I've spent the last two days digging to the bottom of my one OVERPACKED bin of strips. I wanted to put together a baby quilt for a couple in their early forties who are expecting their first child. I couldn't bring myself to put anything together out of my fat quarters, so I brought out THE BIN.
I dumped it's contents into a laundry basket and just started pulling and stitching. I made quite a mess before I was done.
Finally, this evening, I have a 33 1/2 x 31 inch top. Hopefully I'll pull something for a backing early next week and get to quilting it by machine.
|It looks so GAUDY when I see it here, but I LOVE IT in person !|
A new long-arm quilter opened a shop here last week, and I bought a 36 x 45 inch wool batting from her to try out, but I think I want to use cotton in this one. I'll probably try the wool one in something I'm keeping, since the finished quilt may require special laundering.
Anyway, my housework went undone, though I did get a good supper cooked......salmon patties with white beans and cornbread with lots of butter !
In today's mail, I got a sweet valentine from my best friend, Wanda, reminding me of how quilting brought us together to make lots of fun memories and a lifetime friendship. And I received a note from JoAnn, telling me that Jennifer is thrilled with how the embroidered quilt top turned out, plus a generous payment for work rendered. She has plenty more work to keep me busy and I love that !
We're supposed to be getting some snow tomorrow night, and have REALLY cold temperatures overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. We are blessed with a snuggly, comfortable home, and the peace of God, our Father, so I plan to curl up and enjoy the beauty.