Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

If you regularly check in here, you have seen this quilt before, but it's my favorite so far and I wanted to have it done for the last Blogger's Quilt Festival, and I didn't. So, bear with yet another presentation of ye olde Partly Sunny Quilt!* If this is your first visit, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you like the quilt!

I made this for the wedding of one of my best friends last July. (Well, the wedding was in July...the quilt was finished in December. Oops. Explains a lot about the snow in the photos though, huh?)

I love this pattern (Chain Linked by Amy Smart) because it's very easy, yet has a great deal of visual impact. It's a fun way to showcase some favorite prints, and I could easily see myself using this pattern again.

"Party Sunny" (pattern: Chain Linked by Amy Smart)
Finished size: 61.5" x 82.5"
Quilting: By me! I echoed the white "chains" 1/4" away from the edge.
First blogged here.

Check out the hundreds of other amazing quilts at the festival!

*So, the name is new! I'm trying to name my quilts more creatively than "gray and yellow quilt" or "hourglass quilt." The lame name syndrome needed to end!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WIP Wednesday: May Flowers (sans Pilgrims)

Greetings all!

Things finally started to bloom here over the past weekend. Finally! It's so wonderful to see buds starting to open on trees--soon, there might be actual leaves! My family and friends in the midwest have had to wait extra long for spring this year, but this is pretty typical for central New York, sadly. But I guess it makes it all the sweeter when it finally does arrive! Snow is expected in Nebraska today or tomorrow, and I told my mom I'd only feel sorry for her if she got 4", because last April 26, that's how much I got here last year. She argues that the fact that it's May, even if it's only four days later, counts for at least a half-inch of pity per day. I'm not sold!

Anyway, it's lovely here. :) This week is supposed to be warm and sunny, so that ought to coax out the trees and flowers that are holding out.

Pictured: Not my house. (Former president's house at Cornell.)

Oh yeah, I finally got most of my quilt top put together! I think there are going to be some fancy borders on it though, and since I hate math, I've been avoiding it. :) I couldn't miss photographing something with the beautiful trees though!

I've realized that this month I really need to get some quilts put together, because it's so gorgeous here, and when I move at the end of the month, I'm going to lose all of those beautiful photo op spaces! Where I'm going, there are no waterfalls. :)

Happy May! I hope it's not snowing wherever you are! Linking up with WIP Wednesday. Pin It