Tuesday, September 3, 2013

CELEBRATING a summer to remember! Good to be back in Blogland!

Hello Friends! As I begin this post of photos galore of summer's fun and my quilting busyness of the past 3 monthss, my last post was as Noah's school year was finishing and this post is marking his first day of Junior High....cannot believe how the time flies! The top quilt was a riot to create and quilted by my dear friend Green Fairy who I miss so much! My first time playing with hexis and I sure enjoyed them!
He may have graduated from elementary school, but still such a neat sweet boy.....a boy whose love and dedication to soccer has gotten him on the premiere league for Northshore School District......living and breathing and eating soccer! The summer was filled with visits galore!!!! For my mother's birthday, she and my 2 brothers came and it was the infamous "free for all"......I bought mom a wonderful quilt book and she and I proceeded to piece together during our free time. It had been a long time since I had used so much black and I enjoyed using my stash for this quilt! I will add some floral center at the end. The text is for the back of the quilt. Loved coming back to creating words! And mom's quilt has the flavor of double wedding ring to me, does it to you?.....She is amazing! My sister, Sharon, came for the most marvelous visit with my 2 nephews. WHAT A DREAM FOR ME TO HAVE HER HERE!!! She currently has a wonderful blog post about a quilting book club. She is at fabricsandflowers@blogspot.com. She is highlighting Pillow Pop which I absolutely love! I used a quilt from the book to create my clam shell tree below. Something so happy about it. The boinging quilt on the left was an impromptu exercise one eve after visiting Pinterest. I loved doing some basic modern quilting with Roxy to highlight the angular branches. I will be making a larger quilt with this design in the near future! The turtle quilt is for my dear friend who loves turtles....and her LOVE IS OCEAN-SIZED.....chose the design of this quilt after seeing my sister's Marcelle Medallion.
And one of my favorite things on my phone...when I get photos of babies that are enjoying their baby quilts.....
And a baby quilt inspired by Emily Cier's Bubble Tree pattern for baby Poppy.....
And a miniature Bubble Tree for a girlfriend seeking out her life path.....a little sunshine to light the way from her core.....
And my latest love, silhouettes!.....
And my go to....Houses...Inspired by Tula Pink's latest book with fabulous blocks! I call this, Center of the Universe.....
And to make summer just a little more special, live music with Kenny Chesney....the singer who sings of all the good things that Summer was, is and can be!
Love, Em

10 comments:

Chris said...

wowie wow wow, took a break from blogging but not from quilt-making and certainly not from joy-making! awesome post, thanks em!

Nifty Quilts said...

Looks like a super fun summer with family and friends. Congratulations to the graduate and soccer star! You've been busy on many great creative projects too. I'm not surprised!

Gill said...

Great to see you back Em!
I love your quilts - especially the first one with the girl standing on the hexies!
Great pics of your red headed son - 2 of my sons are red heads too!

Char said...

Wow Em, it's wonderful to see you back! Looks like a great summer.
Congratulations to Noah, it's been so long since I've seen a picture of him he's a young man now, although I know he'll always be your baby.

Sharon said...

Wow wow! Love the one with tree with handprints and silhouettes.
What a great summer

em's scrapbag said...

It's good to have you back. I've missed you wonderful creations. Looks like you had a great summer

Cathy said...

What beautiful quilts. Looks like you had a wonderful summer. I missed you and it is great to have you back. Hugs

Mcm said...

Thank goodness you are FINALLY back to blogging! Thank you for sharing some great quilts.

Gail S said...

Hi, just found your blog...love it! Please tell what the star pattern is from the black quilt...a different twist on a standard star. So cute!

Gail S said...

Hi, just found your blog...love it! Please tell what the star pattern is from the black quilt...a different twist on a standard star. So cute!