Saturday, August 27, 2016

Where Did The Summer Go?

It is only a week away from September and school had already been back in session for more than a did summer slip by so fast?
I felt that I did have some time early in the summer to get some sewing done but because we planned a late summer time was limited in August to a few days. 
We got home a week ago today and I started right back at school. 
My husband and I spent 2 weeks out west...8 days in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, 2 days in Rapid City and the Black Hills, a day in Sioux Falls, SD and 2 days in St. Paul, MN. 
As promised in my last post, I was bringing my fox quilt for a photo shoot...just had to take advantage of the beauty!
I renamed my version of Fancy Fox by Elizabeth Hartman, Foxy Baby!
  (First 3 pictures were taken at Yellowstone Lake)
The backing's large center is Outfoxed by Lizzy House. Perfect! 
A stray extra fox found its way to the back!

The quilting is basically FMQ straight line with a little leaf design along the strings. (Does that make sense?)

 These last 2 pictures are taken in The Grand Tetons.

Before leaving, I finished the Building Fun quilt (pattern by Geta's Grama) that I started many years ago but just didn't have a need for a baby quilt so it got put on the back burner. I called it Building Blocks. You can read about its start here.

I quilted with an all over stipple.

At the beautiful Grand Tetons!

 The backing is a cute stripe from my stash and the binding is Pezzy Prints by American Jane in multi colors.
(pictures at Yellowstone Lake)
Still no recipient in mind but it is nice to have a finished baby quilt on hand!

Also before I left, I deconstructed my Modern Black and White and reconstructed it with a bit more interest (a row of flying geese) but still giving a modern feel. You can see the original here.
This was the inspiration for this quilt. As you can see, I ripped it from an ad in a magazine. An ad for a bathing suit!

This happened last week!

AND...just before September rolls around and a new color is announced, I finished my August Rainbow Scrap Challenge block. The color was dusty purples but purple was a previous month so the suggested alternate color was gray. I do love gray as a neutral so I did have lots of gray scraps. 
Linking up to So Scrappy for the final Saturday post in August! Whew! Just made it!


  1. My granddaughter loves foxes! The quilt is adorable. And I love the building blocks, just like the wooden blocks my grandson and son used to play with. I LOVE your modern quilt, I am more taken by that style the more I see of it. :)

  2. You picked the perfect locations to photograph your quilts! What a great idea!

  3. Love, love, LOVE your GRAY block!! It's filled with SEW many fabulous scraps, but even better than that is the fact that you found inspiration for a quilt in a bathing suit ad. That's AWESOME and proves that inspiration is EVERYWHERE!!!

  4. That was fun seeing your Yellowstone/Teton pix as we were there this summer as well. Eleven days in Yellowstone after several in Moab Utah. Came through the Black Hills too. Your quilts are adorable.

  5. Wow, that's a lot of progress. The foxes are adorable and I *love* the baby quilt. Also considerably jealous of your travels!

  6. Congrats on Foxy Lady, a great name for a really cute quilt. The setting is gorgeous, as is Building Blocks. Glad you had such a nice trip.

  7. Beautiful finishes and the setting is gorgeous. Love your grays too.

  8. Such an awesome collection of beautifully stitched quilts photographed in beautiful settings! I still love that black and white and red. The geese addition is perfect!

  9. Oh my goodness.....everything is the colors...just wonderful

  10. I love your quilts photos and I love even more that you hauled them with you for that very purpose! I'm not the only cray-cray one in QBL. Thanks for the grey block; I haven't made anything in my two ongoing RSC Challenge projects because ya, I'm done with purple, and I couldn't feel the grey but seeing yours, well maybe I will make something for one of the two projects... :-)


Sweet sentiments