Hi ... my name is Colleen and I am a wife and mother living under the sun in San Diego, California. I have one son and one daughter and three dogs ... My furry children. I created this blog so I can ... well, what else? Talk about quilting ... and the other things most important in my life ... family and friends!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time and a missing block
I started sewing this afternoon at about 1:00, and before I knew it it was 7:00. Where does time go? I put the apron strings quilt together, but it needs borders. Then I started on my BOM ... I got several blocks put together, and then realized I needed to go backwards in my order so I could get it together properly. So I'm cruising along, and realize I can't find the biggest block ... it's about 24" x 24". I know I did it ... I remember putting it together, and I found the instructions, so I know I've done it. After a lot of cursing, and some more digging, I found it downstairs in a little stack of sewing that needs to be done. So I still have hand sewing on that block ... oh well, at least I found it! It would have been a bear to redo because it is the biggest block and therefore, has the post pieces on it! Here's a picture of some of my progress on the BOM today ...
Sorry for the picture, it was taken on my cell phone.
While I was at work on Thursday, I got myself into some trouble ...
These are a stack of flannels made by Moda ... they are beautiful and feel so great! I'm going to make a quilt for my darling son for Christmas. Neither of our kids have quilts ... if you saw their rooms, you would know why! I decided after seeing what Kathy did with my Gumdrops and Licorice Sticks quilt, I was going to do it out of flannel. And of course I had to buy it now because it might not be around for very long. I almost had a fit when it was all rung up ... the backing alone was $70.00 (well at least before my discount!)!!!!! Ugh!!! The flannels are $11.80 a yard; that's the most expensive fabric we carry. It's just a shame how much everything is going up in price. But it doesn't matter when I work in a quilt store or not, I will still buy fabric. Fabric and sewing to me is like eating ... a necessity! Am I right??
This is what the entire line of flannels looks like ... they are beautiful. And here is a look at Kathy's quilt ...
Kathy on the left, Tina, Jayne and the other Kathy
You can see some of the quilt ... isn't it beautiful? Perfect for a man! Kathy gave it to me to quilt for her. It's going to be perfect with just a simple stipple on it. You can be sure I'll post a picture. Okay, I'm off now to finish the hand sewing on my block so I can put the rest of the quilt together.