Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quilting In the Garden

I wanted to show you that even though I have been incredibly busy this summer, I was actually able to do a wee, tiny, itsy, Betsy bit of sewing. I had the components already cut out for this quilt and I was able to put this much together when my friends and I got together one weekend for a quilting day. Aren't the fabrics luscious? I can't take any credit for picking them out. One day Sweety and I took a drive down to the Clovis/Fresno area for some quilt and antique shopping for me and a visit to his favorite winery for him. I saw the quilt hanging in Quilter's Paradise in Clovis. I couldn't take my eyes off of it. I went back maybe five or six times and finally told myself, "Jean, for crying out loud, just buy the kit!!!" ( I sometimes have to be a little forceful with myself when I'm not co-operating!)

Here is the pattern and the picture shows how it will look when I'm done (cross your fingers everyone!). It was designed by their in-house designer Colette Belt. She has other patterns and kits available and I just love her work. I was a little stymied as to how to do the borders and I was able to call the shop and actually have her answer my questions. How cool is that?

If you are a quilter or a gardener or both or just like pretty things, mark your calendar for the annual Quilting In The Garden Show at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, California. You can read all about it
here. It's September 26th and 27th and is a must see event. I'll be the one running around like a crazy person taking pictures with my little pink camera! Stop me and say hi!!!

For some reason my picture of the pattern is not enlarging and is showing a "Google error". Does anyone know what that is all about?


Poppy Cottage said...

It's beautiful! I love red it is my favorite color ;)


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Red and cream quilts are my favorites.


Thimbleanna said...

Very, Very pretty Miss Jean! (BTW, I can see the picture of the pattern just fine?)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hello Miss Jean,
I use to be a quilter and I do some gardening, use to do a lot.
Rocky Creek Scotties and Java sent me.
My blog is Animal Lover, Quilt Lover. Come and see me sometime.
Hugs, Fern

Dawn said...

Hi Miss Jean!
I'm so glad you MADE yourself go back and get that quilt kit. It's so lovely.
Hope to see you next week, Becky said she would be in touch.

Library Gal Quilts said...

It is a really nice quilt! I love the soft reds and the crisp squares! I think this is a winner! xo Pam in Chico

Lallee said...

With red being my favorite color, I love this quilt. The fabrics are just beautiful and perfect together. Just love it!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

....and it is even PRETTIER in person! Cannot wait till you get it all done and bring it over for me to hang on my wall. ha!

Hey, I see glimpses of that fabulous sewing room. Should I bring my camera over to snap up some pics? hint...

Have a beautiful day...oh, and "no idea" in the google issue. chin scratch, furrowing my brow...


Dawn said...

Me again! I saw Becky's comment about Thursday being ok so I sent an email to everyone.
See you Thursday!

The Green Pea said...

Miss Jean, I am glad you finally listened to yourself and bought the kit. Red and cream, very crisp together. Happy quilting! Sandi

The Green Pea said...

Oh! I see Dawn's comment about Thursday. That was soooooo much fun. I was on a high all day.... Sandi