Thursday, December 17, 2009

The class sample top is done!


Even in my sniffly stuffy fog, I could PIECE. I won't say much for my cutting. And I SURELY could not quilt. I can just imagine the nasty quilting line with my deep cough! After a pretty sluggish day yesterday, I actually feel much better today. I helped deliver Christmas gifts to the preschool class my son's soccer team adopted. I hit the quilt shop to show the teacher coordinator the top (she loved it) and I picked up some backing fabric from the sale table. Then it was off to the grocery store. By the time I made it home around 2:45, I was pretty much toast. After a short break tho, I rallied. I made dinner, put groceries away and ::::Drum roll please::: I QUILTED! YIPPPEEE! I hope to make good progress tomorrow. I only have about one more pass in both thread colors. Then I can try my hand at binding on the long arm! I watched a video of it on MQR and it looks do-able!

What do you think of Fire Escape? I enjoyed making it.(the turquoise is actually a bit darker than it shows in the picture.) I did get confused piecing some of those rows. I hope I can give my students some tips to stay organized. I think I'm going to stash dive and piece a patriotic one as a sample in class. When I pull colors, I will post them and you can tell me what you think.


I noticed that my counter is getting closer and closer to 30,000 visitors. I think I better scare up a give away to celebrate!

Tomorrow I am having breakfast with a quilty friend. Today I ran into a lady who used to come to Lunch Bunch! She was so happy to see me, she hugged me! She was very interested in my quilting...and I think she will ask me to quilt for her when I'm ready. After my success today, I am hopeful I will be on my way soon. I just have to figure out the business part. That is just what I'm not great at! See you tomorrow!

4 comments:

Mary said...

Was the binding video one of Deb's? We were talking at Thanksgiving and I used to put the binding on when I had my Classic but the throat space on the Premier is smaller and I don't have the patience to do all the rolling!

Mary said...

wow soccer that turned out great. I need to resist adding that to my zillion projects already. Ole

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Love it! Very happy quilt.

Angie said...

You go, girl!!! :) Your Fire Escape is awesome!! If I ever piece a quilt again, I will 'hire' you to quilt it!! :D Happy Holidays, Beth!