Sunday, March 02, 2008

Unproductive week-end

What a week-end. I sewed about 1 hour on my tulip quilt then decided I best get my quilting done on the long arm. Well, that did not go well. I quilted for about 1 hour, found out my tension was off on a section, went to rip it out and found a couple small holes in the quilt. I called the owner of the quilt and we decided to rip out all the quilting and return to her so she can repair these small holes. One of the holes probably would not present a problem but the other one would continue to fray and be a problem in the future. I spent all of last night and part of this morning ripping, ripping , and ripping. What a chore. Here is the completed Tripping with Bonnie. I really like it. I ran out of the focus fabric so I had to improvise on the borders but am very happy with the outcome. It is probably about a double bed size. Oh so bright and cheery.
A finial picture of Fiddling with Finn. This quilt is now on my bed. I am not to keen on brown but I do like the quilt and the fact that the 4 patches are from my blogging quilting buddy Finn in Wisconsin. I was born in Wisconsin and am half Finnish so I feel a connection to this quilt. I will keep this one.

Here is the completed pink/black quilt. It seems in this picture a bit more of the pink appears. I have named this quilt "Hope in the midst of Despair". My original plan was for a breast cancer quilt, that is the reason for the name, but I am not really happy with the outcome so it will go into the charity pile. It is queen size to someone out there will certainly get use of it.
Now off the housework, which I should have done last night, laundry, and getting tax info together for my tax lady.
Have a great day one and all. I hope to get some sewing done later this afternoon. I reserve the 3-5 pm slot for American Routes on OPB so I plan to sew while listening to this. Enjoy. Dot


10 comments:

Libby said...

The blush of pink showing in the black and pink quilt reminds me of the old photos are are ever so slightly hand tinted - all the quilts look great.

Ming said...

Never mind the unproductive weekend. You are such a productive lady Dot! All the quilts are so beautiful!

loulee1 said...

Wow, busy, busy. I love the brown quilt, well they are all lovely, but that one really caught my eye.

Lynda said...

The pink and grey quilt is so sophisticated! Someone (like me, for instance!) will love it.

Shelina said...

Ugh, ripping would be no fun at all - I'm not sure it should have been your job to do it. The black and pink is gorgeous! You said you weren't productive, but you managed to have so many beautiful quilts to show us.

Su Bee said...

There's nothing worse than frogging quilting - what a bummer of a way to spend the weekend! I see the pink better on this pic than before - very cool! Very 50's!
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Wendy said...

The pink is very faint, what a nice touch. I'm sure anyone would be very happy to have a wonderful quilt like that.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love trip around the world. Love it.

Karolee said...

Your quilting never ceases to amaze me. Everything is put together so perfectly.

andsewitis Holly said...

Wow, very pretty quilts, Dot. Finn's scraps is my favorite. You really get a lot accomplished.