Monday, January 13, 2014

A Finish Almost

Well once it is quilted it will be a finish.  But right now it is a finished top.

I really love how this turned out.  I chose the same fabric I used in the basket block in the bottom left corner.  I was going to make each border piece a different fabric but I like this fabric.  I had just enough of this fabric for the border but not enough for the binding.  I'm going to make the binding black.

I finished 2 more blocks for Ashley's quilt.  2 more and I can add the border and then it will be ready to quilt.

Right now I'm working on the center medallion block for Pat Sloan's Globetrotting BOM.  I will post a picture when done.

I also have up on my design wall the blocks for the 2013 Country Threads BOM.  I didn't realize how far behind I was.  So I will try and make a set of blocks every day till it is done.  Photo coming later.

Well our weather has been crazy here in Michigan.  A week ago we had -40 degrees with windchill.  It was truly frigid.  Today we are in the +40's.  We took Sammie out to Metro Beach for a much needed walk.  While there I picked up the new park stickers for my three kids (that live near here) and for Terry and me.  We really love the Metro Parks.

I've got Split Pea Soup simmering on the stove and a pile of blocks to be trimmed so I really need to get busy.

Hope your start to the week is going well.  See you later.

Hugs, Cathy


Carrie P. said...

good looking top.
it has been a while since I made split pea soup. enjoy it.

Sherrill said...

Very pretty..did you make it up as you went along or was it a pattern/BOM? I think we were pretty darned close to 70 today. My kinda weather (and forecast for 75 on Wed!! YIPPEE!!).

Anonymous said...

I love this top! Beautiful!

libbyquilter said...

a wonderful top~!!
you are always so very busy and you inspire me with what you get done.
i haven't had split pea soup in forever but it's one of my favorites so i think i'll dig up my recipe . . .


Sharon said...

Love your flimsy top! It looks so good, and the border is great. I never even got mine started, and I'm only about 1/2 done with the Country Threads one. I need to work on that, as I really want to finish it.

You are having crazy weather! I can't even imagine -40*! Yikes! We've warmed up (mid-40's to mid-50's). It rained and the wind blew like crazy all weekend, but now the rest of the week will be cool and sunny! Yay! I'm ready for some sun, as it's been really grey and gloomy here. I'm always more inspired to get some sewing done when it's brighter. I guess because the colors show up better.

donna said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I love how you put the year in the corner. It is much warmer here too. But you can never predict Texas weather. lol

Ginney Camden said...

Your top is very pretty. I love the way you set the blocks together. Cold outside and soup simmering on the stove is a great backdrop for working on your quilt.

Impera Magna said...

What a lovely quilt (top)! Just gorgeous...

We've been having roller-coaster temps here as well... tho not -40 degrees.

Homemade soup sounds perfect for this time of year... I'll be right there!

Doniene said...

Very neat quilt (top)!!!! You have many projects going and I'm anxious to see each one!!

Blessings and hugs!