Monday, January 21, 2013

Sew Lovely

I am so pleased to have a completed quilt top to show you today.  I finished my "Hill Farm" quilt top yesterday after a full afternoon and evening of sewing.  I cannot tell you how much I love this quilt. The colors of Hill Farm give an instant vintage feel.  This pattern does not have a border which was common in vintage quilts.  The quilt is twin size, five blocks across and six down.  The blocks are 14". I have the quilt folded over in the picture.  The pattern is Carousel from the book "Simply Fat Quarters" by It's Sew Emma and can be found here.  I'll be dropping this one at my longarm quilter friend, Mary's, so she can work her magic.  The binding is strips from all the Hill Farm fabric which I can't wait to sew on!

We are  having our first big winter snow.  I snapped this picture a few minutes ago from my back porch.  I think my neighbors evergreens are so beautiful covered in snow.  Taylor is on his way back from the Dominican Republic today.  I'm not sure when I get to see him, but I'll be happy when his feet are firmly planted in Michigan.  He got sick last week and I've not had any recent updates but I'm thinking no news is good news.  Tomorrow he begins his last semester as a college senior.  Maddie has finals this week and then begins her last semester as a high school senior.  We received an offer on our house on Saturday, my birthday.  It was not a good offer and we are waiting to hear the response to our counter offer.  I'm thanking the Lord today for a peaceful and trusting heart.  Blessings!



  1. Your quilt top is lovely! I love the vintage feel so much!
    Our kids grow up much too fast, but is amazing to watch them become the wonderful people they are meant to be!!
    Good luck with the house!

  2. Happy belated birthday! And saying a prayer for a good offer on your house.
    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful - the fabric colours are so soft and pretty. Well done - good job!
    Happy Monday

  3. Sew pretty Renee!! Val mentioned you all would get a good bit of snow. Matt may need to plow for the city. Burr. I hope your birthday was extra special!! It was so nice chatting with you! Love ya. Trish

  4. Your quilt is beautiful! Wishing you a Happy Birthday, and hoping your offer is taken.

  5. I love the colors and fabric you used. I always love it when I have finished a quilt top too. I can't wait to see the quilting and the binding sewn on. Please post a photo when its ready. I am working a new quilt right now and can't to finish.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  6. Happy belated Birthday Renee! Hope you had a great day! Your quilt top is beautiful! Love the colors :) Happy Monday! xo Holly

  7. I do so love the soft colors and pattern of your Hill Farm Quilt. I love your snow pic too. I live in Alabama and miss snow so much from growing up in snowy West Virginia. Are you moving far or near?
    Gmama Jane

  8. ♥ Love ♥ the quilt!
    Saying a prayer for traveling mercies for Taylor, and for a good counter offer!

  9. Hi Renee, I found your blog through BeeJay's. Such a pretty quilt top! I like that it doesn't have a border. I guess it's something I don't think about when I look at quilts, but do like the look of it.

    I'm going to check out the book you mentioned in a previous post - A"Almost Amish".

  10. Dear Renee, Your quilt is soooo beautiful-actually I'm a bit green-just wanting to make one myself. For some reason, I haven't felt like sewing since the holidays and have to finish a border for my quilt. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    Hugs, Noreen
    God's blessings to you concerning your house offer!

  11. Happy Birthday!! I love your quilt top!! So pretty as always! Have a wonderful week! xo Heather

  12. Such a pretty quilt top.

    Pretty snow, too.

    Hope you get a better offer on the house.

    Glad your son is home.

  13. Good luck on selling your house. It's stressful even when you do your best to have it not be! Your quilt is just divine. The colors are fantastic.


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