Saturday, August 26, 2006

A Quiltin' Saturday

I finished this block last night while watching the Bears lose to Arizona -- waahh! I have another prepped to work on tonight.


While I was off in Rockford today picking up my next block for the BOM I'm working on (and buying a bolt of Warm & Natural with my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby afterwards), Bill was busy buying some metal and retrofitting my Handiquilter yet again. It now has metal tracks to run on -- maybe it'll be a little smoother now. So, I pressed and sewed the backing and then pinned the 1 hour quilt on it this afternoon, cleaned and oiled the machine and wound a couple of bobbins and it's ready to go. My plan is to do some general meandering and loops and swirls and I'm going to do the borders on my Bernina after I take it off the HQ. We'll see how it goes. Maybe tomorrow afternoon I'll be able to work on it.

Gratitudes:
1. My hubby is a real gem -- yes I do appreciate that he treats me like a queen.
2. Homemade meatloaf.
3. Homegrown tomatoes and green peppers.
4. Saturday night at home -- peaceful and quiet.

11 comments :

Norma said...

I love the fabric on your applique flower! Wonderful choice--very cheerful!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Good luck with your HQ modifications - great that your DH is so handy with it! Your applique block is so cheerful looking!

Cheers!

Evelyn

quiltpixie said...

hope the changes to your HQ work well.

Libby said...

Your applique block looks like a fun one. Will be waiting to hear about your HQ modification.

Dawn said...

Wow, your flying on those flower blocks! I can't wait to see what your doing with them! HOpe the handi-quilter works well for you again!

Hedgehog said...

I love those rainbow colors!

Screen Door said...

Sounds like the garden is coming in good...I didn't know You could purchase batting by the bolt at hobby lobby..
Melanie

Linda_J said...

Sports teams can break your heart but luckily this was just pre-season. We still are Bears fans though we rarely can see them play here in the South.

EileenKNY said...

How great that your husband can modify your HQ? But doesn't the company take care of things like that?
Your flower is so cheery, can't wait to see the rest of the quilt.

The Calico Cat said...

I like that flower! Nice & bright, no wilting violet there!

Judy said...

That fabrics is perfect for the flower!!

I think almost everyone has switched to steel angle iron to use as track. I hope it works for you!!