Thursday, February 3, 2011

A LONG WORK DAY---

I am clapping for myself--
I did a job today that has been on the "to-do" list forever--
I started this project at 10 am this morning--
and finished the last row of basting at 4 pm--
only took about 1/2 break total in between all this--
this quilt top is 46 x 66"--
and is alot of hand applique and hand piecing--
this was started 8 years ago--when our local quilt shop first opened--
before any of us knew what we where doing!!!!

I could see lots of "boo-boo's" as I basted this--
but was glad for them--cause I was able to see and know how much my stitching has improved since those first days!!!!
I believe there was 8 of us in the group--
I think only 2 of us finished--the other lady had hers machine quilted!!

Here is the first block of the bom that lil sister and I are doing at the local quilt shop--
Everyone is using a green green DMC floss for theirs--
Me---you know has to be different--
I am using a Sulky variegated 12wt thread in a green and teal for mine--
can't decide if I want to use the same color for them all--or use a different color of the Sulky thread for each block????

Well--we sure have had an adventure this week-
the snow and wind storms here in the US--
and that huge cyclone in AU--
Jenny is fine--thankfully--but alot are without homes in AU tonight--
between the floods and now this--my heart is really hurting for those folks!!

                          and a missing--Miss Gracie!!!!!


8 comments:

  1. I love your BOM block! And your quilt is very nice, too. Doesn't it feel great to get it finished?

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  2. Very nice! I bet it feels fantastic to finish that quilt! It must be nice even to see how much your skills have grown! I love your BOM. That scene looks so cozy!

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  3. Well done on your commitment to getting your UFO basted!! The new BOM (Oh no, is that another one??!!) looks lovely too. Hope you are keeping warm - and that Gracie puts in an appearance soon...

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  4. Looks like a lot of work went in to that quilt. It is beautiful. Like your snowman BOM. It's a nice change from the reds and blues. Did I miss something about Miss Gracie or is she just hiding tonight? Nola

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  5. Good for you to resurrect an old project, it looks very interesting and am looking forward to seeing it when it' all done! I hope Miss Gracie is alright?

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  6. It's nice to look at old projects and see how much we've grown.

    Your new BOM looks great. It's nice to see a design with more than just a snowman and a bird. I wonder why there is always a bird with the snowmen?

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  7. What a fun BOM! Love your color choice sweets.
    I can't believe you worked so long on that quilt! Good for you!
    I'm glad Jenny is ok too. She has been through so much.
    Have a fun weekend. Smoochies to miss gracie for me!
    xx, shell

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