Sunday, March 16, 2008

National Quilting Day

Happy National Quilting Day!  Yes, it was yesterday, but I was  too occupied with quilty things to blog. I never quite get as much accomplished as I would like, but I am content with my progress. Actually, most of my progress was making decisions and cutting. My plan was to work on my Cross Path quilt. I bought a jelly roll at my local quilt shop, Stitch 'N Quilt and yardage from Melisa at Sweet Home in Conyers. All the blocks were finished and I was putting the blocks on my design wall to arrange them for sewing. The quilt was just not working for me. The fabric that I choose for the background blocks just didn't blend like I wanted. Of course, none of the shops have the entire line for me choose from anymore, so I went online and ordered another background fabric from the fabric line. I think I will like this one better. It really is the fabric I wanted from the beginning.

 Well,  after bagging up this project I pulled out my Christmas Toile blocks. It is getting there.  A couple of more steps and this one will be ready to be put together.  I need to make a couple more flying geese for the border. I think I was anxious to actually begin sewing on this quilt and didn't finish cutting it out like I should. Anyway, it's close to being done and that's good. Here it is almost Easter and I'm working on a Christmas quilt. Well, maybe it will be on our bed this Christmas:)

It was a  fun - reading all the posts on Pat Sloan's blog and Yahoo group. Thanks, Pat for hosting the Online Retreat!!!!!!  
It's beautiful Sunshine here today in the suburbs of Atlanta. Hard to believe that last Saturday, we had snow and that a tornado touched down in downtown Atlanta on Friday evening.  I'm putting the leash on Rusty and we're heading out into the Sunshine. I didn't finish my Sunshine quilt, but we can enjoy the real thing.


Karin said...

Such a pretty quilt. I can' wait to see your version.

Gretchen said...

Hmmm I think I just need borders on mine. Ugh another UFO I need to finish up!!!!!

Teresa said...

I had not seen the Crossed Path pattern before but it is very pretty. I love the floral fabric you have chosen too. It will be fun to follow your progress on this quilt.