Friday, February 18, 2011

Rainbow Sewing Day III

shuffled

After having to cancel Rainbow Sewing Day III back in December due to snow (insert ugh here), we were finally able to pull another together this passed Wednesday here at the house. Above is my shuffled up living room where we cut backings. We also sat on the floor and scratched our heads about stuff, and pulled up our skinny jeans about 60 times to avoid any unwanted backside showings. That last part could have been just me.

quilting.angel

Paula floated in with the sunshine and near 70 degree weather. Thank you Paula!

go.go.go

Britney and my Mama were all business at the dining room table. I think Britney only cussed her bobbin running out before the end of her sewing pass about four times (not really, just an adorable sigh). I think my mom might have said "fiddlesticks" only about 8 times, which is how my mom cusses. Thank you Britney and Mama!

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Kirsty joined us again, bringing her beautiful baby Toby along. They mostly played blocks in the playroom. (Haha get it? Okay, sorry.) Thank you Kirsty, thank you Toby!

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Kathy and Cindy worked I think mostly on binding at my sewing table in the studio. Both talented ladies! Thank you Kathy and Cindy!

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And by the end of a long day we had another pile of completely finished and completely beautiful quilts ready to deliver to flood victims for their homes, which are slowly coming back into reality all over town. Also joining us Wednesday were Terri, Jennifer, Amanda and Jennie- thank you all!!! I really hope I didn't leave anyone out! I was slightly left out all day because Roman wasn't feeling well so he couldn't go to his little toddler class. Instead I walked around holding a limp little baby on my hip all day. Scratch the little part of that, he's huge, and heavy. I think it would have been easier to sew all day. He's better now. Still huge though.

quilt.connoisseur

In his sleepy, pitiful delirium, after everyone left, he knocked over the finished stack, rode it like a horsey, then put those suckers to use. He really believes that every quilt in this house belongs to him and him alone. He pats his chest when he sees one as if to say "put it on me now, please".

Oh, I wuv him so ridiculously much.
good weekend, xo, Anna

70 comments:

  1. What a wonderful project - Love seeing all these beautiful quilts. I am not gonna lie either - I love getting to peak into your lovely home too.

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  2. These look great! Your pink chairs make me very happy!

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  3. Anonymous1:35 PM

    I love that he took his binky out when he laid down on the quilt, like it's all the comfort he needs! He's adorable! And the quilts are amazing.

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  4. You guys got some serious work done!
    There is really nothing better than a group of friends getting together to do some good!

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  5. I LOVE your living room! What an awesome bunch of chicks to get together and produce such a beautiful stack of quilts.
    Poor little dude :( He clearly loves the quilts too though!

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  6. awwww what a cute little stinker he is!!
    Lovely quilts made by you all, I'm sure they will be cherished by their new families :-)

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  7. That is a totally awesome project to work on - such beautiful quilts too for a great cause.

    And he is sooo adorable. My little boys are the same way - it's hard to part with quilts because they become so attached to them.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow, it is amazing what a group of woman can accomplish in a day or two! I love the Innocent Crush binding on the quilts!!!

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  9. Oh my goodness...that picture of him laying on the quilts with his paci in his mouth is ADORABLE. You should frame that and hang it in your sewing room!

    Thank you all for your hard work in putting these quilts together!!!

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  10. my love of your living room is inexpressible.
    and your friends. (fiddlesticks!) and that glorious stack of quilts.
    and the binkie bug. ... pretty much you in general.
    :)

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  11. I like your playroom slipcovers - I need to make something like those.

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  12. Good job, y'all! I love your bright pink chairs and bold blue wall. color, color, smile.

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  13. You guys rock! I think it's amazing what you've done for the flood victims. And I am loving that shot of Roman lying on the quilt. Like someone else said---it screams frame me :-)

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  14. what a fun colorful way to pass the time!

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  15. I LOVE the quilt that Britney was working on. Great colors.

