Showing Off the Red, White and Blue

May 30, 2013

Have I been on vacation??  Nope!  As of yesterday, my machine is BACK!!!!  Woo-hoo!!!!  Spent 10 hours with my dear friend Jamie Wallen here and she's back!!!  It was crazy yesterday!!!  Having A-1 on the speaker phone, new parts, timing and RE-TIMING my machine, laughter through frustrations AND tons of good stories. That is a whole lot of time together...thank goodness we are such good friends!!!

I have so much I want to share, I just do not know where to begin.  I learned quilting is in my soul.  I always thought I could walk away from it tomorrow if I ever wanted, but not being on my machine for two weeks was difficult.  I longed for it.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed my "free" time....I use that term loosely because I kept myself more than busy. :-)  My time away cemented that I LOVE quilting,  BUT I need to make sure I have balance too.  I tend to loose sight of that. :-)

I enjoy this time of year so much.  Kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend.  It is so nice to have a day of reflection and to thank those that Serve our Country past and present.  My love for The Red, White and Blue spills over into...allover my house too. :-)  Thought I would share a little of that with all of you.
 A nice patriotic greeting on the front porch.  My friend Patti and I were discussing how nice a quilt would look above the bench.  I thought " I HAVE the perfect quilt already!!"  That quilt might look familiar to those that have been following me for a while.  It is not the same one as the one here.   I made the original and then made another right after!!!  LOL!!!  I had the binding on, but never finished.   It was a buried treasure in my stash.
 Scooter always thinks there is something for him under my quilts!! LOL!  ADDED:  The School house quilt is called "Good Morning America" Wall Quilt.  It is from the book Stars and Stripes Sampler by Liz Porter and Marianne Fons. 
Speck Little Bites by Carrie Nelson with mostly Old Glory fabric.  Pieced and Quilted last year but again JUST finished the binding.

I love to decorate with little quilts too!
Little Red from a book by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles.  Available here.
 There is the twin to the quilt on the front porch!  You can see I have the binding on my mini tumbler quilt too. :-)  Lots of bindings being finished!!
Hmmm, no quilts on the entertainment center.
Quilts, table runners and accents.
I think you all get the idea!!!  :-)


22 comments:

  1. I may have missed it, so I apologize if I'm asking again.....what is the pattern for quilt on the porch and in your room. Love your decorating!

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    1. Sorry Elaine. :-) I added it in my post. Thank you!

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  2. Everything looks wonderful, and I have done a few things, but my husband is tearing down the kitchen cabinets, so my house is a disaster.

    Debbie

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  3. Thanks for the patriotic quilt tour! I remember the little skinny table runner (in the last picture) from your blog last year... I wanted to make one the minute I saw it... where has the time gone???

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  4. Awww. Your patriotic home looks beautiful! It is a GREAT time of year!

    Hugs!

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  5. Of course, I love it all!!!! I really like the flags under the table and the quilts!

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  6. Love, love, love all your wonderful quilts. Glad you have your baby back. Hugs

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  7. Your home and decorating is fabulous, as are all your quilts, runners, etc. Jamie Wallen has quilted several quilts for me in the past and he's, just the best! You are in good company. I look forward to more posts from you.

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    1. Hi Sharon! I wanted to reply by email before when you have left a comment, but you are a no-reply, so your email is not available. You can change that on your settings. Thank you for your kind words!!! YES, Jamie is the best!!!

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  8. You have a beautiful home! I love love love all the patriotic quilts, wonderful!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  9. Your house looks great. The front porch is finished with that little quilt now. Glad Annie is back, I could hear the itch in your voice. Lol

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  10. Your home is lovely! Balance does seem to be the key, when you quilt for a business from home, it is all a balancing game. But aren't we lucky to be getting paid to do something we love?

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  11. It all looks so beautiful...love the entry...and everything beyond it!

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  12. I love it all. Better get making a quilt for the entertainment center...when you have time! You have a true artistic gift with your quilting. It wonderful to be able to do something you not only love but are amazing at.

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  13. What lovely pictures of your home. All that red, white and blue goes so well with the wood of all those cabinets, in your kitchen en elsewhere. Your front porch looks very inviting, so fun to step beyond it via your pictures and take a few peeks inside!
    Happy quilting (again)!

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  14. Your home is beautiful and the extra touches such as decorations and quilts make it perfect. Love to see a kindred spirit on decorating.

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  15. Your home is beautiful and the extra touches such as decorations and quilts make it perfect. Love to see a kindred spirit on decorating.

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    1. Thank you, Sue!!!! You are also a No-Reply person, so I do not have your email to reply.:-)

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  16. Gosh - your house is so gorgeous with all your special quilts and touches, Linda! Thanks for a wonderful tour!
    Cheers!

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  17. What a warm and friendly home and really enjoyed the "red,white and blue" tour....thanks!
    Beautiful home and bet you get wonderful compliments.

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  18. Sooo cute! I need one of those bird houses!!!
    You have a great sense of decorating style.

    Peggy in NJ

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  19. Such a beautiful, warm, inviting home, Linda. :-)

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