Sunday, May 6, 2012

Summertime - Living is Easy

 A few years ago I picked up some bright colorful fabric from Orange Quilt Bee.  I started making my own version of Turning 20 (it was late and I couldn't run to the store) and when I finished I realized I had a space in each of my blocks.  I added a little white square in each.  Then I got the hair brained idea to embroider in each of the squares.  That the part that took me so long.  It was fun though!

So here are a couple of the embroidery pieces. 

I machine quilted it on my Tin Lizzie, experimenting with different quilting designs.  Each block is a different pattern.  I am having trouble photographing it well, I want capture all the different patterns I did before I give the quilt away.
Yes, Im giving it away to my Hair Stylist Colleen.  She likes to wear black but she is always so sunny on the inside.  These bright colors make me think of her.  So on the back I found the perfect fabric, Tula Pink - Parisville.  I have this fabric for a while, but did not want to cut it up.  It must have been waiting for this quilt to be finished ;]   Incidentally, Colleen used to do stuff like this to her daughter's hair on crazy hair day.  She once told me about the time she made a birdcage out of her hair, with birds and all.  

Today I am helping out with the judging for our quilt guild challenge A History Lesson.  I am so looking forward to the reveal next Monday.  I'll share my favs with you next week.

Monday I leave for the week to Texas for a work conference and Friday night my mom is arriving to spend Mother's Day here.  Yeah!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to sew this week!
Love Aunti Nic


  1. Gorgeous Nicole! The embroidery is a wonderful touch and the backing perfect, don't you love it when it looks like you planned it all along?!

  2. This is really beautiful! I love the quilting. Great job!

  3. Colleen's quilt looks great! You did such a great job! I remember that I was there when you first cut the blocks up. It's nice to see it finished (and so well). See you soon!


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