Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Easter! (A somewhat belated post)

Ok, I had really good intentions to post this on Easter Sunday...my house was clean, the table was set, the food was pretty much ready, the photos were taken and loaded and I was just starting on the text, then the family burst through the doors and all Easter broke loose - LOL!  Then, as is happening these days, work got in the way but I still wanted to show you Easter around my house....

The bunny came  and left this "adult" Easter basket for daughter Ariel....

Here are what I call my "Easter Quilts" - a Flower Basket and Log Cabin in 30's prints, but they look like Easter egg colors to me!  You can read more about these "quilts that almost weren't" here...
Also, please notice my new drapes!  Long time coming these were.  Buying drapes is such a huge purchase that I didn't want to make a mistake and I dithered for YEARS before settling on these beauitful gold ones...they were worth the wait!
Yes, now I need a new wing chair
I always hang these big eggs in the window...
I think I made 4 or 5 of these cute wallhangings .... I think 10 or more years ago ... everyone in the family has one.  The bow is stuffed, the three middle blocks are paper-pieced and the bottom is woven with ribbon. 

This was my first bunny quilt...again, made a really long time ago...
Very minimal quilting but the ears are "3-D" and they have googly eyes!
Here is my very favorite bunny quilt...a little newer and a lot more quilting...I actually really love the quilting I did in this one...
You can't see it very well, but I quilted carrots in the sashing around the bunnies and then small swirls inside each block (if you click to enlarge the photo, you can see the quilting better)...

We had a great meal and a wonderful day with family...

Dig in everyone!

6 comments:

Lynn said...

You did a fantastic job quilting those carrots! So cute!

Luanne said...

I love how you decorate! And your drapes are lovely!! And your quilts are extraordinary!! Excellence on all accounts!!

Karen said...

What a wonderful Easter. So good to have family around. Love seeing all your decorations and quilts.
Great to see your new drapes. It is definitely worth waiting for the right ones and knowing you will be happy with them.

Kate said...

You have some cute and fun Easter quilts. Looks like you had a crew at your house for the holiday. Hope you've had a chance to recover.

mikigaelen said...

Denise - those quilts are gorgeous! Are you actually in Philly or are you in a neighboring suburb?

Ivory Spring said...

Fun, fun, fun! The peeps bunny quilt is adorable.

Oh wait - are those Burleigh Blue Calico plates you are using at your Easter table?!!!!