Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Starburst is quilted!

My wonderful MIL took the kids for the day today so I finally got a chance to sew. Of course - it was a very early leave morning as we followed Daddy to work and drove him from the car place to the store so they could work on the car today. At 123,000 miles it needed some work before he travels a bit over the next few weeks. Then it was another 50 minutes to Grandma's house to drop the kiddo's off and then another 40 minutes home. Lots of driving but very worth it. When I got home I chopped up some veggies to get them out of the fridge and pulled one of the ham hunks from Easter out of the freezer. Some pasta got boiled up and I made a cold pasta salad with ham, broccoli , tomato, cucumber, onion and olives and then I also made a batch of french lentil soup with the rest of the ham that I pulled out this morning. Once that was all set in the crock pot... I pulled a quick lunch together with some leftover spaghetti squash, tomato, feta cheese, roasted peppers, onion and kalmata olives. Yummy. I have a little bit left over so lunch tomorrow is all set for me too! Then it was off to the sewing room.

I got 2.5 hours in the sewing room today. I pinned the Starburst quilt and then was able to quilt it up. This is the star struck pattern from Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville.  I just did some meander with loops and there was a lot of cursing muttering with skipped stitches and breaks but I got it done. Note to self - make sure you have some of the good quality thread the next time you quilt. I already had made the scrappy binding so I stitched that onto the top and it is all set for some hand sewing the binding down this evening. I tried something new and cut a 10 inch square, folded it in half and stitched it to the back while I was putting the binding on. This will be the label. 

I am debating on writing the hidden words on the label... I think I'll just let her find them and see how she does. I have a Mindy, SHS (Spaulding High School), 2012, A G cleff and some music notes. I was going to add an M for McDonalds and Ben &Jerry's but with the above muttering I decided to nix those from the quilting. Those were her jobs during high school. She will be working at Ben & Jerry's again this summer at their main plant in Waterbury,VT. So, if you are in the area and go for a tour check and see if your tour guide is named Mindy. It might be her!


Angie said...

Just beautiful! Mindy will love it!

Sheila said...

Oh My! It's stunning. Great quilt!

Cyn said...

Super quilt. You did a wonderful job.

scraphappy said...

Beautiful. I love the pattern you used. The black background fabric looks so good against the brights! Perfect binding too -- so smart to have it ready to go -- really helps with getting things finished to have all the prep work done ahead.