Thursday, February 28, 2013

Finally Assembled!

 I've made some progress!  First off, I have been prepping some applique.  I usually work on this stuff during the late evening while sitting with the family.  It gives me something to do with my hands. I prepped a few of my Dresden Plates.  
I also prepped a few more baskets.  I haven't worked on these for a while so it is time to get back to them.  I think I only have 60 of them finished.  
Last evening I got all of my rows assembled on my string quilt.  I am pleased with it.  It is the size that I wanted.  If you remember the one that I quilted a few weeks ago I was disappointed in because it wasn't large enough.  So I donated the other one to help raise money for MPS.  I sweet little boy in Hunter's class has this and they are raising money.  So all worked out well in the end.  
Here is a close up.  
I guess this is the fabric that I will use for the border.  It is really all that I can find in my stash that looks okay with it.  I'm going to try to get the borders cut and sewn on today.  
Last but not least....Hunter!  Yesterday he won 2nd place in the district 5th grade Science Fair!!!  So proud of him!!  Now they go on to the Regional competition.  
 I'm off to do some housework and hopefully some sewing before Church tonight!!!


Angie said...

I'm not much of a 'string quilt' girl, but I absolutely love this one!! I think the green border is perfect---can't wait to see it on. :P I'm working on the little baskets too, but only have thirteen of them made. :/

Janet O. said...

When you said you "only" had 60 baskets made I had to smile. I doubt I would ever make it to #2. So 60 sounds like a lot to me--but I know they are small and you need a lot of them for a quilt.
I don't do well making string quilts, but I love the look. This is wonderful, Kristie! Makes me want to wrap up in it. And I think the green will make a good border.
Congrats to Hunter!

Carla said...

It's been a long time since I stopped by your blog and I'm happy to see that you're still making beautiful quilts. Your house is lovely, Kristi.
Way to go, Hunter!

sara said...

I love,love your dresden...