I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Happy Mothers Day!

I sat on the deck and finished my center block for Lori of Humble Quilts newest quilt along. here

The applique is intended to be done by machine but I am always unhappy when I machine sew quilt applique and so I somewhat messily hand stitched this panel.

Not my best effort here, I admit, though I even cut out a tiny bulls eye dot for the birdie's eye!

I find it hard to sew at night even with a bright halogen work light. Sitting on the beach in the sun is much nicer!

The quiltalong is by Lori along with another blogger: Randy of Barrister's Block. She calls it a Sow Along. I am new to her site and so I don't know why she calls it ''sow'' instead of sew...but here is the link to her version. here You can see I was inspired by her brights-on-red version.

Hope everyone's day is lovely...



             gone to the beach......




  1. Happy Mother's Day.

    I hope you had a wonderful day.

    It's so much fun when you start a project.


  2. Happy Mother's Day! I just made it in under the wire. :) Hope you had a lovely one. And I love your new project. :) Kit

  3. Love the colors. So bright. So full of life.

  4. I love your start on the quilt/wall hanging. I know you will post updates as you go.

    Love the beach shots; they remind me of what I could see if I'd get out of my chair and walk to my beach. :)


  5. Nice flowers (both real and applique)! I love the tiki-face thing with your pansies, too. Did you get to have your day out? I hope you had some fun!

  6. Happy Belated Mother's Day! Gorgeous block!! I don't sew very well by machine so (sow or sew) I'm all about hand work!

    Gorgeous start!!



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