Saturday, March 31, 2007

A finish!

I finished hand stitching the binding on my fall quilt last night. Here comes the confession part; I had some fabric for the backing, but I accidentally made this quilt too long (I was on a roll) so I ended up not having enough fabric. I ended up using some of the fabric I bought for the backing for the binding. The machine quilter and I decided to go with muslin for the backing and let the quilting in a dark color be the design. It's quilted in a reddish brown. It's the only one I have done this way.

I have the binding ready for another quilt and will sew it on soon. It's for a scrap sampler I made from Quiltaholics.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Picture on a Saturday morning

I finally got around to taking a picture of the finished sailboat top. And had to post this one to prove to all you cat people that dogs love quilts, too. This is my Rosie.

I am going to get my act together shortly to go into Hancock's. Drove by yesterday to see the big sign that said "STORE CLOSING". Darn.

Monday, March 19, 2007


Boy, I needed today to rest! We have finally started in earnest to pack our house in town so we can sell it. We worked for 4 days and I'm beat. It was good to have a day to rest and sew. And play with Grace.

I finished the sailboat top today. If my new grandbaby is a boy, he's all set! Guess I will have to wait until September or October to know if it's a boy or girl. I am looking at patterns to start a quilt for a girl. I decided to do two this time. The other quilt I made ended up a little 'girly' for a boy. Not this time! We got fish and boats.

(And why do I have the only kids who don't want to know what sex the baby is??!?! How easy they could make this!)

I found a quilt today with Teddy Bears. I'm thinking. Anyone have a special pattern you use for a baby quilt?

Friday, March 09, 2007

I was a baaaaad quilter!

Wait! I'm not on a no buy program. I'm free to spend money...and I did! *G*

Mary Jo's is just amazing. I really have to focus or I could just wander around for hours.
I bought a cool backing for the sailboat quilt. I got a new brown that isn't a directional print for boats.

And then I bought some pretty Thimbleberry fabric I just liked. It's stash. But surely I got enough for a quilt!

4 yards background, 4 yards dark (I really liked this one), 2 yards of med dark, 2 yards med, and 1 yard of another sorta' light medium. I was thinking maybe I could just find some blocks and do a sampler. Surely I can get a pretty quilt out of it. Or I might do the Quiltaholics mystery quilt next weekend. That's a thought.........

Monday, March 05, 2007

I'm so sorry that I am so bad about updating this blog. It seems as though I am busy all the time and accomplish nothing. I am trying to read some of your quilting blogs, but haven't commented. Bloglines is good on letting you know when people update, but it's a lot of trouble to comment from there.

I have done some sewing. I have finished all the sails for the sailboat quilt and now I'm working on the boats. I have 40 HSTs to sew and square up to finish the boats. (Well, 36 but who's counting?) Then I need to shop for some fabric for the backing. I think I know what I want. Just need to have time to get there and pick it up.

I am so ready for sunshine and warm weather. C'mon spring!