Monday, May 2, 2011

Bliss Quilt

During the past week I managed to sneak in a few quilting hours - sometimes finding the time is the hardest part. I finished the Bliss quilt I started a little while back. Originally I thought I would do some hand quilting on this one, but in the end I changed my mind.

For the back I alternated strips of Kona Tarragon and Aqua.

I am very pleased with the way it turned out - very soft and pliable.  One of the pro's of straight line quilting vs. stippling.

We enjoyed a nice Spring Break and Easter Weekend. We surprised our kids with a trampoline (we put it together after they went to bed) and it has been a huge hit.  I have so many childhood memories of time spent on a trampoline - sleep outs where we would all end up in a big pile in the middle by morning, jumping with the sprinklers underneath, and all the hours spent trying to master the back flip.

We are also in the middle of a busy soccer season.  It's a 4 day a week commitment (for me), and sometimes we are double booked with our two boys, but it is something we really love. My oldest son had an away game in Northern Utah this past week and we were able to visit some of our old stomping grounds in Cache Valley.  

More of the same this week, with lots of yard work thrown in just for fun (I am weird that way).  We are supposed to have temps in the mid 70's by the end of the week.
It's about time!


Garden of Egan said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I love the colors!
The pattern is gorgeous.
You are so talented.

The soccer pictures are cute. Huge commitment of time.

Jenny said...

Your quilt turned out great! Beautiful pictures! I miss it there!

Kevin said...

It turned out wonderful! I love all the colors. I love all of your pictures of the kids and think you are awesome with the time you spend making the boys soccer dreams come true. They both are so talented!!!!!

Beth at Aunties said...

Your bro hijacked me again!!!

Mama-Bug said...

Love the quilt; it's quite lovely!

Rhanda said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Love the picture of your tulips. :)

Des said...

Is there any chance you would be at Quilt Market next week?

Love your quilt back!!