Saturday, May 27, 2006

Poppy Strings


Another sew-in day at The Fabric Patch with the friendship group. I've said it before and I'll say it again - what a nice group of ladies! We laughed so much!

I was disappointed that I didn't get this quilt all finished up today, but then I remembered I only started it last Saturday! One more sitting and it'll be done.

Jane has turned so many folks onto these string quilts in the past week or so. My goodness! Every customer that came in the classroom and several employees there all left with fabric to start one! I definitely want to do another one. Might have to go digging up in the stash room for a focus fabric! These strips go a long way - the purple bag isn't empty yet! It's a good thing I only cut half of my fabric up. That will be plenty of strips.

I'm tired tonight, so might turn in early. I didn't sleep well last night, and then got up way too early this morning. Just need to learn to relax!

My gratitudes today:

- A light misty rain this morning which kept everything wonderfully cool.

- Watching a customer in the quilt shop pulling fabrics for a quilt - the twinkling eyes and smile as it was coming together.

- Marilyn's brother, Ken, doing much better today, but continuing prayers for him.

- The nice long chat with Jane last night!

9 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

OMG - that's one gorgeous string quilt Vicky! You know I love brights and you've certainly got me thinking about making one for myself.

You're having a good weekend - I'm so happy for you.

(((HUGS)))
Doodlebug
Gail L.

Norma said...

I see why so many people are leaving the shop with fabrics to make their own string quilts--your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for keeping us posted on the progress.

dot said...

This quilt is bright and beautiful. It must be hard on the eyes but well worth the look. Keep up the good work.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It looks great! I should go upstairs and pull and BIG print and get started - love the effect!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Passionate Quilter said...

I love it! But then, a lot of it is because I love those colors! Great job! What an inpspiration you are to other quilters--good for you!

Hanne said...

Lovely cheerful string quilt :-)

Finn said...

Hi Vicky, what a gorgeous string quilt this is turning out to be!!
I love the colors, and it would go so well with Tonya's red hot love..LOL

Thanks for the "e"..I'm going to try your crock pot roast beef for sure! Hugs, Finn

JudyL said...

I love that quilt! Is that a floral with white and yellow in the middle? I love it!!

Judy L.

Vicky said...

Thanks, everyone. I've got them ready to sew together. I think I may have messed up a bit because I decided to square them to 8.5" - we'll see.

Judy, yes, that's a poppy floral in the middle. It's going to be on the border, too (and probably the back) because I've got a ton of it.