Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A soggy Tuesday

DH has had a bad cold for the past few days. The only time he ever snores is when he is congested. Last night it was so bad that I finally got up and went and slept with Ian in his twin sized bed. Not much better. I had to sleep on the outside for fear of pushing Ian right off the edge. I should have just slept with Maddie in her double bed, but I was afraid Ian would complain because I had slept with her last time daddy was snoring! This is all to explain why I didn't get much sleep last night and why I felt the need for a nap at 9:30 this morning!

Yesterday I got the baby quilt top all put together and even found a cute blue striped fabric in the stash to use for the backing. That's three yards down - 1000 to go! After my refreshing nap, I got everything loaded onto my quilting machine. Quilting on baby quilts always goes so nice and fast. I just did a simple little meander with little loopy-loops. Very delicate looking.

I was so inspired by getting the baby quilt done that I went in search of a backing for the beautiful quilt top that Susan sent me. I found a huge piece of a green on green print that will do just fine. Kind of a grassy green color. Another 4 yards out of the stash! I got the backing pieced and pinned onto the machine this afternoon. My goal for tomorrow is getting this one quilted.

When I was rearranging my stash a few weeks ago, I cleaned out the cabinets over the washer and dryer. Any piece of fabric over about two yards went up in this cabinet. That way I don't have to dig through the regular stash for a piece big enough to make a backing out of.

Hhhmmm....what to work on next? Maybe, while I am in the mood, I should work on quilting all the tops I have sitting here.

5 comments:

quiltpixie said...

perhaps one week a month could be devoted to quilting already pieced tops??? :-)

Nines said...

Quiltpixie has a good idea. And aren't you so industrious? Good for you! And nobody minded your whinig. Sometimes it's good to vent. Did you mind my whining, last night? OK, mine was because I was dying, but it's still whining! Love you and sorry for the scare!

Elizabeth said...

I know... I know! Grams' quilts next!

amandajean said...

thanks for your sweet comment on my crabby post...nice to know that I am not the only one who goes through this!!! I enjoyed looking through your blog and will be adding yours to my links page.

Do you really have 1000 yards of fabric in your stash??? That is incredible!

Laura said...

I love that you are using up your stash! That is my big goal this year.