My Curb Appeal quilt top is well on its way. I have two more row to go. It has been sitting around with just the blocks complete for a couple months now.
I finished the top of my Tilda quilt this past week as well. This has not been a fun quilt to put the rows together. With all those seams pressed this way and that getting everything to line up properly has been a chore. For at least a couple months I only had two more rows to fuss with. I would pick them up then stash them out of site. Given all the time stuck in the house with nothing but time on my hands I finally decided I should tackle it. It is a relief to have it done.
There was a bright spot this past week. I receive my monthly box mailing from Quilty Box. This is such a fun thing to get in the mail each month and now more than ever. Shopping in our area for other than groceries and truly necessary shopping is discouraged. Our governor probably doesn't consider the quilt store a necessity.
Along with the 16 fat eights they supplied a great pattern, thread, and a mini rotary cutter.
Plus these great templates and a book full of patterns and instructions for making something with that wonderful fabric. Now that certainly brightens the day.
Now I know that a number of you are fans of my daughter's chickens. These ladies have been very busy. My daughter is collecting a good dozen eggs and more every day. Lovely brown, pale green, and some almost pink. Husband and I along with all her coworkers and neighbors are glad recipients. She said as long as no one has started slamming the door in her face when she shows up with another carton of eggs all is well. Spring is in the air now so starting her garden is looking good. She can then add tomatoes and squash to the deliveries this summer.
Those are both great tops! I love the house and tree variety! very cool. How many chickens does your daughter have? I regret I did not get a few more chickens before the c-19 quarantine started. We have 4 chickens but their laying is not totally consistent. We have enough for us but it would be nice to have more to share.... Take care!ReplyDelete
Beautiful finishes...I will be interested to see what you will make with Quilty Box contents...ReplyDelete
~ ~ ~ waving from afar, Julierose;)))
fun, fun projects!!ReplyDelete
love the new goodies in the mail too!!
Yea for getting a UFO to a finished top. Curb Appeal has lots of appeal to me! Keep those chickens happy and laying.ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee! I can't imagine anyone slamming the door on fresh eggs. My dad and I used to go pick up fresh eggs every Saturday when I was a kid. He grew up on a farm and there's nothing like fresh eggs. I still enjoy eggs often but nowadays they are from the grocery store. Great job on Tilda, even though you didn't want to work on it. I also love Curb Appeal. I've always wanted to make something similar. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Awesome quilts! Love your new fabric, beautiful.
Have a great day!
I love Curb Appeal!ReplyDelete
Beautiful. You're so talented.ReplyDelete
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I loved your chicken and egg photos! I love the story that goes with them as well. We must take care of each other.ReplyDelete
What really brought me in was your beautiful quilt with houses and trees. It is my favorite find today!
Look at all that fantastic progress your making - you go girl!ReplyDelete
Ooh, farm-fresh eggs -- what a rare luxury! You and those neighbors are very lucky! I love your Curb Appeal project and your Tilda quilt is going to be beautiful as well. I feel for you when it comes to the non-fun sewing of blocks that have many seams to fiddle with in order to match up properly. My Spirit Song top was that way and I did just like you -- sewed, ripped, resewed a bit, then wanted to throw it out the window and had to take a break!ReplyDelete
Love your finishes! I'm always a fan of house blocks, and yours are wonderful.ReplyDelete
Oh everything looks so fun. love the finish of your Tilda quilt! Great to have you link up to Finished or not friday - I love looking at your chickens!ReplyDelete
Love your two tops! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Cute chickens ;)
Chickens and their fresh eggs, how wonderful and the eggs would be most gratefully accepted, I'm sure. Love your Curb Appeal top, coming along well do looking forward to seeing it finished.ReplyDelete
Great progress at your house! Mine, not so much!ReplyDelete
I had a friend who shared her eggs! But it is still cold here! 6 inches of snow yesterday and last night! Still snowing on this Easter Sunday!
Can't imagine anyone crazy enough to slam the door on farmfresh eggs! Anyway, love Tilda. It was worth the wait. Curb Appeal is looking wonderful can't wait for the next rows. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
I don't know which picture is prettier ..... your beautiful quilts or that basket of eggs! Each lovely! Have a great week and way to go on your UFOs.ReplyDelete
I like the Tilda top, but I know what you mean about the seams being a pain. I've really learnt to take more care with my pressing lately. Bonnie Hunter stressed the need to plan ahead when I did her mystery quilt a year ago. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.ReplyDelete
Donna, what lovely finishes. I have some Tilda fabric I've been hoarding not sure what to do with it. You quilt idea is one I could do too, I think. Thanks for the inspiration. And there's nothing can beat fresh eggs.ReplyDelete