Monday, April 11, 2011

Comfort of Psalms....

and itching fingers.

I finished my Red Strings quilt on Tuesday, stumbled onto my Log Cabin Mini on Wednesday and finished it up on Thursday.

Friday morning, I woke up and got everything done that I could do for our grandson's first birthday party and had a really bad case of itching fingers. I needed a quilting fix of some kind.....

I looked into my cabinet, where my tops stew until ready to be quilted and pulled out another smallish top. I've loved this top for several years, pulled it out often and looked at it....but Friday morning, my itching fingers had to have a top to quilt.



I didn't have time to piece the backing for that other quilt, and I didn't want to drag out all my piecing projects 4 hours before all the family showed up, so what did I do? I took that throw sized batting I just purchased and started pin basting my Comfort Of Pslams quilt. The backing was already pieced and ready to go. My intentions were to just baste it.



But, once it was basted, I thought, hmmmm, I could get in a couple of stitches here and there. And, that is what I did.

I quilted some on it Friday, spent a bit more time on it Saturday before I sat with our grandson while his mommy did some shopping and his daddy ran some errands. Quilted a bit on Saturday evening while watching television with Dear Hubby.

On Sunday, after making a big breakfast for my kids, and after my Dallas kids took off for home, I quilted some more. I quilted while we watched television, breaking only for dinner and refills of Ginger Ale.....


And, I've got this little (42x50 inches) quilt about half quilted!

Woo hoo!!!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edited: The pattern is my own, I didn't like the quilts I had seen using these panels, so I made up my own.....and I can't remember the name of this fabric line either. There are a few odd pieces of fabric added into this quilt too.

7 comments:

WhiteStone said...

Nicely set! I like the double star blocks. It all sits together well.

Rhonda said...

love it love it love it! congrats on the (almost)finish.

Karen said...

The quilt with the inspirational panels is very eye catching. I love star qults. The colors and setting of the stars is very appealing.

Betty Lou said...

You are on a roll, Paula. The quilt is lovely.

Diane said...

You amaze me! You can stitch so fast your fingers should be smoking. Is that fabric some of the porch swing (is that right?) fabric that you had and I fell in love with? No matter it is very pretty. I have a Christmas quilt that I machine quilted in the ditch and want to do some hand quilting on the sheep. Maybe I can quit being so parinoid about making a mess of it and just do it.

Rhonda said...

Ooh, I like the Psalms....so pretty

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool backing! What a great testament to the power of "just start and you will be inspired"! Way to go!