Monday, July 23, 2018

Good Morning Sunshine!


For many years now (we've both lost track), my best friend will call me day or night and greet me with "good morning, sunshine!"  I can hear the smile in her voice as she says it, and she always makes my day.  I simply had to turn it into a little quilt!  What a treasure she is.

Simple fusible applique, easy embroidery stitches, because that's what I love.  I outlined everything in black to make it pop, especially since I used a vintage sheet for the background.  I love using vintage sheets, but they're not easy to stitch through!

Oh no - looks like I got a little dust on my quilt!!!

You can make your own sunshine by popping over to my shop for instant download - 

I mostly spent the weekend stitching.  Normally, I like to clean up after every project, because in the frenzy of creating I make a mess.  But this time I went right from one project to another.  Guess what I'll be doing today???


What you can't tell from this picture is that nothing is where it should be, and I have to move things to put my coffee cup down.  Plus the cobwebs and dust!!!!  I need a good tidy and deep clean!

I did finish block 3 from my birds quilt.


Not real happy with his eye - might have to change that.  I started this at my son's house, I should be finishing block 4 but golly, sometimes ideas demand completion!

Today is a lovely cool day, I'm actually wearing a hoodie to start.  Better get cleaning before it warms up.....
See you soon!

Love,
Allie




16 comments:

Karen said...

I like the idea of the vintage sheet as your background. Even before I read the part where they are difficult to stitch through, that thought popped into my head that it would be a little problem.

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful friend and saying, perfect for a new design.

Debbie

Nancy J said...

lovely blocks, and not a mess at all, you can walk through easily.My room needs a total refit!!!

Jeanette said...

Love your new design Allie. Block 3 looks lovely. Wish i had you sewing room, love your space. Hugs,xx

Shez said...

Hi Allie i love the story about your sunshine block and your block brings a smile to my face its so pretty and happy,beautiful design my friend. Hope your day is a good one my friend and good luck with the cleaning xx

Kate said...

Good Morning Sunshine is beautiful!! We're having a cool day, too, and it's been so refreshing.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your block Good morning sunshine. Adorable. And how clever of you to use a vintage sheet for background. I never would have thought of that. It is perfect and adds just the right touch.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Your friend will be proud, having given you the idea for this lovely little quilt. I use vintage sheets and indeed the hand stitching is lots of times a pain in the ....

Jocelyn said...

You have a special friend.

Little Quiltsong said...

What a beautiful block - it radiates sunshiny feelings. Love your stitching - so precise and pretty. Your other block is also lovely - what talent you have. Enjoy the morning coolness :)!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Using the vintage sheet for background was sheer genius! What a gorgeous design, Allie! :-)

Wendy B said...

that is just pure adorable Allie-girl! I must take a leaf out of your book and get back to designing...its been a bit of a jumble the past year or two but youre starting to get my juices flowing again! Don't you just love it when simple things inspire the best out of us!? xox

Yvonne said...

What a sweet little quilt and how sweet of your friend to Greet you with such kind words! That is one of the things that makes a friendship so special! Hope you can enjoy each other for a long time!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love the new project! Isn't it fun how are friends inspire us like that? I wish my sewing room was as --ahem--"messy" as yours. Sheesh Allie, it looks really good and I so admire you for keeping on top of things! I'm off to clean my room because my gal Allie has me inspired!
Have a wonderful week!

Little Penpen said...

I love Good Morning Sunshine.... how sweet and happy! Why is a vintage sheet harder to stitch through? Just curious. I'm using a vintage sheet on my current project, but I'm big stitch quilting, so it hasn't been too much of a problem. Your bird is adorable and ALL THOSE LEAVES... wonderful!!

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

What a pretty and cheerful design.
Julie.C

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