Can't wait to see your CW quilt. It sounds really lovely.
I like earth tones too, but they just don't seem right in a baby quilt. However, the baby's parents requested them. The quilt I made for their first child (a girl) actually did turn out very pretty in shades of sage, dusty peach and cream, so I'm hoping this one for their son will work out, too.
I know the quilt will be perfect.
Made a few more DJ blocks, worked on hand embroidery block but not sure if I'm liking my stitches so may frog this one and I prepared appliqué pieces to take to Marie's tomorrow.
Kris and Marie--
Hope you're having a grand time together!
HI - My plan for today is to work on hand applique for a door hanging for the fall. Does any one have a good saying to put on a small (7 inch wide) door hanger?
Happy fall was one. Or Give thanks
I have actually been productive today. I am on my second quilt on the longarm. I also made and attached binding on three quilts and cut out a quilt kit to bring with me on our quilt retreat next month. My DH is painting the ceilings in the basement and then will do the walls. We wanted to get this done before we moved furniture back in. I have seen several moving trucks around the neighborhood so people are starting to move stuff back. We are still in a level one alert and they say that the next 10 days are critical as the water recedes to see if there will be damage to the levees. I hope they will be fine and we can move our stuff back in a couple weeks. It is fun to pick out new paint colors! I never did like the bedroom in the basement. My son had picked that one out when he thought he was going to move in with us...and then never did.
Jeanine, it sounds like it's been a good day for you - glad to hear it :-) I hope that you can move your things back in soon.
I finally got time to do some quilting today. I worked on the leaf blocks for the Midwest retreat & should be able to finish them this weekend. Since I haven't done much applique, the fusible webbing seems time-consuming, but worth it - I don't have the patience or time for hand applique or machine-only applique. With the webbing, my leaves will stay in place while I sew & not be all wonky!
Hi, I am sitting here looking at what everyone else is doing because both Viking Designer 1 and my Viking Long arm machine are in the shop for their annual check up and servicing......Man, I thought I could handle the separation!!!!! I have finished all the hand sewing projects I left for this time, guess I didn't leave enough. Sigh.......
blairyw:Man, I thought I could handle the separation!!!!!
I don't think I could ever be without at least one machine. Good luck coping until your machines come home!
Jeanine, I am glad to hear that things are looking drier for your future. LOL. I made two FWS blocks today and straightened up the sewing room. Sounds rather lame compared to all you are doing. Sounds like that longarm is working hard.
I finished Megan's cat quilt yesterday and have started on Natalie's psycodelic one. It should go together pretty fast since the blocks are 10" square - 5 blocks wide by 7 blocks long and the pattern is very simple. I am adapting one of the Project LInus patterns that calls for smaller blocks. I put one row together to see how I would like it and it is definitely BRIGHT! Perfect for a 9 yr. old girl. I want to get both tops done so I can get them to the LAQ when I get back from the cruise. Then I can concentrate on Celeste's queen size quilt.
Today I ran another 19 pillows up to the Humane Society shelter. This afternoon, my friend Millie brought over 8 more bags of fabric for me to play with.
Today I made three FWQ squares, put the border on my wedding present Yellow Brick Road and started a Kerry's Big Shirt. Now I think it's time to eat something.
I never let both of my machines go to the shop at the same time. I would have major withdrawals...LOL
I didn't get to work on a quilt today as it is club day. Then we went to LQS to pick up block of the month. Along with the long arm I just bought, I fell into a singer trendle machine. One of my friends has several and I asked her to look this one over. Well it turns out this is a real fine. There is even still thread in the bobbin. I had thought I would use for display at the quilting house. But it looks like if the electric goes out, (it does here sometimes) I can fire up the coal oil lamp and sew on the trendle. Whoopee, no withdrawal. Can use if other machines are out.