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?

14 comments:

Su Bee said...

Congrats on #100! I've not been a good commenter, but I'm a good reader, and you are a good read!

Norma said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That is quite an achievement! Keep up the sharing!

May Britt said...

Happy blogiversary. Some times we have time to comment and sometimes not. I have applied for more hours per day, but have not got it yet LOL

Cynthia said...

congratulations on your 100th post. Your little stitchery looks great. Hope you'll do some more to add to that block.

Libby said...

Congrats on your 100th!
Love your little coffee cup -- a great design.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Congratulations!

Your stitching is very good, love the cup.

paula, the quilter said...

Congrats on 100! Your stitchery looks good. To use it in a block would depend on the fabric you stitched. If it is a thin fabric you can back it with a lightweight fusible interfacing (like that used in garments) otherwise don't worry about it.

Anonymous said...

your block is just fine as it is....it is a block !!! and you will love the results...will look like an old timey quilt.....and congrats on your 100th post....I am always looking for something new on blogs....and I get to yours pretty often.....Chris

Anita - aka Granny Patches said...

I'd like to test your pattern if you haven't gotten other volunteers yet. I always wanted to be a pattern tester. Would it be good for a beginner to try too? I'm teaching my SIL how to piece tops.

dot said...

Congrats, Looks like your coffe block turned out nicely. I would just use as is, muslin is used for backing just fine. Maybe a snowball nine patch with the embroidered pieces for the snowballs.

Judy said...

Congrats on the 100th post! Enjoy your time while the DH is gone.

Judy L.

Clare said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I love the coffee cup.

KCQuilter said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!! Love your quilt and the stitchery.

Pam said...

100 posts! It's been fun getting to know you...and looking forward to having you visit when you come back to Oregon.