November 9th, 2008 - What’s Up

 So I see that I haven’t posted for 2 weeks. Last month was an awful month for me. First I had the flu or some kind of virus for a week and it ruined my Thanksgiving holiday. Then after I recovered from that I was good for a week and then I got this cold that I can’t seem to shake. It hasn’t really amounted to something that I should go to the doctors for but it’s still here 2 weeks later. At least I am feeling better and have actually accomplished something. I put the binding on quilt #1 of 10 that is at the quilters.It’s the only one that I have gotten back. I wanted to give it to my husband for our 25th anniversary and I did with 45 minutes to spare. Actually with one year and 45 minutes to spare because for some reason I thought this was our 25th, not our 24th. It could happen to anyone, right?

Here’s a pic of the anniversary quilt. My husband saw this quilt in a store in Michigan, said it looked like a man’s quilt and that HE wanted to make it. So we bought the fabric and the book, Strip-Pieced Quilts, and there the fabric sat on my cutting table for a couple of months. So I washed it, pressed it and my hubby said he didn’t know there was that much worked involved and still there it sat. So I cut it out and sewed it together and gave it to him for Christmas 2 years ago. Still it wasn’t completely done. So I finished it and had it quilted by Deb and gave it to him. End of story. Oh yeah, he loves it! His Man Quilt!

 Here are most of the Buck-a-Block squares. I purchased the finishing kit to make them 16″. Now when I get the last 3 blocks I can make them biggie sized and have it ready for the sashing and borders. I think that I might have to buy (cringe) fabric for the sashing. I am going to use the extra coloured fabric that I have for the cornerstones and I might get away with using the light coloured for the sashing. I am going to wait until I have all the blocks done and then audition what I have and see if it works. I hope it does and then I won’t have to buy any more fabric for this project except for the backing. I even have the binding already.

 I am supposed to be getting 2 more quilts from the quilter this week and will post some pics of them. I am not going to let the quilts tops build up like that again. I still have a few more that I would like to get quilted but Christmas is coming and I have a bathroom renovation about to start and that is going to eat up all my spare cash for some time. Lucky for me that I have enough fabric in my stash to keep me busy for at least 10 years or more and I’m not kidding. I will show some before and after pics of the bathroom so you can see how gross it really is. I can’t wait to see it finished.

That’s all for now.

Talk to you later.


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