Monday, May 15, 2017

Quick, Easy, and Sweet

Last week was one of those 
weeks that was super busy
all for good and happy reasons.

Meet Weston Kimani Wolfe
Born May 10
7 lbs. 15 oz.

My 4th grand baby.


Stitching and sewing
definitely took a back seat, but
I had recently finished two projects.
First, were the "Sister Quilts" that I made
for my trip to the Netherlands.

The design was from this new book,
Simple Friendship
by Kim Diehl and Jo Morton.

Looking through my stash,  I quickly
chose this border and then easily planned the color
scheme around it.

Vintage browns and pinks always work.

Some simple machine quilting 
and these two quilts were finished 
and ready to share.

Simple Friendship is an excellent book written 
with the idea of exchanging blocks with friends or
easily sewing them yourself.
Both Jo and Kim share their interpretations of the same
blocks and patterns.  It's always interesting 
to see how different that can be.

My second finish was
working on this simple
embroidery while recently flying for a total of 22 hours.
Needless to say,
it didn't take me that long to stitch!

I had purchased the vintage linen towel at 
an antique show a while ago and my friend Becky found
the darling chicks on Pinterest.

I did some crayon tinting
and the embroidery was done with Cosmos
embroidery floss.
Quick, Easy and Sweet all rolled into one.

I'm not sure how Quick and Easy
the week was for my daughter,
but for me 

it was pretty Sweet!

Until Next Time-


  1. Congratulations on your new, little treasure! Your quilt is a treasure also, just beautiful! I love anything that Jo Morton and Kim Diehl create!

  2. Welcome to that sweet, new little one!
    Your twin quilts are wonderful! I just got that book, so I am happy for the inspiration.
    That embroidery on the tea towel is too cute.
    What a happy post! : )

  3. She's adorable! And so are your two sweet friendship quilts. Congratulations to the happy family!

  4. Congratulations! What a wonderful Mother's Day gift! Such a sweet baby. And I love the quilts too!

  5. Congratulations on your beautiful new grandson! How wonderful. And the quilt and embroidery are very lovely as well.

  6. What a blessed week you had and what a very special Mother's Day gift . . . or should I say Grandmother's Day. He is beautiful:)
    Connie :)

  7. There is nothing, nothing as marvellous as a new baby! Congratulations and enjoy those lovely snuggles :0) Your sister quilts are wonderful - the border fabric is so pretty. Your embroidery is so sweet - love the soft, added color.

  8. Congratulations with your 4th grandbaby. What a cute little bundel of joy with a strong and beautiful name!
    Your friendship quilt is very much loved as Well by me as Utah, she loves sleeping on it!

  9. Congratulations! And the quilt is awfully sweet, too!

  10. Congratulations to you all! And yes, those chicks are darling. And, I agree, can't go wrong with a pink and brown colour scheme. That border fabric is beautiful!

  11. So so glad he is here...even if it wasn't quick and easy ;) Now we can just enjoy the sweet part!

  12. Congratulations to all new mothers and grandmothers, enjoy and cherish, new babies are so precious.

  13. Darling baby!! Congrats!! 4th grandchild?? Wonderful!
    I love your quilt and the embroidery that you made. And that border fabric? Fabulous.
    I also love your photography!! Great settings for all of them!

  14. Congrats on your forth grandchild. That must be something special. You sure made a cute friendships quilt, your right, browns and pinks Always work!

  15. Oh, what a sweet grandchild! Congratulations! Enjoyed your photo shoot and the pink and brown sister quilts :) The little embroidered chicks are so-o-o cute.

  16. Congratulations to you and your growing family. What an adorable little blessing you have there.

    I love brown and pinks together and the design you selected for your sister quilt is pretty. The stitchery is so cute and springy.

  17. Whoa! I didn't know you had another grand-baby on the way. Which daughter graced you with this new bundle of joy to spoil?

  18. What a sweet baby!! And such a great name! Congratulations to you all.
    Your quilt is scrumptious. Brown and pink together always makes me think of yummy cherry ripe chocolate bars that we have in Australia.
    Your embroidery is gorgeous to. What a great way to use your travel time.

  19. Great news Kyle - congratulations on a sweet addition to the family - and just in time for Mother's Day! The border fabric is such a perfect match on the quilt isn't it? And I love the embroidery - timeless :)

  20. Such a beautiful Baby- Congratulations to you and your Family!
    Those Sister Quilts turned out beautiful. What a great keepsake of a special visit.
    I love your vintage linen towel, the embroidery work is darling!

  21. How lovely all round! Congrats to all.

  22. Ah, he's so adorable Kyle! There is absolutely nothing better than grandbabies! Congrats to you & your family! I didn't realize that you had made twin quilts - I'm sure Yvonne treasures hers. Love the color combo you used.

  23. Congratulations on your new grandchild!
    I love those little chicks and their embroidered setting!

  24. oh you are so very blessed...what a tiny treasure! love jo morton fabrics and quilts too

  25. what a sweet sweet baby! God Bless Everyone.
    Love the towel and baby quilt.
    what joy!

  26. A precious little! Bet you all ready had little boy quilts ready!! My friend gave me that very same book and all the fabric to make the Parkersburg quilt as a birthday present. Don't you love that border fabric!! Add that to my 2017 to do list....sigh.

  27. I am so happy for your new addition!! What a fun pink and brown that quilt!

  28. Congratulations on the sweet little addition to your family! The embroidery is so delicate and pretty and I love that quilt with the colors and fabrics that you chose.

  29. Oh my but Number 4 is a handsome little fellow. Congratulations!

  30. So sweet! Congratulations to you and your family on the new addition. Enjoy every minute!!

  31. Congratulations for the new addition to your family. Precious baby! God bless!
    Beautiful quilt and lovely embroidery.