Friday, June 4, 2010

What is on my design wall

I can't believe that the first week of summer vacation is already gone!!! Oh No!! This has been a really busy week. Tuesday was spent at the dentist getting an old filling redone, not too bad, just one of those things. Wednesday was spent getting my hair done and with doctor's appointments. Thursday was spent doing yard work, cutting the grass and trimming up some bushes. Today I went to a retirement brunch for a friend and co-worker. It was great to see her and celebrate her retirement. After brunch I had some errands to run, returning some clothes I had ordered online, and picking up some books from the library.

Then it was time to do some sewing. A couple of years ago I went to a retreat where we made a scrappy batik quilt from Time To Quilt, (the one on the front of the book).I really enjoyed doing it and decided that I would make a
second one from flannel. I started it a over a year ago and have it listed on my UFO's to finish this year. For some reason I seem to have collected lots of flannel over the last few years. I thought this quilt would be perfect to use some of it up. I have enough blocks to make not one, but two quilts. I have promised myself that I will get these two quilts put together before I start on anything else. After the blocks are put together, there is a narrow gold inner border, there are also a dozen gold stars appliqued randomly across the quilt. The outer border will be homespun, (don't have that yet) I just really want to get the blocks and the inner border together. This has made a huge dent in my stash. I'm not saving all of the little odd pieces that are left after I cut the pieces for the blocks. It feels good to throw those tiny little bits and pieces away!


A Quilter Awakens said...

Hi Brenda,
You have been busy! There is no better feeling than conquering a UFO; I have similar missions on my calendar. Karmen

Sandra Henderson said...

That's going to be a great quilt and looks so "snuggly". Your family reunion sure did look like a great time also! Yes, you've been very busy! XO

Becky said...

I have some red homespun (half yard pieces, I think) that I bought at Sharon and Shannon's sale. Do you think this might work for your borders to the flannel quilts? I'd love to see this book. I've accumulated quite a bit of flannel, too. Did you find anything new at Coldwater Creek? I have A Thread So Thin for you. Do you want it now or in Blue Ridge?

Great visiting with you on Friday!

Micki said...

That's a great quilt...I will hve to look up that book!