Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jury Duty

I recveived a notice in the mail a few weeks ago that I am on call for jury duty.  Most people I know will do anything to get out of serving on a jury.  I am exactly opposite.  I like being called for jury duty.  Having previously served on a jury plus a several year stint working for a high profile law office gives me a different perspective I suppose.  I actually find it all interesting and think it is a good thing for everyone to do at least once.  I have had to call in every couple of days to see if I need to report.  Last week I was a bit torn.  I had a dental cleaning scheduled.  Jury duty or the dentist????  It ended up no jury duty and clean teeth.  I think it worked out for the best.  Last night I did the routine call thing expecting a recording saying I didn't need to report.  To my surprise I had to report this morning at 8:30.  Off I went thinking all the time this is going to cut into my sewing time.  After being there 30 minutes the clerk comes in to tell us the state does not have their witnesses ready to go so the trial would not start today after all.  My session ends Friday so I do not have to call anymore.  I am done!  My sewing time is intact!
Let's check out some of the latest quilts we've done.

Fun and bright daisies--a girl would have to love these!

Isn't the backing great?  Our quilter even quilted daisies on the quilt!

The crayons on this one paired with the striped border would work for either a boy or a girl. 

The blue backing is perfect.  It has subtle color variations to make it pop.

This is a red and white disappearing 9-patch.  The simplicity of the two colors is great.

The backing with houses and baskets of apples is the perfect finishing touch.

I love the soothing colors of this quilt.  The squares have dragonflies on them for fun.

This backing is just the punch this quilt needed.  Blues and greens with daisies give a burst of color.  The quilter added some dragonflies to her quilting!

This quilt is different from anything I have done before.  I had a piece of fabric that was so cute that I didn't want to cut it into small pieces.  I cut it into four pieces and added the checkerboard.  Easy-peasy. 

Can't you just see a little boy running his car along the streets of this fabric?

The blue backing gives your eyes a place to rest with all the busy pieces on the front of the quilt.

Some of my readers have been asking for more quilts, more pictures.  Hopefully, you enjoyed seeing a few more quilts today than the usual.  It is cold, damp, and dreary here. Wherever you are, I hope these pictures have brought a smile to your face and a bit of sunshine in your life.