Monday, May 11, 2009

Card People

We're card people...an occasion requires the perfect card...usually multiple cards. Some are bought in stores...some are scribbled on whatever paper can be found. It's something I love about my husband and a tradition we have passed to our boys. All 3 of my boys treated me with cards that touched my heart.
These are from my hubby....

That's me, of course, in the middle of my favorite Mother's Day activity.

These flowers will last forever...aren't they beautiful?

I've managed one small finish so far in May. It took me longer than expected because I experimented with some curvy quilting...I like the look, but I need to tweak the idea a bit to make it work for other pieces.

End of the school year is such a busy time. I have made a list though...that's as far as I've gotten.

I spent the weekend cooking French toast for a bunch of teens in pajamas and I was the "entertainment" at the local Mother/Daughter banquet on Saturday night. I did a trunk show and talked about improvisational quilting. My mom was there. It was a great way to honor my mom and share with others what she has passed on to me. My niece was there too. It was my first time sharing my work with the public in that way. I could have talked for days....every quilt has a story, you know. I talked about all of you too.

Have a great week!

34 comments:

shellysquilts said...

What a great weekend! Talking about quilts is just about the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Yipee! I like the curvy quilting you did. It absolutely has interesting potential. Happy quilting!

Jackie Russell said...

Love the colors and the simple design to show case the center fabric on this quilt. What size is it?

Laura said...

Those cards are so nice! I really like the curvy quilting that you did. Looking at your work is really inspirational to me! And looking at the piece you posted today, I see how something that uses a focus fabric and is small is just as beautiful.

Shari said...

What a lovely way to spend Mother's Day - and to share your quilting too! Very special indeed. Loved the curved quilting...

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards. Happy belated Mother's Day!

jovaliquilts said...

I'm so glad you're doing programs! Your stuff is amazing, you write so well, the talk must have been great. What a treat for the audience!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I would have loved to have been at your Trunk show! No doubt you will have inspired some of the younger generation to try their hand at quilting. Love the curved quilting design you have done on your baby quilt - very effective!

Linda B said...

What a simple design and use of the center fabric! Really love it, and am very impressed with the quilting.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your cards! Happy Mother's Day! and that quilt is great - so simple and easy with the eye catching colors!
Kris

nicolette said...

Your cards are awesome! And so is your quilt and the quilting!

The trunk show sounds like a wonderful event!

bananasforbreakfast said...

Ahhh we are card people too, my husband hides them for me to come across throughout the day. I look forward to it every holiday!

I'm loving the fresh and outside-the-box nature of your work, the curves are very cool.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those cards are awesome. Besides being a wonderful quilter, you are a natural at sharing your love of it in front of others!

Kelly O. said...

That curvy quilting just makes that quilt pop!
great idea!

Kelly O. said...

p.s. what colour thread did you use to quilt this? I couldn't quite tell from the image.

Becca said...

Congrats on the finish! I really like the middle fabric.

Cyn ;-) said...

All of our family are Card People, too. It's a lot of fun. Now that G'kids are a bit older they are learning to make them. It's a good thing to pass down.
Hugs,
/;-)

KateKwiltz said...

Love the waves -- lots of movement!

Anina said...

Such fun cards! Good luck with the end-of-the-school-year stuff.

Mal* from turningturning said...

Oh, I LOVE the curvy quilting. Can't wait to see more!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a great weekend, and I will be able to say, "I knew her when" !

em's scrapbag said...

Love how the curvy lines look in your quilt. The cards are fabulous. Hey when we have a finish are we to let you know. If so I've had two. Thanks for the motivation.

Beth said...

*Love* the curvy quilting!

sewtakeahike said...

the cards you received are pieces of artwork Jacquie! I'm glad you had a good mother's day weekend!

MightyMom said...

kinda of frightening to think what you might say about me! hahaha.


good for you. I'm now sure if I'm gonna get any finishes this month. What I'm working on is too time consuming to be done in one month...but I usually make each step a "finish" for myself..so I may post those as they come up.

thanks for the prayers, fear not, Subvet's been banned from my blog from here on out. ;-)

Rose said...

I love the curvy quilting. I think I need to get more experimental with my quilting and get very familiar with my trusty seam ripper lol. I have a to do list on my blog for my finishes, and am proud to say that I have three down already! It's got some pretty lofty goals, but at least now I'm trying to work towards them with a little inspiration!

belinda said...

What lovely cards...Dhubby did good!!
I would have loved to been in the group you talked to and showed your quilts....*LOL*...I could 'quilt' talk non stop too!
I so admire your 'curvy' quilting!! It reminds me of the one I am 'still' hand quilting with the concentric circles. CURVES RULE!!!

amandajean said...

the trunk show sounds fun! i felt the same way when i went to show my quilts at my sister's quilt club. i could have gone on for hours and hours! it's so fun to share quilting with others.

Janet said...

Sounds like you had the perfect Mother's Day. You have a special husband to find cards like these. What a great gift to pass on to his kids. Really like the curved quilting.

Sara said...

Happy Belated Mothers Day. I love those cards, DH is so thoughtful!

I know how the end of the school year can be crazy and we are still in Jr. High! But only 17 more days here!

I love the curved quilting by the way!

Sharon said...

Wow, how cool that you were "the entertainment"!! Wish I could have been there - I love your work.

Speaking of which, I love your little baby quilt. Again, so spare in design, and yet just right. I like the curvy quilting too. Very cool!

We're "card people" too. We love to make our own cards and other paper crafts. (it's faster than quilting!)

Artfulife said...

I have 6 finishes so far. Starting on other projects tonight. Love your curvy quilting on this lap blanket.

Kathleen said...

Your curvy quilting looks great.

Janis said...

LOVELY cards and another gorgeous quilt! I wish I could have seen the trunk show. :) A belated Happy Mothers' Day!

Darcie said...

Bravo to you for being asked to share your life and love of quilting! I bet eyes were wide and ears were tuned.

LOVE your quilting!!! That is VERY cool!!! Uber cool, in fact! Well done, Jacquie.