Monday, August 4, 2008

Chaos quilt completed!.. almost.

I did get a bunch of sewing time in this weekend (thanks hubby!) and was able to pin, FMQ and get the binding sewn onto the quilt. I just need to finish hand sewing the last side down to the quilt. I think Aidan already likes this one with the bright colors... he was staring at it yesterday as soon as I brought it downstairs... and was looking at it all night! I guess he likes the kitty faces in bright colors on the black background for the backing. Here is a picture of the front... sorry it is not flat but it is a big quilt! 70x70.

Now I know that is too big to quilt on my machine... way too bulky in the middle. I just used a black cotton thread for the quilting on top and bobbin. I am getting better at this but still not 'perfect'. Good thing I still have a good 6-8 tops that need to get quilted. I hope to get through them by the end of the year... since I will be losing my quilting room early next year... or rather relocating it somewhere else in the house.

The goals this week are to make a Chelsea bag and get DH's quilt pinned. I also want to go blueberry picking and possibly raspberry picking this week and get those frozen and possibly make some jam.... it looks like a rainy week so we'll see if that gets done or not. Oh, and will try to get back to my 'normal' gym schedule too, since I only made it there twice last week.
Ok, time for Aidan's breakfast. Hope you all have a great week.



Barb said...

I want to come and play... and pick berries. Can't wait to see your Chelsea bag. I haven't made that one yet. My strawberry "picking buddy" moved to Oregon but I can't complain too much cause I moved about two hours away from the strawberries too.

Kristie said...

Wow! Your quilt looks wonderful no wonder the baby liked it! The berries sound so yummy!

Moneik said...

Your quilt is so cute! I'm sure Aidan loves it since it's so bright. Good luck with the machine quilting. It gets easier the more you do it.

Juryizstillout said...

It really rocks! If it's true that color makes babies smarter, yours will be a genius!

Great job! As far as the quilting goes, Diane Gaudnsky, who has won practically everything to win in quilting, has some books to help with that. She does all hers on a regular machine. And through reading her books, I found that I could, too. Just a thought...