Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Green Tea Quilt ......

Hope everyone had a wonderful 3 day weekend.

I started a new quilt project over the weekend. Green Tea !

This is my very first paper pieced quilt with the help of my good friend Doreen from Aunt Reen's Place and may I say I am having alot of fun making these quilt blocks. I am using Mill House Inn fabric by Moda. Just love this fabric and how the blocks are coming out.

I already made 3 of the 9 blocks and hope to finish this quilt this week. The blocks are good size 12 1/2"

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Camping in Capitola......

Just got back from a few days in Capitola , Ca. This was our first time visting here and it was gorgeous !The beach was right across from us and we could hear the ocean waves all the time. It was so nice to sleep in the trailer by the sound of the waves. That is our tent trailer you see in the distance with our teal colored truck .

This was a very easy camping trip ! We ate all of our breakfast and Dinners at Zelda's . Great food and great prices. Thursday night was Lobster night ! 1# Lobster dinner for $11.99 and magaritas were $1.99 during happy hour.

I was amazed to see these gorgeous homes were built right on the beach ! WOW!

We walked down to seascape to visit the visitor center. These 2 eagles with them both holding onto a gopher were hanging on the ceiling above me. The story was that in the eagles excitement of catching a live gopher that the male did not see a power line and they were all killed . A person witnessed the event and they had them perserved for all to see. All I could do was stand there and stare at these magnificent birds. Such a tragic story

Can you see the ship at the end of this pier ? It is what is left of a ALL concrete ship !

Yes Concrete !

It used to look like this in the 50's ! They used to hold fancy parties and dinners on this ship back then. Now it is cracked in half and all the birds call it home

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

4 more DJ Blocks from a friend.....

I just had to share 4 more DJ blocks made by my Dear Friend Doreen ! They are SO gorgeous! She just posted this picture and I will soon see them in person next week ! I LOVE THEM All ! Please check out her blog to see her Amazing DJ Quilt that she is making. THANKS SO MUCH DOREEN FOR MAKING THESE FOR ME !

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Finish for the month of May ... Chai Tea Batik Quilt

I just finished sewing together my Chai Tea Batik quilt for the month of May .... Yeah!!!!

This is my first time making a quilt out of batik fabrics . Now I know why everyone loves working with batiks ! This was SO much fun to make

This quilt measure 57 1/2" x 57 1/2".

I am SO happy how it turned out & I am looking forward to more batik quilts in my future

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Bourn Cottage.......

Believe it or not this is a quilt of the Bourn Cottage here in Nevada City, California
This beautiful quilt won Best of Show at our local quilt show and may I say this picture does not do it justice ! This is truly a piece of art. It took this quilter 1 year and 2 days to complete this quilt. She took 20 different pictures of the cottage for her reference in making this amazing quilt

Here are just a few pictures of the Bourn Cottage. It is located a the " Empire Mine Historic Park " here in Nevada City , California. I am fortunate to live only 15 minutes from this wonderful historic park. 800 acre State Park including the Empire Mine.

Front door of the cottage....

Waterfall running from the cottage down to the pool down below...

Rose garden .......

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Making Progress On Chai Spice Tea quilt.....

Making great progress on my Chai Tea quilt made of batiks...
I have all of my pieces cut and am in the process of laying out all of my blocks before sewing them all together ! This is my first time working with batiks fabric and all I can say is WOW! What a great fabric to work with. Hop to have this all sewn together and finished by the end of the week.


Monday, May 2, 2011



When I am all done the quilt is going to look like this ( I hope ). I always shy away from ANY quilt pattern that uses templates but this one is supposed to be VERY easy! Time will tell though.

I picked this kit up at our Grass Valley Quilt show last saturday. Just look at these yummy fabrics 16 fat quarters . Hey look these fabrics coordinate with the colors of my blog !
and these templates were included in the kit

The pattern is ELISA'S BACKPORCH DESIGN " AFTERNOON DELIGHT- TEA INSPIRED QUILTS FEATURING THE 7" CRAZY CURVES AND 3.5" SMALL PATHS TEMPLATES. The kit includes a total of 4 quilt patterns ... Earl Grey , Chai spice Tea , Sweet Tea and Chamomile Tea