Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Quilt for a Pretty Lady

This quilt is finished for a beautiful woman we know and love. I surely hope she likes it. It's a surprise!

The backing and binding.

And always my favorite shot of any quilt - freshly washed and dried and all crinkly and cuddly.

There were cookies involved in the making of this quilt. It was necessary.

Last night I processed some of our abundant fig harvest. This has now developed into fig preserves which are nicely canned. Mr. Muddling and our children have absolutely no use for figs, but my mother and my siblings and I love them. So. More for us!

Mr. Muddling's partner at work has a daughter who is expecting her first baby soon. The colors she wants are yellow, gray and soft green. I used the Go! cutter to cut lots and lots of half square triangles.

So far, it is looking like this on the design wall. What do you think?

Yesterday was my darling Mr. Muddling's birthday. He spent the morning and into the afternoon up on the roof of the storage shed, along with our son, putting shingles on the roof.  But don't feel too bad for him. I grilled steaks. By then our son's lovely wife, along with their new boxer puppy (!!!) had arrived and we had a really good time of food and fellowship. Instead of birthday cake, Mr. Muddling wanted pie. Not just any old pie, but Blueberry Banana Pie. We all enjoyed that a LOT!

We've had showers here today. The roof is still not finished on the shed, but it is weathered in, so all is well. We are taking the day off today!

I do hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We are celebrating the Independence Day holiday quietly (for now, later we will be treated to fireworks going off all over the neighborhood!) and resting a bit. I do love our country. I pray for so many things for our dear United States, mostly for a return to our roots of honoring God and His rules for living. 

Hugs and kisses and lots of love,


Sheila said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Muddling! Yummy looking cookies.
Beautiful quilt. Looks cozy and warm. Aren't baby quilts fun : )

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Amen for the prayers for our country. Happy belated birthday to your dear Mr. Muddling. We, too, had a nice, quiet 4th ... I decompressed from our family's visit by spending my afternoon quilting. Aaaaah, perfect!

Karen S said...

This quilt is lovely. I really like the simplicity of the design and the colours are delightful. A beautiful finish once again.
And congratulations and happy birthday to MR M. too. Sounds like quite a feast all round, with all that delicious cooking going on. The baby quilt is looking good and I think you have chosen well for the selected colours.
I have lovely memories of several trips when we were able to celebrate July 4th. Loved it.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a beautiful quilt! I would love to have some of the fig preserves. They sound really good. The cookies look really delicious, too. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

Thimbleanna said...

Ms. Muddling! Have you told us about that pie before? (I'm thinking Yes!??! -- such an interesting combination! The new quilt is beautiful -- you're such a sweetheart. And the new little chevron looks beautiful too. We had a wonderful 4th -- we would have been your noisy neighbors LOL!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a lovely quilt and I am sure ( whoever she is) will feel so blessed to receive it! I think cookies should always be involved in any kind of project! Hope this finds that you had a wonderful 4th! We are getting a lot of rain today!

Susie Swanson said...

Happy birthday to Mr. Muddling. Another beautiful quilt and I'm sure someone will be so happy . You have a way of making lots of folks happy .. Those preserves sound so delicious.. I've never eat any before.. Hope the weather has cleared some for you.. Hugs, xo