Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Quilting...not so much

For a while I was on a roll, and getting a lot of the tops I received quilted and bound.  Then my dad was here visiting for five weeks, and the time just got away from me.  I did get a lot of knitting done.  

I did finally quilt the top that had been loaded on the machine since before my dad came, and it is now finished.  I hope to get going again on getting another batch of tops done for Dr. Kaufman.

This one I put together with strips of novelty squares from Denise.  I'm trying to balance putting together a top from the pieces parts with just quilting one of the pieced tops.  It's wonderful to have generous quilting friends.  I backed it with pinwale corduroy, another donation from a friend, Marje, which makes for a sturdy backing.  And surprise, I didn't do a pantograph!

In the meantime I signed up for a swap on  It's for Amish style doll quilts.  So many of the quilts on this site inspired me, it was hard to decide on one.  I hope I can do it justice with the quilting, now that I'm almost done putting it together.

Can't wait for the weekend.  Pat is coming to visit, and Friday we're going to Fiber Arts Fiesta and also taking a class.  I'm hoping her visit will motivate me again.  


Pat/SWquilter said...

LOL! My visit this trip may only motivate you if you're into homespun wedding quilts - and you've already been there, done that! I wish I had the option of playing around more, but due to lack of motivation and therefore muchas procrastination, I've GOT to piece a wedding quilt top.


sophie said...

Whatever else is going on, I know that when the two of you get together, quilts happen. Have a blast at Fiber Arts Fiesta and find some time to PLAY with fabric and prime the creative pump.