Father's Day Weekend

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Its been a warm weekend in Utah. I think the cool days are gone for now. I was able to do a bit of sewing over the weekend.



I finished my first stash challenge flimsy. I'm going to take it to the quilter's tomorrow and drop it off. It went together pretty fast. I cut scraps into 4 1/2" and 2 1/2" squares as I go sometimes and so I had much of the quilt already cut out. I decided to use up some of those scraps in an easy pattern. It will be nice on someone's bed or a picnic quilt.
'Yummy looking cake isn't it. The cream is whipped cream and cream cheese mixed together and then the fresh strawberries and pound cake. My friend Laura made it for her son's 17th birthday and Father's Day and I had to grab a pic for the blog. Of course I had a piece of cake, too. Better than yum.

Laura is a chef and has owned a restaurant. She had her family over for dinner today so I snapped a pic of her 'goods' to go with the grilled lemon chicken she made. I didn't stay for dinner but I'm sure it was great.


Happy Father's Day to all the dads today, especially my husband Dave and his dad Leo. This is a picture of my dad Paul. Tomorrow would be his 92nd birthday. He passed away 3 years ago on his birthday. Bitter sweet but I know where he and I know he and my mom are both together and proud of their family.

-nanette

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Nermal and Kitty said...

You're my last blog before bed and it was a good way to end a very busy Father's Day. I loved the photos, but mostly the one of your dad. Reminded me so much of mine in his WWII uniform. Mine passed away 8 yrs ago, and I still miss him dearly. But like you, I know where he is. Thanks for sharing.
Luv, Nerm

Stacy A. said...

Nanette, with those borders the quilt doesn't look too busy at all. If it still bothers you though, my bed room is really really dull and I suppose I would let you jazz it up ;). It really is lovely.
That cake! My oh My oh MY! That CAKE!!! At first I thought I was dreaming when I saw it. As soon as I find someone to share it with us (so I don't eat it all myself) I am going to make one. Maybe for the 4th up at the lake! Yummmmm.
Hope you had a nice fathers day. Good luck at your trunk show this week! Say hello to Joanna for me. Love Stacy

Busty LaRue said...

I love how your quilt turned out! Not that I didn't love how it was before, but it is just so dang cute. I feel like I'm totally stuffed, I've eaten so much food today, but those pictures you put up of that yummy-looking food sure did make me a little hungrier! :)

Catherine said...

That quilt is absolutely wonderful! It's colourful and cheerful and I can't imagine anyone not loving it!
That cake -- oh, that cake. It looks way too delicious.

eileen said...

Beautiful pictures. You quilt looks super with that boarder. Very artistic.

I could have skipped the chicken and just ahd the veggies and dessert.. wow that food looks wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Your quilt definitely says picnic to me. Delicious strawberry pic. I'm thankful my dad, who will be 89 next month, is still alive and in good health.

jenny said...

nice quilt top, I like the combination of prints. I get wary about combining many prints sometimes, but this is a successful combo. I like the text fabric especially.

Blondie said...

I love that quilt top! It's so summery and fun!

Sandy said...

Nanette, love the quilt. I see many warm and cuddly years ahead for it. Found your blog by way of Bunny Hill - so glad I did. Thank you so much for sharing.
Sandy

sarahmurray said...

The quilt is awesome. And I love the picture of your Dad in his uniform. So handsome. x

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Nanette! I LOVE LOVE that quilt! Man, I wish I could do that with my scraps. The borders just make it -- what a great job you did! Funny -- we had a weekend full of strawberries too!

Oiyi said...

I lvoe the quilt top! So colorful and fun.

Lisa said...

Wow, wonderful and colorful quilt top. Nice project and the fabric selections are fun too.

Jill said...

Nanette-I LOVE that quilt,it is not "mushy 'AT ALL. Your border fabric really made it come together

Happy Zombie said...

The stash quilt is just adorable, and I LOVE the fabrics.

And that pound cake... it's doing me in!!!

Jacquie said...

You have a great stash...lovely quilt! Laura's dinner looks wonderful and healthy too.

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing the photo and info about your Dad! You're doing some great stuff with those quilts! And your pics have made me so hungry I could eat a bear! Thanks for sharing---

amandajean said...

I LOVE THAT QUILT! the borders are the perfect on it.

mellyandrosie said...

oooooh, I just love love love this quilt, so fun and bright. Is it back from the quilters yet? Would love to see the finished product!!!

Simply This That and the Other... said...

LOVE the summer stash challenge quilt! LOVE it. I mean really LOVE it. It looks so summery! And it's got a lot of red! Light value fabrics? WHO CARES! It's so awesome. I'm totally drooling over this one. It's exactly what I picture a scrap quilt to be in my mind. So inspiring. THANKS for sharin!

quiltingnana said...

the colors in your quilt are so summery! Just like the food..I'm hungry