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  16. Sounds and looks like it was a wonderful day (all except ill-feeling little Roman). I love it that he loves quilts so much and chose a favourite for a test run. Sweet boy.

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  17. Great room
    Great fabrics
    Great color
    Great friends
    Great fun
    especially with a little one napping.

    Charming post,
    Kate

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  18. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! I love all of the colors and patterns!

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  19. Roman is cuddling with a quilt that I QUILTED!!!!!
    I feel famous! :O)

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  20. Hooray for Lisa!!! You're the best! xo, Anna

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  21. I'm so sorry that I could not attend the "sewing frenzy" this time! Work just gets in the way! What a great day that you had...I am so pleased with the outcome.

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  22. I was so excited, I forgot to actually comment!
    I'm sorry little fella was feeling pooey. But you ladies are just amazing with how much you get done.
    Good people! Love.

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  23. While flood victims can hardly be called "lucky," I do think they will feel blessed when they receive these beautiful and lovingly made quilts.
    God bless all of you, and thank you for making this a better world.

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  24. Oh what a lovely pile of quilts! And just today I took some fabric out of the dryer for the back of a quilt and you would have thought my daughter was a cat the way she quickly crawled over to it and sat on it! LOL. She definitely thought that it was hers. If only she would fall asleep that easily!

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  25. Sounds like you got a lot done that day! And, Roman is so big! It's amazing how fast they grow.

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  26. It all looks so colourful and beautiful :)

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  27. Looks like Roman is giving that quilt a big toddler kiss. I couldn't blame him really as the quilt is adorable (so is he of course!). I'm sure the receivers of the quilts will cherish them. How pretty do they all look stacked up. A rainbow indeed. What a generous bunch of women you all are. Jacinta

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  28. I love the pictures of Roman with the quilts - especially the puckery lips! So cute!

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  29. So many exquisite colors! The quilts are stunning and for such a noble cause.

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  30. I LOVE your living room! That is my new inspiration! Love the colors, space, light, everything. Wow. Also love this project and that you and a bunch of friends got together to sew. I join you in spirit with my little one to play with Roman! :) Thanks for sharing your life with us.

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  31. I would love to have a sewing day like that how wonderful. Your house has so much light and color it makes me want to start over and change everything in my living room : )

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  32. What a wonderful way to give...the recipients will feel the love in each quilt....and such an adorable boy...great work. Lisa in Texas

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  33. I see Country Chickens! :) Thanks, Anna. Roman was still cute even fussy and the company is always inspiring. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of this! Can't wait to do it again.

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  34. I am smiling right along with Lisa Marie because I pieced it! And I am stunned at how you ladies made such a simple quilt top into a BEAUTY! The quilting is truly lovely, Lisa Marie! And I am so impressed with all of you for the work you are doing. I am thrilled to have been a small part of it!

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  35. Aww- he is so sweet.
    My 16 month old has been sick this week with a cold. He is over 30 lbs.
    Not fun to carry around for a long time.

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  36. Cindy G11:17 PM

    It was a good day! You didn't even mention all the snackies in the kitchen. I'm gonna have to make some of that bacon/cream/cheese pepper stuff! It seems weird to miss those "clingy I need my Mama days", but I sure do. The quilts are so beautiful.

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  37. God bless your good deed! Such a nice way to give back to others. :o)

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  38. Crazy gorgeous. Tell me that you're quilting again one of the 1st two weekends in March when I'm visiting old friends (former proud Nashvillian)!

    I have my own 2-year-old boy to love passionately, so your good admiration makes me grin. So tasty, they...

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  39. What a great idea love the quilts and im sure they will to, have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  40. Kimberly V8:22 AM

    awwww! He is so cute with those quilts. I think he's picked his favorite...will he let it go? :) and your living room! I LOVE it!gorgeous. Can I come live with you? My family might not mind. wondering if your home has ever been "featured" in a mag. hmmmm

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  41. Such beautiful colors, and such beautiful hearts! What a wonderful good dead done by all. I have not attempted my first quilt yet, it's still a little too daunting for me. But I did acquire some of my mother's old crochet hooks recently, hoping to pick up on that and made make a thing or two.

