Sunday, January 21, 2007
My 100th Post
Hooray! This is 100th post! Thank you to everyone who stops by here to read what is happening in my quilting life. I know you don't leave comments all the time, but I appreciate every comment that you leave.
DH left the house at 5:30 AM this morning on his way to LA for the week. I rolled over and slept for another two hours. Then I had until 3 PM to do whatever I wanted to do before football started for the day. So how did I spend my day?
First I worked on writing the pattern for my Birthday Garden quilt by making a table runner so I could take pictures of every step. I have a new appreciation for pattern writers. It is tough to write patterns. Although I got the directions written, I'm not entirely pleased with the results. I think the border, at 6 inches is a bit wide. I'm thinking 3 inches would have been better. What do you think? Would anyone like to test my pattern for me? It's a great scrap buster and takes only a couple hours to sew it all together. If you're interested in making the table runner, let me know and I'll send you the pattern.
Once the pattern was written I thought about finishing the binding on my Tulips quilt, but wasn't really interested in doing that. So I cut some muslin squares and ironed some transfers from my Stitch-It kit onto it. In about an hour I had finished this coffee cup. I like the way it looks. The floss got a little fuzzy in places, but it's OK for me. My question is: What can I do with this square now? If want to do some more squares do I have to put the muslin on top of another piece of fabric to make a block? Can I just this piece as a regular piece of fabric?