Thursday, May 30, 2013

My Quilt is Home!

I picked up my quilt at the Post Office yesterday.  I told myself that I wouldn't start neurotically checking for it until the deadline, so it was a pleasant surprise.

Now my plan is to get it labelled and hung before the big reveal and, in the meantime, to thank Glen, Julie and Mary Jane for my little quilt.

I can't wait for everyone to see it ... but I will be a good girl and do just that–wait :-)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Homeward Bound

My finished piece will begin its travel home tomorrow - Good Lord willing!  Since I am very near the east coast of the US, there are very few "east" of me - so Westward HO!!!!
P.S.  If the recipient doesn't like the finished product, return it to me.  I love it!!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Another Quilt On Its Way Home

Auditioning Thread for Quilt #3Last year, I was one of the last (if not THE last) to finish, so I was especially motivated to get it done earlier this time around and not become a problem child for Julie.  It helped that as soon as I opened the envelope, I had some ideas about how I wanted to quilt it.

I'll be taking the finished quilt to the post office later this afternoon, after some much needed rain stops coming down in buckets.

Here are some hints to help you guess if it might be yours.

I had considered some embellishment (and asked the question a few days ago), but decided it wasn't needed.  I did add lots of quilting though–here are some of the threads I auditioned. I used all but one of these and a couple more.

The fabric you see in the background is the backing fabric.  You can see it again, below, in a photo of the 2-inch split sleeve I added to the back of the quilt.

Split Hanging Sleeve

Here are some sepia-toned detail photos of the piped binding and free motion quilting.  I thought I had lost my piping trimming tool in my move from Texas last year; I was happy to find it and directions with measurements for making a skinny piped binding.

Sepia Toned hint - piped binding Sepia Toned Hint - bed of roses fill pattern Sepia Toned Hint - Feather Quilting

This quilt doesn't have to travel far–if it's yours, I hope you like it.

Friday, May 3, 2013

McGee Ate My Homework!

I am finished doing the hand work on the Cotton Robin piece for this part of the project.  All I have left to do is to hand sew the binding down on the back.  And get it mailed off!  I am sure it will be loved!  Here is a sneak peak.  I can't show the whole thing, so you will have to wait till the big reveal in June or so.

I want you to know how special this is, I don't hand quilt!  

And in the process of making this McGee (my basset posing as a mountain goat)  ate the color skein I was working with so I had to get more from Hobby Lobby.  And try to remember what color it was since I didn't buy the skeins, but rather won them in the birthday raffle a few months ago. I was pretty sure it would not be usable when I got it back, one way or another.

McGee survived, and so did I. And I sure hope the recipient will love it as much as I do!

glen:  sitting in the very cold (42 degree afternoon) in the south of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Laurina ,
Just wanted to let you know that I received the package today!
I cannot wait to get started!  
It is just gorgeous!!!!