Friday, October 15, 2010

Impending decision

My post on October 8, 2010 was all about the backing of the Halloween quilt I was working on.  At that time I was unsure of how I would progress with the backing.  Oh the decisions us quilters must face...

I decided to purchase 2 1/2 more yards of the fabric that I currently had.  This is what will look the best for this quilt.  Since it's for Baby A, as he's fondly called, he deserves the best.  This is funny because for the back of Baby B's quilt, it's pieced with 3 different fabrics.  I guess I was mad at him when I decided on that. :-)

So, the next day I put the order in with the quilt shop online that I had originally ordered with and was good to go.  Of course it can't be that easy.  Not only did I order the Halloween fabric but a couple of charm square packs that were on sale.  Unfortunately they didn't have the 2 1/2 yards of Halloween fabric so they sent just the charm squares.  Boy was I mad.  In my special instructions I said I needed the Halloween fabric so cancel if you don't have it.  After reviewing my instructions I realized I wasn't clear enough to cancel the whole order, not just the Halloween fabric.  These sort of things happen when ordering online.  I'm sure I'll enjoy the charm packs.

A hunting I will go, a hunting I will go, hi ho a dario a hunting I will go- the hunt online for more of the backing.  Here's a picture of what I was looking for:

Thanks to, I found the nicest shop called Designer Fabrics Quilt Shop, quiltdesignerfabrics, in Carrington, ND, that has it.  Almost a whole bolt to boot.  Put in the order and bought a whole bunch of other stuff.  I'll be "heading" there again if I need anything!

Why am I telling you all of this in such great detail you ask?  Well, a couple of days ago I was on another blog, quiddity-quilts, and she posted the Process Pledge.  Here it is:

I, Jane, pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t quite put them in the in words or be sure I’m being totally clear.   I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there.   

I think this is so important for me to understand why I'm doing what I'm doing.  Also may give some insight to others as to what's going on in a person's head when a decision is being made.  Pretty deep.

Who know where this will go but it will certainly be an adventure.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Strip Quilts

About 10 years ago I was in a small quilt group and the project we did was strip quilts.  We finished the tops about 9 years ago.  A couple of years later we decided to finish and display our quilts at the Minnesota Quilters Show in Duluth.  This would have been in 2004 or 2005.  Here are the 2 quilts that I own.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bump in the road

So last night I fired up the good ole mangle...

In order to press a couple of fabrics I had yardage of.  One being the backing for the Halloween quilt.

Now to my bump...This is truly just a little bump in the road.  One would almost classify it as mole hill sized and not even coming close to a speed bump.  Anyway, last night I was laying out the quilt, figuring out the backing when I came up about 3 inches short.  Urgh!!

Now I  must decide, do I:
  1. Piece the back and have multiple seams,
  2. Piece in a different fabric,
  3. Buy more of the same fabric,
  4. Buy completely different backing.
Oh the quandry.  I want to decide soon so I can get going on this.  It may be 80 today but pretty soon it will be chilly and I don't want to have a cold child!!

Stay tuned for the decision....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2 down- infinity to go!

So,  2 projects down!!!!

The first one was a graduation present for my nephew.

The second was Halloween coasters.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall UFO's

So today I'm offically joining the Fall UFO club on the Quilter group on Ravelry.  We post our UFO's (UnFinished Objects) and give updates as how they are coming.  Boy do I have a lot of them!

So here we go...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finished Quilts 9-30-2010

Today I have a bunch of quilts that I am passing on.  These quilts are for the church my sister, Lia, attends.  She goes to Mount Olivet in South Minneapolis.  They have a  program where they make quilts for low income children and one of the pastors passes them out.  This year I made quite a few.  They are quick and fun to make.

The first 4 pictures were made from fabrics I bought at Walmart.  The dog quilts were panels that I purchased from Glad Creations.

I'm sure they will be well loved.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This is the first

This is my first attempt at blogging.  It's starting as a link for my Ravelry participation in a UFO group.  Where it will go I don't know but expect a lot of quilt pictures.  Of course I'm far more proud of my 4 beautiful children but am unsure how much I will post pictures of them.  This may also get me to write more.

So these three quilts were for the auction at Luther Point Bible Camp.  This is the camp that the kids from our church, Living Waters Lutheran Church, attend.  The first quilt is one that I made from a kit I purchased at one of the SMQ retreats from the Rogers quilt shop.  The second and third quilts Lia kindly donated the tops and I quilted them.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a bunch more pictures of quilts I did for Lia's church, Mount Olivet.

Back again soon, maybe tomorrow!!