4/15/14

Tuesday Archives

Yesterday I managed to waste the whole morning, and so I had no time for sewing. It's not entirely true that it was wasted. I wrote a blog post, started on my newest stitchery, did some housework, went to Zumba...so I did a lot. I suppose one could say that in my world, a day without sewing is a wasted day. Perhaps I could adopt that as my life's philosophy. But then, there are cats, so never mind.

Here's what I can tell you, however: It's time for the Tuesday Archives.

Val's Quilting Studio

Today's themes are Baskets and Bunnies. I have a couple of quilts with baskets, but I decided to stick with the oldest of them. And since I've only been quilting since 2008, none of my quilts are all that old, but there you go. I selected the Amish sampler, "Plain and Simple", for its seven paper-pieced basket blocks.


This was among the first quilt patterns that I purchased when I learned to quilt, although I didn't get around to starting the quilt until 2012. It's still one of my favorites. You can read my "finished" post right here.

As for bunnies, it occurs to me that the "Home is Where the Heart" is BOM is going to take me a long way on this linky party since it contains so many objects. It will always be my go-to quilt when I don't have anything else to share. Here's the whole quilt:


The March block has a bunny in a basket:



But the block I'm specifically interested in today is the April block:


It contains Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. My quilter, Erin quilted some Easter eggs into the grass using different colors of thread. 


To see all the blocks in this quilt, click right here.

Today is supposed to be a swimming day, but I think I'm going to skip swimming for today. The weather is going to change sooner than expected, and I'd like to get to the nursery to pick up my annuals before the rain starts. I won't be able to plant them until next week, but I can keep the plants in the greenhouse until then. I imagine the tomatoes will enjoy their company. And there should definitely be some time for sewing today. I'm hoping to get a good way along on the "We Are the World" quilt today. Here's where I left off on Sunday:


We were too old and stodgy to stay up for the lunar eclipse last night, but I did get up to see the tail end of it through the bathroom window. Did you stay up to see it?

That's it from me for this morning. I hope you have a lovely day today.

8 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Loved seeing your past quilts again. The ladies are wonderful. Although up most of the night, I didnt even peek out at the eclipse.

Diane Wild said...

Love the Amish quilt. So pretty. Doing some quilting today for a friend but ran into tension problems so doing some unquilting. I saw the eclipse..eerie but beautiful.

Junebug613 said...

Jeez, what a slacker you were, yesterday. Ha ha! I like the Amish quilt. And the bunnies are adorable. We are the World is coming together really cute! Bruce woke me up at 3AM to see the Eclipse. It was neat, but not really what I'd call "wake up worthy". Lol

Brown Family said...

Love the bunnies!

quiltzyx said...

Nope, I didn't go outside to see the eclipse. I thought about it when it was still light, but then forgot. Oh well, there were lots of pics on F'book to see it.
Your baskets & bunnies all look terrific - it's nice to see some of the older quilts again!

Lyndsey said...

Great quilts Barbara and the bunnies are adorable. I didn't see the eclipse as it wasn't visible here. I don't think I could have woken up even if it had been, once I'm asleep that's it till morning!

SJSM said...

Missed the eclipse. We had intended to do so but both of us slept so soundly that night. Usually one or the other would wake during those hours but not this time.

Where did you find the pattern to your "we are the world" quilt. I think this is coming along nicely. It might want to jump into my to do list.

Have a great day.

Kate said...

Your Amish quilt is one of my favorites.

We missed the eclipse, we were up, but we forgot.