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:

Pinkadot Quilts said...

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

Pinkadot Quilts said...

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

OT Quilter said...

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!

Sujata Shah said...

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.

Thimbleanna said...

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!

Lori said...

Fun times! Fun memories!!

Sue said...

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!

Maureen said...

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

Jan said...

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!

Rachaeldaisy said...

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!!

Carrie P. said...

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

Janet said...

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

Kathie said...

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

Tonya Ricucci said...

little quilt is darling. wheee, fun!

Miriam said...

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

Vivian said...

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.

Quilter Kathy said...

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

Jeanne said...

Great little flag quilt! Thanks for sharing.