Sunday, March 26, 2006
I wrapped this up and gave it to my stepson for Christmas 2001 before it was quilted. He received it finished up for his birthday in March 2002. I used to be so excited when I finished a top that I'd take a ton of pictures, and then none when the quilt was quilted and bound. Live and learn!
Oriental fabrics intriqued me when I first started quilting. Since he had been to Japan a couple of years before this as an exchange student, he was really excited to get this quilt. I found the background fabric in Central California, and then Jane helped me put together the other fabrics. The pattern is "Show Me" by Maple Island Designs. It was a real easy one for a beginner. Too bad I don't have better pictures as it is really beautiful fabric.
I fell off the wagon today at The Fabric Patch. I went in just to get some wide muslin backing, and ended up with another purple bag full of fabric. Fig Tree fabric does that to me!! But I really needed this fabric. I really did! Well, I kinda did, sorta, maybe ........
Daisy hasn't been feeling well today, so she's getting extra attention. I think she's milking it for all it's worth. For instance, her dog food was just too much for her upset stomach, but a couple of pieces of popcorn were just what the doctor ordered. I hope I won't pay for that later!
I finished piecing the main part of the quilt that's been sitting on my sewing table for a few weeks, and just have to get the borders on. I think I'll do that tonight as I'm just having leftovers for supper.
All in all, a very good weekend. My gratitude today is being healthy and able to quilt as much as I want.