love the swirlies!

Now, come on, Mary, do YOU follow directions? don't tell me a story because I'll ask Mr. Quilt Hollow if you follow directions.....LOL

Deb said...

I can relate to the hamster on the wheel thing.

I think that your Schibble is wonderful. Love the colors in it. I'd love to join in on doing these - maybe when the hamster wheel slows down.

Joyful Quilter said...

Isn't it amazing how life doesn't stop when you need it to? Love the little charming quilt, I think the next time I attack the scrap bag I'm going to make a scrapy version.

Polly said...

Your Schnibbles is awesome! Love your quilting!! And the Charming Friends Quiltalong top is super cute! Good job, you! Polly

WoolenSails said...

I do love the whirling quilting to give it the look of wind blowing the pinwheels, wonderful idea.


Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the State Fair Schnibble.
Darlene's pattern is great isnt it? I need to finish mine. It's on my design wall taking up much needed space. lol

Stephanie D. said...

Love that second little quilt. I can almost see it with signatures in the light rectangles.

Glad to read that all the busy-ness coming up falls in the "fun" category!

Ulla said...

Your BCF quilt looks just great! You found a nice solution to the borders. I really like the dark colours.

Janet said...

Sometimes time just zooms by when you're so busy. Your quilts turned out just great! Time well spent I say.

Shelley said...

Yep, know the hamster on the wheel June was just like that too! Glad to see you back and Happy 4th! Love the rounded corner idea on your State least you got yours done!

MARCIE said...

Darling quilts! You are a busy girl over at Quilt Hollow!

annieb said...

Love both your quilts! Good job!

Linda C said...

Don't forget to take some time to smell the roses this holiday weekend.
Your schnibble's quilts are very adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

I am surprised you were able to work on your own quilts with all that is going on in your life. They are beautiful.

Barb said...

They both look great - especially like all the quilting on the State Fair quilt! great job -hang in there!

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