Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fun day with sis & finished quilt!

My sister, Sharon, came down today and spent the day with me. We took this pic of her with her quilt. (She was standing on a chair) She loved the quilting. We spent the day talking and sewing. She worked on appliqueing some star blocks and I worked on the memory quilt...the good news there is that I finished sewing the binding down on it, so it is almost ready to go. I wish I would've taken a pic of her blocks. Someone gave them to her, they are handpieced 9 point stars. She is appliqueing them onto off- white squares.

Here is my Circle and Spin quilt, I finished the quilting yesterday.
Sun shining in on it....maybe looks a little brighter & yellower than it is.
Here is the back....After I finished I was looking out the window and noticed the shade from the tree in the yard looks a lot like the back of the quilt.
Refreshing, huh? Kind of like my day...

15 comments:

Pat said...

Such PRETTY work you are showing here today!!! I love both quilts.

Exuberant Color said...

The quilt looks huge compared to her head above it.

I thought that backing was a picture of a tree in the shade when I first looked at it.

I think you told me before but what templates did you use for your circle quilt?

Angie Kritenbrink said...

that's so awesome

Fiesta said...

Wow Jean, I too thought that the back of the quilt was a bunch of trees. That is so cool!

Judi said...

Love your sister's quilt. Isn't it nice to have a sister with something like quilting in common. I have 2 sisters the older one sews only clothing and the younger one doesn't do any crafts.

Barb said...

What a fun day for you.

I really love your spinning circles...

Cathy said...

Both quilts are beautiful. I love it when my sister in law comes and we just hangout and talk and sew.

The Quilting Pirate said...

What a happy picture-your sister and her quilt! YAh for completing another quilt!

I agree the--tree's shadow is mesmerizing and looks like a quilt! Good eyes!

What are you working on next?

Jan said...

Beautiful Jean!!! Love both your Sis's quilt and your quilt :) You do an awesome job w/the quilting! You asked what kind of machine I have ... it's an HQ16 ... you get a lot more done than I do tho!!! Ohhhhh and the shade outside did look just like the back of that quilt!!!

Gina said...

I love those quilts.
I've done a circle quilt very similar to yours. I'll have to dig it out and quilt it.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Willeke said...

It looks simply great!!!!

call me crazy said...

Beautiful quilts! :-)

Vivian said...

Ditto to everybody else's comments. Love your sister's quilt, and you're lucky that you share your interest in quilting. LOVE the grass<-->quilt back comparison.

maggi said...

Beautiful quilts. The back does look like a shady grove, at first glance that is what I thought it was.

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

Your sisters quilt is wonderful, I love the colors. I enjoy all you quilts, you are talented.

The shade tree part made me smile, it does look like the back of that quilt. Such fun.