Friday, May 26, 2006

So I hope I didn't make a mistake!

Well, I found another discolored light block on the quilt block I was worried about. I soaked that edge in water and made sure all the edges touched, and no color ran. I don't get it.

If anyone is reading have you ever had this trouble? I went shopping but didn't find anything I loved for the 2 borders, so I can still easily replace this block.

In other news, I should be getting a call anytime that the three quilts I took to the shop are quilted. I'm anxious to see them.

Finish this scrappy sampler in this lifetime
Finish the medallion quilt (coming along nicely...almost to the put together stage)
Work on handquilting Bub and Ginger's quilt. (Why did I ever join Pogo and start playing Canasta?)

Next project? I think I'll do and Eleanor Burns book I have. I've been collecting greens for the trees, and I think I have enough now. Or maybe that would be an excuse to shop? (Get thee behind me, Satan.)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


So I'm trying like crazy to find a fabric in my stash to border a scrappy sampler that I made. I was laying out the different fabrics to try them out, when I saw something on the matching edges of two sides of the quilt top. I hunted around, found fabric, and replaced as best I could. Now I've about decided the red in the block is running cause there is another small beige block that needs to be replaced. I may just take out the whole block and do another one. I know I prewashed!!!

This gold doesn't exactly match, but I don't think it can be noticed once it's all together. However, this is the block I might just go ahead, replace, and get it over with.
And, on top of all this, there is no good fabric for the borders. I have to go fabric shop. (Beat me!)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mary Jo's

I was in Charlotte recently visiting my daughter and her family, and I just couldn't resist a little sidetrip to Gastonia and Mary Jo's. I wanted to take a picture just to prove to everyone how much fabric they have, but, to be honest, a camera would have just slowed me down. It took long enough as it was.

I did, however, keep on task. For once, I had a list of quilt dimensions and fabric swatches. I bought backing for 4 quilts. I was hoping to get the wide fabric, but I didn't like the designs or quality of what they had in stock.

This is a baby quilt that I made from a mystery pattern. It is made from fabric left from my youngest grandson's quilt. I got this blue fabric for the back. I used the same fabric in pink on the top.

This is the all scrap quilt, Chiclets. I really liked the pattern on this gold fabric.
I started to do a tone on tone blue for the back of the blue and yellow, but decided to go with this fabric that matched beautifully.

I got a plain white/off white background for another scrap sampler that I made over a year ago, too. I hope to get at least a couple of these to the quilter this week.

Friday, May 05, 2006


This is a close-up of the fabric for the quilt. I loved, loved,loved the deep blue, and just worked with what they had in the shop to get the rest.

I have the center of the medallion quilt done, and I want to just continue working on it for the next few days. I need to finish some Friendship Stars, and then do some Log Cabin blocks. I'll show you this weekend.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Here is the blue/yellow quilt top that I've been working on. I need to take a close up to show the fabric. I love the dark blue. The yellow is daisies, and I don't really like daisies, but it looked good with the other fabrics. I'll post of picture in a day or so.

I have begun another quilt, and I'll post that, too. It's a medallion style quilt. I love the fabrics individually, but don' tknow if I like them together. But they're going to go together anyway!