Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Monster is Slain

And it is reborn as "Around the World with Lilly." I don't know whether I like the front or the back the best, but I am feeling really good about completing it. I posted the pictures of the quilt packaging clips I liked and the ones that were nightmares (the red and the binder clips). Trust me the blue ones changed my life. I am forever thankful to the Spirited Quilters of Duluth, Georgia! I won a raffle at the last meeting, and the blue clips were one of great surprises in the sack of goodies they gave me.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Well, that time of year is here again. Time to party, see family, overeat, etc. Or, if you are me, share meatloaf sandwiches with your spouse and spend quality time with your sewing machine. Yes, I am still wrestling the "monster," but I have only 22 more lines of stitching to go before I can "square" Lilly and apply the brilliant purple binding I have selected. I am getting excited about the home stretch of this "around-the-world" project. Perhaps I'll have a photo for you by next weekend.
Oh, the angel? I made her the first Christmas I spent away from Independence. I think that was 1979. Well heck, I KNOW it was 1979. Next year we will have to celebrate her 30th birthday.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Miss Jump in Georgia

I was bored watching "Dancing With the Stars," so I went into my sewing room. I was reluctant to layout and "re-package" the monster I am quilting (Around the World with Lilly Pulitzer, see below), so I started playing around with Miss Jump. I cut the first square wrong by 1/2 inch, and then when I went to sew her I found I'd cut two left arms. Thus, she is a bust (for now).

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Around the World

Hi again. I know I have been gone a while, but I have been going "around the world" with Lilly Pulitzer. Seriously, someone donated Lilly Pulitzer fabric samples to the Spirited Quilters of Duluth, and I was lucky enough to get some! I couldn't help but start something right away, and today I finished piecing the top. I am using a border print for the back of the quilt.