Monday, March 12, 2007

I had a Great Weekend!

Well, actually it was Thursday, Friday and Saturday! I quilted 3 tops those days. The first is my Hour A Day and it is in the dryer as we speak. The second was a panel and the third is this one. I stitched the binding down on all 3 today, while doing laundry! The water softener guys came this morning and we now have soft water (most of the laundry was done in hard, though!).
Anyway... this top is a few years old and not a favorite. If I remember correctly, I loved the border print and the coordinating blue print and wanted to use up what I had -- which is what is in this quilt -- all of it! I just picked a yellow and white from stash -- a true stash quilt -- and put the tablecover together. I'm not real fond of the quilt at all, but I had a total blast quilting it! The first quilt I did a pantograph, the second I practiced straight line quilting, but this one -- I did totally freehand. It was so much fun!

This closeup (hopefully)shows the freehand rose and leaf I did in the borders. The star points just have 3 long leafy, pointy shapes in them radiating from the center and the white areas are just meandered. The backing and binding on the quilt is fabric I've had in the stash for at least 13 - 14 years! And the batting I used was Warm & Natural, because I had a piece of it already cut to size and am trying to clean up the cabinet. It works well for this tablecover as it's nice and flat. And this is a done ufo! Don't know what I'll do with it yet, just count it as done for now!

Sunday I spent the afternoon filing papers, getting the taxes ready to take to the accountant and cleaning up the medical/insurance paper mess.
Today, it was gorgeous outside -- high 50's and tomorrow it'll be 70°! I did walk around the house a bit today, but it's too wet to clean out the flowerbeds yet, so came back in and finished the bindings. Meeting a friend for lunch tomorrow, so will definitely enjoy the nice day -- it'll cool back down by the end of the week.


Soft water

My daffodils are peeking through the leaf cover.

Spring is in the air.

The robins have returned.


Vicki W said...

We just got a water softening system 2 weeks ago - why did I wait 9 years??? Your quilt looks great. Isn't it great to have some projects DONE! Can't wait to see photos of the others.

Gail said...

I can understand how you love that border print, and the quilting looks great- youdid that freehand??? Wow!

Fiona said...

The quilting looks excellent - and I love that border fabric too - I can't resist florals.

Screen Door said...

Send the robins up our way---love your stitches,.

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Dawn said...

Oh wonderful idea for a table topper. I was trying to think of an idea for my aunt for a table topper - I never thought of this! Thanks for the idea!