Friday, February 29, 2008

On a roll!

I don't quite know what has gotten in to me, but I have really gotten my Mojo back! Might be the fist full of vitamins I am now taking since my flu experience, or all the wonderful fabric that is at work, or all the inspiration I am getting from all the wonderful blogs, hmmm! Think it is all of the above :-). Speaking of the flu, Nan has really had a bout of the nasty stuff. Sounds like she is finely starting to feel better. Hope you are back to sewing and creating really soon Nan!

My Red, White and Bold quilt is off to be quilted. I don't know what it is, but the easier the quilt pattern the more I am likely to mess it up.. Got the borders on and realized I had switched some of the rows around. I really thought about taking it apart, but decided it will be fine just the way it is. I have had a very busy week with my binding business--5 quilts this week and this evening I did some more piecing on my 4 patch scrappy quilt.

Last week I was poking around the blogs and visiting Belvie's. She showed a quilt that she was working on that is a Bareroots pattern......the light bulb came on! When I was digging through the quilt closet looking for a pattern for a friend I found this top and had no clue what pattern it was, well that was until I saw Belvie's top and they looked very similar. I checked out the Bareroots website and there was my quilt. After a day of going through my patterns, with no luck finding the pattern I went ahead and ordered one from Bareroots and it came today. There will be all kinds of cute little flowers and vines embroidered all around the blocks. This will be a great take along project. I hate to admit it, but I don't even remember making this top....maybe the quilt fairies were in my fabric closet making it for me, that must be what happened! Thanks Belvie!!

Since tomorrow is March 1 it is time to pick my monthly Christmas project. When Carol and I went to Houston I picked up this cute little quilt kit. It's a Joined At The Hip pattern and should work up really fast, and I just happen to have one of those star hangers in the picture. Speaking of March l, have any of you checked out the quiltathon going on tomorrow? Sounds interesting and think I'm going to do it. Since I'm working tomorrow, my day will be Sunday.
Hope everyone enjoyed leap day, and I don't know if you knew this little fact about the day, calories don't count on February 29th!!! Have a great weekend everyone.

13 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I love that bareroots quilt top! It will look fantastic when it is stitched - but it looks really nice just plain too! How could you forget making it? It's sooooo good!!!!!

julieQ said...

Really like your quilt top. We have all unfinished projects that we find once in a while!!

Doe said...

I'm glad you got your mojo back. I guess, those super-strength horse pills really work! Bwahahaha!!

Kim said...

How funny that you don't even remember making that quilt top! LOL! Well, it will be a great project and it's well on the way to getting done! And you're being SO good about the monthly Christmas project too! Congrats on finding your muse!

Anonymous said...

On the 29th it is also Sadie Hawkins Day, so all the girls could have ask out any boy they wanted to (I think I remember that from Jr. High School) Also any money you spent yesterday doesn't count either. What a great day!!!
Blessings
Judy (O'Flanary's)

Ginger Patches said...

Shoot I wish I would have read this yesterday--I didn't know about the calorie thing LOL!! I love your March Christmas project!!

Nan said...

Thanks so very much for the good wishes, Cheryl! I was doing pretty good on Friday, and now I seem to have taken a few steps backward, but I was told this would happen, so I am hoping to lurch forward into health once again. I am cheered by the wonderful Christmas project you are going to create - it's so cute, hanger and all!
How funny you couldn't remember creating the Bareroots quilt - I'm so glad you re-discovered it - it's going to be a knock-out!
I also had no idea about the no calorie thing on Leap Day!

Sugar Bear said...

Quilting is so lovely - I wish that I could do it. I just have never gotten around to really learning to sew. I can make do with simple things but larger scale - I need to work on!
Karla

Kairle said...

Pretty darn funny that you can't remember making that quilt top. LOL! Kind of a little bonus, huh?

Anne Heidi said...

I wish I could have quilt tops just emerge like that LOL I am sure you will have lots of fun finishing it! I have some of those "hanging on a star" patterns- they are just so cute, have fun with your Christmas project!

Vicky said...

What a great find! I love that quilt. And I also love your new project! You've got your groove back! Hooray! Oh, and about those switched rows ... my new motto, "They stay as they lay!"

Mary Anne said...

PHEW !!! Big sigh of relief that calories don't count on leap day !!!!.....and I'm thinkin' alien abduction re: your brain lapse on that bareroots quilt!!! (which will be darling I'm sure .....so will that very cute March Xmas project you picked out .... and by the way.... quit showing me up by finishing so many Xmas projects, etc!!! :)

Carole said...

I love Join at the Hip patterns. I too have the star! I made the welcome one and it's in my hallway! I think I might have the one you'll be working on! Well I hope I do! Isn't the cutest! I'll be playing catchup! I out of my daze phase! lol