Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I got my brown bag lady quilt quilted today. Actually, I was almost done last night, but the bobbin ran out and I was too tired to finish. Also, I hate quilting borders, and that is what was left. I thought I should do that while I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. So now it is done. I just have to do the binding.

A friend and I pieced a top for the swim team coach. We ended up doing a Yellow Brick Road quilt in red, black, and white. Here is a bad picture of it.

The backing is in the wash, as we speak. I will quilt it in the next two days and then bind it. The swimmers will then sign the back of the quilt. We will have a little celebration to say goodbye to our coach right before he returns to UGA.

Dorothy has a good post on her blog. It is something I had to read in high school by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. I hope high school kids are still reading it today. Certainly Ms. Pfister, if she is still teaching, is still having people read it. I printed it out for my sixth grader to read...

Monday, July 10, 2006

Tea With Betty Pillsbury

The tea with Betty Pillsbury was amazing. Her work is incredible. I was really inspired by her art. I learned some things that I am doing wrong. For example, I didn't make my block on a foundation. I am going to correct that by stitching around the edges on top of some muslin to give it a little more stability. Next time, I will know.

I went to Michael's this morning for some supplies. Here they are:

Here are my first attempts at embroidery.

I am going to work on it some more and add some beads. Dinner is of the crock pot variety. I am baking a whole free range chicken in the crock pot with some olive oil. Then a caesar salad. And strawberries with lady fingers for dessert. So that gives me time to work now, before we go to the pool to cool off.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Jumping in with both feet

I made a crazy quilt block to start embellishing with the 100 days thing. I loved Rian's monochromatic block, so I made my own monochromatic one. I am not sure I did it right, but I did it. It is about 13 inches square, because I was using a 13 inch ruler. (Who has ever heard of a 13 inch ruler?) I had some upholstery fabric from my mother-in-law's neighbor, so I combined that with regular quilting cotton. Here is a not so good picture of the naked block.

Here is a picture of the quilt I am working on quilting at the moment. It is my first of the pick 4 UFO challenge.

Here are a couple of pictures of my way too messy studio. I need to do some work in here. I need to get some new shelves, too.

I never did get Dave to bring my rolling chair down, so I brought down a lightweight folding chair. I really need the rolling one to be comfortable to quilt for a long period of time...