Saturday, June 18, 2011

Here we are after our recital. Bella, in pink, was born to be on stage.  She did a fantastic job.  Lisa and I were two of our quartet.  According to the applause and the comments of our family members and some audience members, we did a fine job.  We sang a medley of Broadway musical songs through time.  Once we decided to just have fun, we all really enjoyed it.  I am so glad I did this and can check it off the bucket list.  Oh, and here is the hat.  It is a bit crooked, but I think you get the idea.

I spent a few hours in my studio today and caught up on my June BOMs for 15 Minutes Play.  First, I needed to make some fabric.  I have a plastic bag full of scraps just for these blocks.  I would like to make a quilt with the blocks at the end. 

The first June block is called Beacon Lights.  I have to say I have never seen this block before.  I enjoyed making the block because I got practice making quarter square triangle squares.  I haven't done that before.  This is not my favorite block I have ever made, but it will be fine in the quilt.

The second block for June is the Courthouse Steps.  I do really like this block.  I am using different background material for each block.  For the Courthouse Steps, I used a burnt orange.  I like the way it looks with the turquoise based made fabric.

Tomorrow, I think I will start making flying geese with the Kansas Troubles Perennials.  I also want to start getting everything ready for my sister-in-law's visit.  She is coming from the D.C. area to spend a week with us.  I am really looking forward to her visit.  We are going to do many quilty things.
Until tomorrow, joyful quilting everyone.


Karen said...

I see you had a wonderful time. Belle is beautiful. I think your beacon lights is an interesting block. Can't wait to see what you make the KT fabric. Enjoy your visit.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Glad you had fun singing! Good for you! Belle is tres belle! And the hat is great...fitting of a royal wedding!

sheila 77 said...

What a wonderful evening it sounds and the three of you look lovely. I always like your made fabric, Miki - do you ever hesitate to cut it up? - although I do like the result in the blocks, the blue and yellow combination really shines out.

Nancy B said...

The hat is fantastic!

Sarah Craig said...

Love your blocks, Miki! I really need to do more with "made" fabric!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Gee, I wonder where we've seen that hat before? Once again, congratulations on your successful performance. It sounds like a blast!

Snoodles said...

The three of you look wonderful, but Bella steals the show! Just so cute! Love your hat - glad we got to see it! I really like your made fabric; mine isn't nearly so "free" as yours...I still try to plan it!
Jacque in SC