6/15/14

Father's Day Flimsy Finished

This morning I had time to finish up the "Good Morning" quilt top.


It ended up at 82-1/2 x 60 inches, so about twin size. I'm going to bind it with a candy-stripe pink. It's hard to see in this image, but I have the fabric pictured in the lower right corner. Since I didn't have anything for the back, I spent quite some time perusing the internet looking for something appropriate. This is going to be a gift for a couple, and I was trying to get away from making it completely girly...although I'm not sure that is possible. Anyway, I settled on this fabric from Fabric.com. It's called Folio Vines from Henry Glass & Co.


A big draw is its 108-inch width, and so I won't have to piece the back together. I looked at a lot of fabrics, but Mike helped me choose this one.

Since I always change the names of my quilts, I've been considering what to call this one. It's going to be a gift for our friends, Greg and Jan, who have a weekend gathering of dear friends every summer. I always take my camera with me and I have taken some pictures of the beautiful flowers in their garden. Here are a few of my favorites:







Also, there is this:


So I'm inspired to call this quilt "Where Angels Walk" and it will be my little thank you to Greg and Jan for sharing their lovely little piece of heaven with us each year.

Also this morning, I made Mike's annual Father's Day breakfast of Eggs Benedict.


It was very yummy, and it will keep us satisfied until dinner time.

We're planning dinner out with the family tonight after Matthew's graduation. I was hopeful the weather would cooperate today for the planned outdoor ceremony, although anyone planning an outdoor ceremony in Oregon in June should know enough to plan an alternative venue. It has been drizzling all morning. It may be a wet ceremony, but I'm thinking they'll be moving everyone indoors. The main campus of Oregon Institute of Technology is in Klamath Falls, and so this Portland/Wilsonville ceremony will most likely be small. And with all of that said, I really have no idea what the plan is, so I'm just hoping we'll have dry seats. Either way, we are all pretty excited to watch our Matthew graduate this afternoon.

And with that, I'm off to get ready. I hope you're having a lovely day.

7 comments from clever and witty friends:

WoolenSails said...

Love the photos, really nice shots and I love the garden stone, that would make a nice quilt too.

Debbie

Christine M said...

I love your quilt, Barbara. It is so fresh and cheery!

Brown Family said...

THat will be a good name for the quilt!

quiltzyx said...

Yes, I agree, that is a wonderful backing for this happy quilt. I seem to gravitate to leafy/viny prints myself. And hooray for the 108" wide backings too!
Love those close-ups from prior visits, and the name is perfect too.
I'm not sure, but I think my Mom used to make Eggs Benedict at Easter. It was something sauce over eggs anyway. I know I didn't like it then, but haven't tried as an adult & I've discovered many things that I do like now. I may have to check them out!

Lyndsey said...

Wow I love the quilt. I haven't read any blog posts for a couple of weeks due to computer problems and I've missed the whole of this top being put together. I must go back and catch up on all the news.

Pattilou said...

Great quilt top and those eggs benedict look sooooo good!

Kate said...

Congrats on finishing up Where Angels Walk. I love the colors in this one.