Getting business out of the way first, I plan to link with
Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts - Welcome back and thank you for hostessing!
Karen at Sew Many Ways - I am always looking for new friends and followers can win my giveaway
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict - I may have let out a Whoop or two for today's finishes!
Richard and Tanya at Richard and Tanya Quilts - I am squeaking in on your giveaway. Thank you!
So, my finishes.....I just peaked at Sarah's blog and I stink compared to that woman. All I have done right now are tops - flimsies, some people call them - but I am celebrating after the "troubles I've known!"
First finish is an old one that I finally got a picture of. We have had rain for several days and I am NOT complaining! But it made pictures difficult in my house. And, I do this alone. So, my clothes line is a great help.
This is my Tetris top from Melissa's quilt along. It is longer than my clotheslines are tall and I wanted the entire quilt. I apologize if the picture gives you vertigo - it did me!
I think I am going to add the word "TETRIS" down one side and embroider on the other side. I thought I could put "High Score" and my name and date and put the recipient's name and her birthday as the score for the current player.
My next finish was earlier this week. I had this one done a week ago but it would not lay flat. So, I took all four borders back off and tried again. The result is I lost four inches on each dimension. Now it only measure 94"x110". It is for my DIL and as I crawled all over the floor muttering, measuring
There are two more rows of blocks I couldn't show. I don't know why that blue photographs like that but it looks fine in person.
Photography does odd things. The star and the first light fabric have the same design in them the "odd" blue does. I am so glad to finish this. I keep calling it "The Albatross" but it will be called Sarah's star when it is labeled.
My finish today is my Dr. Seuss quilt I mentioned yesterday. This morning it was NOT going well.
I had it pieced but now hated the green. So.....I cut off all I could. Then I started adding borders.
MUCH better. I was worried I was going to have to trash it for a while. I am sick to death of borders right now. I was so worried after the Albatross that I measured everyone of them about 14 times.
As I mentioned yesterday, these are the fabrics in my giveaway. You will get a minimum of a fat eighth of all (including the two fabrics I didn't use in the quilt) except the Lorax fabric. I had a cutting error and I don't have a full fat eighth remaining. You need to be a follower and leave a comment. I won't be drawing until after the baby shower on Oct 20. Good luck!
This was my photographer's assistant today.
Doesn't she look pitiful? Her name is Bonnie. She is an English Shepherd. We went to the vet yesterday because she has a hot spot on her neck and chest. Hopefully the steroid shot will help. Hasn't slowed her down any. She is 56 pounds of mole catching, tennis ball chasing energy. That mole catching is great but the holes not so much!
Thanks for wading through my monstrous post!