Thursday, June 7, 2018

Happy June

Hello!
Back from a little blog break with a new finished quilt top~

Friendship Medallion -  40" square

It has a little twist - can you find it?
Why the name?

Three churn dashes were gifts from the 2018 swap.
The two blue dutch floral borders are a gift from Doreen.
The red broken dishes blocks are from the 2016 swap.

Thank you Everyone Who contributed!
This is another sample for my new workshop: "Magic Medallions".  These are not my typical colors but I really like them together in this quilt.

I ordered this beautiful little self published book from Gwen Marston.  She told me she had been wanting to make this book for many years.
each page has a Tree quilt and a poem or proverb.
It is delightful in every way!!  One of the things I've been busy with is planting my summer pots.  I've planted 10 this year.
I think you might be able to get yourself a copy of it here.

I received this hilarious oven mitt as a Birthday Gift.
 see anything weird about her cooking utensils?
Check out the funny details on the tag....lol  Thanks, Sheila!
I leave you with a photo of the Watercolor that Kelly sent me.  Isn't it sweet?
Happy June - See you Soon
xo

22 comments:

  1. Happy June! Love your friendship medallion!! Gifts from friends make them extra special.
    I saw the cute little GM book when Sujata shared it. Great photos.

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  2. Glad you had a great birthday! Love your medallion quilt. Unusual tools are great in the kitchen. In a recent baking class, we used a tiling trowel to make beautiful designs in a baked cake!

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  3. I love your Friendship medalion. Those are my colors :0) I also love the addition of the Dutch chintz and the one little pinwheel. I look forward to seeing how you quilt it. What a fun oven mitt! Gwen's book looks lovely as well.

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  4. Great use of all your swap pieces. I'll need to check out that book, looks wonderful. Happy June!

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  5. A super combo of blocks and fabrics on your medallion. You can't go wrong with the addition of the Dutch Chintz and that one little extra spinning pinwheel. The quilt has a relaxed happy feeling.

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  6. Your quilt turned out great! I see that one little pinwheel out of order, I love it! Of course I had to check out the book and of course I ordered it! I am so happy you like my humble little painting....

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  7. Oh what a sweet Friendship Medallion quilt! Love how you incorporated a little bit of everything :) Quilting friends are the absolute Best! Gwen's book looks so appealing. Very cute bird painting, too!

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  8. I too love your Friendship Medallion. Great job on incorporating different blocks of different size. I bet you will hand quilt this one. ;^)

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  9. Happy June ! Great use of your friendship swap XXX

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  10. Great friendship medallion quilt Barb ! In red, blue and white... is it the 4th of July ?
    You received precious gifts from friends for your birthday !!
    Happy Friday xoxo

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  11. Why are these comments not being email to me?? argh.
    Does anyone know the solution to this problem?

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  12. I am having the same blogger problem. Lovely medallion for sure!!

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  13. Blogger is supposedly working on this problem, but well, you know! I love your new medallion and especially those Dutch fabrics. So delicious! And, although I do love the oven mitt, I don't see anything peculiar about her utensils - wait are you supposed to have utensils while cooking?

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  14. I'm not usually a fan of pink, but I love this medallion quilt so much! Maybe it is the touch of red? I'm getting a bit fed up with Blogger--I hope it gets back to normal soon! Your plants are lovely too!

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  15. Oh my, I like the apple tree quilt you show in the second picture from Gwen's little book. How fun and not your every day kind of apple tree block.

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  16. So pretty, and the “mistake” on the top row speaks to my love of asymmetry. The fat robin is a treasure! Hope your back is mending. Back pain really hinders even daily tasks, doesn’t it?

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  17. I love your pretty medallion quilt and it's a perfect way to use some of the blocks from the block swaps!!

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  18. You always have such a fun assortment of things to share and I like them all! The book by Gwen is one I will have to get my hands on. I'm so sorry I missed the sneak peek because now I am super curious!

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  19. Lovely medallion quilt!
    And I adore the oven mitts!
    I sent you a little treat this week... couldn't resist getting it for you!

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  20. Wow, look at that amazing book! Thanks for the tip. And your medallion is just right too. Great post!

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  21. I am a huge fan of medallion quilts and this one is very sweet. Love the fact that friends are involved in the original block making!

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  22. Love the quilt, the book, oven mitt and the water color. A belated happy birthday!

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