Monday, May 14, 2012

This, That and The Other

I had three quilt guild meetings last week!  We have both a day group and a night group in one guild, and I ended up going to both meetings.  The night group was Monday night, and that's when we received the pattern and instructions for the blocks we need to make for our raffle quilt for this year.  The pattern was this scrappy 8 inch star, and the directions were for earth tones.  If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know I almost never do earth tones!  I had to look for some examples in some quilt books to help me out a little.  You'll notice I actually do own plenty of the earth tones. 

We need to make at least 2 blocks each, so I wanted to get these done for the day meeting on Friday.  It took hours to cut all these pieces!  I was trying to not have both blocks exactly the same.  I used scraps, as much as I could.  I mean, that's why I have them, right? I'm happy with the blocks - I think they came out pretty good for someone that really doesn't do earth tones.

For Mother's Day, Dear D-I-L treated all three of us (her, me and her Mom) to pedicures.  That was a treat - my very first pedicure!  It won't be my last. LOL  My toes are the purple with the polka dots.  They make me smile every time I see them.

I finally got my liberated log cabins quilt top pin-basted and I've started the quilting.  I'm maybe 1/4 of the way done with the dense quilting.  But now I'm stalled because I've run out of thread.  Rats!  Off to the quilt store in the morning for more thread.

You can see better how far I got on the quilting in this picture.  Well, except for Hamlet sitting on the quilt!  When I stopped for dinner and lack of thread, I brought the quilt downstairs so everyone could admire what I have so far. Hamlet decided to jump the gun and do some premature quilt inspection!  I want to have this done by the weekend.  So, you know what I'll be doing this week!  Wish me luck.


  1. I love that quilt and your toe nails too.

  2. It looks like we'll be sitting in the same chair this week - I'm quilting too! (Actually, that's why I'm online now. I'm stalling. Quilting is not as much fun for me as piecing.)

    Your earth tone stars look great. I have plenty of browns and rusts and golds in my stash but find myself very reluctant to use them these days. I would much rather use happier colors. I'm having to force myself to try to use up some of the stuff I bought back in the early days of my quilting career.

  3. your star blocks are great in those warm tones.
    Aren't pedis the best?
    cute kittie photo with our quilt!

  4. Love the stars in earth tones. Your toenails are cute, there is something about painted toenails, they are so fun. And the quilt and kitty are so sweet. Good luck on the binding...a job I dread.

  5. Love the toes! And the blocks! But especially love the quilt and the dense quilting!

  6. Love those dotty purply toe nailss! Your log cabin quilt is neat, too. If it passes cat inspections, then it must be good!


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