Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Blue fabric

If you are all waiting to see more progress on the Mennonite Quilt, you'll have to wait. I cut most strips I need for this quilt, but I don't have enough of the Pennsylvania blue fabric. I immediately ordered more, and now I'm waiting for it.

...Meanwhile I'm drooling over Kathie's, Lorre's, Patty's and Panima's progress...


...Meanwhile I'm working on Pim's quilt...

...Meanwhile I'm reading other blogs. I found a very interesting post about a little plant I had almost forgotten. When I was 16 I was very impressed by these very old fashioned little African violets. I like the leaves, they look like velvet. The flowers are so cute. These plants are available in so many colors. I remember that I loved to propagate them. After I read Renate's post, I had to buy this little plant again. Thanks Renate.


Lucy

(who can't wait until the blue fabric arrives)

17 comments:

Belvie said...

I love the fabrics you have chosen for your Mennonite Quilt. The quilt you are quilting on is beautiful too!...and your handquilting is wonderful. I'm a handquilter too.

I posted a picture of an African violet I purchased yesterday while I was out shopping. It looks much like yours...but not exactly. I love those little flowers!

Libby said...

Oh Lucy - when I was a young bride and mother, I loved tending my African violets. They were so beautiful. I often heard they are fussy and difficult to grow, yet mine flourished with relative ease. I began to fancy myself quite the green thumb . . . then we moved to a new house.
That is when I learned that my beautiful plants loved their sunny warm spot in their former home - not ME!

Kathie said...

Oh the quilting on PIms quilt is just beautiful.
He must be so happy he will have his own quilt soon!
I love african violets too!
hope your fabric comes soon, real soon!
Kathie

Karen said...

Oh, those pretty colors. Love the spot left for the blue (may it arrive quickly). Pim's quilt looks great!

canquilt said...

Lucy, you have been waiting an eternity for that fabric. When will it ever get here. I am still waiting for my other poison greens that I ordered as well.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I love seeing what you have going on here. All those strips just calling to me made up. Yummy. And I love your hand quilting. Perfect.

I used to grow African Violets. One of the first plants I worked on when I "was on my own." They're lovely. Remind me of my grandma.

Annemiek said...

Leuke nieuwe "header" foto! en ik ga morgen meteen shoppen voor kaapse violen...idd jeugdsentiment!

Caron said...

I love violets, too, but I haven't had one in probably five years... or more. I think I'll get one, too! Dark purple maybe. Love your quilts, and the pic on this post of the pretty quilt in the hoop makes me want to sit down and hand quilt. Alas, I have no quilt to HQ in a frame or hoop. What to do?

Keep up the good work!

Sharri said...

Hi

I just found your blog. Your Mennonite Quilt Fabrics are beautiful. I have a very large Amish/Mennonite Community near by, here in the state of Ohio, USA. You can buy a completed quilt directly from them. One of the quilt shops have Mennonite ladies working on quilts while you shop. I also see in one of your picture, a Singer Featherweight, am I right? I have been thinking about getting one. Have been reading about the history of Singer Featherweights and it is facinating.

Have a great day
Sharri

Dawn said...

I loved that blue fabric. I didn't have any blues that color so that is one reason I didn't start the quilt. I can't wait to see yours!

Moorea said...

Lucy,
Oh, I wish I could leave my strips
set up like that. You are definitely out of the quilting slump (ie. after holiday let-down.) Your hand quilting
is beautiful. It is funny how the boys enjoy having a quilt as much as the girls.

julieQ said...

Can't wait for your blue fabric! Looks like you are making nice progress on your quilt, though. I have an african voilet that my son got me 10 years ago, and it is doing well, still...

andsewitis Holly said...

Hi Lucy, I remember the Mariner's Compass you started to make for Pim and the checkbook stars/log cabin blocks quilt you made for Purdey but I don't remember the ones for Natasja or Isis. Will you show them again, please, or tell me where to look? I think it's so sweet that Pim would take one with pink flowers in it - he loves him mom! Hope this finds you happy and well.

Debbie said...

I love African Violets. My grandmother and aunt used to have many growing in their kitchen windows. They just remind me so much of home. I think I need to go out and find one (or more) for my kitchen window.

I also am enjoying the progress on the Mennonite quilt. I've ordered the magazine with the pattern and may just have to make one too.
Thanks for sharing!

Lea said...

Pim's quilt is so beautiful. I'm very anxious to see entire quilt after you finish!
Your Mennonite quilt's strips are so fun to see even though it's not all pieced! :-)
I love this color combinations.It's so lovely.

Renate said...

You mentioning my post about African Violets resulted in many views of my web log and consequently got me thinking that most visitors will not be able to read it because it's in Dutch, therefore I'm now thinking about posting in English as well....

So not only does your log inspire me quilting creativity but also my logging creativity.....

Malagueta said...

Your photos are always so perfectly composed. I'm so jealous!! And, the quilts they show are equally lovely.