Friday, December 22, 2006

Quick Quilt Therapy

I wish the colors showed better, but this quick little quilt turned out to be a fun one. I'm calling it a "leftover" quilt rather than a scrap quilt. The creams and burgundy came from a wedding quilt I finished last spring. I bought the greens for a different project and then changed my mind. (I still have a couple of yards of 3 different green fabrics waiting for inspiration.)

It is pin basted and ready to be machine quilted... didn't I just say I'd be hand quilting from now on?? ... just one more, I promise! I'm making this for a friend at church, and want her to be able to enjoy it while the weather is still cold!

Monday, December 11, 2006


This quilt is about 3 weeks late, but being a lap-sized quilt, machine pieced and quilted... It is gratefully done! I had quite a time with dried out marking pens, breaking needles, thread shredding, and my machine.

I have learned several lessons,

1. Don't start a "timed" project without new marking pens.

2. Remember to buy extra sewing machine needles (and don't loose the ones you just bought!)

3. Start early and HAND quilt!

Regardless, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Dad and Mom!!! SIXTY years is AMAZING!!!


Sunday, December 10, 2006

Joy in finishing a project!

I should be in sewing, but just wanted to play for a minute. I have the two short edges to bind on the anniversary quilt, so hope to get that finished today.

I have been noticing many putting things they're thankful for on each of their posts, so here goes!

1. That my DH wakes up the hot water heater so I can have a warm shower on these cold mornings! Thanks honey!!
2. For internet telephone so I can yack with my family!!
3. For the great feeling when a project is nearing completion. "The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul " Proverbs 13:19a

Just for fun!

:: E L I N O R ::
You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.