Monday, August 16, 2010

With a little help from my friends

I don't think I told you that one of my latest projects is a string quilt.  I think that is the right name for it? Anyways, it is something I can pick away at in between other projects, just a square at a time.  I was sharing that fact with a sweet blog friend, well, truth be told, she inspired me to make this quilt! I told her I was making it all in shades of red, white and blue and she dug through her scraps and sent me some to include, (and look at that cute crochet sachet holder!)
I love them. I love that kind, blog friends are so generous. I love that I can now include a large square that will remind me of Trish every time I use the quilt.
Here is the set of squares I made from Trish's scraps.
I have quite a few squares made but it will probably take me a few months to get all the squares that I need finished.
I can't wait to show you, I think it's going to look great:>) Bright and cheery and colorful.

I'm coming into the home stretch for this semester, (Yay!), the heat wave here has turned into soft breezy 80 degree weather and things are looking up in a lot of ways. The end of summer is going to beat the beginning of summer for good times, I think.  I'm thankful for the friendships that have survived my spotty blogging and for new friendships made.
I'm off to make dinner and finish mowing the lawn, which in this cool breeze, should be heavenly! And by the way, I'm working on some etsy projects to restock the store next month. I hope you are all enjoying the sweetness of life this fine summer day. I know I am:>)

29 comments:

ritad said...

I love your string quilt. Aren't they fun, I made one for my front porch this summer. I think I'll try a spider web next. Very similar. Always thinking of my next project...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love those colors and the patterns. This is going to be a wonderful quilt. Yes Blog friends are the best!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a fun quilt. Trish sounds like quite a sweetheart. Blog friends are the best and you know that I am so happy that you are getting a nice break from classes and that the weather is getting better for you to do fun things!

Hope you have a wonderful week, Kathy! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Connie said...

Aaaaah, those colors just shout "YOU", honey. Darling. But everything you do is perfections, chick...
xoxo,
Connie

Cora said...

Love the quilt squares! Those colors are perfect together! It will be beautiful and I can't wait to see it.
Take care....

trish said...

Hi Kathy!
Oh I am so excited to see your beautiful squares!! Isn't this type of quilt so much fun? And I love that you are treasuring the fabrics. :o) My string quilt has several "Kathy blocks" from your beautiful fabrics that you shared with me. :o)
I am super envious of your 80 degree and breezy days. I am so ready for anything under 90 degrees! :o)
Your friend. Trish

Blissitydoodah said...

Just when I thought you weren't working on any projects! That is amazing! I love the red white and blue :) Send those breezes down here...

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh I just love the blocks that you made. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. It's going to be beautiful!

aimee said...

so beautiful! i love the colors. you are doing a great job my friend. trish is just too sweet :)
blessings,
aimee

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

your quilt is beautiful! I just love the colors, so cottage charm-ish if thats a word!

Are you looking forward to your school job starting up again? When I worked in the schools here I dreaded summer because I knew it would be that much harder to go back in the fall!

Kathleen said...

That is beautiful! I love the colors! Hope you are well, and happy!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

LOVE the colors...very very pretty :)

Anita Kehn said...

I agree with everyone else ~ the colors of your quilt are beautiful together. Your heart can't help but sing putting that one together! Life is GOOD!

Elizabethd said...

That is stunning...bright, colourful and pretty.

Farmhouse Country said...

Hello Kathy!
What a pretty selection of fabrics you have chosen for your quilt....I love all of them! I can't wait to see the finished product. I just wanted to pop on over and let you know that you were the winner of the KINDRED SPIRITS SIGN giveaway on my blog! Now that I here seeing your adorable blog I think it will fit into your decor quite well... Congrats to you commentor #2! I will be back to poke around once I have a free moment. You can contact me through my sale blog at Farmhousesignshop. blogspot. com, email me your shipping information. Have a great week!
Take care,
Dee

Adrienne said...

Love your quilt - so bright and pretty. Hope I've been inspired to get busy and make a quilt or two!
~Adrienne~

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Kathleen,
I just found your blog and I love it! Your quilt is going to be so beautiful and colorful..I will look forward to seeing it completed.I have become a follower.
I have enjoyed my visit today and will be back soon.
Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

KarenHarveyCox said...

Kathy,
These quilt pieces are lovely together. I especially love the vivid blues with the red. Can;t wait to see your new creations in etsy, and this beautiful quilt.

Karen

Daisy Cottage said...

Morning Kathy!

Wow! I love the colors and the pattern combination - what a happy and precious quilt! Everything you create is so adorable and truly so you. LOVE IT!

xo,
Kim

Cheri said...

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks for coming by my little blog and leaving a comment for the CSN give away...good luck.

By the way...Congratulations on 30 years, we are approaching 32 in a couple of months.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I am enjoying my day visiting my blog buddies! I LOVE that square! This is going to be one beautiful quilt. And you know I love quilts!
Brenda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Kathy, that quilt is going to be fabulous! I love all of the colors. How sweet of Trish to send you the fabric.

It sounds like things are good for you right now. That makes me happy :-) .

My guests (neice and great nephew who is almost three) are tucked in bed for the night and we will be taking them to the airport bright and early tomorrow morning, so I thought I would play catch up with some of my friends...
xo
Penny

Mimi Sue said...

Yay for cooler weather. Hope we get some soon. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous! Mimi

Alison said...

What a beautiful fabric and colour combination. Always fun to have something that you can just pick up and work on as you have the time
Alison

bee'nme said...

Hey Kathy!

Coming out of my "summer hibernation" for a bit of blog reading and I am of course delighted to see your amazing quilt square! What FUN fabrics - so very YOU! It is going to be a fabulous quilt...so wonderful that friendship is sewn right into it! Blog friends are indeed awesome, and I am so very blessed to count you among mine!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

Manuela@TPOH said...

Aren't blog friends the best! Bloggers are such a generous bunch.

That is going to be such a gorgeous quilt! I love it already! Love the red/white/blue fabrics - it's going to be very cheery!

I like the polka dot sidebar - so you!

Manuela

Anonymous said...

Kathy, your talent is without bounds!! Truly beautiful. I am so happy that you have gone back to school. I see it as a present to yourself after many years of giving to others. Keep up the great work. LAS

bj said...

omgosh, Kathy....this is awesome.
Only when you have extra time (what's that??) would you tell me the instructions for the squares? Sounds (and looks like)something I MIGHT can do...a wonderful wintertime project...

Lallee said...

This is going to be beautiful!!! Blogging friends are the best!