Monday, May 14, 2012

Fabric choices and Giveaway Prizes!

Last week I went to the quilt stores to find something that matched the blue and white that would match what is in the Jefferson Davis's Daughter quilt, by Barbara Brackman, that I am working on. Of course there was nothing like it or in the shades I wanted, so this is what I found. The darker blue will be the sashing, it seems a lot brighter in the photo. The reproduction border fabric is from the abe lincoln collection, that is all I remember.

What do you think of these fabrics? I am finishing up the second tree and then I can sew the middle section together and add the rest of the appliqu├ęs.

I also won a few wonderful giveaways this month. Deborah O'Hare has a wonderful blog, actually two and I have been following her for over a year, her pieces inspire me to create my own art pieces. I won the book, Seaside Home, and I love it. It has a lot of patterns to make things for the home, or summer cottage.

This is Deborah's pattern, I plan on making it and changing it a little by adding inspirational words to the stones. Deborah has done that in one of her patterns and she said it was ok, if I used her idea in my piece.

I also participated in the 100 blocks, blog hop and I did win a copy from Nancy at One Stitch at a Time, I also won a free pattern from Cyndi of Carter Creek Quilts. It is a wonderful pattern and will look beautiful in a lot of different colors and fabrics. 

I was finally able to get out for a paddle, a nice way to spend Mother's Day. It was a beautify day and there were so many wonderful birds out, and I didn't have my good camera with the zoom. I had to use my waterproof camera, so this is the best I could get from the photos I took. I need to find a larger, waterproof case for my  new camera.

This is my bow, as usual, it got windy and I had to paddle against the wind, most of the day. I also had a tetanus shot friday, so you could say, it wasn't an easy paddle, but well worth it;)


acorn hollow said...

Lucky you out for a paddle. I have not dug mine out of moth balls yet.
I love the quilt and the colors of both of them

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love the colors of blue!! Great you were able to get some paddle time!!

Allie said...

I think your fabric choices are great, Debbie! Congratulations on all your great wins, boy you've been cleaning up girl. Love Deborah's pattern in that book, I'm going to go check out her blog! So happy you got out for a paddle!

Dorothy said...

Your sashing and border fabrics look wonderful.

moosecraft said...

Your fabric choices are great! They compliment the appliqued ladies very well! Congrats on the winnings! Lucky you to get out for a paddle!

Mugwump Woolies said...

This quilt is going to be spectacular! Can't wait to see the looks wonderful so far! Great fabric choices!

Lori said...

I love the blue fabric you found!!!
Nice way to spend the weekend, except for the tetanus shot! Ouch!

Barbara said...

I really like your idea about the pebble quilt.

Deb said...

I think that the fabrics are perfect. Congrats on all the wins and hope that your time paddling was relaxing!

Anna said...

Congratulations on the wins! I really love the 2 blues. That is going to be a wonderful heirloom quilt. Looks like your mother's day was a little work into the wind...appropriate that a mother should have to work a little on Mother's Day! lol