Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pink Saturday - Quilt & Lynnie

It is Pink Saturday again......what a wonderful treat to wake up to each week.

I really wanted to get around and visit every PS post last week for the birthday party
but alas that did not happen. I visited as many as I could and because I am writing this on
Friday night, I will go a visiting tonight.

This week I have someone very special to share with you, she has
been in my life for a very long time, and is kind of my name sake
her name is Lynne, (my middle name is Lynn)
Lynne is my doll, that I got when I was about 4 or so, and just know
that was a very long time ago.

She is dressed in the sweetest pink dress, that a friend made for me.
I could have made the dress but she loved making doll dresses, so I got one from her.

Introducing Lynne
























Lynne sits on my night stand and watches over me as I sleep.



Next I would like to share with you the very first quilt I made.
It is call a stack and whack.
Why?
Because you stack the fabric, cut (whack) across it, then rotate the fabric
top to bottom on one of the half's only, and whack again, and continue the process
until you have the original fabrics in the #1 position again.

The stars were a total accident. We did 16 squares in each stack and two stacks
It was alot of fun and the only class I have taken for quilting.
The black sashing makes it look like a stained glass, at least to me.


















I hope you are enjoying Pink Saturday.
To see more wonderful Pinkness, visit Beverly over at
How Sweet the Sound.

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment so I know you were here.

Happy Pink Saturday


18 comments:

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY GAIL,
LYNNE AS WELL AS YOUR FIRST QUILT ARE PRICELESS. HOW WONDERFUL YOU STILL HAVE LYNNE. WHAT I NOTICE ABOUT HER IS THE STUNNING EYES...THEY LOOK GREEN ON MY SCREEN BUT MAYBE THEY ARE NOT....BUT THEY SURE ARE PRETTY.
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR FIRST QUILT AND LYNNE.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I thought right away the quilt looked like stained glass. It's very pretty! And your doll is precious! I had a small doll my mother had given me that she found washed up on the beach when she was a little girl. It was all glass or maybe porcelein now thinking back and half of one leg was gone. I don't know what ever happened to that doll. But anyway, o loved your post! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! -April

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Awww Lynne is so pretty in her pink dress! I sure wish I could sew and make such a beautiful quilt!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Leann said...

What wonderful treasures. Love Lynne and the quilt is divine.

Happy PS
Leann

Naturegirl said...

Gail how blessed you are to still have your baby doll..I mean really your own from when you were not more than a babe!!I did not have dolls as a little girl so now I collect teddy bears and rabbits...they make up for dolls I missed.Happy PS!

Candi said...

Lynne is just beautiful and her dress really makes her all that much prettier too. I love your stack and whack quilt, looks almost like a CQ quilt doesn't it. How fun that must have been. I've been want to try it, but haven't gotten the nerve up quite yet. lol
lots of hugz:)

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk, Gail...

I love your dollie! I was raised as a military brat..LOL Sadly, my mom did not keep up with all these things that would be so special right not to still have.

Your quilt is really pretty...I've not tried that technique but I love the freedom it allows.

Thanks for visiting with me....have a lovely day,
Stephanie ♥

someplace in thyme said...

Your quilt is just beautiful and I am happy to see that you still have your dolly. What a wonderful collectable. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Esther said...

Hello and a very happy Pink Saturday to you and Lynne!!

It's a very hot summerday in The Netherlands and I'm enjoying all pink posts in the garden! Love Es XX

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your dolly is sweet. My middle name is Lynn too. Your first quilt is so gorgeous I can hardly beliee that's your first one. I agree, it does look like stained glass.

Maggie said...

What a neat quilt!!!! I'm a beginning quilter and I'll have to try this one- it looks like so much fun!

Happy PS!

Maggie@
Do These shoes match this purse?

Atelier de Charo said...

So sweet doll in a pretty dress.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs
Charo

Karen said...

Hello! Yes I am thrilled that you're joining the Sorority! Very fun! I see your friend Scout watching from the sidelines . . . Scout is my very favorite Bernese ever!!!!! I almost ~ ALMOST got to meet Shelly last fall - until Scout ate something she wasn't supposed to and ended up in ER and we had to cancel! I was sad - because I don't know when I'll get back to Michigan.
Look forward to getting to know you over the coming months! YAY!
Have a great weekend!
karen ~ some days are diamonds

Pat said...

Terrific result on your first quilt. I hope you make a lot more!

Herself said...

I'm finally back and wanted to stop by and say hi. Hope all is well with you! Missed all my blogging buddies!

Lisa said...

What a sweet girl and lovely quilt! I hope you had a great weekend!!
Hugs, Lisa

thestonerabbit said...

How wonderful that you have your first doll....I have one of my old dolls (I also featured her on a PSat post some time ago! :), but I don't have my first one. I LOVE that stack and whack quilt! It's great that you got the star design.

Hope you had a good Pink Sat!!! dana

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/06/jingles-june-follower-awards-week-1.html


Happy June!