Monday, June 5, 2006

See - I DO know how to quilt!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. The kids discovered that our neighbors were having a garage sale Saturday morning. So after tearing through the house, looking for their money, they ran across the street to see what treasures they could find. Ian immediately found a Tonka bulldozer, still in the box, which he promptly bought for a dollar! He was given a pair of soccer cleats. Maddie was in shoe paradise - but sadly they were all to small. The lady who was selling them (a friend of our neighbor) has a daughter who is a year younger than Maddie - but must have huge feet! Maddie tried on about 10 different pairs - not listening to me saying that they would all be too small for her! She finally had to settle for two pairs of flip-flops that were on the verge of being too small. But she just couldn't walk away from a garage sale without buying SOMETHING! I did manage to buy several very pink pieces of clothing for my niece - who was of course, thrilled.

This picture is to tease (torture) Nines about her b-day quilt! That's the back side of it - the bright orange thing. Judy - I tried the line dancing quilting on it, but failed miserably and ended up unsewing it! Ended up going with a big meander! I also quilted the blue pineapples quilt. I LOVE THIS BLOCK! Thanks again, Bonnie, for sharing such a wonderful pattern!

Yesterday I pinned on this quilt to the machine. I started quilting it this morning and have just the bottom border to go. I tried to do something fancy (haha!) in the corner stars. Tried to use a ruler to do some crosshatching and it didn't come out very neatly. But I am way to lazy to rip it out - so I will just learn to live with it! Aren't you impressed? Quilted three quilts in three days?

DD has Brownie camp this week. 8 a.m. to noon for three days. DS was invited to vacation bible school today, except he called it creation bible school! I am not sure he will stay there by himself but we shall see! I am hoping I can talk the teachers into letting him go to the class with the friend who invited him (she is a year older than him). So I may have the mornings entirely to myself for the next few days! How many more quilts do I have sitting here? Hhhmmm!


  1. I'm impressed at how fast you can get quilts quilted. Um, when you are done with yours, come on over and do mine.

  2. I love the orange backing fabric, I can't wait to see the front!

  3. aha! that's how you finish so many quilts, you have one of them there huge quilting setups! beautiful quilting and i think that big meander works well. i love the bright orange backing for a big blue quilt (complementary colors) - what wonderful and unexpected company!

  4. Wow what progress on the quilts! I can't wait to see the front of that orange one for Nina! And how fun that your son got such a deal at the garage sale! That is so cute!