Sunday, August 1, 2010

It’s August??????

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi was absolutely amazing – best concert I’ve ever been to.  Kid Rock opened for him and then Bon Jovi played for 2 1/2 hours straight. We were on our feet from the minute he came on stage until he left.  When Jon smiles, my heart just melts – he’s so damned cute!

I made this quilted panel for my friend Onalee for her birthday.  An unusual gift to give in July, but at least this way she will have it for the Christmas season.  She loves little cartoon mice so when I saw this, it had her name written all over it.

Joy 001

I quilted it with metallic thread and I must admit I was nervous as I’ve never used metallics before.  Tilly handled it like a dream and I had absolutely no problems.  Onalee loves a bit of bling, so I embellished it with crystals.

Joy 004

I’ve been working on these appliquéd embroidered blocks.

Appliqued Angel Puppies 004 Appliqued Angel Puppies 003

Appliqued Angel Puppies 005

I have 11 of them done – just one more to go then I think I will alternate them with some 9 patch blocks and make a little quilt out of them.

I don’t know how people have their embroidery machine going on one table and manage to get anything done at another.  These little guys had about 30 thread changes each so they seemed to demand my full attention.


Bunny said...

Welll hello there! Those applique are too darn cute. And I can't do two things at once either especially machine applique. Hope you are well.

onaemtnest said...

The pictures don't do justice to the wonderful birthday gift you presented me with! Love it and it's still on the quilt rack in the guest bedroom as I can't bring myself to put it away....Oh well Chistmas will be here before we know it and anyone sleeping in guest bedroom B4 the holiday will love looking at it...You're right I love the bling and sparkle!!!! You know me well bestest friend!

Poo said...

Hi Irene,

You have a wonderful blog and the quilts look so awsme :-).

Could you please share from whr u got the JOY Christmas mouse quilt panel. I searched the internet but could not find it anywhr.

Thank you,