Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday Quilting

I spent my Saturday sandwiching my hubby's quilt, getting ready to machine quilt. Hand quilting is out because of time constraints. He has however rallied some so I am feeling positive he will be around for a few more months instead of days. 
Ann and the granddaughters came to sit with hubby while I went to get backing fabric last weekend. I bought a nice beige that matched the background in all the fabrics. Argh, I miss calculated the yardage and came up short. I did have some of the front fabric left over and could of pieced the back but I am so over this homespun fabric the thought sent me back to original idea for backing. A sheet I had stuck back for using in a scrap quilt. It is off white with pink squares which isn't a great match but better than waiting another week or two for someone to come sit with hubby. By then I would have given up on it and cried. So a sheet it is going to be.
As I was pin basting I realized I was not going to have enough pins, another setback.

I was not going to quit so I hand stitched the basting. I had never done this before so doesn't look pretty. Can't see much of it anyway the in picture.

My intention was to quilt it Sunday, and bind it Monday and Tuesday. That's not going to happen. Had quilt on the machine and ready to go when I got a call from a family member about a problem. After that call I was depressed so watched a movie and bummed around most of the day. Today is mostly gone and I have accomplished nothing quilt wise. Hoping tomorrow is a more positive day and progress will continue on hubby's quilt.
Until later, keep quilting.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Good Monday Morning

Good Monday Morning. It is a beautiful day in Sunny Florida and I am looking forward to some quilting. I have finally finished the piecing and bought the backing fabric for my hubby's quilt.

The fabric is thin and the sun was bright so the colors show very light. As you can see I had to throw in a little bright blue to liven up those dark colors. There is even a little thread of sparkle in that blue. Hubby likes those fall colors and I like bright summer colors. But this is his quilt so I picked fall colors and added some not to bright blue. He also picked the pattern and style of fabric, Home Spun Plaids.
Our granddaughter, Kaitlyn peeking over the quilt.

Our other Granddaughter Jada. She loves having her picture taken, can you tell? She is holding up an unfinished quilt top I purchased on Ebay for less than $20, score!

Now these are my colors!
This quilt makes me smile. I like simple, modern patterns in my personal quilts.
My friend over at Design Originals by KC suggested I hang it on a wall to cheer me until I get to quilting it. I think that is a great idea.
Until next time, Happy Quilting!