A rude, rude, rude awakening

October 30, 2008

Yesterday morning at 1:00 am I was rudely awakened with a stomach virus!!!! Needless to say sleep was scarce for many hours. Today I feel like I just might live. Hope none of you get it cause it is NO fun.


Actual Quilt Content

October 23, 2008

It seems like forever since I had quilt content but I guess it hasn’t been that long. This is a Twirling Leaves and Logs quilt that my DS commissioned me to do for his MIL for Christmas. I love the colors in it. When I made the center I managed to get some fullness in it but knew that I could quilt it out. However the longer I looked at it the less I liked it so I frogged it apart and started over. I practiced my Y seams that I haven’t done in forever and also remembered my friend, Jan, saying to starch all the triangles in another quilt so that all those biased edges wouldn’t stretch and it worked. I like it alot better.

I think I am going to quilt it with overall swirls except the center and I think I will do some smaller swirls and some outlining. I also think I will use Mother Goose Maxi Lock thread.

Over on MQR there was a post , What’s on Your Bed, by Tina Chamberlain. This is whats on  my bed. It is called Dancing Tulips and I made it in 1998. It has been washed so much it is as soft as butter. I love it.

Also,  I thought I would show you the Dogwood tree that is outside my studio window. It is just gorgeous this year.

Well, I guess that is all I have for now. I hope everyone has a great weekend. I hope to get started quilting on the Log Cabin quilt.


Final Trip

October 12, 2008

We slipped off this weekend, actually Thursday, for the last camping trip of the year. We had some gorgeous weather and just got home about an hour ago.We have the camper winterized and ready for next year.

Not much happening around here, it is kind of quiet and that is how we like it. I did some more piecing of the Swirling Leaves and Logs quilt that I have been working on. Now I am ready to start assembling the top. No pix until I get the fullness quilted out. lol I don’t have much but a little I will have to deal with.

I hope all of you have a great week ahead and don’t work too hard.