A Quilter's Daybook for March 26, 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.