Monday, August 24, 2009

round 'em up

i made some progress on the wintergraphix 2 quilt (using the world famous Kim's famous Fireworks! pattern) during the past week...
note to self - pieced borders are just as much work as the center of the quilt
...the pieced border uses eight of the half star sections and two of each of the quarter star mirror image sections ...... time to audition fabrics for the inner border...
Auntia likes the gold... i like the blue snowflakes...and i like the gold ... so i decided to not decide ...... Auntia took some time away from reading the Twilight series and finished piecing her inner star, but i didn't get a picture of it before she folded it up and wandered off to read some more...
note to self - do not get any more bright ideas about making 6 blocks each month for a year with no more than the vaguest plan of using two colors
i am caught up on the pink and orange BOMS and the required BOM for the first saturday of the month sampler and...
whose bright idea was it to quilt fireworks on each of those blocks?!?
...i finally finished quilting the fireworks on the red, white, blue and pooh quilt that has been on the quilting frame since may ... it is from the same Bonnie mystery that Auntia followed to make the mermaid quilt ... this is gonna be her fourth of july quilt someday ... i still have to do the stitch in the ditch quilting (groan) and then figure out something for the borders ... but i am happy to have it off of the frame and not glaring at me with its Pooh and Tigger eyes...

grrr ... who put those triangle in the wrong place ... and double grrr ... who stretched those bias edges?!?
and i made the Saturday Sampler 3 for the second saturday BOM block ... twice ... i took the first attempt apart and fixed the misplaced pieces ... and then i made it all over again because i didn't like how the bias edges stretched ... but i whacked too close to one of the points on the second attempt and it will be impossible to meet ... i dunno if i am up to trying it a third time since it seems that i keep making it worse...

Gumdrop's first day of first grade and NoJo's first day of third grade
Gumdrop and NoJo started school last week ... LuLu went in for her 4 month checkup and the shots that go with it...

her two month bandaids and her four month bandaids ... poor little baby girl
...poor Mrs. Moth ... LuLu doesn't let her mother get very much sleep ... she has reflux and it is making her miserable ... but the doctor said that her development is phenomenal ... of course, we already knew that LuLu is a PHENOMENAL BABY!!!

2 comments:

Kim said...

Hey! You don't think I'd make things EASY for you and design a simple border, do you?! LOL! See, that's the FUN of it! And yes, there's just as much work in the pieced border as there is in the center but you'll be thrilled with the way it looks when you finish. Oh, and I vote for the blue snowflake border, if you're taking votes. You've sure been getting a lot done, haven't you? Nice job!

Mama Spark said...

I like how the star is turning out. I like the blue better too, have you looked at a darker blue or just using more of the cream? I can't believe how productive you are these days. You go girl!!