Monday, May 30, 2011

Things to love

New shoes. I can't wait to wear them!

(Weird picture taken as I was changing the bedsheets. Is it bad luck to have shoes on the bed?)

Lilacs from the tree in the back yard. They smell heavenly.

The Postage Stamp quilt. I finished it Saturday night!

Here it is before being washed.

And the back, pieced with leftovers from this quilt as well as O'Cherries.

Just in case I forget who made it (and when).

Photos taken tonight after the quilt was washed and dried. I do like the crinkliness of this one, much more so than I did O'Cherries. It's probably because I kept the quilting so simple on Postage Stamp so washing and drying didn't crinkle up the design and detract from all my hard work.

My neighbour probably thought I was crazy taking photos of a quilt on the front lawn. But, hey, he was bbq-ing without a shirt on. (Don't worry - that's a good thing haha.)

One last shot of the quilt draped over the sofa. I really need to start taking pictures before the sun goes down.

Yep, three things to love today!

p.s. I am linking this post to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.


Sara said...

Love the shoes!

And, the quilt turned out to be awesome. It is so pretty. Heck of a job!

Lynne said...

What would be bad luck is not getting a chance to wear them!

The lilacs look gorgeous and the quilt is cute.

Tangos Treasures said...

Love all the pictures!! I think it's bad luck to put shoes on the table!

Julie Fukuda said...

Great finish! In Japan, shoes don't make it past the front entry
but that is more about custom than luck.

Barb said...

Oh...awesome shoes and things you love!

andsewon said...

Cute shoes! Awesome quilt but I knew it would be!!!
I bet those lilacs smell heavenly!! Hope you are having some nice warm sunny days now!!

Riel Nason said...

As far as I know, it's only bad luck to put shoes on the table. :-) Rockin' quilt -- even if it is crinkly. ha!!

Tina said...

Your quilt is fantastic - great job!! Love the colors and the backing...I like how you put the info about the quilt onto the backing. I'm going to remember that idea for my next quilt.

P.S. Outstanding pair of shoes!!

~The Bargain Babe said...

Oh man that is gorgeous and I know it took a lot of work!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Great job Rachel! Jenn

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Gorgous quilt! I love it. I am starting to sort my stash and one of my things I am sorting into is a postage stamp quilt bin. Love yours! Visiting from Sugar Bee's Take a Look Tuesday.
{Accuquilt Giveaway} 

Cathy said...

great job! I think anyone who is a neighbour of a blogging quilter must think we are pretty strange. What? Taking pictures of more quilts on the grass...trees...fence?????

Thimbleanna said...

You're hysterical! I'm trying to imagine the crazy woman taking pictures of her quilt on the lawn while the camera is accidentally swinging toward the hot bbq'ing guy next door!!! Your quilt looks fantastic -- I LOVE the way it turned out!!!

Dogwood said...

tumproGreat shoes.
I do not know of any reason not to put your shoes on the bed!
Love the lilac. I love the smell.
And, oh my your quilt is beautiful.
You are a very talented lady.
Have a nice evening.

Kirsten N said...

Gorgeous quilt - and great shoes too:)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You go girl! My blocks aren't even finished yet. Total slacker that I am but I'm going to copy your quilting. I love how simple it is but highlights the blocks.

goldenbird said...

Congrats on finishing the quillt-- it is SO beautiful. The postage stamps look like a lot of work.

Mmmm, those liles are wonderful. I think I can smell them from here.

Quiltstory said...

Beautiful!! Congrats :)

Vesuviusmama said...

Lilacs are my all-time favorite flowers; I just wish they didn't come and go so quickly. Your postagenstamp quilt is fabulous! And I, too, never seem to remember to photograph my quilts until the sun is going down.