Saturday, May 31, 2008

Feeling good!!

Wow--3 weeks later and I feel like I'm back to normal--whatever that is! LOL And I worked overtime catching up with mail/emails/sewing/cleaning. It feels so good feeling good that I have been working extra hard, and that's a good thing. Follow all that?

I have been trying to tackle old UFO's to finish and here is one that I started in 2001. "Going to the Beach"

I got most of the blocks fused and partly satin stitched, then for some reason went on to something else. Why do we do that to ourselves? I got it out again, found my basket of rayon threads and matching bobbins and went to town stitching the rest of the blocks. Geez--only 3 hours later and they were done. I was so excited that I put them together with the rest of my red fabric and somehow ended up 20" short! Dang. I didn't have more and as would luck would have it, I had just had an Open Sew day at my Studio that day and as I emptied the trash, I found one of my students THREW these away! She claims to have no stash OR scraps at home and now I know why! Why there is perfectly good fabric there and enough to do something with it! I dug it out of the trash, frogged stitched the pieces apart and what do you know? The color is so close it's uncanny and when I pieced them together, I had an extra 1/4" !!! Yes, I said that right--I had enough with 1/4" to spare!! Now, look close, can you see the difference? Yep, life is good again. A few close ups of the blocks in the wallhanging. I am going to put this in my SC house in the laundry room, of all places. :) It really matches the border in there and I'm running out of room to hang quilts. I'm still working on the final border. I had more of that cool water fabric, but not enough to do a whole border, but I have an idea. I'll show you when it's done.

This is post 199 for me, and I mentioned a few posts ago that I am going to do a 200th Blog-avirsary give away so stay tuned........ I'm looking for something good to give away! :)


Myra said...

WOW! Some wonderful quilts on your blog!! A talented lady!!! Some patterns that I haven't seen before! Very inspirational!
I shall visit again!
Happy stitching!

Joyce said...

I just can't understand how anyone could throw away a piece of fabric larger than about one inch square. Lucky for you she did though. Beautiful quilt.

loulee1 said...

Wow! Bright and summery! Send it to me, summer seems to have deserted us here.

Ruth's Place said...

Glad you are feeling better! Your finish is very cute. I can't believe someone would throw away such large scraps of fabric either! I'm such a miser with fabric I only throw out stuff smaller than an inch square...Lucky find for you though!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

OH what a fun quilt you have there - and almost done too!! Your UFO is perfect for summer - and neat how you made the sunglasses have the reflection of the pool water in them! :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Nana's Quilts said...

Well done, madam! Really glad to hear that you are on the mend and that beach quilt is just waaaaay too cute! Yeah - why do we just stop things rather in the middle? I have been trying hard to see some things finished - whether I like them or not. Done, for now, is the best!

Cheers en tot ziens,

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Very fun quilt!!! And - my Nana always used to say that one man's trash is another treasure - I guess the saying works for quilters and their fabrics too - that fabric was a perfect fit!