Monday, July 20, 2009

Fore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No I'm not switching hobbies! Once a year the golf group that Mr. Polka Dot belongs to does this Jack and Jill event. The men do the big golfing, and us women folk do the putts!! The men are avid golfers, the women avid talkers. It is fun and lots of laughs at the expense of those of us who are doing the putts!!!! It was so darn hot...quite a miserable day weather wize, so riding in the carts at least gave us some blasts of hot wind!
This is my latest start. Originally I bought this kit for a raffle quilt for the zoo. It was from Fons and Porter and in their current magazine they are advertising a kit with Zebras that will be available in September. Since the fund raiser is for the zebras I thought that would be a better quilt and this one will be for my girl. Fun to make but a bit more piecing that I realized. I just have the inner and outer borders left and it's done.
I have my July finish done. These blocks were made years ago by three of my quilting buddies. I had the rows together, and all that was needed was the scrappy outer border. I can't imagine why I never finished it. So sweet and I love the no binding edge and of course the buttons.
The plan for this week is get that basket quilt finished, but being the serial starter that I am, there is probably some new something that will be calling to me!!!
August 10th will be my two year blogaversary.....which means giveaway!
So stay tuned. Wishing you all a great start to your week with some sewing tucked in here and there.

17 comments:

Stina said...

Oh my gosh.. I so love the Basket quilt.... I totally fell in love with it.. :o))) Who is the designer??
Sooo cute!!! :o)))

~D Spack~ said...

Could that be your polka dotted foot???

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations on a great finish- that is a seriously cute quilt! The golfing sounds like fun as well- I would do better doing the talking than the putting....

Carol said...

Great! Great Finish!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Where have you been???????????
Were you out putting?? I did not know you had that talent.

Allie said...

Ugh - sounds like a fun day, except for the heat!

Love the zoo quilt. I think you're right though, the zebra will be better for the fund raiser. LOVE the basket quilt! And the "serial starter" comment, too funny!

Nan said...

I bet the golfing (putting) was lots of fun! Sorry it was so hot...
I'm loving that animal quilt you're working on - Katie will too! The basket quilt is the cutest darn thing! I love buttons. Hooray for another finished quilt!! You go, girl!

Chookyblue...... said...

your quilts look great........perfect for your girl.......

QuiltSue said...

The golf day sounds like fun and I loved your shoes - well, I'm assuming they're yours I spotted?

The basket quilt is cute, well done on another finish.

Carrie P. said...

Were the guys shushing all the women as they got ready to swing at the ball? LOL It looks fun.
Congratulations on finishing your July quilt.

jen duncan said...

I love that your menfolk can golf AND laugh about the women playing with them. Here, we gave that up a LONG time ago. Way too stressful all the way around. :-[
I love that primitive button baskets quilt Cheryl. Way cool!

Miss Jean said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't know how much more of this hot weather I can handle. It's really starting to get on my nerves!!!! I love all your quilts and your photos are great. Can you find out for me what the official name of your friend's "wonky Christmas tree" quilt is. I've seen it lots but don't know the name. I'd like to get it.

Thanks.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love your July finish...I can emphasize with why you hadn't finished it...it sounds so like something I would do! Very cute finish though....good job.

Terry said...

Love the basket quilt! My blogiversary (one year) is August 12! So I'll be having a giveaway soon too! :0)

Sinta Renee said...

I like the sound of your Jack & Jill golf game. I play sometimes but my sons and my husband play ALL of the time. It's a struggle to take time away from quilting. Your quilt is adorable!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well how fun. Love basket quilts of all kinds, too. Happy Anniversary coming up.

Susan said...

I try to like golf (I am watching more of it on TV) but I don't do it that often to be good. Your event sounds like fun...especially me being an avid talker. I like the basket quilt with those sweet plaids.