Monday, September 27, 2010
I realized one thing…it sure it nice to no longer have any children in diapers! Although, if the opportunity arose to help out again…we certainly would! We had a great time with a little one in the house!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Lyn of Australia made my quilt and sent a lovely letter to go with it!
Letter from Lyn
She also sent 5 pieces of fabric reproduced from original aboriginal art.
Now...if I only knew what that sheer fabric is on the quilt that is so beautiful!
Did I say I love this quilt? Well, let me just say...I LOVE THIS QUILT! It is awesome!
Thank you so very much Lyn!
I have almost finished the quilting on the mini that I made for my secret partner. Sorry...I can't post pictures of it just yet...at least not until she receives it and posts pictures first! Soon..I hope…very soon! I feel so guilty having received mine…and hers still isn’t done!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I really like how this quilt turned out! The quilting is fairly dense but the quilt will be great to snuggle with on our rather chilly evenings this winter!
I used YLI machine quilting thread – Egyptian cotton, 40 wt thread, color Rio De Janeiro, variegated. This was a first for me…and I really like it. The colors were a perfect match for the fabrics used in this top.
On your mark, get ready, set, GO!
High Desert Mystery Introduction and Fabric Requirements
High Desert Mystery Cutting Instructions
Remember, just 3 fabrics and the finished quilt top finishes at 80” x 80”!
Have fun picking fabrics and cutting. Look for the first clue to be posted Saturday the 25th of September!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Ty had a great night of racing. These guys were working as a team until Ty got in another fender bender…but not by hitting his teammate…this time a pickup hit him and took out his left rear quarter panel out…and Bryson lost a lot of blue paint on the wall when he came around many a time and scraped the rear fender!
They were having so much fun…it was great to see! As you can see…at the end of the night…both were smiling big! Two more 1st place trophies came home.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
This top is made from poly/cotton solid fabrics...so I chose a bright olivey-green poly/cotton twin sheet for the backing. Now, I know some of you just cringed and are thinking I must have lost my mind! Remember, this quilt is going to be used by my kids and I and be drug around. Nothing wears like cotton/poly sheets! So there!
I am just showing you a sneak peek of the quilting at this time. I am quilting a freehand, my design, edge to edge pattern. I am using a variagated thread which blends beautifully with the top fabrics.
Did I say I love this top? I think I am going to love it even more when I finish. Gotta run and get back to quilting!
An ideas on a binding color?? I am going to check out my stripes and see if something doesn't yell "Pick Me!", unless someone has a better idea.