Monday, March 8, 2010

Quilt finished and paper wreath done!

I got the big quilt that had sat for three years done, and oh, it feels good! I let it sit, because I just wasn't a fan of the colors and now that it is done, I like it a lot....I still have one block left and I am going to make a big pillow with it and the leftover fabric...This is a big queen size quilt...


The end result was much prettier than I thought it would be....sometimes, I just get sick of looking at something..I only have one more unfinished quilt, and it has been sitting for two years. I like it, it is just gigantic, and I know it is going to be a beast to quilt...I am not even sure if it will fit on my quilting frame...yes, it is that big....There is no way that I am trying to shove it under my regular sewing machine...I am thinking I will tackle it in April.
I also finished the paperback paper wreath...I got the idea from Jenny Matlock...She had this cute little tutorial on her blog so I had to try it....jennymatlock.blogspot.com It was a lot of cutting and a lot of hot gluing and lots of burns on my fingers...I painted the papers before I cut out leaf shapes....I like how it turned out. It also is a good GREEN project, because other than a wreath form, you just use what you have....Here it is:




Trace's first birthday party was fun...The five kids from across the street came over to celebrate too.....Here is the Birthday Boy....













and this is my daughter Lisa with her little guy....
















The two babies and I...Jace is so blond and fair and Trace has dark hair and skin like mine...

















Andrew and I modeling birthday hats...I love his little hands!















it was a Happy Birthday party!

19 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Such cute little ones and the quilt is so beautiful! You are an excellent quilter! :D

Barb said...

What cute ones.....

The quilt is lovely and the wreath is just awesome!

Mrs Moen said...

The quilt is lovely, and your grandkids even lovlier! Happy birthday!

joanne lendaro said...

Your quilt looks like a quilt block garden. The kids are adorable, love the hands picture too!!

Pam said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Love the wreath. I'm also trying to recycle as much as possible and use my stash. Cute kids!!!!

Angelcat said...

The quilt is wonderful, congrats on getting it finished, I really must get to some of my UFOs :) What a beautiful family you have.

Millie said...

You have a beautiful family. Congrats on getting another great quilt done!

Yarni Gras! said...

what wonderful photos of your family! I adore the wreath....so creative! The quilt is lovely :-)

The Quilt Buddy said...

Congrats on finishing your quilt! It looks great and you should give yourself a BIG pat on the back for getting it done.

Don't worry we all have those "projects" that we start and they put away...for later...or someday.

Looks like you guys had a great time at the party!

Jenny said...

Melinda! You are soooo young to have GRANDKIDS! So you got married at the age of what...four?

Love your wreath. Love your quilt.

And that dog is still making me laugh!

LynnDel said...

You just have too much fun!

Jenxo said...

your family is beautiful melinda and it must do your proud to see happy they all are...

whoppa quilt, will be fun [not] to quilt...

Laurie said...

I can't believe you finished another project! You put me to shame! Yes, even 2 year old projects -- I have some of those, too!

Your family is so beautiful and you are just glowing!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Your quilt is "G" for gorgeous...

I have absolutely no artistic abililty and am so in awe of those who do!

Rannyjean said...

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Rannyjean said...

Beautiful new blog design & those babies and their birthday party! Oh My! Stop by my blog and sign up to win a Grabbit, a mug sleeve or more, with the new group, you can use some more tools...haha!
http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com/2010/03/march-giveaway-lets-get-it-started.html

Stempelientje said...

Ahhhh so cute!!Happy birthday to your grandson! It looks a great party!
And that quilt is absolute beautiful!!

Lorraine said...

what great photos and I love your quilt..thanks for sharing and for your great comments on my blog

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful quilt. Congrats on finally getting it done. Now the fun part of quilting ;)

Fun birthday pics! Such cuties.