Friday, July 18, 2014

A finish!

I finally finished the binding on my log cabin quilt on Sunday evening. I just went outside this morning and took a few pictures. This measures 82.5 x 82.5 after quilting and binding and washing.
Now to convince hubby I want holes into the wall so I can hang this puppy up on the huge wall that the kitchen and living room share. That will be Monday's project.

My first attempt at machine quilting feathers on my little domestic machine. All free hand. One must start somewhere.

I outlined the blue with a walking foot and did feathers in the cream logs. The border has a wavy line on the tan made with the walking foot and there are swirly circles in the outer blue border made from a template and a marking pencil. Then I free motion quilted them. I had this on me the other night in my recliner and both cats were curled up on it - one at my feet (Sophie - or the white one as my parents call her) and Maxie was on my lap/belly all curled up (the black and white one). It is cat approved!

Miss Emily loves pancakes and I make a puff pancake from this recipe. This is the second one I have made this week..... being on Atkins this week with my hubby means she will get this for the next few days for breakfast since I can't have any. Willpower is a good thing! After my two weeks (hey - down 4 full pounds since Monday morning!!) I am looking forward to trying this recipe out for sweet crepes. They look sooooo yummy. Time for a shower after the yard work this morning. A quick lunch for me and the kids and then it is bowling time this afternoon. I see the pool being exercised later this afternoon before dinner. Speaking of which... I'd better pull something out of the freezer for dinner!

Mom is home to camp as of yesterday afternoon and is doing ok. This is a picture for her of the fountain Greg added to the pool last week. Adds a nice sound as I am sitting out on the back patio. I was hand stitching some hexagon flowers in red while the kids were splashing in the pool last night.


Sandra said...

What a beautiful Blue Log Cabin Quilt. I think you did great on the quilting. I would want to hang this up on the wall too! The pool looks very inviting.

scraphappy said...

Beautiful! It will look fabulous hanging on the wall.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your log cabin looks lovely! Good luck with the hanging. There is a great hanger called Hang it Dang it but they are bit pricey.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Woo hoo on the finish! I just love log cabin quilts, and yours is fabulous! And congratulations on the weight loss! Way to go!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on a terrific finish!

Sheila said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!
Puff pancake looks yummy. So does pool the : )