Friday, March 05, 2010

Something accomplished...

This is a little bit of my Bones quilt. I finished it and even have it bound. I put in on the guest bedroom bed... Lisa wasn't so sure about sleeping under a quilt with a skeleton on it. Where's her sense of adventure? This is a block that I liked, but there were no directions for it- don't you just hate it when a magazine has pictures of quilts but no directions to make one yourself- I don't mean the art quilts, just the regular ones. So I made this block out of some scraps but lost interest in it after the first inset seam- I finished them but didn't want to go farther. I did Darcie pebbles on the green- good practice. Once I figure out how to put a picture on the new computer(Should have had Lisa show me how. We have Skype now so maybe we can do it online. What fun! Anyway...) I might be able to show the whole quilt- if I can get the guys to stand on a couple chairs outside- should have done that, today. It was just a gorgeous day. It is a very generous sized quilt, a bit stiff from all the quilting, but I'm thinking it will wash up softer.

Can ya tell I am missing my Mom and my sisters? They left this morning and I was left alone to twiddle my thumbs. Finished quilting the wedding quilt and even have it bound. Shocking, I know. I worked on a mini and am over half way done with that. It is all in light light pastels so I hope to get it done as soon as possible- Easter is comin' up ya know. Then I finished my two block challenge for the Wayward Fabric Club. Best of all, I found my size 8 Susan Bates crochet hook. I've been lost without it. I have been using a finer thread and a smaller needle- rubbed a hole through my fingerprint- ouch. So I need to rest on the crocheting for a while. Now to sew two more dresses for the girls for the wedding- black dresses were requested and I found an adorable polka dot that will be perfect. Well, enough of the Chatty Cathy act. Hope everyone has had a great week.

7 comments:

Sarah N. said...

I was just about to write and say that I needed a new post from you - but who am I to complain! Can't wait to see the whole bones quilt. I have some of that striped fabric that you used in the middle of the star. Just used some the other day!

We have had a lovely week of the flu here. Me first - now Maddie. Hoping Ian and Stacy can avoid it.

I keep telling myself that I can't start anything new until I get some of the tops around here quilted up. But then I went and bought two new books that both have tons of quilts I want to make. One is called the Modern Quilt Workshop and the other is called Scrap Basket Surprises. Got them for good prices on Amazon.

It's killing me that you are going to be in Alabama in a few weeks. Are you sure you guys can't stay for a month or so? I am SURE Donna wouldn't mind either!

Love you! Miss you!

teelduo said...

I am impressed that you did all that. Miss you too!!!!

Donna said...

Yep, Donna wouldn't mind a bit! And neither would the southern Koens. Can't wait to see you!!

jovaliquilts said...

Well, I'm very curious to see the whole thing now, so please do try to get a photo! I never thought of doing a how-to on Skype but it's a great idea.

Peni said...

Loved the bones...kept creeping in Lisa's room to see parts of it when she wasn't looking. I think the hairy skeleton would be a lovely bed buddy. teeheehee

Isobel said...

I happen to like Chatty Kathy. Love the quilt. Is the backing also pieced.

Darcie said...

Oooh! Can't wait to see the rest of it...I'm intrigued. LOVE the pebbles...so perfect for the background quilting. (You're such a sweetie: Darcie pebbles...makes me giggle!)

Happy crocheting, my dear!