Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Working Weekend


It has been a working weekend for me over the last 4 days.  I had a extra long holiday weekend.  Tanya and I both took off a extra day this week, so that we had 4 days of fun.  Along with the 2 pink/gray tops made from our Baby Bricks Pattern I also finished this Reunion version of it.  (well I also made 2 yellow/gray ones too, but forgot to take a picture of them, before Tanya started basting).


I did start quilting this top.


Then quilted more, and more, and more.  It takes quite a while to do this, but I think it looks amazing when done.  We have 3 finished quilts that we have yet to show off, this one being one of them.  The sky today just did not play ball.


In fact all it did is rain and rain.  My brother came over today and helped me fix my sprinklers.  I somehow stupidly broke the front and back manifolds last year, when I  forgot to turn the water off.  My brother teases me when he comes to help.  He says I call him to do my "Honey do's".  Which is true!  LOL, I make a better quilter then sprinkler fixer.


Today I started to quilt, this my baby quilt version of the scrappy orange and gray quilt (yes this is some of what I wanted for the quilt for my bed, but Tanya hates it (well won't allow it on her bed, says it doesn't match her tan and brown decor) so we made a large lap quilt and this baby quilt and still have left over blocks.  I got half  of the quilting done and then realized that while basting the top it got twisted (not the part I had already quilted, but past that). I stopped quilting and sent this back to the baster to fix it straight (oh that's Tanya for any one that does not know).  So while waiting,

I started quilting another of the 5 Baby Bricks Quilts I have now done 2 of them with the tight stitching.  It looks amazing, but it is a long process to do it.  I think Tanya loves it more then the echo now and I will be doing more of it.  One of these days I need to work again on my FMQ.  Now that I am a little more sure of my work it may look better and also gives another way to have the tight look.  Must try it I think.


For any that have not already done so, remember to enter the giveaway for Tanya's B-Day on yesterday's post.





11 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

oh, I love the straight line quilting - gives such rich texture! Yes it is time consuming, but so worth it - well done!

Kelly Young said...

beautiful quilt, and I do love the quilting too! you're right, straight line quilting takes longer, but I love the texture it gives.

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Lorna McMahon said...

I have not yet tried the straight line quilting - only the zig zag version. It looks great... I will have to give it a go!

Heather Painchaud said...

I love the fabrics that you chose! Great colour combo :) Featured on FB!!

knitnkwilt said...

Adding straight line quilting to my to-do list...nice effect!

wombatquilts.com said...

Loving the grey and orange. Such a fabulous combination - bright, fun and modern.

Lyanna L. said...

I am such a fan of straight line quilting -- it looks great!! =)

verpa said...

I like your orange and gray quilt and the line quilting. Must try soon.

Jess @ LifeintheWhiteHouse.com said...

I love that last quilt with the pink and greys!

You've got some beautiful projects in the works!

Here via WIP Wednesday.

tubakk said...

I love your grey and orange quilt whenever I see it!

Sara said...

Sprinkler systems can be a blessing and a nuisance at the same time ya know?! lol

Anyway your quilts are beautiful!

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