Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, December 26, 2011

On The Wall Today

   Since this post is for design wall Monday I'll start it with my current project.  Which as can be seen by the blocks in the picture above is Orca Bay.  When Bonnie first posted this step I was so disappointed that I did not go with her choice of red.  The blocks with the red center are just amazing.  What I was thrilled to discover though, is that the blocks made with the sunny yellow and orange make me smile just as much.  I still have 9 more of the dark blocks to do and then can get started on the light blocks.  Shouldn't be a problem as I have some extra time off this week.

  I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  I sure did. There was a lot of time spent with family. Which around here usually ends up with a good card game. And we certainly worked a few of those in.
  I'll end this post with some of my favorite gifts. The homemade kind. Be sure to click on the pictures so you can see a larger view.
This is a quilt my mother made for me. I have been eyeing this top for years and I am just thrilled that she quilted it.  And better yet - gave it to me.  Thank you Mom it's great.
Here is a vase that my daughter Jennifer made. Isn't it stunning. Every view of it is a little different with the swirls of color streaking through it. She is lucky to have found a place that she can continue to blow glass and make such beautiful pieces.

And these are some of the ornaments that my 3 year old granddaughter Grace made.  She had a little help from her mom making them but I believe those paint jobs to be all her own. I'm a little concerned over that Jayhawk painted gingerbread man.  So we will have to get her to watch more Kansas Wildcat games. These, of course, will be yearly additions to my Christmas tree. I am already looking forward to "finding" them in one of the boxes next year. Do you forget some of the decorations, only to find them the next year and it's just like getting them all over again.

Be sure to check out all of the great posts at Patchwork Times and Quiltville's Quips & Snips.

Have a happy and safe week to come.

Julie

10 comments:

Nann said...

Your yellow-centered Ohio Stars are grand -- like sunshine through stormclouds! The log cabin quilt is beautiful. But it's the vase that is stupendous--what a gorgeous piece!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Oh your yellow centers are WONderful! I want to know what other color you used. I've just never been able to use the colors that are prescribed in a mystery quilt because I know there will be hundreds if not thousands that will look pretty much the same. I'm using purple, green and pink--MY colors. Great job!

Sue Daurio said...

Wow!! Not sure what else to say! Love the gold in the center of the clouds, Nann said it perfectly. The log cabin that you mother made, you are one lucky girl, mom did a great job. And that vase, my goodness that is stunning! You must have been really good this year :)

YankeeQuilter said...

I like the yellow centers...makes me think of stars...

Vicki W said...

The quilt from your Mom is fabulous and I LOOOOVVVEEE the glass vase. I collect studio art glass so fell in love with that immediately!

Reena said...

love your color scheme- what a talented family you have too! Happy Quilting!

Anonymous said...

I love-love-love your yellow centers! Can't wait to see everything together.

Gina in Missouri

Leeanne said...

I like your gold/yellows....I am using oranges/gold etc and it is fun to see what people are coming up with.

Helen in the UK said...

Your stars do look great! Love the ones on your blog headers too :)

Gari said...

How lucky are you to recieve that beautiful log cabin quilt? What a prize. And the vace that your daughter made! What talent she has. I have watched glass blowing but can't imagine doing it.