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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Birthday Quilts Are BACK!

Birthday quilts are back on the calendar! And aren't we happy? You betcha! This is our group, the Amazing Quilt Babes (less one). Each year we have chosen a day for our own very stitch day, and the others give their time instead of presents. Even though that day isn't our official birthday, it becomes an Amazing birthday because our friends are helping us make a special quilt. The "birthday" girl this time, is Carol, on the right of the picture. She has fallen in love with Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and this is the result of our morning sewing!

Last year, Carol had us help her with a French Roses quilt for a friend who had liver cancer. We all fell in love with the fabrics she used, so she "kitted" up enough for us all to make one, too. This is Shirlee's (left) quilt with Carol (right). When I have my French Roses completed, you'll see some of the same fabrics, but mine will be king size for my bed! Shirlee chose to back hers with flannel, and it will be a yummy reminder of the happy summer come this winter as she curls up to sew!

At the end of the day, stormy weather has us outside taking pictures instead of inside taking cover!
This is what is known as the leading edge of the storm. See the anvil shaped cloud?
And it is sure a good thing that I've finally gotten my big board set up (on a sofa table rather than an ironing board). Clyde has declared this his favorite spot to sleep while I sew! Isn't his smile sweet?
If he grows any longer, I'll have to order a wider board for sure!


SewCalGal said...

Your cat is sew cute. Of course I love cats. Maybe you can post some photos of your cat on your quilts. I'd love to see them together.


julieQ said...

Love the Birthday quilts! Great idea. I am glad you have that rather largish cat to help hold down your counter...a cutie, too!

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful way to spend a birthday! Your cat looks very comfy.

Kathie said...

oh you know I am happy to have your birthday quilts going again...hey my birthday is in a few days sure wish I lived near you!!!!!!
love the pictures of the cat!
a larger counter might be nice though :)

Missy Melissy said...

How neat that you all blog together! I was looking for Kansas quilt bloggers because I'm one too! Neat site!

Alex and Gena said...

Sharon, go to the website and look at the quilt chest. It is gorgeous. Alex is sleeping away today. He didn't get to the room until 2:30A.Still waiting for the doctor. There is another website for the quilt chest it is carol

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great birthday quilt! I think I wash my ironing board cover once a month to free it from my cat's hairs...maybe I should just get her an ironing board of her own?