Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I was at a birthday party a few weeks ago for the assistant superintendent of schools and got to talking to the superintendent's wife about quilting and she mentioned how sh'e love a homemade quilt for the back of her couch. She asked me tons of questions about blocks etc. and asked what I'd charge. I didn't want to commit to anything because I've never done a customer quilt so I didn't say much. I decided over the days after that if my good friends would donate some log cabins and churn dash blocks that we'd done monthly on one of our yahoo groups then I'd make the top. Well, Robin so graciously sent me ALL of her blocks and told me to go at them so today I laid them out row by row and this is what I have so far..... Once I connect the rows, I'll add a thin neutral border and a wide red border (because the sups wife mentioned wanting red) and then I'll call her and ask her if she wants the top.... I don't know what I'll charge her yet but the borders will be from my stash and I have backing fabric so that's no big deal but I also don't want to NOT make a little something for my time.... and then there's the batting and quilting...... I'll have to figure it all out before I call her.......STAY TUNED!!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Another finish for 2009......This is not the best picture, I mean come on, it's already 12:39 at night so I had to take what I could get. I started thinking about making this quilt last Sunday afternoon. I spent the week pressing and cutting the fabrics and yesterday I decided to sit and sew....and voile' I have a finished chinese coin quilt!!!
I didn't buy any fabric for any part of the top so it's a real stashbuster in my books......
Now to figure out what kind of backing it will get and how to quilt it.....
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So, can you hear me?? 3 LB!!!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
So....Here on the left is block #8 of the All Roads Lead to the Sea block of the month that I am doing with my local shop. What we have here right now is the 2nd floor of a store.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
I've stepped away from the M&M's and cake and chips but I guess not enough so I have to step it up a little bit this week....
I sure hope all you other girls had a better week than I did...
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I've been working on my Bento Box project this weekend and it's coming along nicely..... Right now it's 45 x 60 . It's 4 rows of 3 blocks which is a nice lap quilt, and I have more fabric so I could probably make 7 more blocks to bring it up to a single size but I kind of like it this size.
I am thinking I might put a small border around this then put a piano key border around that. I don't have anyone in particular that this quilt is for, I just loved the fabric and was dying to try the pattern.