Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Start & Almost Finish

After coming home from work today I was just too tired to do any quilting so I decided to get to work on a quilt that my daughter had cut out a few years ago. I am all about cleaning up some old UFO's after seeing all the talk about some of you actually get old projects done. You all have inspired me! This quilt of DD is definately bright and should be cute when done. I am saving the leftover 1/2 sq. triangles from this project for something later. Just can't throw them away! It will be a lap quilt so should go quickly.

Below is the backing for the Christmas quilt I finished piecing. I thought I had bought enough backing fabric but alas it was not. I took all the leftover blocks and a couple of strips of fabric from the backing of another quilt and made it work. I really like how it turned out. :D

I want to thank all that left comments on my previous post. I have been moved out of the elevator I work at to the bigger elevator down the road our company owns and my work load is so much larger that I literally do not have time to check out my e-mail or blogs during the day. I love that I am busy but I miss having the time to comment on and view all the blogs I love to visit. So, I am still around if you don't see my comments but I visit you all when time permits. With that said, it is bedtime and Iwill say good night and hope to drop by and visit you soon!

8 comments:

Biddy22 said...

You're being a very "green" quilter, working on a UFO and piecing a back, using leftovers. Both look great. The time for reading & commenting on blogs will come to you -- and will be all the sweeter when you have the time to do it.

Lurline said...

Love the quilt - interesting how effective it is! Boy, do I ever get behjine in replies and Comments lately - will get back to normal soon!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Carol said...

Cute blocks! Love the backing you did. I love putting things from the front on the back...adds interest.

Jean said...

The bright quilt will be awesome. I love it. Your back looks good too, though at first I thought you must've stood on your head to take that pic...lol

WhiteStone said...

How many times I have had to piece backing fabrics! LOL. Recently I have been watching the 80% off sales of high quality cotton sheets. For my latest shirt quilt I used a Ralph Polo cotton sheet with a perfectly coordinating color. It's a nap quilt so there will be much left over fabric for another project later. As for the lap quilt ... I like that the pattern will not require you to match points when joining blocks. Cool!

scraphappy said...

Way to go on dusting off those old projects. It feels good to cross things off the list, doesn't it?

~blue~ said...

Woohoooo, great start on my quilt momma ;) Maybe I should come home more often and dust off a few more that I've picked out thru the years...LOL. I'm sure I could keep ya busy for quite some time :) Don't you think it's almost time to visit me and go to the Red Rooster ?? :) Love you tons!

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

What cute blocks. I just love your blog it has such a happy feel in it.
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