Monday, March 3, 2014


I had a rollicking good time with my Brown Bagger buddies yesterday. We celebrated birthdays for Pat and Sally as well as retirement for Nancy D. Pat brought in breakfast and Sally made a delicious carrot cake from scratch with super yummy cream cheese icing. Did it have a hint of orange peel in it?

Sally's birthday blocks are done in pastel Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

The three that I made are on the far right towards the bottom.

Pat was going for a more muted palette and asked for grey and white birthday blocks.
Remember her Fifty Shades of Grey quilt?

Here's another look at the blocks she received.
Pat has been working a lot with grey lately. She made this quilt which you can see here if you scroll about half way down the post, but it was a gift for her niece. She also started a grey and yellow Metro Rings quilt with me in September, but we only finished four blocks. We need to get back together to work on that project. So, it wasn't hard for me to pick a color palette when we made Pat a quilt for a special birthday coming up.

Here is Pat with her lovely birthday quilt.
Nancy D. celebrated Valentine's Day by retiring from her career in nursing. In the past two weeks she has read four books and is ready for lots more adventures. We gave her forty fat quarters from the new Downton Abbey fabric line as a retirement gift.
Can't wait to see Nancy D.'s new quilt in progress!
Sally brought in a family heirloom quilt that was made for her oldest brother as a baby gift when he was born in 1938. It is hand appliqued and hand quilted. Her Grandmother gave it to Sally's mother as a gift, but Sally doesn't think that her Grandmother was the quilt maker. The little appliqued characters are adorable.

Valerie and Kim P. each clocked in with a finished top, but looking at two design walls, it appears that Marion and Lexine aren't too far behind...
Valerie shows off her new top. The pattern is Cheaper by the Dozen.

Marion was making a Yellow Brick Road out of bright flannels for her eight year old grandson.

Lexine is making this autumnal colored batik quilt that she bought as a
kit from Quilt Sampler magazine a few years ago.
If you're paying attention, you'll notice that I forgot to get a photo of Kim P.'s quilt top, but I'm sure I will see it again soon.

Have a good night!

Pugs and kisses,

P.S. Adding a link on Wednesday to Sew Fresh Quilts: Let's Bee Social. Thanks for visiting!


  1. I know what the special birthday for Pat is. I'm having the same special birthday this month. Ha! Ha!

  2. What a great post! Chocked full of so much eye candy! Looks like you girls have a great time sewing together and sharing good times and yummy food. Love that antique quilt with the hand applique. What a treasure! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. You guys look like you had soooo much fun! I LOVE carrot cake...and homemade! COngrats on all the birthday and new retirement!!

  4. How great! It looks like everyone is making lots of progress.