Thursday, January 1, 2009

One Down Many More to Go!!

I wasted no time today finishing up this quilt top!! Last night I posted about this and how I was uninspired by it and never bothered to finish. Today was overcast and miserable, the perfect day to stay inside and get some quilting done.

I set about ironing the remaining fabrics for the borders, cut up the 4 7/8 squares of yellow and assorted leftovers for the pieced border. Did some quick chain pieceing and bada-bing I am finished! There is one problem and that is that I don't have enough backing material. I need three yards and preferably I would like '30s print, I ordered some off the FatQuarter Shop last night. This little gem will have to wait until next week, once the fabric arrives I will get it pinned and ready for my machine quilting exercise!!!

I am so glad that I finished this, it's really cute and to be honest it was silly of me to just toss it aside. While finishing up the pieced border, FarmerBoy walked by my sewing area and without prompting (I usually ask 20 times what he thinks, knowing full well he will always tell me how beautiful my work is and how talented I amLOL!!!!) said that we should hang it at the top of the stairs "it's so cheerful".

I am off to clean up my sewing area and then my little sidekick and I are going to watch Mama Mia for the 40th time!!! I just need to find my sequined bellbottomed jumpsuit and platform shoes!!

Happy sewing!
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VerrySherry said...

what a clever border. Oh, how I would love to sit and sew sew and sew. I'm trying to build in some time starting...verry soon!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hi Anne Marie! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I glad I got to meet another Mamma Mia fan, LOL. Will definitely have to go out and buy the DVD now.

Love the quilt top you've just finished, I love stars...

Micki said...

I love the quilt! It is wonderful when you finish a project!
Happy New year to you!

Rhonda said...

Great quilt and a great start for the New Year. I'm very happy that we have become blogger buddies. Take care! I'll pop back by soon.

Carolien said...

Hello Anne Marie,

Happy New Year to you and all your beloved ones too! I wish you all the best for 2009.
Your stars are so nice to see and so fresh, I look forward to see the final result!
Have to catch up with your blog, I am far behind, shame on me!

Have a nice week & hugs, Carolien