Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring has arrived....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and spring break. I went up north to celebrate my mother-in-law's 84th birthday. Morro Bay, California is so pretty this time of year. This is the quilt I made for her last Christmas. I'm sorry the picture is a bit blurry but it does give you an idea of what the entire quilt looks like.

The picture below is a close up of the applique work in the center. I pulled the colors for the flowers from the border. I found the border fabric at the Cotton Ball in Morro Bay many years ago. When I showed it to my mother-in-law she just loved it so I knew then that someday I would use it in a quilt for her.

I decided to quilt larger flowers on the outer blocks. Each flower is quilted in the same colors as the appliqued center flowers.

Here is the quilt on the bed. Althought you can't tell in the picture the goldish yellow on the quilt is the same color on the walls. It looks like the walls are green but they are actually almost the same color as the lightest shade in the quilt.

If any of you ever go to Morro Bay make sure you eat at the Bay Side Cafe. Any of the locals will tell you how to get there. It's hidden behind trees so if you don't know where it is you could drive right by it. The cafe sits right by the water where the boats are docked. The atmosphere is wonderful. It's a relaxed place and very small but if you have to wait for a table its worth it.

Have a wonderful weekend. I plan on quilting most of the weekend since I wasn't able to sew while I was in Morro Bay.



  1. What a beautiful quilt - and I love how it's displayed on the bed! Very pretty!

  2. OMG hun, what a great appliquist (does such a word exist even? If not, I'm claiming rights on it!) you are...that quilt is absolutely fantastic....don't know how you have the patience to do such intricate work. I hope you don't mind, but I've linked to this post on my blog so people come and have a look at your quilt. Hugs Naomi

  3. Beeshebags sent me over for a look-see at your quilt. It is STUNNING!
    lovely work!


  4. wow that is just gorgeous! I bet your MIL loved it!

  5. Hi, Jandee! Lovely to meet you by way of Naomi's blog! Your quilt is gorgeous! So much work. Looks just lovely on that old iron bed!

  6. What a gorgeous quilt!
    I popped over from Nomes's-brag-a-long!