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Monday, September 27, 2010

Pinwheel Party

My DGD finally got her cuddle-quilt and she loves it !  Perfect timing because she just got her new bed this weekend.  It doesn't fit on her bed, but she didn't care ...

I had to make it bigger than the original pattern so she could wrap up in it.  I added 11 or 12 blocks ... some were repeats with the colors rearranged and 2 of them I just 'made up' on my own.

I think you can see the quilting pretty good here.  I just love the long arm quilter I found .... she is soo nice and did a superb job!

The back is a pretty flower sculptured Minkee pattern.  Just right for curling up with to read a book or watch TV ..... altho it was over 100 here today!! That is uncommonly hot for this area.

DGD has laid claim to the most recent D9P I did last month.  It is all cherry print fabrics and she asked if she could have it for her bed.  I was just playing with the fabric & 2 layer cakes when I made it just for fun.  I already have a taker!

No progress on the Puzzle Quilt .... been working too much again.  It is on the sewing table for my day off tomorrow.  Gonna be a fun day!!!

Would love to hear from you all ... Hugs and love, Joanne

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Minkee #1 is finished !!

I got DD1's minkee quilt back from the long-arm lady.  She did such a fantastic job !!  It is a very hard fabric to work with (as I have said before) .... but she did not realize I had a pieced minkee top plus a minkee backing.  She said it was quite a challenge!  She did just enough quilting for it to be very pretty without distracting from all the different textures of the fabrics ... just wish the quilting showed up better in the picture.

Most important (to me at least) is that my DD1 absolutely loves it !!!!  She wrapped up in it to watch the football game and kept telling everyone "don't touch, this is MY blanket."  As a Mom, it was fun to see the little girl in her today.  It matches her living room beautifully.

Now I have to finish Minkee #2 .....

I also picked up DGD's Pinwheel Quilt with minkee backing.  No picture yet as I have to add the binding, but she enjoyed using it today ... the perfect cuddle quilt.

Progress report on the Puzzle Quilt:  Now at 107 - 6 inch blocks fully attached to one another.  Almost half way there.  Slow but sure, it is getting done ....

It is now too big to hang on my closet door.  I will have to find someplace else to hang it while I am deciding what goes next.  The entertainment center is perfect, but football season has begun.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by ...

Monday, September 6, 2010

The Puzzle Quilt

No pictures today ... I had a busy working weekend.  But I have figured out that I need a little over 200 blocks to make this quilt the right size.  I am now 'sort of' at 96.  I say 'sort of' because the 40 new blocks are made but not completely sewn to the main quilt. This is a fun quilt to work on, but, still, the hardest part is deciding which fabric to put where ..... it takes me days.

I pick up my Minkee quilts from the quilter tomorrow. Yippee !!!!

More to come ..... Lots of love to all