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This is where I yap about the quilts I'm making, ideas for new quilts and little things about life that gets in the way.

Following the Yellow Brick Road

I am finally 1/2 way done with the quilting on my Crazy Rainbow Rows quilt.

I am still wondering who invented this monster - the answer being the only crazy lady talking here - me.

It is a labor of love and what a bunch of labor it is.

I started piecing this last January and here we are 1 year later and I'm about 1/2 way done with the "quilting" portion of my project. 

3 of the 6 rows are done with the stain glass edging being sewed on.  I thought putting the black lace and edging on would be what constitutes the quilting of this, but I think I will probably go back and do some quilting and embroidering in the larger areas that will need some "texture" work.  I started this in this last row I worked on, the yellow and I will continue onto the orange road now.  However, I will likely have to go back and add some needlework to the blue and purple sections because I didn't think of this until now.  Oh well...add another log on the fire, right?

Jim and I had to take a little trip to Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend to pick him up a new truck, so I didn't work on this as much as I wanted to this weekend. However, I have started the orange section and hope to inch along as always one little stitch at a time.

The trip to Arizona was beneficial.  We got Jim a new 2013 (last year's model) GMC Yukon for $10,000 less than we would have had to spend here at home AND they pretty much threw in the extended 6-year warranty package.  We needed to get a 2013 in order to afford the payments.  It's a nice truck and I hope we get many many years out of it.  Here's the new doggie wagon, vacation vehicle, and trailer puller:

I can fit a lot of material in that baby!  Anyone up for a road trip, quilt shop hop? Just kidding, I probably won't be allowed to drive the new thing until he gets tired of it in like a year or so from now...then we will once again have the who's driving conversation.

Sew til then I will be the happy passenger!

Published Mon, Jan 27 2014 4:03 PM by Jenia