Saturday, March 2, 2013

Log Cabin Quilting

 Yesterday I spent most of the day quilting this quilt.  It is not mine, but belongs to a friend.  She did a wonderful job piecing it.  I still have to do the binding on it.  Which would you use the cream or the blue?  Those are my only two choices.  
A close up of the quilt.  It is a big one, 98 x 116.
This morning I am starting on this one.  I hope to have it quilted today, it is not really that big.  I think it is a lap/twin size.  It is hard to tell by the photo but it is 2 panels sewn together with 3 borders on it.  I haven't started it yet but I'm a little worried because the outer border with the vine on it is a very thick fabric.  Not sure what you would call it but it seems almost like upholstery fabric.  Another thing is, I don't mind at all using a bed sheet for the backing because most of the time they work well with my machine but the weave on this baby is very tight.  Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck.  :)  It is actually a cute quilt.  I think she said she was giving it as a gift.  The panels have little houses on them.  
 As you can see here, my string quilt is still hanging on the design wall.  I have the borders cut and ready to sew on, I just haven't gotten to it yet.  
 I finally got Richard to work on the upstairs bathroom!  :)  I am soooo excited!  My sewing room is upstairs and every time that I make a trip up those stairs I have to go potty so back down the stairs I have to go...  Anyway...I want that bathroom finished!!!  We've had everything to finish it for over a year but he has just been busy with other things.  So here he is laying the tile.  
 This is once he got the tile down but hopefully sometime this weekend he will grout it.  It is hard to get the exact color of the tile but they are a pearl grey.  My walls are white and the tiles are pearl grey, the fixtures are white and the lights and such are chrome.  I already have the towels, rug, shower curtain and everything else ready to go in it.  It is funny, this is the only room in my house that has white walls!  LOL!  I'm more of a cream/beige girl.  I like warm tones so this white and grey is really not like me at all.  :)
Praying that Hunter has a safe trip today.  As I mentioned in my last post he placed 2nd in the district Science Fair so today he was headed to the regional Science Fair down at the local college over in the next county.  He was a little cranky this morning, I think he was tired and nervous.  I wished him luck and told him that I am proud of him no matter what happens today.  Richard had to have him in town this morning at 6am to catch the bus to take them down to the college.  :)  I'm always proud of my boys, they both mean the world to me.  I feel very Blessed that the Lord let me be their momma.  Okay enough of that I'm feeling sappy....I'm off to get started quilting!!!
Kristie

8 comments:

Deb A said...

All beautiful Kristie. I'd go with the blue to 'frame' the quilt on the first one as a border.
Good luck to Hunter. I'm sure he will do well and have a great learning experience either way.

Yvette said...

Hi Kristie,
Your friend did a beautiful job with her log cabin quilt. I would use the blue to bring out the other blue. Your strings are looking great!

I wish I could hire Richard to come and do my tile floors. That is my next home project as soon as I get enough cash together.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I would do blue for the binding. Awesome on the tile for the bathroom! Hope he can get it all finished soon! :) Woo hoo for Hunter!

Missy Shay said...

I vote for blue for the binding!

Regina said...

My vote is blue binding, love the strings -and can't wait until your bathroom is DONE! I went for a while with no upstairs bathroom and it seemed like FOREVER!!!

Diann Smith said...

blue is my vote

Janet O. said...

Blue is winning, hands down. It gets my vote, too.
I'm glad that upstairs bathroom is getting done. Been there, done that. Ours took three years from the time we finished our upstairs bedroom. It has been so nice to have it for the past year!
I'm not a "white" girl, either. What made you go that direction with this room? Just curious.

Michelle said...

I'd definitely go for blue on the binding. I love your string quilt...great way to use up scraps!! :) I have some catching up to do with blogs...but I'm still here! Congrats to Hunter!