Saturday, April 25, 2009

Back to Quilting!

The festivities of Anzac Day have begun, so it is back to quilting chatter!
Who's the Lucky Girl, again? This is the delightful Dolly Quilt I have received from Marilyn in Kansas City, USA - thank you, Marilyn, I just love it - the workmanship is just perfect in every detail - the colours, perfect for my home and it will be hung for all to see and admire!

Look at this gorgeous Postcard, message in an envelope and little 'business' card - a true professional and a very generous girl!

A little sewing happened this morning - these blocks are the start of my antique repro quilt - I must find a name for it even though it is still only a twinkle in my eye! Maybe Tumbling Steps as it will consist of courthouse step blocks and tumber blocks! I love the bright, rich repros - the bottom pink and mauve are from the Regency Dandy range, c. 1810!

There was more in the mail yesterday - a quilt magazine, from Marilyn, also! And, my much awaited package from Quilt Fabric Delights with Rosalie Quinlan's Redwork Houses!I can't wait to get started, but must get my act into gear first!

Is anyone else this lucky? Dear Adrian, our next-door neighbour, keeps our lawn mowed beautifully with his reel mower! Adrian is a tee-totaller, so we can't even buy him a stubby, but he knows how much we appreciate this wonderful gesture and we do try to make up for it at Christmas!
It's a long weekend here, so hopefully more sewing will get done! Early tomorrow morning, my little man will come with me to take Poppa to the airport, then maybe it will be a Happy Houses afternoon - hope so! I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

26 Lovely People said ...:

zetor said...

Hope you have a good weekend too. Your flowers are beautiful.

Joy said...

That's a gorgeous quilt Lurline ... you got lucky :o). Love your courthouse steps blocks too, How big are they?
Oh, and by the way ... your roses are beautiful too :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Julia said...

Love the dolly quilt...yes I can see it hanging on your wall, it will go beautifully with everything else there!
Great mail received, lots of sewing done, lawn mowed, all in all a great time, lucky girl!
Hugs Julia ♥

Cardygirl said...

What lovely mail...love both the quilts...my fingers are very itchy when they look at your tumbling steps...might have to add that to the to do list!

Suzie said...

A lovely doll quilt, so nicely quilted! Your courthouse steps blocks look pretty nice, too! and so small! Have a great weekend!

Fiesta said...

Lurline I love the little quilt you received. It is cute.

Phyllis said...

Hi Lurline! I have discovered your lovely blog through the Candlelight Quilter. Your little doll quilt is really stunning and so different. And how very lucky you are to have such a wonderful neighbor!!!

I LOVE your banner. Is that something you made...and where can I get the pattern?

Shari said...

What a nice little dolly quilt. Perfect for you. And I like 'Tumbling Steps'. Beautiful fabrics. Hope you have a good weekend!
Hugs Shari

Mildred said...

What a lovely dolly quilt from Marilyn. I love your Tumbling Steps quilt squares also - what pretty fabric. What a kind neighbor you have. Your yard is beautiful! I hope you enjoy your afternoon.

Sew Many Ways... said...

HI Lurline,
Such lovely packages you've received. I just love the quilt you've started with the courthouse steps block. Can't wait to see more! Thanks so much for the note about being a follower...I really appreciate it.
Have a great weekend,
~Karen~

Helz said...

Really Luvin the Antique Repro Lurline... Tis Yummmmmmmm...

Stephanie said...

Love the colors and simplicity of your new little quilt! Tumbling Steps is gorgeous...are those the folded log cabin type of blocks? How great to have such a kind neighbor!!!

Maree said...

WOW.!! Your Lucky to have Good Neighbours...looks like he does a Beautiful Job..Your Roses look Gorgeous as does your New Dolly Quilt...and Love your Repro Blocks..I have a name for you what about "Repro Steps"..just a thought.!!! happy Sewing.
cheers

Catherine said...

Tumbling Steps...what a great name, I love al lthose happy fabrics! I received Rosalie Quinlans pattern this week too..cant wait to start it...are you going to use pink fabrics? Cathy

MYRA said...

Wonderful goodies from the mail carrier again!!! Lovely Dolly Quilt that Marilyn made you, and nice card too! 8-)

Are your courthouse steps paper-pieced Lurline? They look great!

What a nice neighbor you have there... 8-)

Lizzie said...

Love that quilt Lurline, it's a little beauty and so is your 'man from next door'!!
Hugs, Lizzie

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck with you new quilt.....I have the book and it is beautiful........

Christine said...

Lurline I love the Tumbling quilt keep it up it will be wonderful quilt.
Please send me your adresse via email so I can send the House blocks.

cheers
Christine

Marilyn said...

Hi, Lurline--I'm so happy that you love your little dolly quilt! Since we received our swap partners, I've so enjoyed visiting your blog...seeing your many quilting projects (like the Tumbling Steps blocks--beautiful!) and following your adventures:) The Doll Quilt Swaps are such a fun way to get to know new people and make new friends! And now I can visit, and even comment, without concern that I might spoil the surprise:)
Thank you so much for adding to the swap fun with your generous compliments...Hugs, Marilyn

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Lurline, your baby doll quilt you receivied is so cute and I love the beginning of your courthouse step quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.
There is still goodness in the world.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Rita said...

Love the doll quilt you received, and even more so the antique repro sewing that you are working on. The fabrics are lovely too! Thanks for visiting my blog! Your lovely comments are much appreciated. Cheers

Rita
Red Pepper Quilts

Bernadette said...

I love the courthouse steps Lurline!

Micki said...

I love the doll quilt! I enjoyed coming back from the quilt retreat and reading your post!
Micki

Kathie said...

are you paper piecing your courthouse step blocks?
what size are they
I just LOVE them!!!!
keep looking at them all weekend, you know what that means!!!
kathie

*karendianne. said...

GREAT little quilt. Love it!!!

musline said...

Love your doll quilt, and that I found a new blogspot