Thursday, March 17, 2011

Signs Of Spring Blocks...

I'm getting a slow start this morning. Been up since 5:30am, got Hunter ready and off to school, Richard up and out the door, but just seems like I can't get woke up. So I'm sipping extra coffee this morning. Richard went to pick up the rest of our drywall. We had to pick it up in two trips because there was just too much to haul in one load on the trailer that we have. So he should be back in a hour or two. I'm getting really excited seeing the drywall going up.


Last night I actually did some sewing! I mentioned in my last post that I had a UFO that had all of the blocks pieced, they just needed to be sewn together into a top. Well....I started sewing them into rows last night. This one is called "Signs Of Spring" a very simple pattern to do so the blocks go together quickly. I had an odd amount of blocks....43, so I did a 6x7 setting with one block leftover. I had all of the rows laid out and just wasn't happy with the size, so I have decided that hopefully today I will make 5 more blocks so that I can make it 6x8 and add a border. That will make is bed size. Not sure what fabric I will use on the border but I'm thinking that I will just make a simple straight border. I have already moved some of my yardage out to the new house so I may have some trouble finding a border fabric that I like for it.

As you can see Donkey and Jazz loved the quilt! This is when I was laying them out and I just couldn't keep them off of it. Donkey is doing so much better. He still walks a little odd, like he is a little humped up in the back end and stiff. He has almost gained all of his weight back too. And Jazz, he is as wild as ever! As you can see in the photo he needs brushed! You can brush him out and he just starts rolling around and messes it all up again.


It is supposed to be near 70 today! So I'm hoping I can get myself good and awake and spend a little time outside with my animals! I do miss not getting to spend time with them when it is colder.
Kristie

4 comments:

Yvette said...

I am so glad to see Donkey and Jazz playing together. These are both miracles in your house.

Libby said...

Love that quilt top! and I LOVE seeing Donkey and Jazz!!

Texan said...

I see fabric very often in your quilt tops that I have as well :O)...

Its going to be really nice here for the next week they are saying! We could use a little rain but its hard to not love a sunny warm day!

jillquilts said...

Great blocks! That does look like an easy quilt to assemble... I'm so happy to hear that Donkey is doing much better!