Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Lost Has Been Found

I can't say how happy I am that my lost quilt top has been found.  Words just cannot describe the feeling I have now that I know that it is quilted and ready to go to someone. The guild member that took it home brought it back to guild on Monday night all quilted and even put the binding on it.  I didn't see it but other members did.  I called the chairman of the Donation Quilt Committee and she described it to me and it is my lost quilt.  It warms my heart to know that someone will be using it to keep warm on a cool night when they are in the hospital or one of the Homes for the Aged here in town.

Flying Geese Quilt.

Monday, February 18, 2013

I Guess I Just Need a Little More Experience

I went to Quilt Guild tonight and told my problem of running out of fabric to a few of my friends and I couldn't believe what happened.  Linda G came up with the brilliant idea of trimming the side borders so that I will have enough length for the top and bottom borders.  

Why didn't I think of that. 

 I guess it is because she has been quilting for many more years than me and is even in the Hall of Fame.  I guess I just need a little more experience.

Tomorrow I am trimming the side borders down a half and inch. 


OH NO.........I ran out of fabric !!!

I have one more border to put on this quilt and I have run out of fabric.  The quilt is my own design and I did all the calculations using my app on my Ipad from Robert Kaufman fabrics called "The Quilter's Little Helper".    It told me that I needed 7 strips for the third border and I am an inch short.  I guess my sewing is a bit off somewhere.  So I am off to find more fabric tomorrow.  I also wanted to do the binding in red so I hope there is at least 1 metre in the store.

If I can't find the fabric I think I will put a new seam
on to the sides of the quilt to shorten 
the width and hopefully
that will make up for the 1 inch that I am 
short on the top and the bottom.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Placemat Therapy

It turned out that last Tuesday, Joyce and I were both making placemats.  It was good to get out and get together for some quilting.  There have been a few things going on in my life lately but since this is not about my personal life, suffice to say the day was great therapy.

Joyce bought this beautiful fabric a while ago just because she liked it.  
I think we all do that at some point.
She had to find something to go with it, and there is 
hint of purple in the main fabric and it turned out
to be a good choice.
She is making 8 of these.
I don't think the picture does the fabric justice though.

I found the deer fabric tucked away in a drawer and thought it was time to do something
with it.  I think I bought this about 3 years ago.
 I was going to cut off the rocking horse but then the deer picture would
be too small, so I decided to leave it on and just add some green holly fabric that I also
had on hand.
I was able to make 4 of these.

This Santa fabric was left over from last year.  I didn't have any blue that would go with
it so I decided to use red since that is for Christmas anyway.
I had enough fabric to make 6 of these 
Santa placemats.

These may go to the Guild booth 
at the quilt show 
in April.  
I haven't quite decided yet.