Sunday, January 30, 2011
I feel like sewing but it's too ugly to go out and shop for some fabric. Hmmmmmmmm.........maybe I have something around here to sew a few neck pillows or purses or something.
A perfect sewing day.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Right now it is in the 2nd bathroom. It is wet ouside, I can't carry it, I have to drag it, so I needed to store it somewhere where the cats can't get to it. Since I'm here alone no one uses that bathroom. I will have to drag it out when I want to take a soak!
Not sure why they call it THINsulate.
I just googled Thinsulate to make sure that was the name of it (can't find the label) and found some really awful reveiws! "They" claim it shifts too much and is hard to quilt and is made for clothing more than for quilts. I haven't had any problems and I think I've used it for 3 full sized quilts. All I know is that it has sure saved me a LOT of money! And will continue for many quilts to come.
Quilts are much thicker when you tie them.
Here's the front:
And the back.
I really like it. I was surprised how long it took to tie. I don't think I'll do that again, although you never know. It was nice to be able to tie while snuggled with my Minnie Moo and watching tv-can't do that when machine quilting.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I stopped and picked up some fabric for the binding after work on Monday, came home and cut it, pieced it, ironed it and sat down to pin it to the quilt. I got 2 pins in and the phone rang. It was my sister. I haven't talked to her since Christmas so a 2.5 hour conversation ensued! ACK! Although I didn't get the binding sewn on, I did get it pinned on and clipped all my ties while talking to her.
I was determined to finish tonight, but alas another phone call! This time my niece called, and an hour and a half conversation ensued. Then DH called, and another 45 min. on the phone! My ear is numb!
Anyhow, with all that talking the quilt isn't finished, but it's real close.
I don't normally spend so much time on the phone, but January has been over the top busy at work so I haven't spoken to any family-missing a quilt deadline is certainly worth catching up with those I love! Hmmmmmm.........maybe I need to do the calling next month.
Dang! The link is closed. Oh well, maybe next time. I'm not too embarrassed, it looks like 40 other people were late too!
Congratulations to all those who met their goal-AND got the results posted!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The focus fabric is from The Last Frontier line at robertkaufman.com
Minnie loves this quilt too!
Changes I made to this pattern-my stips for the pieced border are made from fat quarters and the stips measured about 11 to 12 inches. I didn't worry about them being the same length. I also made the inside and outside borders wider than the pattern called for. I wanted this to fit a queen bed. My finished quilt will be about 81"x91".