Saturday, January 19, 2008

I have a plan

I have to get back to a somewhat regular sleep schedule before leaving on Thursday to visit Deb so I decided I'd stay up all night and then NOT go to bed until tomorrow evening. Keith's been told he has to keep me entertained today so I don't sleep. Unfortunately, it's MINUS 16 degrees right now so the idea of curling up in bed under a pile of quilts is really appealing.

I've had a wonderfully productive night.

  • I finished my applique hearts and sewed the skinny red strips on them
  • I made and then machine stitched 2 bindings (I still have to turn and hand stitch them to the backing)
  • I made another row of blocks
  • I squared up a backing and loaded a top to quilt later today.
I was having trouble finding a binding for this donated top I quilted the other day but then I found this stripe buried in the stash.

This is a terrible photo because the light is NOT good in my quilting room at 4AM. My design wall isn't big enough for this quilt so the blocks are just pinned up to give me an idea of how it will look. I still have two rows of blocks to piece but this coming along nicely.


This is the top I loaded on the longarm. I *designed* this in EQ for Mom and then helped her get it pieced. The instruction sheet is posted on MaryQuilts.com

And finally, I wish I could get a better photo of this backing made for me by VickiW. I won a prize at her blog and she dyed this backing for me to go with the Dragonfly quilt. It's just perfect for this quilt and she made a huge piece. I have enough leftover to use with a second fabric and make one of my Off Center 4 Patch backings for another quilt.


And before I forget to mention it, I was busy the night before redoing the HeartStrings website if you want to take a look.

6 comments:

Laurie said...

GOOD GRIEF Mary...you are amazing!!! LOVE the quilts!! They are gorgeous/cute!!! I hope you stay away today...it's -3 here which is COLD for KS. I hope Keith has a lot of fun planned for his mission to keep you awake today!
Hugs
Laurie

Laurie said...

GOOD GRIEF Mary...you are amazing!!! LOVE the quilts!! They are gorgeous/cute!!! I hope you stay away today...it's -3 here which is COLD for KS. I hope Keith has a lot of fun planned for his mission to keep you awake today!
Hugs
Laurie

Marilyn said...

Mary,

I finally took the plunge into blogland.
It is a joy to read your blog, you are so
good at what you do, and so much of it.
I wish I had half of your energy. Thanks for
replying to me. I got the postcard sleeves
that you e mailed me about, another
adventure in being creative for me.
Marilyn

Vicki W said...

I love how your quilt blocks are coming along and I am THRILLED that the backing worked for your Mom's quilt!

Deb said...

The stripe is perfect for that binding.

How are you going to quilt the dragonflies? The fabric Vickie gave you is ideal for that.

Yvonne said...

I love the striped binding and the backing from Vicki is gorgeous.
I hope you do get back on track with your sleeping. You sure are getting lots done not sleeping....lol