Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I listened to A Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick while quilting. I feel we are very fortunate that our county library system has a down loadable Media library with formats for ipods, Mp3, Cd's, etc. They recently have added books for electronic readers also. I have four more books on my MP3 - if I understand it correctly, I think it can hold at least 8 books.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I really enjoyed making this quilt. It is simple to cut and piece. I used the directions on the Exuberant Color blog. I went with a pretty much "anything goes" theme leaning towards pinks, purples and yellows.
I'm taking this to our annual Hen Party. Hence the H - Quilt! We play lots of games so it will
either be a game or drawing prize for one of the Hens or Chicks. (my sister's grand daughters)
It is quilted in a freehand fan design using a cream color aurifil thread. It is 60 x 75".
I love the suede-like feel of the backing - "Woodsy Wonders" from SSI.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Last week I took a day to layer quilts. I use one of the Sunday School rooms at church. I was able to do four medium sized ones there and a smaller one I did at home. This is a top I made in February. It will go to the Veteran's Hospital in Durham in late October.
It is quilted very simply with diagonal curvy lines and is 54x63". The backing is a flannel baseball print that I got at JoAnn's last year.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
We were up at the
We were up at the lake Sunday afternoon and Monday so I was able to finish up the white/print blocks for this quilt top. I had all the other components made so I brought them home to set together. It took a lot longer than I anticipated. The blocks are six inches and all the triangles required lots of pressing.