Friday, February 29, 2008

The weekend is here, and I'm ready for some color

Well, I don't know what the weather is like were you are at, but here in Ohio it continues to be cold and kinda yucky. Woke up this morning to watch another half inch of snow come down, but I have to admit it was rather pretty. It was those big fluffy flakes that are just beautiful to watch fall from the sky. Been feeling better since the last post, I think I was just having one of 'those' days. This is the bird feeder outside our house. Yes I know I need to refill it. But it also got me thinking about the birds coming back. I love to hear them sing. I can hardly wait til they return. Everyone around here is excited that the weekend is here, time to relax a bit and gear up for the next week. Unfortunately I have to work all weekend :( but I'm going to try to make the best of the time I have. At least I'm off Monday :) I am excited to report that I took the plunge and applied to join a couple quiting blog rings. I was thrilled to be accepted to the Scrap Happy Bloggers ring. Yippee! I'm still waiting to see if I get accepted into the other.

I had the day off work yesterday so I got out some projects to brighten things up a bit around here. The first one is one that has been in progress for, well, lets just say quite a while. It is called April Showers, and was from one of the swaps I joined a long time ago. I am hand quilting it, and with my hands I can't always get as much done as I would like in one sitting. So I just keep working away on it when I can. I only have the top border to quilt then I can put the binding on it. I don't know what I'm going to use just yet. I really wish I had more of the blue, but I only have enough to bind maybe half of it .

The picture on the right is a close up of my quilting. I LOVE hand quilting and wish I could do more. Unfortunately, my carpal tunnel won't let me. *sniff* :(

This last picture is a round robin that I was involved in a couple years ago. I am thinking about just using muslin on the back and machine quilting it then using it as a porch quilt. We have a swing on our front porch, but it needs some softness to it. I don't think I would ever leave it outside all the time, but it would be there if someone wanted to make things a bit more 'cushy' or needed a light cover for a cool evening. Both are a nice burst of color to see right now, we need it :)

Still deciding on the layout for the log cabin, but I have decided on borders. I work with mom to be tonight, and gave her my blog address so hopefully she has seen the layouts and I can get feedback from her too. Also did a couple more disappearing 9 patches, and made another journal cover (they are quite addictive). Felt good to make some progress! Well, I am off to get the house ready for the weekend. I always try to get things cleaned up so we can enjoy the weekend, not do chores. Hope everyone finds some time to do what makes them happy :cD Warm country wishes!


Laurie said...

LOVE the quilts! They look so "springy"! And your hand quilting is wonderful! I could never hand quilt anything cuz it's too slow for me! Love your log cabin as well! I like the first layout better!

julieQ said...

Pretty, pretty spring time quilts!! Great job on your baptist fan quilting. Here in Texas, it is about 80 degrees and all the trees are budding out. Hope spring comes soonest to you!

Barb said...

You are very creative...wonderful colors in your quilts! The spring colors should soon chase away the winter in Ohio! Probably about as fast as winter is leaving PA ~ LOL! Thank you for your comment on my blog, it is great to hear from you!

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Jacquie said...

Wow, your hand quilting is even and small. Right now I'm just working on even. These are such fun quilts! I'm with you...COME ON spring!!!