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Sunday, December 30, 2007

HERE IT IS!! Not quilted yet though!


I got the entire quilt top ready for quilting today. I am especially crazy about reproduction fabrics and I used only those I already had on hand! Plus, all of the off-white fabric used came from curtains that were never going to be used again.


My promise to myself during these hard economic times (someone's lying if they keep telling us about all the economic good news--no one I know is in a better place financially this year!) is that I will use up what I have for my sewing and quilting unless I need a bigger piece for the project. In fact, I am purposely looking at scrappy quilts only so that I can use what I have.


Another gray day today with a hint of snow in the air. Stew is in the crock pot and the woodstove is about to be put into use again for the rest of the day and night. Time for tea!


11 comments:

smoothiejuice said...

I just love your latest top ...great job...HOw were the curves to sew? I have always been curious about that. It is so cute...great job!!!!

Bonne said...

OMG!! I love that quilt!!! Looks like it took ages to do, and I love the vintage look to it all. Right outta the 30's!! hugs, Bonne

Sheryl-lyn said...

The curves were actually not curves at all. They were circles that you cut out of the original squares, then you applique them to the white blocks. Easy, peasy!

Beverly said...

Beautiful quilt top, Sheryl!! I cannot wait till I am experienced enough at quilting to actually make something that cool!!! Will need your help, I am sure.

Sheryl-lyn said...

I love to help other quilters! Maybe it would be a road trip and we could do it at one of our houses. Like a quilting retreat or something. I am getting ideas!!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Oh, I wish I had time to quilt! Love the blog farmgirl! And is that your house in your header? Love it!!

Sheryl-lyn said...

Hi Sue:

Yes, that is my house. I have been here since I was a brash 21 year old who thought she could handle taking on an old house! That was a long time ago!

Tori's Mimi said...

Beautiful quilt Sheryl-lyn!
The house is so pretty too.

Susan said...

That was quick! Did you machine applique it all?

The best kind of retreat is the kind where a bunch of friends get together at one house and have some fun! We call it Day Camp. =) Wouldn't it be fun, if you all lived close enough, and maybe in summer, because of school, to do a day at a different person's house for 3-4 days?

AJ said...

Beautiful quilt and the fabrics are just wonderful.

Sheryl-lyn said...

The entire quilt top is machine appliqued!

I think I will see if some of us can get together this summer to work on projects for a weekend. We can go on the river by my house when we get bored or need some action.