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Saturday, November 17, 2012

~Finishing School~Gardeners Journal and *PARIS* Quilt~

Last week I went to Finishing School at Steph's
Right next to our table was this gorgeous quilt designed by Sarah Fielke
There was a workshop on this recently but I didn't get to go

I took along my Gardener's Journal quilt top and the plan was to get advice from Jan (our teacher) on how to start to make a pieced top
Lots of ideas but I didn't quite know how to get it together
Jan said to measure the quilt......then I squared off some fabric to 38" x 38"
Then make up fabric 10 1/2" wide to fit each side
Easy Peasy...........

And this is how far I got.....YAY

Whilst at Steph's I was admiring this quilt 'Just Can't Cut It'
Truth is I've been admiring it all year

the back
And because I was feeling sad about our little Paris who was killed the day before I just had to have this quilt to snuggle up with and remember her by
And to think this quilt waited all year for me ha ha!!!!!
I bought the 'special fabric' that you can photocopy a photo onto and then I will put it on the back of the quilt with a pic of Paris on it
And the best part......we have had quite a cool snap here and this *Paris* quilt keeps my knee warm which is still a little inflammed and sore

Check out this cute little skirt hanging in the window......just gorgeous
I wouldn't mind one myself

Life's been full on here since May rehearsing every weekend for Pirates of Penzance and then once or twice a week
Then 17 shows over 3 weeks
I'm running way behind in catching up here and in stitching but aim to fix that soon
Thank you everyone for visting and leaving your lovely comments......I appreciate it so much xo

There's a wrap-up party for Pirates coming up tonight and it's also our wedding anniversary as 2 celebrations today!!!!!!!!

Happy Weekend......Dzintra xo


Rachaeldaisy said...

I think it's such a good idea to have a soft cosy snuggly quilt as a memory of Paris.

Fiona said...

snuggly quilts are so comforting... what a lovely idea to have a 'Paris' quilt....

Kaisievic said...

Your Paris quilt will be a real keepsake - such a lovely idea.

Susan said...

It's a lovely way to remember Paris.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the quilt Dzintra, sounds like you are a busy girl...

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely snuggly Paris quilt.

Nat Palaskas said...

Congrats with finishing both quilts. You have been very productive Dzintra. Have fun at the party - hugs Nat

Kath said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the Mr. I bet you will be wearing that skirt to celebrate tonight! OOh La LA!

rosie said...

So glad you have a snuggly quilt to remember Paris by... hope your knee feels better

Bev C said...

The perfect way to remember Paris, the quilt was meant to be just for you.

Happy days.

Jeni said...

just love your quilt and you have been busy as always

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAR FRIEND! WOW you have done so much in the last month and so much has occurred! You are wrapping up the show, you are transitioning from your loss of PARIS, but now, more awaits. I am late because I was in my first art show here in town and that took up a lot of my weekend! GOOD TO SEE YOU MY DEAR ! Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely to have your *Paris* quilt. I think I am going to make a *Bibi* quilt.
Happy anniversary and I hope you had fun with the pirates.

Terry said...

A nice way to remember Paris. You have had a busy spring. Pirates and all. Love the skirt.

Michele Kampen said...

A lovely post and Happy Anniversary

Palomasea said...

I hope your celebrations were wonderful, my dear friend!
And again...a lovely way to keep sweet Paris close...
Beautiful quilt, and that skirt is so fun...
Love to you, dear Dzintra..
- Irina

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Dzintra
I have been remiss in coming to your blog! I was viewing some of your older blog posts in 2009 and didn't realize you were as much a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies as I was!
Hey! If you want to read another adventuresome young adult book (did I already tell your this?) Anyway, 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' by my brother Troy Howell is an awesome read! The book is just now in its second printing. It is available on Amazon and also Kindle. I miss the Harry Potter books and movies but still read them and watch the movies. I love that magical world!!!
Teresa in California

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