Friday, February 24, 2012

Hey There Y'all

First off, let me show you a few quilts that I have done over the past few days. Actually, there was one more but for some reason, I didn't get a photo of it. It was a very pretty patch quilt and the fabrics had butterflies on them. I'm not sure of the fabric line but it was really cute.

This first one was a beautiful "Tossed 9-Patch" in 30's fabrics. It was so pretty and fresh looking. Just makes me want to dig out my 30's reproduction fabrics and make one, but I don't have a clue where they are. :) It reminded me so much of Spring!
In this photo you can see the fabrics a little better, I just loved it! This is another one that I quilted and I just loved it too! These quilts will certainly bring you out of the Winter Blah! This is a "Happy Hour" quilt. Again the fabrics were so bright and pretty. I hated to see them leave. The first two (the 30's and the one that I didn't get a photo of) were dropped off at the quilt shop this morning and the Happy Hour and the antique scrap quilt that I did last week are on their way back to Ohio. I got a new shipment of batting in a couple of days ago.....and I don't have a clue where I am going to put it!!! LOL! They are huge rolls! Right now they are just sitting in my sewing room but I need to store them somewhere, I'm thinking I will store 2 of them in the guest room since it will not be used that often and if it needs to be used I can just move them back to the sewing room. I need to get Richard to put my batting bar back on my frame so that I can store the roll that I am using back under my frame. As you can see, my sewing room is still a mess. I'm hoping within the next couple of weeks the walls will be painted and hopefully I can get my huge pile of quilts refolded and put away. Mom is going to help me do some painting over the next couple of weeks. Well actually, she will be painting and I will be quilting! I got a little behind on customer quilts because of my side pain. I am still having some pain but it just mostly feels like a bad cramp now. So I take some Motrin and it is tolerable. So expect to see several more customer quilts over the next several days!! I've got to get caught up! :) I got my results back from the PAP test that I had and all was normal with that, thank goodness. So as of right now, I have another pelvic ultrasound scheduled for April 20th (I think) to see if it has grown any over the next 2 months. If it hasn't then I don't plan on having anything done as long as it doesn't bother me and like I said I'm not even having pain on that side. She assured me that if I did have to have it removed that I would only be down for a couple of days and then I would be back to normal. So that was good news.

Well, my oldest son, Andrew turned 19 today! Hard to believe that he is 19. I'm so proud of him, he is such a good boy. I'm proud of both of my boys. So what are his plans for his 19th birthday on a Friday night??? HOMEWORK! He has some homework and an online test that he has to do tonight.

While I was at the quilt shop this morning, I picked up a few fabrics!!! I will not be doing any sewing for myself until I get caught up on customer quilts but I got them to put in my stash. I picked up 12 yards. The blue, dark brown and the print beside it were on sale/clearance. I got them for $2.50-$3.00 a yard!! The beige print on the right end, that is the one that I was using in my Everlasting Wreath blocks, I wanted 3 yards but they only had 1.5 yards of it, so I will have to find more of it online. It is a Bonnie Blue Basic, I almost hate to order it online because I know it will cost so much more than the $6 per yard that she sells it for. I just love that her fabrics are $5-$6 per yard.
Anyway, I will order it and put it back for later when I get back to working on that quilt. Right now I want to finish my log cabin blocks. I have been working on those when I have to sit down and take short breaks from the quilting frame. It works out great that way. I usually quilt at the frame for an hour or so and then take a break and sew a block or two instead of going back downstairs. That way I can get the customer quilts done and a few of my blocks too!!

That is all for now, I have to check on supper!!! Salmon, corn on the cob, green beans, cornbread and German Chocolate cake for dessert! Giggle, I hate fish or seafood of any kind so I will be having a Hot Pocket!!! :)


Sew Unique Creations said...

Pretty fabrics! Will you quilt for others if I were to send quilt tops through the mail? I'm trying to find a few more long arm quilters! Two of mine have quit or moved away!!!

Melodie said...

Have you seen any blogs where people hang their rolls of batting from the ceiling? If I had high enough ceilings I'd try that. You could hang a quilt in front of it if you didn't want to see it. My rolls of batting are in a free standing wardrobe.

Libby said...

Very Pretty quilts!! I love that one in the 30' makes me want to dig out my 30's fabrics too!
Glad you are feeling better. Buying fabric usually makes me feel better anyway! btw..go ahead and send me a piece of that German Chocolate cake! Yum!

Janet O. said...

I'll eat your share of the salmon!!!
That 30s quilt is fresh and springy. Very fun.
I love the fabrics you picked up, though. Those are my kind of colors, and at $5-6 a yard, I'd buy it up. I just stopped at a quilt shop an hour away on the way home from a wedding reception. They carry a line I can't get locally. I found what I needed, for $10.50 a yard!! Yikes! I wanted 3 yards so I wouldn't have to piece any of the border for this large quilt, but I settled for 2. I'm going to be piecing it!

Yvette said...

I am so glad your test results came out great. That is the most important thing. I love the 30's quilt. I need to get out my 30's fabrics and make something.

Andrew must be doing much better after his accident. Thank God! Has he replaced his truck yet?

Me and My Stitches said...

Such pretty quilts! Thanks for sharing. Glad you are feeling a little better!

lil red hen said...

So good to hear from you again! I've been worried that you were still feeling bad.

You're quilting is really nice and I'm glad you get to sneek in a little piecing for yourself.