Wednesday, September 14, 2011

From leftovers

One of the times Pat was here she made a quilt using a wonderful cactus print.  She always has great scraps and I hoarded what she didn't use.  I came across them the other day and put together another donation quilt.
 I think I'm about out of donated tops to quilt, and I'm going to have to start putting more tops together.  I do still have a number of blocks, which makes putting tops together faster for me since I don't love repetitive piecing.  I also need to do some scrap reduction.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

One to donate, one to sell

I finished a couple of quilts.  The first is a little doggie themed quilt with some orphan flying geese blocks.  Thanks to Pat, I had the perfect backing, a flannel with doggie prints.

The second quilt is one made from my stash of Route 66 fabrics.  This particular print features the "Bluebird Hotel" sign which bears a striking resemblance to the Blue Swallow Motel, which we used to own.  I'm sure it was a deliberate attempt at bypassing trademark issues, which at the time the fabric came out we would not have pursued.  It is a generous lap quilt, 64 X 79" and I'll be selling it. 

 I quilted it with the clouds and lightning bolts pantograph.  The backing is a solid, celery green color.  

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Room done

Our addition is finished!  Well, at least the part we contracted to have built.  Now comes all the work Dale will be doing to wire it, and finish the interior.  I'm just the gopher and helper.  My favorite part is acquiring things for the new room!  Our new front door will be a dark turquoise color.   
We've been busy with a few other things, Thursday afternoon we had a really loud lightning strike which took out our power.  We thought the whole area was without power and so never called until four hours later.  They came out and restored power with 45 minutes.  Lesson learned, we'll call sooner next time.

When the power came back we learned we lost our DSL modem, flat screen TV, a satellilte tuner in my sewing room, and the electronics in our satellite dish.  The modem is replaced, satellite restored, and now we're just waiting on the flat screen.