Monday, January 30, 2012

Too much or ideal?

City Green is on the longarm!
Gladys is all freshly oiled and ready to quilt tomorrow.  I finished the back and got it on the rollers first.  I have learned this year to trim it to be closer to the width of the quilt.  I also got the batting cut and trimmed, you can see it hanging down in the picture.  I am going to do some stitch in the ditch in brown and then see if I want to switch to green and do some geometric quilting. As it is a wall hanging, I don't have to worry about it being stiff from too much quilting.  (That's funny to think about, I never have too much quilting!)

Now I would like to make a couple of quickie projects before I start on a new quilt top.  Ideally I should have a top being pieced while I have one on the longarm being quilted.  Ideally, another funny concept - my life is not acting "ideally" lately!

Remember the heart quilt I am making as a friendship quilt with Gina?  I have TONS of heart fabric for that quilt and now we are done with the squares!  (Little sob.) 

What to do with the leftovers?  Make an apron, duh!  I love making aprons, they are so fast and such great things to own.  My daughter, Emily, is going to a wedding shower on February 11th and she asked me to make an apron for the bride.  What is more perfect than hearts?

I also found this fabric when looking through my fabulous stash.  (Do not have stash envy - go out and buy ridiculous amounts of fabric yourself!)

I had made a small project out of these fabrics and had plans for a follow up which did not occur.  What to do with the fabric?  (You know where this is going, don't you?)  Make another apron!

There is a new young family in our neighborhood and I have been meaning to go over with a welcome present.  I know, I know, most people bake something.  I am not much of a baker but I sure like to sew!  This will be a perfect welcome to the neighborhood present.

I never have too much quilting, but luckily I have too much fabric.  And while my life is not ideal, my stash is very nearly perfect.  From it I can give gifts from my heart to young women, celebrating their loves and their new homes.  And inbetween time, I can start quilting on my finally done City Green quilt.

Now that's what I call ideal!


  1. We all love our aprons!

    I am switching my link to this to my gmail address so that I can get it on Vacation. Hope that Cliff is settling in...!

    1. Did you read the entry about my lusting after your thread boxes?

  2. PS: The city green looks great!

  3. The new quilt looks great and I know you will have fun finishing it. I also know you will have a great time making the aprons.

    1. It is great to have such fun projects to be working on and even to not have enough time to finish them. That way I have more fun stuff for tomorrow!


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