Thursday, March 28, 2013

Works in progress

It is a gorgeous day here , the sun is shining and it feels a little like spring , not too cold , just fresh so..... I decided to head outside with my camera to take this photo shoot as the quilt was too large for the design wall .
 Hmmm , did I ever tell you I live in a windy spot , it was virtually impossible to get this quilt to stay flat, the wind kept picking it up and you can see some snow has flicked up on the quilt too, so I decided to take one on the railing  to see how that would go .
So this is my sampler quilt I have been working on for quite some time and I am down to doing the applique on the border ,almost home ;-)This quilt is a pattern called Simple Country Sampler by the Rabbit Factory ,I added an extra row to make it longer and I am really pleased with the outcome.
You can see that we still have snow , a few bare spots on the field but still plenty of the white stuff around , surely spring will arrive soon .
Want a sneak peak of my quilt guild challenge? Remember I told you our president wanted us to do something with a watering can since she is an avid gardener , well this is what I have done .
Oh sorry, I guess you thought I was going to show you the whole project but this will give you an idea of what I am up to, after all a garden isn't much without flowers . This was a real fun little project  , so you will have to keep an eye open for the big reveal.

I also want to share this really cute postcard that arrived in my mailbox yesterday , I had signed up for a landscape exchange and this is the first one I received , one more to come.
This delightful little card flew in from Colorado , thanks to Cassie for this amazing card ,I love it !
What are you up to today ? I hope you are enjoying some great weather and doing something creative , being creative is what keeps me happy and I am sure it is also true for you . Thanks for the visit and be sure to take time to create today .
 hugs Sheila

21 comments:

  1. Awesome quilt! I love the way it looks against the snowy background.

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  2. What a lovely quilt Sheila...
    Great photo shot in the snow.
    Your challenge looks interesting..
    Beautiful Landscape you received...

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  3. That's a really neat quilt! Large quilts are just a challenge to photograph, aren't they? You know, that was mean, I want to see more of the flowered quilt ;-) Such cheery embroidery, is that one for you?
    Enjoy your day,
    Judy

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  4. Love the sampler quilt - and glad to see the snow is going and spring MAY be on its way!

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  5. Great quilt, Sheila! I love the snow background:-)

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  6. Love your sampler quilt Sheila. Neat snow photo. And I think the rule should be that when the calendar says "Spring" the world officially turns of its snow maker!!

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  7. Love your sampler quilt Sheila. Neat snow photo. And I think the rule should be that when the calendar says "Spring" the world officially turns of its snow maker!!

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  8. I'm loving your sampler quilt. It's sooo cute!

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  9. It's grey and windy and plus 7 here today. Your sampler is just wonderful. Is it a keeper or is it being gifted? Can't wait to see your embroidered block.

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  10. I just got home from my applique addicts bee. We have sunny but chilly weather.
    I love the quilt top and your flowers are so pretty.
    What a great postcard.

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  11. Your sampler quilt looks beautiful, isn't it spring at your place yet? Your flower stitcheries are looking beautiful too.

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  12. Love the quilt top Sheila. It's fabulous. Hugs,xx.

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  13. Love your sampler quilt Sheila and quilts on snow always looks so lovely..... looking forward to seeing your flowers in full...
    Have a lovely Easter and keep snug and warm...
    Hugz

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  14. Great snow-photo shoot! I love your quilt!! Sounds like you are on the home straight with it too. Your challenge stitchery looks lovely - I'm looking forward to seeing more :-)

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  15. Your sampler quilt is gorgeous! Love the colours and designs :)

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  16. I love this quilt! Great choices in originality.

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  17. Such lovely things! You are very talented.
    Random question. When you mail the post cards you make do you put them in an envelope?

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  18. You are a star. Everything you make is brilliant. Have a wonderful Easter.

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  19. What beautiful work. It does not look like spring though!!!

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