Monday, November 13, 2006

I had a great weekend. Friday ended a really tough week at work. I have to catalog every tool desk chair, adding machine etc. It’s a big and dirty job. I’ve almost completed so there is a ‘check in the box’ on the task.

I went to work with cloudy skies and came home to 8 inches of snow. It started about 8:30 am. They almost had to close runway as it was coming down faster than they could clean it up. It was gorgeous. I came home and Don and I shoveled our way out.

Chelsey had a birthday party to go to Friday night. Don said he’d drive; the roads were too bad for her. She never complains--- has a healthy respect for cars and weather. We caught up on some TV we’d missed and I sewed. Look-----


The buggy Barn Heart Crazies is complete. I told you I had run out green border fabric. I sent a swatch to the quilt store and they couldn't match it. It was a Moda marbles. Who knows what shade of green. It was my own fault…I got greedy. I decide a 2 ½ inch border would look better than a 1 ½.

Libby said doing something to aggravate the quilt police. I thought about it. I’ve been really looking at the Lynda Hall patterns and she does some great things with borders, so look at what I came up with. I even have a 12 inch piece of the green left over.

I didn’t tell Chelsey ---a tough critic----. I finished it and showed her, she thought it was supposed to be this way. Victory.

I made a journal cover from a previous post. It was easy and fun. Pictures, tomorrow. I’ve even got 2 more cut out.

I better get to work---

Gratitudes
1. Safety in the weather.
2. Time in my sewing room.
3. 12 kids in Sunday School.

30 comments:

Cynthia said...

your Buggy Barn quilt looks great. I love the photo with the snow in the background.

Gail said...

How clever, love your border solution. Also love looking at YOUR snow, but glad I don't have to contend with it here.

Anonymous said...

I just love your heart quilt - especially the photo of it in the snow!!

anne bebbington said...

I love what you've done with that border - very maverick but looks just like it's meant to be - good for you for not getting stumped by too short a piece of fabric - the top looks gorgeous :o)

Angie said...

I love how you bloggers take pictures of your beauties in all kinds of weather...the quilt is beautiful,and I really like the pieced borders...and your snow is beautiful too! :D

Clare said...

Love it!

What Quilt Police? *vbg*

Lovely and autumnal here today, though a lot colder. The leaves on the trees are finally turning. You'd love it!

Anonymous said...

Such a good "save" on the border.

jpquilter said...

what a fun quilt and how great it looks hanging in the snow. we have lots of rain and wind here - I don't really like snow so I am glad it is in your yard and not mine
juliann

Melzie said...

That quilt looks great, all my favorite colors, it looks very vanilla'y :) xoxo melzie

Libby said...

Your quilt turned out great -- can't you just hear those police ladies gasping for air *s*

Joanne said...

Ooooh -- your buggy barn is beautiful. I love the colors. And the borders look great.
You can keep the snow up there though!

Nancy said...

Your crazy hearts is beautiful! And the border is perfect. If you hadn't told us we wouldn't have know it wasn't supposed to be that way. Good job!

Laurie Ann said...

Great border treatment! The whole quilt turned out great!!

Patti said...

The quilt looks really great. I think pieced borders are much more interesting that plain borders anyway. It's impossible to tell that it "wasn't supposed to be that way". Glad your daughter likes it!

Norma said...

Your buggy barn quilt is fabulous! ...........but the weather in your part of the world looks very cold! Stay warm.

Ama said...

It looks fantastic. The pieced border adds to the quilt. I love the colours too.

Fiona said...

Beautiful - such lovely soft colours - and I can't imagine the border being any different than it is - perfect!

Lisa D. said...

What a beautiful quilt and a really nice photo of it!

Judy said...

I like to do that sort of add along border when I forget and didn't have a long enough piece to make a solid border with no seams. Stick something in the middle and it's liek you meant for that to be there all along!!

I think it turned out super!!:o) Very pretty!! and I am super jealous of the SNOW!!!

Carol said...

It is wonderful! Lynda is a really good friend of mine...I'm going to share this with her...she will be so happy. No quilt police here :)

Anonymous said...

It looks wonderful, I would never know it wasn't supposed to be that way.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Hanne said...

Your Buggy Barn hearts looks wonderful !!

May Britt said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I wonder if I have to order this pattern LOL Seems like there is a season for making hearts these days.

Dawn said...

It is wonderful! I loke your new little border! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Great quilt!! Love the colors! Very creative work on those borders! It really gives additional interest to the look.

Nina In Norway said...

It is stunning. I love the pattern I love the colours and i just love your solution on the border.

ForestJane said...

I like the interest you've added to the border!

But that background... brrrr *shivers* How many inches of snow is that?

Bonnie said...

The Buggy Barn quilt is wonderful - and the innovative border makes it an original!

Marcie said...

Your BB Hearts looks awesome! I love scrappy borders. Yours just fills the bill. Don't you feel so creative?!

Shelina said...

Your Buggy Barn quilt is so beautiful. Very clever border treatment!