Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Quilters Daybook

A Quilter's Daybook for March 26, 2009
for today, March 26th, 2009 ...
Outside My Sewing Room Window...our yellow lab, remington, is having a good ol' time rolling around in the grass. it's funny when he does it after the grass is cut, his yellow coat turns green...

I am thinking...about the projects i want to get done this weekend and if the baby is going to feel well before my sister leaves for the desert tomorrow.

I am thankful for... my sister who has so generously offered to take ALL the kids including the baby with her to the desert this weekend!!! i don't think bob & i have ever been home alone for more than a day. i'm hoping that the happiest baby is feeling better by tomorrow!

One of my Favorite things...is this quilt that was made by my great-grandmother. i'm not sure if she's made other quilts...this one is a treasure.

I am working on...my easter quilt. i've got 4 of the 5 stitcheries done. i've been working on them while the kids are in the tub. (note to self...multi tasking is good, but next time don't use a water soluble marker...)


I am looking forward to...spending time with bob and quilting all day long on saturday...

On the Longarm is...patti's civil war quilt.

A tip from the sewing room...it's important to use a 'scant 1/4" seam' when quilting, especially if you are making a sampler quilt. to be sure that you are sewing with a scant 1/4", i would recommend sewing together 4 x 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips. the finshed block should measure 4 1/2" square.
I thought I'd share... this book from jan patek. i know it's a 'fall' book, but if your start now, just think what you could get down. i love it not only for the quilts, but the photographs are awesome! my favorite is the picture of the squirrel on the back of the book.


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7 comments:

Marie said...

I loved your quilters Day book as always. That Easter quilt you are making is going to be the sweetest thing. I love all the blocks that you are embroidering for on it. And, your great grandmother's quilt? Well, it's absolutely beautiful! What a treasure!

Mistea said...

I have just come and had a look around. I admired your work - beautiful and smiled a lot at your children stories. Enjoy all that inspiration. Lucky you.

Aunt Suz said...

I am so excited to take all the kids this weekend it should be a blast even if Nolan is not feeling the best we will get through it. Love you and hope the two of you enjoy your weekend. Just think I can start doing this more often

Jeanette said...

Enjoy your quiet weekend! Your easter quilt looks really cute! I've been addicted to Jan Patek patterns lately, but don't have that book yet. Which quilt are you going to make? Have a great weekend!!

Sherri said...

I also love the Quilter's Daybook posts...your grandmother's quilt is a treasure...and thanks for sharing the Jan Patek book as well!

Judy said...

The Easter stitchery blocks are so cute! Love all the pictures and your great progress fro the week!

Katherine said...

So glad you and Bob are getting some time together. How fun. I love the civil war quilt. Some day I want to do one just like it. It looks like it might be something I can do some day. Your great grandmother's quilt is such a treasure. It looks like it's in great shape. Think of all of your great-grandchildren who will one day have treasures from you. Luckies. :)