This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A New Quilt...and a Surprise Gift!!!

I've had 3 Jelly Rolls sitting here on my shelves and a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday afternoon I thought...right, this is it...go and do something with the top one...Moda Basic Grey...
which is the first one I bought for myself for my birthday after I won a Jelly Roll Book from Micki the year before last!!!





The roll sitting atop the fabric...the top one if for the binding...the centre one for the sashing and the bottom one is the backing...

The book that I won...
Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott...


The quilt is called Bars of Gold...above is a pic of the one from the book...


The strips out of the roll...


all lined up...


starting to stitch them together...
it is lovely, bright and happy!!!



Lying them on the floor...



and here they are all ready to be stitched together...
I'm getting a little distracted now ha ha...
I think I might be turning into Queen of Starting New Projects...I've got a box full all set to go!!!


And a surprise gift in the mail from the gorgeous Rachaeldaisy...
Rachael had made about half a dozen pin cushions and asked on her blog which one I liked...


I said the one with the red pom poms...and next thing I know she said I could have it...
along with it came a lovely fat quarter and a gorgeous card!!!
How sweet is that!!!


And here is the back of it...it's just lovely,
and I've got it right next to me Rachael and in full use for the Bars of Gold quilt!!!
Thank you so much Rachael...it's gorgeous!!!

15 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Great quilt you are working on,Dzintra!
And what a lovely gift came your way (o:

Margaret said...

It is the thought of summer and all that warmth that has got your juices running , over the breaks , winter and bones and from here on summer weather have I mentioned Summer before?

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your Bars of Gold quilt!! It's the perfect pattern for those fabrics!! Thank you so much for saying such lovely things about me, I'm blushing! I couldn't think of a better home for that little pin cushion.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OHHHH! THat is what that is! I thought of JELLY ROLL and immediately a pastry came to mind!!! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL DEAREST! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! Oh, I am longing for a MACHINE HERE....I started school yesterday dearest and it was splendid. Now to go back!!! THERE IS SO MUCH WORK AHEAD, but it will be good.

ENJOY SEWING!!! Anita

Notjustnat said...

Go girl it's time you cut into the roll. I love it so far! I like your new blog banner too. Enjoy the gift - Hugs Nat

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

That jelly roll quilt looks yummy!
The pin cushion is absolutely you D... sweet and oodles of fun.
Susan x

Astrid said...

Loooooove the jelly roll and the quilt - so yummy! Very cute pin cushion too. And I love the new heading of your blog; cute houses!

Kath said...

All these wonderful fabrics and such bright and happy colours!

Jenny said...

That quilt is looking gorgeous Dzintra!! And what a lovely gift you received! Hope you are feeling well, this week!
Hugs to you,
jen xo

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay..gorgeous post..beautiful treasures..I love it all! and yay congrats on the gift..enjoy!!
Victoria

rosie said...

A post full of absolute yumminess Miss Dzintra! Do you find it hard to cut into new jelly rolls? Your quilt is going to be gorgeous.. love the pincushion, you are very spoilt..

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Your quilt/jelly roll reminds me of the papers from a box of chocolates. Happy sewing and love the pincushion,very cute.
Bev.xoxo

Jeni said...

such beautiful colours Dzintra
spring is here......love the quilt

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra,

Thank you for coming to visit me my sweet, sweet friend. Let's just live each moment in LOVE...that is all we have, and all we ever will have....big hugs, Anita

shez said...

what a lovely thing to do,i love the pin cushion

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