Saturday, May 30, 2009
I found the border fabric at a real bargain and I love how it ties all the colors together. The backing on this quilt is the same fabric.
I am really fired up now and pulled out the rest of my unquilted quilts and have them stacked with their backings ready to go between church and customer quilts. What a fun summer I am going to have!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I love to sit and look and quilt books when I am not quilting in the evening. Here are 2 that I just purchased. I love them both and see quilts made from them in my near future. :D
It is going to be a short work week with having yesterday off for the holiday. I really don't mind that, just more quilting time for me. Have a great week!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The next quilt I will work on is now in the machine and ready for me to start on tomorrow so now I am off to get the binding made. Hope everyone had a fun and productive weekend!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I had put in one of my quilts that has been sitting on a shelf for at least five years or so in my machine, didn't want to use a customer quilt for this test drive, and it is really looking great!
No tiny loops on the back so far and the stitches are looking really good. I guess a little threatening to pay someone else finally did the trick. I will have to remember this in the future. :D
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Here is my Tobacco Road quilt finally quilted! I have the binding cut and will attach it tonight. Have I ever mentioned that sewing down the binding of a quilt is my favorite part of the process? So relaxing and knowing the quilt is almost complete gives me such peace and a real sense of accomplishment.
I just love the bright colors of the flying geese!
I have put another old quilt of mine in the machine to quilt and should have it done by the weekend, I think this one has been packed away since 2003. :D Anyone else have some really old quilts to finish up like me?
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I found some wonderful background fabrics. It seems I am always needing lights so these just fit the bill. The Back Door in Indy is one of my favorite shops. They had quite a few quilts of Edyta Sitar there and all of her patterns. I guess she will be visiting the shop in the near future so I just had to have a couple of her new patterns that I don't have. They are time consuming but so worth it. I have a quilt made of one of her first patterns that is all put together but not quilted yet. I will show it when it's all done. :D The other shop we stopped at after lunch was "Quilt Quarters" which is where I got the wonderful roll of fabrics and the print everything is sitting on. I spent alot of time just wandering there, too many wonderful prints, just couldn't make up my mind.
Here are a couple of wonderful books I picked up. I also got the "fresh vintage sewing" by Fig Tree Quilts. Love-Love-Love her patterns! All in all it was a wonderful day! Good food, great fabrics, and a wonderful hubby who made the day so special by being patient. He is a keeper and I am blessed!
Have a great day everyone and I look forward to another 100 posts. :D