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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Full moon rising

But not there yet... Here's the latest progress on Spooky House - filling in more of the moon and adding some of the tree.

I've come down with some sort of bug so I haven't had the chance to work anymore on the quilt. Hopefully I'll get over it soon so I can get to binding it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bullseye quilt nearly finished...

I was able to quilt the rest of the inner part of the quilt today, along with the borders, so all that's left is the binding to make and attach!

Here are pics showing the borders' quilting and then the quilting on the back.

I think I'll go stitch a little now. I should have a nice new progress pic of Spooky House in a day or so. I do SO love vacation days! Shame I didn't take any more off this week... :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bullseye quilting

Last week I picked up the backing and binding fabrics and the batting, and one night I sandwiched the layers while we were watching television. Today (staycation, yay!!!) I started quilting spirals in the bullseye blocks and in the negative spaces. I have the inner part of the quilt about halfway quilted now. I plan to quilt the borders similarly when I've finished the inner portion.

My husband remarked how quickly this one was going, and I have to agree - this seems one of the quickest start-to-finishes in my quiltmaking history. I hope to finish up the quilting by the end of my mini-vacation (tomorrow), and then prepare the binding by the weekend.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bullseye quilt top finished

They were just small borders, so it didn't take long to put them together. Here's the completed quilt top:

I went shopping and picked up the backing and binding fabrics plus some thread. I'm looking forward to quilting spirals all over this thing! :)

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Juice glasses

I just had to share this - I am now the proud owner of a set of the juice glasses we've been searching for for years!

Quick backstory - my grandmother had a set of cute little juice glasses. Over the years, they either got broken or lost until there was only one left, which ended up being my mother's. I used it growing up, and loved the little multi-colored flower pattern. She then gave it to me, and we (mostly she) began searching for additional glasses.

My mom found a matching pitcher several years ago, but the search for additional juice glasses yielded no results. I put a picture of the little glass on my web site, just on the off-chance that someone who happened across it might have additional information or point us in the right direction to help find more. After 7 years, that picture paid off! Katrina contacted me in July to tell me that she thought she located some online, and they were for sale! When I saw that they were the glasses, I called my mom - we couldn't believe it! She presented me with the package on Friday, and here they all are together. You can tell which one is the original (I think it had been run through the dishwasher a few times over the years - something I know not to do now...), 3rd from the left, along with the pitcher. I LOVE them! Of course, they're perfect for someone who loves bright colors (and they go nicely with my set of multi-colored Fiestaware dishes).

Thank you to Katrina and Mom!!!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Quilt top nearly finished

I just need to add the two borders (red inner, black outer), and this quilt top will be finished!

And I finally hung a few of my cross stitch pictures back on the living room walls today, in the "Kitty Corner"

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Bullseye blocks finished

Here is what I accomplished the rest of yesterday and this morning (I'm taking a break to do some chores, etc.)

I finished piecing all of the circles on top of each other.

Then I quartered the blocks

And this morning I jumbled them up and pieced those quarters back together

Now I need to piece the blocks together, throw a couple of borders on, and then it will be ready to quilt. Too bad I have to go back to work tomorrow, I could probably get this quilt top pieced in another full day or so.