Monday, October 30, 2006

Actual Quilting Activity!

Yeah, I said I'd post Saturday and now it's Monday. Things got busy on Saturday and I never turned on a computer yesterday. Get over it. ;-) PLEASE NOTE: I had this all ready to go yesterday (Monday) but Blogger wouldn't take the photos, then I ran out of time. I have plenty of stuff to blog about (with pictures) so hopefully I'll have time for a couple of posts this week. Happy Halloween! :)

So I spent a lot of Friday evening at Bearly "floating." Beth and I went to Whole Foods for dinner (salad bar! Yeah!) then across the street to Big 5 for a few minutes. When I got back, I had no idea what I wanted to work on. First, I tried my Batik Beauties, a quilt that I will be piecing for the rest of my natural life. That lasted for a few minutes, then I decided to cut out the rest of my Starr Designs kit.

Here are my strips all cut out and ready to goI should have taken a pic of the gigantic sushi roll that all the fabric was in before I untied and took a rotary cutter to it. Oh well.

Here's another view. All my strips hangin' out in the tub where they will live for a few weeks until I actually start sewing them together. Methinks this project needs a tub the next size up!

And, here's a pic of the pic of what the kit makes. Ain't it cool?

Once I finished getting all those strips cut out, I needed something else to work on. I had brought my Picnic Plaid to do more quilting on the center (border is done, and all the inside strips are ditched both ways), but quilting was more than I was up for. However, it needed binding and the border was quilted, so that's what I did.

This is a pre-binding photo. Depending on when I get home tonight, I might tackle getting the "excess" trimmed off. Then, all I need to do is hand-sew the binding down after I make a label.

Labels. Ugh. Hey, now that I have a printer at home, I could do that instead of embroidery! Wow! I just thought of that! Woo-Hoo! :) I am a terrible friend and also need to do two labels for my friend Ellyn's twins who were born in MAY. I suck. But this gives me hope!

I got some kick-ass knitting done over the weekend too, but I'll save those photos for another day. Happy Monday! :)


turtlegirl76 said...

That is going to be one kick-ass quilt when you're done. I love me some rainbow action.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember the Starr Designs quilt... but it looks fabulous! I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

floribunda said...

no one can accuse you of doing drab quilts!

Erin said...

Hi Amy!

Though totally unrelated to your amazing quilting, I wanted to drop you a line to apologize for not getting back in touch with you when I was in Irvine. It ended up being a very busy time - basically an in-and-out trip. But I should be back later this year, and I'd love to catch up then. Sorry we missed each other!

Cousin Erin