I had a very busy week last week. The weekend I already told you involved very little sewing. Then early in the week I had grandkids a couple of evening and even an overnight. That left me cooking and hanging with the kids…no time to sew.
I did get a little further on my hourglass quilt. Here’s the story on it. I thought I had cut enough neutral or white blocks. I was attaching the last border to find out I was three blocks short.
So I cut more and sewed more…
…and got to this point.
Ruby saw the quilt come out and demanded to sit on it. Here’s a picture without Ruby on it….
Here’s a sneak peak of it close up. Be still my heart…it’s scrappy love at it’s best. This is why I broke the bank and restocked my neutral fabric. I just love it.
So many of these fabrics were gifted to me by you…from the thrift store and more places. See the heart fabric. It’s actually leftovers from a cotton sheet I used as a backing. The one with the blue plaid….thrift store fabric. See the spider sneaking out in the orange section. The neutral stripe is from a blog reader. The Mickey Mouse is from Quilted Twins. There’s one with a blue floral. That came from the thrift store I think. A couple of the polka dots came from the quilt shop in Clear Lake Iowa. Kelli and I bought them there. Many-many of the prints came from all of you as I rarely buy bright colored prints. THANK YOU!! I can look at a quilt like this for days on end…seriously. I adore it. This quilt truly is one that you have to see up close to really appreciate.
I’m pushing hard to get this one wrapped up before the Thanksgiving week. I have family coming home and the mystery will be starting. I’m confident that I will because I ended up this far…A COMPLETE TOP!!
I am this far on the Wild Child Quilt. Yep. It’s a top now too!!
This one got put on the back burner as the Hourglass quilt burned a fire in me to sew on. Seriously it did. This was a center for a bit until I finished the hourglass quilt..then Friday night I told myself I had enough to get the borders on this one and that’s what I better do….and I did. Now to make backings and get them on the quilting frame.
With being this far along, I think it’s time for a new project. I need something to do for 15-20 minutes at a time so I’ll start looking. I haven’t decided if it will be a new project or if I should pull a UFO. Hmmm.
Before I go I wanted to update you on the mystery fabrics I’m pulling. I wrote a post about it HERE…but I added an update about the Quilted Twins mystery bundles.
They have a batik bundle. In fact their batik bundle has been so popular that it sold out twice and this is their third and final cutting of batik bundles for the mystery. The gals said they have been having busy days filling mystery fabric orders. These are the colors for that….
and you can find the batik bundle HERE for $100- which is an awesome deal for batiks. If you’re thinking of getting one, I suggest snagging one QUICK. While you are there, they have fabric perfect for backing too. You can find there batik section here…for $6.99 a yard for many of the batiks, it’s so tempting to break the bank and buy yardage for the backing. Oh my…the mystery has temptations galore.
UPDATE: Quilted Twins has sold out again. They do have another kit available. You can find it HERE.