Well, I finished up my DSQ8 quilt and wanted to share some images. Man, do I just love it! I sure hope my secret swap partner does as well. Here are some images.
flower applique and echo quilting detail
This was so fun to design and work up. I always love auditioning fabrics and seeing how things come together. I am not really a quilter (as you real quilters can tell by the pictures above), but I do love the process...the creativity involved in coming up with the original designs and color combinations. The quilting part still stumps me...I am not all that creative yet...still swinging with the outline quilting like I did here. I do love the effect and felt like it did not take away from, but instead really enhanced the applique design. I want to spend more time experimenting and reading up on the topic of quilting so I can get better at it!
Here is the bundle of goodies I will be shipping off to my secret partner tomorrow. After taking the pictures I realized I totally forgot to put on a quilt tag, so I need to get that on it and then ship this baby out.
I received my quilt from my secret partner..I love it and will share it next week in my next post!
Next up, I must share some pictures of the family. My family and close friends have pointed out that I have not gotten caught up on family posts since my unexpected hiatus. So I thought I'd better share some images from last weekend.
The first spring bulbs are blooming.
We had our first outdoor lunch in months, as we had a pretty cold (for Texas standards), wet winter this year! It is so nice to be able to spend loads of time outdoors again!
Hubby started a new Ice Hockey league last week, so on the weekend, he pulled out his gear to air it all out (hockey gear can be sooo gross!). Leah had to try it all on, as she so enjoyed watching all the hockey games during the Olympics!
Of course, Lucas had to get in on the fun!
We've been trying to do some science experiments with the kids each weekend. They are both totally in to science these days and you know with hubby and I both being chemists, we are all over this! This past weekend, we made slime.
Leah mixing slime, with chocolate on her face!
Lucas really loves messy experiments!
This weekend, we have the final basketball game of the season for Miss Leah. And we hope to get some gardening done. All this is waiting to be planted!
I'll wrap up this post with some pictures of my birthday girl! She's 9 now!!! She...melts....my....heart!!
Her party is not until the end of the month. We had a small family celebration on her day and will celebrate a bit tonight with her basketball team.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you all back here next week for some fabric eye candy and a giveaway to celebrate my girl's birthday!
P.S. Fertig is German for ready or finished. One of my favorite words. I need to brush up on my German for summer vacation with the inlaws!