Thursday, May 26, 2011

You Can’t Make A Silk Purse

Out of a sow’s ear – but you can try.  This is one of my oldest UFOs.  I made it probably 5 or more years ago when I first started quilting and I knew nothing about anything!  I’m not sure I know a whole lot more now.

Silk Purse 002  Why did I pick such a blah background – who knows?  Anyway, I quilted it last weekend with my Circle Lord Swirls and it’s as good as it’s going to get.  This template makes anything look good. 

I’m going to donate this one to the relief effort for the victims of the Great Slave Lake fire. 

Silk Purse 004

I had quite a time trying to get a picture of this as a certain little someone loves to walk across my quilts the minute they go on the floor.  Here she is, enjoying what little sunshine we’ve had lately.

Molly May 2011 003

Here’s her brother, my baby, also soaking up the sun on the patio.

Ben & Forsythia 001

I’ve started a new quilt for a certain little someone I know.  He loves construction equipment and when I saw this pattern in Paducah, I just had to have it – in fact, there were quite I few patterns in her booth that I just had to have!

Here’s the first block – I think this is going to be fun!

Construction Quilt


Metanoia said...

Embrace it. I really like the quilt. Can't see your flaws from here :)

Deb said...

I think we are our own worst critics! I think the quilt is beautiful and you should be proud of it! I like the contrast of the bright blocks and the light background. The blocks/color have good movement throughout the quilt.
Appreciate your talents! And...I really like your choice of quilting design. The circular whirls offset the squares and give it extra energy. It's a winner in my book!

Deb from

Silverthimble said...

I have the same CircleLord Swirls template. I agree with you, there is very little that template doesn't look good on.

Joan said...

I'm not a huge fan of scrappy quilts but that one is pretty. It's a very interesting layout. And I love the quilting.

That construction quilt is going to be fantastic...and a lot of work. Your first block looks great!

Love the pics of the furbabies too!