Oct 10, 2010

Stars Baby Quilt, ready to be quilted

I'm making progress on this quilt.  I sewed on the green gingham border. So now, I still have to finish tying (not much headway there) the liberated quilt I made for the Amish-Gee's Bend Challenge (see previous posts)  and I have to pin baste this one.  I'll be busy.  I don't like to have a lot of quilt tops hanging around, so to speak.  It's important to me to complete each quilt top as I go along.  I feel a real sense of accomplishment after I finish sewing on the binding.  So now I have two to work on.  I'm also crocheting a shrug for myself, knitting a sweater for my daughter, plus I had a big idea yesterday on how to use up some green baby yarn that's been in my stash for ages, and started knitting a baby sweater.  This sounds like a big bunch of stuff, but--I did complete a sweater and cap for my granddaughter yesterday evening--so stuff is getting done, eventually.  By the way, I made a baby hat and booties for my doctor last week.  I have an appointment with her this week.  My dentist just went on maternity leave, too.  Good news, people keep having babies!
And another thing, I'm reading a cute book That Dorky Homemade Look by Lisa Boyer.  It's an amusing book about sewing quilts. A quote: "Give it (the quilt) to someone you love dearly.  They must drag it around the house, wrap themselves up in it when they have a fever, spill something brown on it..."

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Your little stars quilt is so cute!

Oh my, you ARE busy! You make me feel like a slug!

I loved That Dorky Homemade Look! She's so funny, and right.

Clare said...

My - you are busy. Love the stars.

Miri said...

I just love this happy little quilt!

I should be more like you-I have a closet full of quilt tops that need to be quilted. Now that the weather has cooled off some, I'm going to try to finish somethings-starting with my drunkard's path-I'm working on the border!

Katie said...

I love this quilt top, the stars are awesome. Since I am new to quilting I am forcing myself to finish each quilt before I start a new one. It's not an easy task.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

The stars are so cute! I need to learn to stitch the blanket stitch... They look great with the scrappy blocks!