Sunday, September 23, 2012

Finished after two years!

 I started this quilt two years ago for my daughter and her husband as a housewarming present.  It got put aside as other projects came along.  I finally finished it!  I didn't realize how big it was going to be-102 inches square.  I never thought I was going to finish it.  As a side note-we live in a HOA neighborhood.  Of course the problem neighbor of the neighborhood is our next door neighbor.  We had to put up a privacy fence due to them.  They have turned us in to the HOA because of the line on the deck my husband put up for me to hang my quilts so I can photograph them.
 We went to Rehoboth Beach for a mini vacation this month.  I knew I would miss sewing so I took my Featherweight with me.  As luck would have it, we had a rainy day that I took advantage of and pieced a baby quilt I had cut out.
 Here is the view from the balcony.  It was supposed to rain the previous day-so we did lots of indoor things that day-no rain.  This day was supposed to be nice and sunshiny-lots of rain.
 Here is the baby quilt top laid out on the bed.  I just quilted it so it will be bound some time soon.
We rode our bikes to the next town over when we thought it was done raining.  We moved the table and chairs outside to eat and down came the rain again.  We still had fun riding around.  The shore is the greatest place to ride bikes-no hills to deal with.  

Friday, September 14, 2012


Did you do the Moda Blog hop giveaway?  That is one that I really enjoyed-learning a little bit about the designer's home towns.

Here is another giveaway .  It is for May Chappell's star quilt pattern and some 5/8 yards of Amy Butler fabric.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Getting ready for Halloween

 Happy Halloween.  This is the second D9P Halloween quilt I made with this fabric.  My daughter was going to make this one, but she works FT, home schools and has to take my grandson to multiple therapists during the week, so try as she may, she just doesn't have time for a labor intensive hobby like quilting right now.  This is another WIP that I finished this year.  My 11th finished quilt and my 3rd WIP.  I am pretty pleased with that record!

Ryleigh and Braydon spent a weekend with me in August.  They wanted to sew, so they picked out fabric and made pillowcases.  Ryleigh gave up before hers was finished, but Brady sewed his completely with a little help by grandma.  They also picked out buttons that they liked from my large collection.