Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
And by almost, I don't mean wednesday. I mean I ALMOST FINISHED ONE flower. Got the border on but never got back to attaching it. When I do, it's the start of row 3!
Last week I claimed I was on a roll, but these other projects (priorities) got in the way.
My little goslings are basted and ready for quilting. YaY!
And here's a sneak peek at the block I did for Let's Bee Together.
The fabric was chosen by Mollie and she left the block pattern up to us.
I'll show the whole thing after she receives it.
And so goes another One Flower Wednesday. Thanks for stopping in!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Well, I wanted to share the progress I made on my baby goslings quilt but for some reason I'm having a terrible time getting good photographs...day or night...doesn't seem to matter. Color & lighting are way off and quite frustrating. Anyway, I'll do my best.
I was able to add the sashing and outside border last night.
In real life the sashing is greener and the white parts are creamier.
But they all blend perfectly.
That's where it pays to have all the fabrics from the same line!
Basically the quilt top is finished.
Just need to layer with batting and baste it to the backing fabric
(which is the same fabric as the outside border in the picture).
I'm not looking forward to crawling around on the floor
for the basting process.
My back has been bothering me this week,
as well as my wrist. (Yeah, I'm falling apart!).
Anyway, before I start that, I wanted to see how the prairie point border was gonna look so I pinned a small section and tucked them under the outside border.
Aren't they the cutest?
I think they'll be the perfect finishing touch.
Hopefully my next post will be the big FINISH!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
First let me show you the two flowers added to my GFG quilt.
Pink and Green!
Right there next to my blue dotted flower from last week.
That's two completed rows now!
Don't forget to check out the other gardens at
Back in April, my search for a suitable thimble
lead to The Great Thimble Debate.
That was Round 1 and I'd settled on this one:
But I wasn't completely satisfied and based on
commenters suggestions ended up trying a few more.
Pros: Disposable, non-bulky, similar to Round 1's winner
Cons: plastic surface is too smooth, needle slides off
Pros: snug (not tight) non-slip, comfy fit, no sweaty fingers, metal tip
Cons: Slightly bulkier than adhesive disks
Pros: comfortable leather grip, lets finger breathe
Cons: Absolutely would not stay in place.
(package claimed it was adjustable but no
instructions on how to adjust it)
Yep, this is the one I finally chose. Once I got used to the bulkiness,
it was SO comfortable and SO functional, now I don't even realize
I'm wearing it. Honesly, I almost ranked it a tie with the leather disks
from Round 1, and may end up switching off, depending on the project.
But for now, I'm hooked...thanks to Valentina at Valentina's Corner
for the suggestion and also to Linda at Stray Stitches for
suggesting the little leather discs from Round 1.
My flower garden is much more manageable now!!
I'm on a roll...
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I gave it my best effort but the shower is tomorrow and the baby quilt is no where near finished. Fortunately, the baby's not due til June 3rd so I'll work at finishing before then. I did manage to chain piece half the flying geese. Here they are waiting for their final cut!
The sashing fabric that I ordered arrived on friday but there was a mistake in the ad for the border/backing fabric and I couldn't get the amount I needed. So I canceled that part of the order and, fortunately, was able to find what I needed locally. Here's a pic of the pattern I'm using alongside the fabric samples.
Actually I'm kind of relieved to have more time so I can enjoy the process and probably do a better job in the long run.
As for tonight, I'm off with a friend to a movie we've been looking forward to. We've both read the book (well I'm ALMOST finished) and hoping the movie version won't disappoint.