Saturday, March 26, 2011

FNSI and updates on list

I have been pretty productive so far this weekend! I hope that tomorrow is just as good...

Last night, I finished the quilting on the practice quilt. I was trying to float the top, but I ended up pinning the top to the rail so that it would help hold down the puffiness of the poly batting. I definitely felt better about the quilt design when I was done with the quilt.

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Once I took this quilt off the frame, I loaded up the quilt for Andi and then prepared a load of donations to Goodwill.

This morning, I tried to walked the dogs, but it was windy and VERY cold so we gave up and went back inside. I loaded up my car with the donation and the rest of my stamp sets and headed out to meet a lady who was buying the rest of the sets. WOO HOO!! Now, I just have a few more things to get rid of and then I can straighten up the basement. Nice! After I met the lady and dumped off my donation, I ran a couple of other errands and came home. So nice to be in a warm house while the wind was blowing outside.

I started quilting Andi's quilt right around noon and didn't get finished until 6:30. I managed a few breaks in there, but it was probably about 5 and 1/2 hours of quilting and I went through about 8 bobbins of Bottom Line. I am not sure if I can show the whole quilt on my blog, but here is a picture of the quilting. The fabric is navy blue and the top thread was a Navy Coats and Clark.

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And here is my list from yesterday with my updates.
  1. Finish practicing new quilt design on the practice quilt on the frame
  2. Load and quilt Andi's quilt
  3. Borders on Split Decision
  4. Finish pressing Star Struck. And once I get them pressed, I will decide whether I want to sew the quarters into blocks or put the project away for another time.  I plan on pressing these as soon as I finish this post. 
  5. Piece backing for Regina's quilt and load onto frame. It will be ready for quilting next week and weekend. I just need to have it finished before the Quilt Show.
  6. Cut the fabric for the flamingo and Maxine quilts. I was thinking that I could start working on this tonight, but I am kinda pooped! 
  7. Pull fabrics for next set of Midget Blocks.
  8. Prepare another donation to Goodwill and drop it off. 
  9. Taxes
I'm doing pretty good so far!

Max says, "Forget the quilting and the bones.... It's just you and me!" He gets a little antsy when I quilt - it's not his favorite past time for me. lol

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8 comments:

Jennifer said...

You had a great day! Way to go with the 5 1/2 hours of quilting - I don't think I could make it that long! The quilt looks great!

QuiltSue said...

I love the texture your quilting has given.

Denise in PA said...

Love the way you quilted the quilt - I've seen that before, I love the texture it gives. I'm going to have to try it! Good for you for pushing through and finishing - I can never quilt that long in one session (I think it's because I like the piecing more than the quilting!)

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Sounds like you're working on that list. Poor Max, he's so abused.... (wink)

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

being "kinda pooped" in allowed after that quilting marathon session!

Great progress! :0)

Kate said...

Congratulations on your progress. I love the backing fabric on your practice quilt. It looks like Ms. Spider from one of Kiddo's book.

elizabeth said...

Jill that little quilt is so cute, someone will be lucky to get it. Who could resist spending time with that sad little face. I get tired just reading all that you get done in one day. Happy Quiting

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Quilting looks good. Cute fabric. You got tons done!