Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quilt in a day!

Is it possible? 

As you all know, I have been deprived of sewing for quite some time! 
It was time to get back into sewing. 
This was a perfect quilt to make for the Calico Cutter Guild challenge

My very first AAQI quilt.

I quilted it with perle cotton and bound the curved edges with bias binding. It is finished with the triangle corners. I enjoyed making this one so much, I might just make another one this week.

But before that, I have a lot of catching up to do.. Three of my 15 minutes bee  friends have not received their blocks from me!
I better get to them before taking another blogging break soon! ( More about that later)

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I am back!

After little over two months!
This has to be the longest blogging break ever! 
I spent last month and a half with my two sisters from Canada and brother and his family who visited from India. All four of us with our families went on a cruise to Alaska! 
11 out of 17 family members managed to take the time off from their work schedule so everyone can be together and enjoy the summer vacation. Ever since we started planning this trip, I knew that it was going to be 'once in a life time' vacation.. And it proved to be nothing short of that!

We enjoyed the most breathtaking views!

 As the sun rose at 4:00 AM and kissed the glacier peaks....

  we watched it turn the Glacier Bay into liquid gold!

We splashed a little of that on ourselves! 

It was so peaceful! 

Although this cruise lasted only for a week, it is something I will remember forever!

My kids added layers of new memories to their relationships.

The Butchart Garden in Victoria B.C. was amazing!

I  got to visit my friends in Seattle. 
Wish there was time to see all my friends.

I could go on and on about this summer but I am not going to.

All I can say that it has been a whirl wind of vacation! 
Trips to Washington D.C., Seattle, Alaska, Toronto, Ottawa and back to Philadelphia.. 

This memorable time with my siblings ended about a week ago! 
I got back into my quilting life by inviting my friends for lunch today. 
It was another fun day.
No sewing, just good food and great company!

I better start a quilt to mark this summer before it ends.
Hope you are having a great summer!