Sunday, September 10, 2006


I added the borders to my mini quilt today. 68 HSTs that finished to 1 inch. Linda said I should put a coin on one of the blocks so you could a good perspective. I would do that, except the quilt isn't laying very flat so for now it's pinned on my design wall. This was the first pieced border I made and I'm not extremely pleased with it. It's OK, but I had to make some adjustments to make it fit. I had to add an extra HST to each side and had to take one HST away from the bottom. I guess I need more work on making all my seams a quarter inch, especially when working with small pieces. I will use this quilt as a table topper for the holiday season. I will make another mini quilt another day. There are 8 other patterns in the package and I want to try a few more of them.

I did my "plan" for today. I hand quilted during the New England Patriots/Buffalo Bills game. I finished the bottom border and have started up the third side. I usually thread 5 needles on the spool when I start a quilting session and I feel good if I use all of them. Today I did that. I may do some more hand quilting later, but not sure. BTW, in case you're wondering, the Patriots did win their first football game.

Will someone give some motivation to do the quilting on my post card? I can't seem to get myself to sit down and "just do it." Not sure why, maybe because I'm still not comfortable with my machine quilting skills. Why did I sign up for this swap???

Well it's time for birthday cheesecake. My DIL turned 22 on Friday and we are celebrating today. Oh, to be 22 again! No, wait, when I was 22 I had two young children and pregnant with #3. I'm glad where I am right now, soon to be 45!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Bruce came home with gift certificates for a weekend at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, OR. The weekend includes two nights lodging, a spa and facial treatment, a massage on the river's edge and a round of golf. It looks like we will be heading to Oregon again next summer. Woohoo! I can't wait!

5 comments:

Patti said...

Oh, lucky you! Have you been to Sunriver before? It's a wonderful, beautiful place. Our quilt group has had retreats there three times. It can get really hot in the summer, however.

sewnut said...

That sounds like a wonderful anniversary gift. And fun to look forward to...
I think you should be pleased with the results on your mini quilt. It is hard to do a pieced border, and the half square triangle will stretch easily so that was a bigger challenge for yourself than you might have planned.

Cynthia said...

well done on doing your first pieced border.
What a great gift. Sounds wonderful and something to look forward to.

Gail said...

Have a great trip-sounds wonderful.

KCQuilter said...

What a sweet table topper! Will look so festive for the holidays!