Thursday, July 15, 2010
Hey, Last June I signed up for the Fat Quarter Shoppe, Mystery Block of the Month. I just finished the last border. Each month you received a package to make one 12 1/2" block. The finishing kit included fabric for the large center star, the star sashing, and the borders. I really love the quilt. Now I have to decide how to have it quilted. But my part is finished! I'll try to have someone hold this up so that I can get a better picture.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I made this quilt for Carlie for Christmas last year. But she came to sleep over with Gram and I last night and she brought it along. I had not taken a picture of it, so I took one and here it is. Pretty cute scrap quilt, I think. Not as cute as Carlie, though.
I was working on the final border of my Block of the Month and ran out of fabric. In trying to do a good deed, I took left over fabric to my sister's to make a purse for our other sister. Turns out I needed some of that fabric and so I had to order another half yard. Just a $10 mistake, but it stalled that project. So then I started working on a panel quilt for Mary's nephew's upcoming baby. I was quilting the background of each block of the panel. I thought I had finished with about 8" of the varigated thread left, but when I showed it to Mary, I had missed one block. Now I needed more of the thread - stalled project #3. My next project was a baby quilt for my niece. I had the panel, but had never ordered fabric for sashing and borders, so I ordered that and chalked up stalled project #4. Could I wait until something came? NO, I had to start a quilted headboard cover. So that is started and now, I have replaced the thread and received all the fabric, so now I have FOUR projects to work on. So you should see some completed pictures soon. I'm moving on.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Thanks to Arlene for getting me going on this, yesterday I quilted it and put on the binding. And, guess what, I love it. Partly because I had a piece of beautiful, tropical, Phillip Jacobs fabric that was perfect for the back. I love the back almost as much as the front. It's going to be on the dining room table for summer.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Today we took a road trip to Ladyfinger's Sewing Studio in Oley, PA for Sue's 'Birthday Road Trip'. We were very lucky because Gail Kessler, the owner, happened to be in the shop today covering for employees on vacation. Gail is the Marketing Director for Andover Fabrics and is not often in her shop. She was so interesting and nice. She told us about how she got involved in fabric design and marketing. We bought some of her beautiful Dimples fabrics. On to the Cheesecake Factory for a great lunch and a little more shopping. It was a great day and a nice way to stay cool on a very hot, 102 degree, day.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
My sister is running out of projects, so I asked her if she wanted to finish off a couple of my UFOs. She is a wonderful sister, who never says no to me, so she said she would work of them. She put the binding on a snowman runner for me, so that one is done. She also put the border on a small lone star. I'll have to quilt that one now. She is a great sister and I'll soon have two more UFOs done.