    ~Kristal at Grace Goods

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  42. Roman is adorable! He knows exactly what quilts are for already.

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  43. romy q in Jasper Alberta2:02 PM

    I was so happy to see my pieced flower blocks being put together - it was what I call a "bad karma' quilt for such a long time that now it feels like it has finally found a home! I am now busily making blocks for my friends in Queensland. First box sent out yesterday! Keep up the good work!

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  44. Anonymous2:54 PM

    What a way to lavish our treasured children AND those suffering from loss: QUILTS! A blessings for the creators and the receiver, indeed!

    The living among quilts and fabrics and constant UFO's is the stuff I hope our kids will remember...nevermind the dust and supper mushings on the floor! :D -----Trenna

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  45. Your home. Your studio. Are you always going to make me envy you? Your decorating is stunning. And I'm so excited about the extra studio space for you. I can't wait until I'm in a position to have my own studio. You are such an inspiration! :D

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  46. Love the quilts and the little guy is just too cute. Hope he's feeling better now. Your earlier post on creative children got me to thinking about when my own were the ages yours are now. Naturally, I put some things in writing! I gave you credit for the inspiration: see the blog at http://fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com/Thanks for be such an inspiration to so many of us!

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  47. you. are good people.
    Lovely Anna and Co....

    xo

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  48. water works10:17 PM

    Do you take photos of the finished quilts? I'd love to see the final combinations of all the donated blocks. And, really, I just want to see how you used the ones I made:)

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  49. My baby girl thinks all of my quilts are hers too! She grabs each one and piles them on top of her!

    Is that a rug in your fortune print? Where can I get one!!!

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  50. What amazing quilts and incredible ladies to pitch in like that for the flood victims. Is that the Aussie floods?

    The quilts are stunning!! and I bet will be so greatly received.

    akraftycatch.

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  51. The quilting on that last quilt is amazing! I wish I had half a clue as to how to accomplish that...

    What a magical gift to give to people. The quilts are absolutely gorgeous. And I have a baby boy Roman too. :)

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  52. spectacular quilts and how wonderful that you give back!

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  53. What a fabulous project. You must all be so proud of your efforts.
    It was very handy that you had your son willing to be 'quality controller'.

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  54. i envy those beautiful colourful items (clothes, furniture, studio and people) you have around you all the time...in a good way :)

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  55. Wow! Surround by all that beautiful fabric, who wouldn't be inspired to sew?

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  56. Congratulations, your blog is great!

    Tati - Brasil

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  57. AMAZING work...and on another note- I might have to cop that turquoise fireplace wall and black mantel in your living room;)

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  58. Lisa Landry12:41 PM

    Good Day Anna~

    Love soaking up your blog posts and the progress in your new studio space. Just finished 650 square feet of crafting space myself and am anxious for the sewing/quilting projects to begin.

    Quick question for you...would you mind sharing the paint color that adorns your fireplace wall in your living room? Would love to add a splash of that to my new crib!!!

    Thanks for sharing your world.

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  59. Wow love the stack of quilts and I am sure they will be loved, I am currently making quilts for the Flood victims here in Queensland, with some help from a few friends and will deliver the first quilts next week.
    Love the look of you new Studio too.

    cheers
    Christine
    Queensland/Australia

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  60. The beautiful photos alone... look like you could be show and telling how rainbows are made. Beautiful!

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  61. He is so big! I miss you guys so much! Cant wait to visit and see that new attic space! xoxo, allie

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  62. Lovely pics! :)

    http://roberta-withlove.blogspot.com/

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  63. What a wonderful way to give...the recipients will feel the love in each quilt....and such an adorable boy...great work. Lisa in Texas 2945abc45 0323

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  64. Looking so sweet. Always like a quilts, epecially like this one. SO lovely

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