Monday, January 4, 2010
Sticking with it
I made another Easy Spider Web block this morning, so now I'm up to 15 blocks! Yes! I ran out of paper piecing templates and Dear Hubby was still sleeping, so I couldn't print more until he got up. Instead, I put together a backing for my red strings quilt.
Last year, I cut lots of "not so nice fabric" into 10 1/2 squares (as Bonnie Hunter does) and this morning, I dug through them and found the perfect fabrics ready to be assembled into a backing. I got it all put together this morning. I think these "not so nice fabrics" work together to make a "really great" backing. Now I have another quilt basted and in the hand quilting stack....just waiting it's turn.
And this evening I started quilting my sweet little grandson's quilt. (And, here is the close up, before I added the blue border.) He is due in April. I am hand quilting his quilt and I really needed to get started on it. Feels good to be hand quilting again.
I took another pic of the Log Cabin Mini because I think the blue carpet throws the color off in the other picture. I don't know when I'll get it quilted because I have so many waiting as it is. But I just can't help making new things. I doubt I'll ever get them all quilted unless I start saving my money and pay someone to machine quilt them for me!!!
I really have no idea what I actually did today, but I do know that I was busy all day!! Well, I did get a nice nap today, so maybe that's where some of the time went.
It seems like I take lots of naps...and I try to almost every day. Full time caregiving and full time quilting can really wear a girl out! LOL