Saturday, May 14, 2011

You're at the 5th Blogger's Quilt Festival!

It's the 5th Bi-annual Blogger's Quilt Festival! Many thanks to Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side for gathering hundreds of quilters together to show some of their favorite quilts all in one place. Click on the logo above for a list of all the participating quilter bloggers.
The quilt I'm sharing this time is a quilt from the past. I made it in 1997 for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. I prepared a bunch of white squares for the girls who came to her party to color on. Then I put them together into the quilt. The flowers, flying geese, spool and bowtie blocks all have 3-D components in them. The quilt is tied, not quilted. You can see the little white dots in some places. By now the quilt has been well used. It's been washed many times. I've even slept under it while at my daughter's home! For the back of the quilt I pieced together some scraps and appliqued the cursive letters of her name in Hebrew.

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Here are links to my posts in the past Festivals:

Blogger's Quilt Festival #1  April, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival #2  October, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival #3  May, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival #4  October, 2010 

Enjoy the festival!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Whew! Catching up

Very busy month, April was. We survived the week long holiday of Pesach (Passover)! Both daughters and their families were here the whole time. That's 12 of us hanging out together for eight days in the same apartment. The three grandchildren and the rest of us had a great time together. 


little brother

The family who lives in Northern Israel left the day after the holiday and the one who lives in Miami Beach is leaving this coming Sunday. Gradually, the others have returned to school and I'm slowly trying to catch up with things. 
When I'm all alone, next week, the first thing I plan to do is block the Shetland Pi shawl! Can't wait to see how it comes out. 

I also managed to sew up some batik nine patch blocks for a swap and mail them out. I love batiks and look forward to seeing the variety that I get back. They're nine inch finished size.

I also received my winnings in a giveaway of some batik fabric charms from Marjorie of the Applique Addict blog.

I'm thinking of making some smaller nine patch blocks using some of those and some from my stash and then setting them together sort of like Wanda is doing here on her Exuberant Color blog. But, maybe with a less busy background.

Right now, I've got to get back to some paperwork that I'm behind with.

Happy Tuesday,