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:

Teresa F. said...

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

Maria said...

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

Judy said...

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

Pauline G said...

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

Sue said...

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

Frances said...

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!!

Frances said...

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!!

Roxanne said...

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

Linda said...

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.

Terry said...

everything looks great!!!!

Carrie P. said...

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.

Charlie and Wendy said...

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

Jeanette said...

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

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just lovely Sheila......

Fiona said...

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

Raewyn said...

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 :-)

Narelle said...

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

Caroline Heinrichs said...

I love this quilt! Great choices in originality.

Ginger said...

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

Melody said...

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

Needled Mom said...

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