Sunday, June 29, 2014

End of June

When I started out the month of June, I was doing some secret sewing. It included this wall hanging quilt that I named "Yarn Basket." I made this for my sister, Tiffany's 40th birthday. Her birthday is today and it arrived via mail to her yesterday. This project was based on Lori Holt's Great Granny Squares  book and a quilt along she had. I missed the quilt along, but thought this would be a good one for my sister because she is an amazing knitter.
I quilted it on my Pfaff with a wavy stitch.
I am participating in Slow Sunday Stitching with some primitive embroidery as we watch World Cup soccer. If you want to be inspired with some gorgeous handwork check out this link http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com
My package arrived from the Need A Little Needle Book Swap over on Flickr.  Whitney, my awesome partner, sent this sweet little needle book that looks like an envelope. She addressed it to me.
 Here is how the needle book looks when it is opened.
I have already put the felt hexi coaster to good use.

My new friend, Lindsey, came over to quilt at my house yesterday and we had such fun. I worked on my Woodland Animal/ABC quilt and she worked on a table topper made out of the Little Black Dress fabric line. Of course, I forgot to take pictures, I am so terrible at that.  We hope to make quilting together a regular part of our schedules.

We are back to square one with car shopping for our daughter after a heartbreak over a VW Convertible Beetle. Her birthday is not until mid-August, but since we live in a rural location there are not a ton of vehicles to choose from. Fingers crossed we will find a good first car eventually.

I will select a winner for my one year blog anniversary giveaway on Tuesday, you still have time to enter here http://tanyaquiltsinco.blogspot.com/2014/06/1-year-blog-anniversary-celebration.html


19 comments:

  1. What a sweet birthday gift for your sister! I am Slow Sunday stitching the binding down on a quilt I just finished while watching the Rockies. They are finally winning!

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  2. I like most any basket quilt. You made a very good one for the birthday gift.

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  3. Keeping my fingers crossed for ya! LOVE your new hexi coaster!

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  4. That hexi coaster is too cute! Love your new needle book too! Very sweet.

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  5. Great "birthday" quilt.. As she is a knitter... it's PeRFecT!
    Fantastic gifts too :)

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  6. A knitting quilt! Perfect!

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  7. Your sister is one lucky lady! :) Just beautiful! :)

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  8. Tanya, the colors in your yarn basket quilt are gorgeous and I'm sure that your sister will love it!

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  9. That's a really thoughtful quilt for your sister! I'm sure she loved it!

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  10. Love that wavy stitch you chose for the quilting. Happy birthday to your sister! Such a lucky gal! And so are you! What an awesome treat to receive in the mail!

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  11. Beautiful quilt! I seen it over at Inspire Us Thursday. Have a great day. :)

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  12. Love the colours in your quilt and a really nice gift to receive!

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  13. Such a beautiful quilt for your sister! I bet she loved it!

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  14. Stopping by from Anything Goes Monday..

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  15. The Yarn Basket quilt turned out beautifully. I love all those bright colors.

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  16. What I like about seeing this Medallion Quilt is you taught me it doesn't have to be applique or overly detailed. Yours is adorable...thank you for sharing at TUesday Archives Tanya!

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  17. Your sister must have been so please to have received this lovely quilt.

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