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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Leftovers and Leah





Today is a gorgeous day with bright blue skies and wonderful sunshine bathing our snowy world outside. We received nearly a foot of snow over the past couple of days and it is truly beautiful out there. The second new furnace went in yesterday and I spent the day sewing on some blocks that will go to a charity. It is a simple 4 patch and I got to playing around with them forming different patterns. Finding the one I liked, I left it on the floor - a disaster by DS's Black Lab, Leah. LOL!! She went skidding through it and of course it didn't go back the way I had it. Oh well, with DH's help, I got it put back together and then sewed it. I didn't dream that getting the design back would be so complicated! (In the picture, she is the one chasing the stick, not holding it! :>)

The darker quilt that I've posted is another stash/scrappy one that I made last Fall and gave to my niece for Christmas. It turned out to be one of my favorites. I'm trying to make a quilt for each of my nieces and nephews and their children. So far, the nieces and their children all have quilts with the exception of one little newborn. Fortunately, the number of nephews is smaller!

Today, my sewing machine and supplies have been returned to a warmer sewing room and my plan is to put the batik blocks together, add setting triangles and a border. That's my plan.....

6 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

I like the dark 9patch quilt for your niece. Did you appliqué the setting strips or is that a border print?

Sweet P said...

I like the layout on the white and blue quilt. Too bad the dog decided to wreak havoc with the layout first.

Libby said...

My biggest fear right now is Harper will skid through my carefully cut and arranged pieces. Glad you were able to get yours back together.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Beautiful quilts... and dog! Keeps life interesting, doesn't it? Stay warm...

Nancy said...

Your quilts are lovely. I especially like the one for your niece.

Carolyn said...

Judy, the quilt for your niece is beautiful. Want to adopt me? :o) Sorry the dog went skidding through your quilt...sounds like a design opportunity to me! The coverlets are very sweet, look to be in good condition too. I'm glad they followed you home.