Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy National Quilting Day!

I had a happy surprise when I went to the P.O. Box yesterday afternoon and found a huge box full of quilts!  Between these and the abundant sunshine this week I believe my quilting mojo has been restored, just in time for National Quilting Day.

Joanne has done an absolutely wonderful job on these.  I couldn't be happier with how they all turned out, and can't believe she was ever worried or didn't like a couple of them. She had the freedom to do whatever she wanted and I tried to assure her there was no way she could ruin them (her worry).  And I told her time and again that they were just tops hanging in the closet, but she was making them into quilts.  She played around with a pantograph and freehand quilting as well as boogie boards (or something like that!).  She says she learned a lot... including some new choice words.  hahaha

I set about trimming them all last night and made bindings for three of the four.  I'm debating about the orange binding, but I want to make it look more gender neutral and not so baby boy-ish colorwise.  I started on the binding for the red quilt first as I want to send it and another to Alycia for her QOV projects.  Better pictures will come once they are washed & fluffy.

Binding kept me up VERY late last night, and I couldn't believe it was 6:45AM when I woke up--I was sure Oscar had peed somewhere inside by that hour, but thankfully he was still sound asleep.  We're used to a morning walk at 5:00AM!

I hope to get at least a couple of tops together today, finish the binding on the red quilt, and run by a quilt shop that's having a $ale.  Maybe I can find some backing fabrics.  

How are you spending the day???

Take care,


Karen said...

What a pleasant thing to have the mailman bring you. Quilted quilts!

Corrie said...

The quilts look great. This is perfect time of year for binding - still a little chilly.

joanne lendaro said...

Thanks for the nice words on the quilting! Your quilts are such a pleasure to work with! You make it easy for me. I did learn alot with your quilts, thank you for letting me practice on them! We have been busy with the family and working on the new house...haven't gotten much sewing in..bummer! Take care!!

Mary L. said...

As the mother of a career Army son (getting ready to retire just 4 months shy of 30 years) and the grandmother of an Army MP grandson, thank you for what you are doing for our troops.