Well there is a title that I thought I'd never have - not me.. but yes, it's true! I've started and completed not one, but TWO quilt tops so far this year! I know, I know - such a rare statement I had to be sure and put it in print! :P LOL While I'm at it - let it be noted that today is just January 16th, 2010!!! ;)
Here's the new project I started and posted about Thursday of this week, maybe you already read my post? no? I guess I sorta got a little head start on JudyL's quiltathon weekend challenge didn't I? ;)
The borders are on, and Friday while the twins napped I laid it all out on the tile floor in the foyer and pined it into a quilt sandwich. I have no real plans on how I'm gonna go about quilting it but take a look at this beautiful fabric they sent in the kit for the backing!
If I actually knew what I was doing, I'd consider quilting it from the backside and following the flowing design that is printed on the fabric. But that's not gonna happen. #1, b/c I have no experience using my machine for free motion and #2, I've already pinned it from the front! :P
I'm glad I thought to take a photo that showed the manufacture b/c I think I'm gonna hunt for this and see if it's available in other colors too b/c I think it would be great framing borders for more I-Spy squares in upcoming quilts that I have planned for the twins later this year...
So I bet you are wondering if I've started on the actual quilting yet.. well no. Simply b/c I have no thread here in my house that is suitable to use. I don't have any yellow or aqua blue NOR to I have any WHITE! Can you believe? no white? That's b/c I always piece using a beige or a greenish neutral thread... and I admit I tested it and it look terrible... so I'll wait until I can go buy some proper thread to use on it before I get started.
Until then, I have another project I can work on.... Stay tuned! ;)
In other news - I got an email from Margaret and she DID receive my Crayola Quilt TODAY! :) Yeaaaa! I'm glad it made it, and especially today since the mail will not be running on Monday. I'm sure that as I type this, she already has it loaded and ready to go ;)
Happy Weekend everyone!
Love from Texas!