Friday, July 20, 2012

Fun For Friday - Company

I took a little blog break this week while my daughter has a visitor from college.

The only quilting I managed was to make up a little kit that Kathie sent me.  She saw this quilt on the Rouge Quilter blog.
What a clever use of the mini tumbler block.

I did simple quilting with gold silk thread and used this gold fabric for a single binding.  I love how it turned out.  Thanks Kathie!!  Can you tell that I organized the fabrics by values?


I put my man, George, on the back.


It's been super super hot here.  On Tuesday I took the girls to Seaside Heights.  Home of the Jersey Shore crew - yikes.


We had lunch, fried oreos, and salt water taffy.  The girls took in a ride and got henna tattoos.  It was hot, but fun.  We went swimming too.  A real Jersey Shore experience for her friend from Ohio.


Last night after dinner we indulged in the best summer treat ever invented.  I thought, hey, wouldn't it be good with a little creamy peanut butter?  Yes, it was.


When we have a house full of people, coco never quite knows where to go.  This way?


That way?


She often splits the difference to keep her options open.


Have a great weekend!

18 comments:

  1. My family form the Midwest loves going to the beach too. Lake Michigan is not exactly the ocean!
    Did you run into Snooky?

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  2. Your quilt is so nice, I really like how you quilted it with gold silk thread. How was it to quilt with silk?

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  3. What fun to have Hanna's college friend visit! I hope you had a Kohr's Frozen Custard at the shore. That's one of our favorite boardwalk treats (different boardwalk, though, I grew up going to Ocean City, NJ.)
    My college friend Pat made a tumbler flag quilt last year: http://imalldeckedout.blogspot.com/2011/07/hurray-for-red-white-and-blue.html
    I think I may have to put this on my (endless) to-do list! Happy weekend!

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  4. I missed your posts! Glad you had some fun with Hanna and her friend. Fried Oreos? I had never heard of them! Girl, you know how to have fun!
    Haven't been to the Jersey shore yet, May be before this summer ends?
    The flag quilt looks beautiful.

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  5. Looks like you've had a fun week! That little flag is adorable -- I love quickie projects in between the big stuff. Have a good weekend!

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  6. I saw this tumbler flag quilt on Kathie's blog and loved it. I really do love how yours turned out. Love your hand quilting on it. Very nice!

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  7. There is something about those mid-atlantic beaches!
    Love the little flag quilt. The tumbler shape really makes it!
    Sweet coco!

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  8. I'm curious about the silk thread on your new, fabulous flag. Never would have noticed the values being grouped - thanks for pointing it out!

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  9. I Love the flag quilt!! I saw it over at Kathies blog. It's great with the thin border of gold. Looks like you all had such fun times.Hanna and her friend are so cute! I love that you had fried Oreos, we dont have them here. Who's Snooky? Coco is a super sweetie!!

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  10. love your quilt. looks like you all had fun at the shore.

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  11. Fried Oreos!?! Wow - what a concept :0) Sounds like a fun day! Your tumbler quilt turned out great. So how tiny are the tumblers?

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  12. great backing! I always look forward to seeing what your fabric choice for the backs are!
    the gold thread is perfect , was it hard though? I haven't tried silk thread yet.
    Glad the girls had fun. Oh Coco I bet she is loving this weather now though!
    Kathie

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  13. little quilt is darling. wheee, fun!

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  14. Love all the red fabrics in your little quilt!
    Looks like you, Hanna and her friend had a great time.
    Fried Oreos!!! :)

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  15. The gold thread worked its magic on your sweet little flag. I spy a lot of familiar fabrics.
    I've not had the good fortune of visiting New Jersey---yet-- but it's on my to-do list.

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  16. Love your tumbler quilt...and the hand quilting is amazing!

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  17. Great little flag quilt! Thanks for sharing.

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