Friday, March 26, 2010


Most of my daffodils are just beginning to pop up after the winter. However on the sunny south side of the house already has blooming daffodils.

I picked a bouquet a few days ago to brighten up the house. The vase is sitting on a spring table runner I made a few years ago.

The flowers are beautiful and have a wonderful aroma.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Warm Spring Weather

The weather has been beautiful....warm and sunny. So I can't resist posting more photos of my crocus, they really popped with the warmth.

They are gorgeous in the sunshine.

Too bad we have snow in the forecast :(

I've been testing a vest pattern. I used some of the fabric I bought when I was in NYC last fall shopping for Ang's wedding dress.

The fabric is very quite metallic.

I'm not totally sold on my pattern so I guess I will have to keep trying to find the perfect fit. I have a quilted vest I would like to make but want a good fitting pattern first.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March Meeting Part 2

More Show N Tell from our last meeting......Faith made the following three baby quilts.

Faith also made this scrappy string quilt.

I believe this is the back of the string quilt.

Faith also made this pretty blue and yellow quilt.

Julie made these two Bow Tuck bags using horse themed fabric.

Kay made about 4 tote bags. She is going to send them to Taiwan.

Kay took a class in Saginaw to make this table runner using a paper foundation technique.

Diana took the same class, this is her table runner.

Carole also took the class. I believe this is the back of her runner.

Janelle made this sewing mat for under her sewing machine. It is similar to Nancy's in yesterday's post.

Mary Lou made and quilted this gorgeous wall hanging.

Jeananne is the proud grandmother of twins. In January, I posted a picture of the christening gown she made for her grandson. This is the gown she made for her granddaughter, Eloise. It is very pretty with a lot of lacy details.

Jan shared a quilt label she cross stitched with a very appropriate saying.

Jan made the following quit tops from scraps. She is donating them to the club for victims of house fires.

Jan said she intended this to be the back of one of the quilts, but club members disagreed. We thought it was nice enough to be a quilt top.

Thanks to Pat, for taking notes while I took photos at the meeting :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March Millington Quilt Club Meeting Part 1

The Millington Quilt Club didn't meet in February because of a snow storm. As a result we had a lot more Show 'n Tell this month.

A new member, Janice shared a number of projects she has made. She designed the mini quilt below.

She also shared this beautiful pink quilt.

Janice made the two following wall hangings using fabric she dyed.

She made the following wall quilt from scraps from a quilt she made.

Nancy B. showed us the 3 squares, she has completed for the block a month quilt at My Lil' Quilt Shop.

Nancy finished a LOT of UFOs.

The last project Nancy shared was this pretty quilt.

Darlene is showing us her 2 hour tulip bag.

Karen made this beautiful quilt with prairie points.

The back of Karen's quilt is also neat.

Jean made this pink and purple quilt. I just love the colors...such a bright and happy combination.

At our last Sleepover, a number of members made sewing mats to put under their sewing machines when at meeting, classes, etc. This is the one Nancy S. made.

Nancy made this red, white and black quilt with prairie points. She also quilted it. Beautiful job :)

This is the back of Nancy's quilt.

Eileen showed us another shirt-bib she made. The Velcro at the bottom makes the bottom into a crumb catcher.

I have more pictures and projects from the meeting which I will put in my next post.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

First Sign of Spring

I have some crocus planted near the front porch. When they pop up, I know spring is on the way.

The flowers scream "Spring" even though there is a foot of snow just a few feet away.

Just a day or two of warm weather has made them burst into happy blooms.

The zoom on the camera makes the tiny crocus look like a tulip.

Spring is on it's way :)