Saturday, February 2, 2008

A productive week!

I will admit, I'm pretty pleased with myself! Not only did I manage to get some school stuff done, I've also been quilting. School has started for me. Although I am not taking any classes, I do have two (2) big exams to study for. I would like to finish my degree by December 2008. I do hope to meet that deadline. I'm sort of getting tired of school at the moment! Onward to fun stuff!

The quilt pattern is called Sherbert Delight. The blocks were part of my stash of "quilts in waiting." I did blog about this a while back.

When I came to piece this quilt, I realized that my blocks were too big. I hadn't read the instructions properly and neglected to trim down the center block to a specific size. I spent the better of Thursday evening taking the last rows off to trim my block to size. Good thing there weren't many blocks! ;o)

I do like the way it turned out. I find the orange inner border a tad dark. I could not find any other fabric at the store that would work. I am making this quilt for our LQS called Loose Threads.

I will be machine quilting this project on my Domestic Sewing Machine. I do not have a lot of free time as of late to get to the longarm dealer. I did promise to have this quilt done by the middle of February. It will have a scallop border. I bought Katie's Scallop Radial Ruler and I cannot wait to give it a try. Time for a new look for my quilts! Hum..... maybe there's a tutorial opportunity!

I received my book Prairie Children and Their Quilts today! I can see why you all gave it such great reviews. I have not sat down to read it cover to cover but I have flipped through it and there are some sweet looking quilts!

I can certainly see why Libby is in the process of making many of them. They are just adorable.

I am looking forward to spending some time reading the book. As a matter of fact I think I'll make myself a latte and settle myself down to enjoy it after this blog entry! ;o)

On the blog give away front, I did get my cauldron out for the task and will be cutting the comments in a bit for the draw. I am not taking any chances this time.

If you recall what happened last year......, it was rigged! lol You can read about here!

Thank you for stopping by! I enjoy reading your comments! Have a great day everyone!

13 comments:

Guðrún said...

You sure have been productive, this one is so great, would fit for a little girl. Is the quilt shop going to own it or just having it on display?

Debi said...

Beautiful quilt and I love that book. Come visit my blog for my latest giveaway.

http://debiquilts.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart-event.html

Ginger Patches said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful--I love that pattern, I have come very close to buying it many times! If I get it I will make a note about the trimming it down thing--that's the kind of thing I do all the time LOL.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your quilt is soooo pretty. And try not to draw your own name this time. LOL!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very pretty quilt....

Chookyblue said...

gosh you have been busy......very nice and goodluck with the cauldron......lol........

Joyce said...

I really like how this one turned out. I seldom use pastels but seeing this one tempts me.

Darlene & Thimbles said...

That quilt is a real beauty! :-)
I can't wait to see it with the scallop border.

Did I win???? LOL

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilt, and I am waiting to see how you like the scallop ruler.

Libby said...

Oh your top does just remind me of sherbert *s*
Hope you enjoy the Prairie Children book as much as I have . . . I must get back to making them soon.

CONNIE W said...

I admire your ability to hold down classes and still manage to quilt, all of this on top of taking care of your family. Great going! The quilt is lovely.

atet said...

That quilt is lovely -- and I really need to get that book. Sigh. I think I'm going to be pressing some buttons at Amazon...

Quilting Mama said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I look forward to visiting your blog more often and seeing more of your work.

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