Saturday, March 10, 2007

Spring green

DH has been out of town for a couple of days and the house is a pigsty (according to DD who is sitting next to me reading as I type). Thursday was spent passing out fundraising products (cookie dough) to parents. Yes, all day. I was at the school from 8:30 until 4:30. Not my idea of fun. But I survived. Yesterday morning I got to spend time trying to round up volunteers for the upcoming book fair. Can you tell that I am in PTA? Next year I am going to be a vice president. I am hoping that means a lot less of the actual labor and a lot more supervising! Haha!

So housework has not been happening. Yesterday I did manage to load the dishwasher and do a couple loads of laundry. DH will be home around dinner time so today will be spent picking up the house. It is amazing what a mess the place can become if I don't make the kids pick up their stuff on a daily (if not hourly) basis.

Last night I did manage to sew the binding onto this quilt. The reason it got done so quickly after the one pictured in the last post was because I used the same fabric for both bindings. I had about two yards of binding left over from the first quilt. It is the same fabric that I used for the backing on the lime green quilt. So after trimming the green quilt, I took the leftovers and used it to make up the rest of the binding. Once again, I put the whole thing on by machine.

I also started on a pillow case for DS. I bought some train fabric about two years ago, meaning to make him a pillowcase, and never got around to it. Since I don't have a serger ( and I hate seams that unravel), I am doing french seams. It takes some time but it looks so nice and polished when you are done. I will post some pictures when I get it done.

In the January/February issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting they gave directions for making a quillow. It looks so easy and cute. It would be a great way to use up some stash! I think I am going to make a pink one as a birthday present for a little girl from church. She will be going to kindergarten in the fall and they have to bring a blanket or a towel for nap time. In case you don't know what a quillow is, it is a blanket (quilt) that folds up into it's own pillow case that is attached to the back, making it into a little pillow. I will show you my progress when I make it.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Luck of the Irish!!! You're ready for St. Patrick's Day....

  2. love the movemnet caused by the curved seams in this quilt!

  3. I love your colors...and your curvatious piecing, Sarah! It must look like Spring has sprung in your house!

    (Has anything arrived from ND in your mailbox yet???)

  4. WOW! That is green! Just looking at it gets me in the mood for Spring!!!

    Good luck with PTA job. I was president last year at our elementary school. Keeps you more than busy!

  5. The green quilt is shouting Spring allover! It is beautiful. Thanks fo sharing