Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HIDING OUT IN MY CORNER OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC!


BEEN SOOOOOOOOOOO BUSY....


Occasionally, I get a call from someone wanting a quilt, usually baby quilts and usually more than one. So if you often think to yourself that I do alot of small quilts, that is why.

Well....I got that call on Monday. Lucky me, I had one quilt already finished ( butterflies as well) and this top below. So that is what I have been doing today, quilting this top. She wanted the island flare and well...as you can see, she got it. Butterflies cut with the go cutter and the squares with the 6 1/2 inch die.



I totally love the batik backing.....ummmmm ummmmm good.




Finished my Round Robin, made these owls.




Melissa sent me this package of Americana, I won on her blog Ardeasnest

The panel is just wondeful and wouldn't you know it, the flags were upside down...now the items she sent are backwards...but that is okay, I just couldn't take having the flags upsdie down.

She sent me some magnets, ornament and soap. Whohooooo lucky me, thanks Melissa.





Then I ordered some Western fabrics from my sister and well....she is just too good to me, she sends me more than what I ordered. Yes, there was chocolate sent too but well..... NO SHAME HERE!!!



Have lots to do before we leave on Sunday for three weeks, yes, we are coming back. I swore that the next time I left this island it would be for good (hate to fly) but the love of my sons is greater than my fear of flying. Still don't know where we will end up.....so it is as much of a mystery to us as to you.


Stay tuned to find out what I am doing with the Western Fabrics.....




39 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

The chocolate would have just melted from the camera flash anyway, so good think you took care of it!

Your owls are so cute! The butterfly quilt is gorgeous and that backing fabric is just fantastic!

MGM

Just Ramblin' said...

Absolutely love the butterfly quilt. It is so bright and cheerful.
The owls are delightful. Anyone would love these quilts(I'm anyone)
LOL Nola

Mystica said...

I love the butterflies quilt so much.

Jen said...

Cute butterfly fabric! I absolutely love the back too! Have fun on your trip, travel safely!

Cheryl Willis said...

love the butterfly quilt, do you raw edge applique or do a satin stitch? I have a scrappy pattern I like to cut out when I travel, I will send you a set. cw

Wendy said...

Totally lovin' on your batik butterflies quilt!! Gorgeous :) I'm with you, I couldn't have posted the flags upside down either. :)

Kim D. said...

Very nice baby quilt Barb!! I love the owls, they are too cute. Did you design them yourself or did you use a pattern? How fun to get all those goodies in the mail.
Have a safe trip! It looks like you're almost as close to Australia as you are to Hawaii. What a fun trip that would be.

QuiltSue said...

The butterfly quilt is wonderful. Any child would love it I think. I loved your owls, and you had some lovely post too.

I hope you have a great trip, and soon find out where you're off to next.

Terry said...

That butterfly quilt is beautiful! Love the owls too! :0)

Gene Black said...

I love a good mail day! I don't think I have ever managed to take a picture of chocolate that anyone sent me.
With the exception of the Tim Tam video! ha ha.

JustCindy said...

I LOVE the baby quilt and so will the baby. The owls are adorable. I will be watching to see what you do with the western fabric.

Crispy said...

I LOVE you owls Barb!! They are just too dang cute!! Have a fun trip :0)

Crispy

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Fantastic Quilt! I can't wait to see more with the owls, those are soooo cute.

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE those owls!! they are just the best!!

Sandy said...

Have a wonderful time, you deserve it- rest up, because we will be waiting for a LONG post when you get back- and some pictures! fondly, Sandy

Fiesta said...

Barb everything looks great but those owls are a hoot. love them!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Love the back of the butterfly quilt. It's almost like it was made for it :)

The things we like to do the least are usually what we have to do the most. Flying for you must be even worse because I would imagine you are on the plane(s) for quite some time.

Yvette said...

That Butterfly quilt is so happy. I really love the backing on it. Yummy!!

OK, Those Owls stole my heart. SEW ADORABLE!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your owls! :)

Penny said...

Those owls are super cute! I really need to make time for owls :)
Amazing quilt!

Carin said...

Barb what a beautiful quilt! I love the tropical feel. Your owls are adorable!!

Rumi said...

Adore the little owls and the butterflies as well!
Have a safe trip!

Jackie said...

I LOVE the owls! They are sooooo cute!

You haven't heard? You're coming to Florida!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh how I love that butterfly quilt. I am not sure I would be able to let it go!! You are so kind. Way too funny about the flags!! Have a safe and fun trip. Buy lots of fabric, eat candy and have fun!

Mary L. said...

Love those owls. Too cute! And the butterfly quilt is gorgeous!

Shasta said...

You certainly have been busy. The owls are so adorable.

scraphappy said...

Utterly adorable butterflies. So easy with the go. The owls are so cute too, but I'm sure they took much longer.

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Barb, love the buterfly quilt and those owls are adorable.. I wanna make an owl quilt...

sewmeow said...

Great quilt and the fabrics are gorgeous. Aren't sisters the greatest? (especially when they share chocolate!).

Melissa said...

Love that butterfly quilt and a baby will too!

Heather said...

Great butterflies and owls.

Joanne said...

Oh Barb, that butterfly quilt is so pretty!! It immediately takes me to Maui and the Philippines .... these places are my tropical places of retreat. So are you visiting Texas again? Hugs, Joanne Hall

Linda said...

That butterfly quilt is so cute! I like it and the back too! I just love your owls, they are adorable. You have been busy. Congrats on the win...I'm still dizzy from standing on my head but that's ok, I'm dizzy half the time anyway. Have fun visiting your boys and I hope you have a safe trip! hugs, Linda

Rhonda said...

Barb you are so talented...love the colorful butterflies and those little hooties are the cutest.

SewCalGal said...

You have been busy and very productive. I love the owls. Inspirational. Someday I'm going to make some quilts with owls. DH loves owls.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

wackywoman said...

What a lucky baby to get that quilt. It's gorgeous.

Melinda Cornish said...

that baby quilt is just perfection...it makes my heart sing and I bet someone just adores it......Love the samoan fabrics....

Elizabeth said...

Barb, those butterflies are SO beautiful. And I love the owl -- commented about that on the pattern post.

You are amazing!

xo -El

Quilt Hollow said...

Loving this owl quilt!!!! I also spy that you shared the pattern...so sweet of you!!