Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Come Smell the Gardenia's and Look At Marie's Quilt

Gardenias are one of my favourite flowers.  This seems to be a good year for them in my front flower bed and not only can I open the windows in the morning and drink in their fragrance over my morning tea but I have them floating in bowls around the house.
Marie brought a show and tell quilt top over Sunday evening.  (Marie is my late night window tapper friend - remember the Redwork Quilt top (for Empty Bowls) that she brought over to my home for a "viewing" after she had finished piecing it.)   It is the Bethlehem Star or also known as the Lone Star.  She made it out of her scrap stash and it is really fun to look at.

I think you will enjoy looking at her accomplishment as much as I did!

It's an adventure looking at it and seeing what scraps she used and hearing the stories about the bits and pieces she found.  Things like I had a fat eighth of this and a fat quarter of that.

When I grow up I want to piece like Marie and Kim.  They are MASTERS.  
There I knew you would enjoy the pictures.
I hope you are having a peaceful day.
As for me - Oh, My Gosh - peaceful it will not be,
Why, Thelma and Louise are hitting the road to visit one of the Top Eleven Q Shops as written about in the Spring/Summer 2010 QUILT SAMPLER.
Thank you for stopping by - I do enjoy your visits.


txag80 said...

Oh my! This is a beautiful quilt. I love the unique color placement of the red toward the center. And look how careful she was with the blue stipe! This will be a stunner when it is quilted! Thanks for sharing!

paulette said...

Marie's quilt is stunning...absolutely gorgeous!! Wow!! To be able to quilt like that!! Sigh... And your gardenias...I can almost smell them...we don't grow them here and to buy them is too expensive!! Give them a good sniff for me!! :O) Thanks!!

Kelly Ann said...

I love the smell of gardenias....very southern...

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Those flowers look wonderful - and the quilt is B-E-A-utiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

PunkiePie said...

Wow. That's one stunning quilt! Have fun with some fabric shopping!

Kris said...

Oh my gosh! You have quilting friends that tap on your window late at night to share quilts with you? So jealous! What a life!

Kim said...

What a wonderful quilt! Marie is an artist!