Sunday, March 28, 2010

"Thinking Outside the Box" Update

Well, I finished the quilting this afternoon. It turned out really pretty & really BRIGHT. I can not decide if the back is more bright then the front. I used purple thread. DD#2 loves purple.

I already have the binding strips sewn together & ironed in half & ready to apply. Just need to DO IT.

I brought the quilt upstairs to lay out on the floor to photograph & load some photos onto my blog & while I was turning on the computer & connecting to the internet, the dog decides that I laid it down JUST FOR HIM. No encouragement what-so-ever.

I am sure that DD#2 will not appreciate it. I will definately have to run it through the washer after I bind it & before I give it to her.

Soon as I can get it laid out flat, I'll post additional photos.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quilting The Quilt

This is a quilt that I made MORE than 2 years ago. How do I know it was MORE than 2 years ago? Well......because, in 2 months, I will have been living back in TN for 2 years. Moved back here in May 2008.

I made this quilt BEFORE I moved. I did, however, peice the backing sometime last year.

I can not decide whether the front is brighter than the backing. I am using a "power" purple thread & a pantograph from Willowleaf Studios called "DIZZY" - I felt like the design complimented the print in the fabric. As of right this second - it's half quilted.

The pattern for the quilt top is from Toad-U-Sew (in Florida) & it is called "Thinking Outside the Block". Very interesting - give s a 3D effect - sort of.....but really? Each block is a quarter Log Cabin.

I started this quilt for DD#2. It's still for her. She will be here on Easter weekend & I hope to have it completed & bound for her to take home with her.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Found A New Blog To Follow !

You all know how much Prince Charming & I LOVE to make "things", and do home improvement projects.

Well, I (one day) would like to have a wooden kitchen set for the grandkids at my house. I remember having a metal one when I was alittle kid & I LOVED it. It is one of few posessions that I can remember having as a child. ANYWAY.........I was looking for woodworking plans (found some at workworkers) and stumbled on this blog:

This is another VERY crafty person. I am SO inspired!!