Thursday, July 26, 2012

One down.......

I know that I will regret saying this.....but I am so ready for cool temps!!!  I am tired of  9o degrees plus, with triple digit heat index.  I do not like being hot. I usually go out into my garden first thing when the sun is barely up but by the time I am finished, I am usually drenched. This garden has been more productive than I originally thought possible, so in that I am thankful. I just wish that it would cool off so that at least the kids could and would want to get outside. They do not like being hot either...not even in the pool!

The garden has been keeping me busy but I have actually been able to finish a quilt. (applause, yay, and finally!)  My granddaughter loves all thing pink (sometimes purple), sparkly, and princess.  When our Wal-Mart here in map-dot discontinued its fabric department and all of their fabric was on super close-out,  I bought..and....bought...and bought....with quilting in mind, of course.  Some of the fabric that I purchased, I knew that I would be using for my grandchildren. So after sorting through, I set aside some of the pinks/purples  for a quilt for my granddaughter. (Other fabrics I set aside for my grandson. His quilt is  in progress.)  After I stewed ( which I know I go overboard on that.) about a design and enlisted the input from my daughter, this is the result.

I don't know if it can be seen very well, but a castle is quilted in the center, flowers, crowns and the word princess is quilted in the borders.

I realise that the quilting is not the best but  believe it or not it IS better than the last time.  I owe that to the thread ( Aurifil) and hints from sister and blogger friends.  The whole time I was working on the quilt, my granddaughter would ask..."Is that for me? Is it my princess quilt?"  I guess she likes it.

Now on to the next one......for my grandson who likes all things with wheels!



  1. It's super cute, Diana! Great job on the quilting, too! I love the crown!

  2. I love this! You did a great job, in spite of all the grumbling I heard!


  3. How cute! It is so gratifying when you know they like what you did for them!

  4. That is soooo cute. The little princess should be very happy!

  5. Hey, that is really neat! She must be ecstatic about it. :)

  6. I have a granddaughter that is all about pink, purple and princesses also.

  7. diana, you did a wonderful job quilting the quilt! it's so cool that you were adventurous in quilting the castle and crowns. that's just plain awesome and you deserve a big 'whoop whoop'! :)

  8. That is a really neat quilt and you did a nice job on the quilting! Your granddaughter should just love it :-)

  9. Let me guess, she's five or under? They are so darling at that age and LOVE everything you make for them. Of course, when they hit 13......

    I can see the castle and love the quilting. Two of our grands are into the pink/purple princess themes. They would love this quilt. I bet yours does, too!

  10. I'm with you regarding the weather. It finally cooled down today.

    I love the quilt and especially the quilting. The crown is precious. Hugs


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