Thursday, June 3, 2010

Stained glass quilt

Among my many projects, I completed one of the quilts that had a deadline... that is for my friend Lynne.
This was quite an undertaking until I figured out that crossing from one window to the next would not show on the busy backing.  I started off beginning and ending in each window.  My husband came out to watch me for a while and he asked me why I was doing it that way.  I had already rolled once, so he could see the backing clearly... and you really would have to hunt to figure out where it crossed from one window to the next.  He has such a good eye for things that make my quilting so much easier.  I was able to cut my quilting time down considerably once I changed to his suggestion.  Lynne picked up her quilt already, and she was very pleased with how it turned out.

Back up to Monday, which was a holiday, and typically it is our Monday quilting day.  A group of us ladies decided it would be a good day to go shopping for quilt supplies.  We hit JoAnn's first and took advantage of some coupons.  One lady bought some really nice curtain rods for 80% off.  I needed another thread rack and they had some good deals on storage items.  Lunch was at a nice Italian restaurant that we all have been to before and we found our opportunity to return.  We then hit Memories by the Yard, one of our favorite quilting shops.  Found some really great fabric there. We also had some coupons for Hancocks and Hobby Lobby, so we stopped there (they are next to each other) before we headed home.  We had a really good time shopping and we all enjoyed each others company which made for a very fun Monday.

I spent a good part of yesterday taking apart neckties so I can use them for creating a couple crazy quilt stockings and some more ornaments...  maybe I'll do a pillow.  I had a gentleman at church give me a couple dozen old neckties.  One thing I have to figure out is what I can do with all those linings from the ties.  They really retain their shape, just don't know what to do with them.  It would be a shame to throw them all away. That's why my sewing room is so crowded... I might find something to do with...

Last evening we had to shut all our computers down... the lightning and thunder was quite close and very loud.  We have a few UPS units on our electronics, but with the force of some of the thunder storms around here, when it is close, we unplug all the important stuff.  We have too much money invested in equipment to take any chances. 

I need to get busy quilting.  Hope you are having a great day.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful quilt! The colors are SO convincing to the eye, that there MUST be light coming from behind! :) Love it!