8/27/14

Link-ups Galore

If I don't have time for any other blogging today, at least I have some time to join in the parties. There are lots of parties going on in Blogville this week.

First up:


Val's Quilting Studio

The first of this week's archive categories is "Flying Geese". I'm sharing the True Hope quilt that I made for my cousin Rebecca. It was inspired by a quote from Shakespeare: "True hope is swift and flies with swallow's wings."


You can read the blog post I wrote when I finished this quilt right here.

The second category is "Flowers". Well, I have just the right quilt for this, and it's been a long time since I showed this quilt on my blog. Thanks for the opportunity, Val. It's the Checkerboard Flowers quilt, a favorite of Blogvillians:


This quilt was entered in the first International Quilt Festival of Ireland. You can read the post from many moons ago when this quilt was finished right here.

So I'm trying not to get tipsy from all the drinking I'm doing at these parties...nah, you know I'm kidding don't you? I'm not really trying. The next party is:



When I attend a party, I bring dessert:


You can read the post where I bake up this yummy peachy goodness right here.

And after all that partying, I think it's time to relax with a good book right here:


For this month's challenge, I worked with the fancy stitches on my sewing machine to make this "Red Sunflower" quilt.


From this book:


And you can read the post I wrote about the process of making the quilt right here.

So, that's all the partying I'm up for. Time's awastin', although to quote the famous Sigmund Freud, "Time spent with cats [and all of you] is never wasted." Nevertheless, the tomatoes are calling to me: Come and fulfill our life-long dreams of becoming salsa! When the tomato calls, one answers.

5 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

All super projects and all super link ups. Yes, toms do not wait - cats or veggies.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Lots of beautiful quilting coming down up there in Oregon, Barb. Looks superb.

quiltzyx said...

A great 'remember when' post! And boy oh boy does that peach pie look good....

Kate said...

I remember when you finished both of your "archived" projects. I know the True Hope quilt went to someone in your family, did you keep the flower quilt?

The Raincross Quilt Guild said...

Yum! Wish I was going to the party where you took that pie. It looks scrumptious! Beautiful projects all, Barbara.