Sunday, May 8, 2011

NC Ferry

Happy Mothers Day to everyone.  I got these beautiful strawberries in the mail from my daughter.  I would rather have had her but the strawberries are good.

We decided to ride the ferry on the way to the beach on Friday.  North Carolina is so fortunate to have a great ferry system and for the time being it is free.  This is the ferry from Minnesott Beach to Cherry Branch.  It takes about 20 minutes and it is a beautiful ride.  It is a great thing to do with the kids.

We are meeting the ferry going the other way.

My aunt is always an inspiration to me in so many ways.  She is the one that really inspired me to start making quilts.  She introduced me to Gwen Marston and I will be forever grateful.  She encouraged me (pushed me) to go to my first Gwen workshop and I was hooked.  Since then we have worked with Gwen two more times.

My aunt is making a quilt for her daughter's friend who adopted a baby.  I just had to post these stars she made.

And now look how great these stars look in the quilt.   My aunt is into a phase of doing 9 patches with 3" squares.  The stars look like they are just tossed on the quilt.

My daughter in law asked me yesterday to make quilts for a couple of her friends,  one who is expecting twin boys!!  I think I might try this idea. 


jovaliquilts said...

I love the stars on that quilt! What a wonderful way to transform a bunch of squares into something awesome. A perfect gift for the new child!

Helen said...

A belated Happy Mother's Day to you True Blue!! Ooohhh..... those Strawbs look just so delicious!!

The Ferry ride looks like fun! We used to catch the vehicular ferry over to North Stradbroke Island when I was young..... I used to collect the little shells that would get washed in thru the ramp - lovely memories!

I know you will have lots of fun creating the quilts for the twins!! Happy Sewing,

Katie said...

Ooooo. I got strawberries too! What could be better than chocolate and strawberries? :-)

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I love those happy stars, I'm a Gwen fan too! One of my goals when I retire (in 16 days!) is to take a Gwen workshop, out on Beaver Island. I'm also a big fan of using brights for babies... somehow I'm convinced they can't really see soft colors as well.


Granny Lindie said...

WOW...LOVE the colors of the baby quilt....and the Ferry looks so FUN!!