Saturday, June 28, 2008


As I said in my previous post, I have been trying to get some of my tops quilted. I thought this top was done, but apparently not! The bento blocks are done but the rows are not together. This row had two blocks together so as I was adding the third block, I got to thinking (dangerous, I know!) that this reminded me of an Amish quilt. Kind of a modern day Amish quilt on Amish quilt with electricity.

These three blocks are the perfect size for a table runner. Sure, I have enough blocks to make two more table runners, but I can worry about those later. My question for today is: How should I quilt this? I was thinking about just doing it on the featherweight with straight lines, maybe a quarter inch in from the seam lines. Or should I do something else on the big quilting machine? Let's hear your suggestions!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Getting things done - a.k.a. avoidance

I made up my list of "things to get done in June" and posted it in my sidebar several weeks ago. I have been successful in finishing a few things that have been hanging over my head - quilting a top for a friend in Florida and making a baby quilt for a customer in Pennsylvania. Done - out of the way. The only thing still dangling over my head was the curtains I was hired to make. They are really very simple. Just a simple valance and a curtain behind it. No lining. I got started on the valance last week when the kids were gone, but did not get very far.

What have I been doing instead? Quilting all of my tops that have been sitting in a drawer waiting their turn. Avoidance? Yes. So far I have quilted: the Denyse Schmidt wall hanging ; the big block quilt ; the orphan block quilt ; and a green YBR quilt. Well, technically the orphan block quilt is not completely quilted. The tension somehow got all out of whack and I didn't realize what a big section was messed up until I rolled it up to quilt the next section. I was too frustrated to spend a couple hours picking out the mess, so I just took it off the machine. I will face it later....maybe.

What have you been up to?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Copy Cat quilt done!!

I got this cute little thing quilted up on Tuesday and put the binding and label on today. I even took it to the post office and sent it on its way to Pennsylvania. Check it off the to do list! I really love this pattern - I am already planning on using it several more times!

I got the backing off the sale rack at Quilting By the Bay in Panama City while we were down there last weekend. Beautiful beach! And it wasn't packed yet so we didn't feel like sardines while trying to get into the water.

Don't you just want to go jump right in that water? The sand is so fine and soft. That whole area of the Florida is called the Emerald Coast and has beautiful beaches.

On to the next item on the to-do list!