Friday, February 15, 2008

February 15, 2008 - The baby quilt is finished

I got the quilt finished in about 2 1/2 days! Made the final stitches last night and washed and dried the quilt today. It's a more random looking than I like; the lights are kind of bunched on one half leaving the other half with fewer lights. But it looks great when you don't look at the whole quilt at once!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

February 10, 2008 - We interrupt this program to bring you the following announcement

On Friday I got all the rows sewn together on the blue and cream Irish Chain.

Now I am invited to a baby shower this Saturday. I didn't think I had time to get a quilt ready by then. I had ordered the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Terry Atkinson and it arrived yesterday. It looks fast, so off to the LQS I went and bought pink fabric!

The strips are cut--we'll see if I can pull this off by Saturday.


Friday, February 8, 2008

February 8, 2008 - The top is nearly done

The final measurement of snow on Wednesday was 13 inches. The roads were still a mess on Thursday. A nineteen mile backup on the interstate about 40 minutes from here made The News Hour on PBS.

It was great to be snowed in, I got lots of sewing done. I got all the rows assembled. My husband was home from work and he commented that I was busy as a beaver. And I wasn't even doing laundry!

Today I am sewing the strips together to complete the top. Then I'll have the borders to add, but it is really fun to see the top nearly complete.


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

February 6, 2006 - Another Snow Day!

Another snow day today--7 inches so far and more to come. Lots of wind so visibility is poor. Nearly all of SE Wisconsin is shut down.

It's a great day to assemble my Irish Chain blocks into rows! Yay!


Monday, February 4, 2008

February 4, 2008 - 48 blocks done, 6 left to make

A mere 6 blocks left to construct. Then I can start assembling the blocks into rows!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

February 2, 2008 - A break from quilting

Our living room hasn't been painted for 7 years. It's time. Since we changed from blue furniture to brown, we thought red would be a good choice. So... I spent a good number of days removing art, moving furniture and basically getting the living room, dining room. and kitchen ready to paint. No time for quilting. We hired someone to do the painting for us. 2 sides of the room are red, 2 sides are cream.

Conveniently, we were leaving town for a vacation in the Caribbean, so it worked out for the painter to work while we were gone.

Once we got home, I had all the laundry from before vacation and after vacation, plus putting the house back together again. Last night I was so weary of hanging art, and dusting and sorting books to put back on bookshelves, I decided it was time to do some sewing. I now have 32 nine-patches made, and need to make 22 more.

OK, does anyone know how to move photos and text so they are interspersed? Silly blogger.