Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sneak Peek

This June will mark my daughter Bea's third dance recital.  Yep, you heard that right.  She just turned five, but she already has two dance recitals under her belt.  Sometimes I feel bad that Esther didn't get to do as much as Bea did when Bea was 2, but I guess that's the nature of the beast for the middle child.  Her day is coming anyway, because Bea will start school this fall and then she'll be the top dog during the day.  Bea's dance song is "You've Got a Friend in Me" (your blog's first song, Donna!).

As far as the tumbler quilt goes, I am piecing it together this morning.  Yesterday I met my sister-in-law and her 9 month old for lunch in Leonardtown, and we stopped by the LQS shop called Olde Town Stitchery.  There's a basket with older fabrics in it marked 45% off if you buy the remaining fabric on the bolt.  I bought that Oz floral on the bottom right, a little less than 2 yards, for $9 yesterday.  I think it would make a good binding and I can use it for part of the backing as well.  Once I had that picked out, I thought the quilt needed a small dose of magenta and a few more larger scale prints, so you can see the other fabrics on the right auditioning for the part.  They all made it!  Hurray!

So I'll show you the new and improved fall tumbler quilt when I've got it all pieced. 


  1. Hi! I admire your advance planning. Your fall tumbler quilt looks stunning and it will be definitely ready for fall decoration!
    I´m probably too chaotic for that. So I have a chubby stars quilt top in purple and light brown, ready for basting, that I started last fall and won´t touch now because it says "Fall!" and I want to work with springlike fabrics at the moment. Quite crazy. ;-) Maybe I´ll finish it next fall before I am into reds for Christmas. Your method seems more promising.

  2. What sweet little girls. They are so cute. Love how your tumlber quilt is coming out. Hope you have a Wonderful Mother's Day.


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