Thursday, September 24, 2009

Today's the Day

It's today, but the quilt is not done. I did however have a great time in the SW. I called to commemorate the day and tell him again that his present is coming in December. Upcoming schedules will give me plenty of time to get it done. I'm hoping to have made significant progress by the time my mom comes for her next visit.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Time to Decide

I'm fast approaching the moment of decision on a few things. First of: the star. Scrabble boards have a star in the middle the orients the board. I'm torn on this. If I do it the quilt then has a way that it "goes." If I leave it out any side could be the top. Next, if I do the star ought I to also do the Double Word Score type text? I think if I do the star I'll just embroider a label along the edges of it that no one will notice unless they know it's there. If I don't do the star I'll add a label to the back. As I am finishing assembly these become now or never decisions, once it's together I'll have missed the chance. SO, should I star or not? Double Word Score or not?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Triangles Are Finished!

The kids spent the last couple days at Grandma and Grandpa's. Owen spent the night then refused to leave so he and Lily stayed while I went and bought more thread (I ran out of light and dark blue the first day). Then as neither wanted to leave after that they stayed until Grandpa dropped them off on his way to work.
The end result was that Owen and Lily had a great time and I got the triangles finished.
The quilt top itself is nearly finished. I have to add the border, but considering everything else I've had to do I pretty much reached the no-brainer stage of assembly.
Last night I ironed the fabric for the backing (all 9 yards of it, yep, 27 feet) and the light brown for the border. Next step cutting.
(here's a pic of the back. you can see all the seams and how much sewing and ironing were involved.)

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Tomorrow the kids are going to Grandma Cindy's house. She's even bringing them back for dinner, ribs. But that means I won't even have to go get them. My plan is to clean the downstairs bathroom (it's the one Owen uses all day, it needs to be cleaned) and then sew triangles all day. I'm curious how many I'll get done. Hopefully at least all the light blue.

I just remembered that I was supposed to post a picture, so here are two:
for some reason the pink looks really yellow; it's not, it's just the lighting.
see what I mean about the light blue, the thread is too dark now that it's sewn. It was the best match I could find though. Again the lighting is a little weird.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I have all the pink triangles sewn on. I'm onto the light blue now. Next post will have a picture. It looks pretty stinkin' good. The pink thread was a total match. The light blue doesn't look quite as light as the fabric. The dark blue won't blend like the pink does at all, and I don't remember how the red matched; it was a while ago in JoAnn's.