Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time to Catch Up

Mr. Bailey got a haircut.  What a difference from the teddy bear looking pooch!  He can see so much better and so much easier on us for grooming.
He is busy, very busy and at nearly five months old already learning so much.
How cute are these?!  My friend Karen of Log Cabin Quilter gifted these to me on her visit a few weeks ago.  Her husband is so sweet too!
I don't always post the little gifts I find tucked in quilt tops I receive or after as surprise bonus mail but I am this one!  Donna had me quilt her beauty below and then this packet arrived unexpectedly.  My mind in overdrive as to how did I forget she was sending another top.  She really surprised me with my first holiday card and beautiful fabrics to get my own holiday project started.  Thank you Donna!
Here's her quilt top.  This matches my home!
Love these flowers I quilted on Cyndi's.
Bread Basket quilting too.
Love, love, love the back!
Fall quilting for Lorene.
Shannon's very first quilt...I do believe I've got her hooked.
Then there is Betty's gorgeous antique quilt with my Baptist Fans.  This top belonged to her Great Great Grandmother.  Betty spent many hours repairing this top from 1800's.

Quilts have been arriving as everyone seems to be getting ready to gift for holiday season.  Are you ready?  As a reminder I have a small quilt special posted in previous post....check it out!


Cheryl said...

Mr. Bailey is getting big! Love the gifties from Karen. The baptist fan pattern looks so great on the antique quilt!

Darlene said...

Everything is beautiful, Mary.

Mr Bailey looks quite handsome with his new 'do'.

paulette said...

They grow up way too fast!! ;o)) Love all the quilts and the quilting is the icing on the cake!! Wonderful!

Needled Mom said...

I'll bet you are really enjoying Bailey around the house all day. He looks so handsome with his new haircut!

Your frosting looks wonderful. Those Baptist fans are wonderful on both quilts and the flowers - darling! Nice work by both you and the quilters.

Lori said...

I LOVE the baptist fans! It is perfect for both quilts, but especially suitable for the antique.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a handsome lad with his new haircut. I love the baptist fan and should have that done on my next postage stamp quilt. I just LOVE the antique quilt - how special!

Kaaren said...

Love those Baptist fans. Seems like you're doing quite a few since you did my "Glory Bound". It's my favorite edge-to-edge quilting design.

Mr. Bailey is way too cute. I think the dog lovers among us need more pics.

Gorgeous quilting as always, Mary. There isn't one I wouldn't love in my home!

Janet O. said...

I am drooling over the beautiful quilting--especially the Baptist Fans--and they look amazing on the antique top!
Mr. Bailey looks pretty spiffy--and pretty talented. : )

Jeanna said...

Oh wow you can really see how big Bailey is getting now. Smart guy already catching a frisbee. I'm so happy he is bringing you all so much joy.

Karen gave you some nice gifts. I love seeing her work on her blog....we live a couple of hours from each other but have never met.

The rest of your post is full of some delicious frosting. Those are some lucky quilt owners.

Anna said...

What eye candy!!! makes me want to go up and start quilting, lol

Gerri said...

Bailey is adorable and is growing too fast! Those quilts are beautiful.

Lorene Accurso said...

I LOVE my Fall Quilt you did for me!!! My daughter in law just graduated from college w/her Master's and her Birthday is in Oct so it will be a gift for her.... she's going to scream!!! Thanks again!

Karen said...

Mr. Bailey is quite dapper with his new hair cut.

A holiday card already! That tissue paper with the houses on it.....I have never seen any of that before. I need to find some of that.

Lesley said...

Oh, such beautiful quilts! Love the way you quilted them. Awesome!

Sinta Renee said...

You have been busy!!! Wonderful quilts Mary! I love your choices of patterns on the quilts.
Bailey is one cute little guy! I could squeeze him!

frommycarolinahome said...

He is just too stinkin adorable!! Lovely quilts too.
Carole @ From My Carolina Home

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What wonderful quilts! I just love the Baptist fans. And Mr Bailey~ handsome indeed! Have a happy day!

Vivian said...

I always enjoy seeing your work, your customers' projects, and the goings-on in your life. Thanks for the photos of the Baptist fans. I may stitch those on a top I finished lately. I appreciate seeing the finished look, a subtle and helpful bit of encouragement from a pro to a novice.
Your work is exquisite, as always, Mary. Your quilting designs complement the piecing and the look of the quilt tops.

Carol said...

Bailey's so cute! Lots of puppy energy. Nice quilts. Love the antique one.

WoolenSails said...

Bailey is so cute and he looks adorable in his new haircut. Love the new quilts and the quilting, the fans make the quilt look like a city scape, nice effect with the fans.


Rebecca in AK said...

Mr. Bailey is looking dapper with his new haircut! You do such a wonderful job quilting your customers quilts. It is definitely the icing!

Wendy said...

You lucky girl to have met Karen in person. All the quilts look beautiful

QuiltSue said...

What a gorgeous puppy, and beautiful quilts.

Leeanne said...

I love your posts, I get a kink in my neck from looking at the lovely quilts and of course your quilting.

Little Penpen said...

Your little doggie is so cute. I am loving those Baptist fans. All your quilting is wonderful!

Little Penpen said...

Your little doggie is so cute. I am loving those Baptist fans. All your quilting is wonderful!

Gina said...

I love the quilting you've done and Mr Bailey is adorable xx

Kim said...

Lovely quilts and visit with Karen, she's a very nice lady. Good to see the machine quilting work is keeping you busy. Always such beautiful quilts passi through your quilting studio! Sounds like Baily is growing up to be a busy little friend, keeping the household on its toes, no doubt!! :-D

antique quilter said...

bailey looks wonderful! probably feels better too!!!
it must be hard to give back some of these quilts after you quilt them! I love baptist fans on quilts
thanks for sharing, I always enjoy seeing your quilting

Valerie Z said...

Bailey is so cute! All the quilts are just wonderful-especially love the Baptist Fan and the antique quilt! Been gone for so long and it's good visting my favorite blog upon my return!

andsewon said...

Adorable pup! So sweet. Lovely quilts too! Happy things are going better for you and yours these days!

Carrie P. said...

beautiful works from you and the quilters.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

As always, your quilting makes me drool! I never, ever get tired of Baptist Fans; they always look wonderful... yours are no exception! said...

I am fascinated!


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