The computer is finally back to normal again, and I have pictures to prove that I have actually been working! The current wedding quilt is coming along so nicely right now. I got a ton of piecing done this weekend when Ben and I were stuck in the house being sickies (which I still am). I keep looking at my bag of squares to sew and thinking just how much I have to go, even with all of the fabric not cut yet. It took me over a year to do the Wedding Spectacularrrr quilt, and this one’s got a lot more piecing and quilting than that one did. As of this Friday, the 8th, I have exactly one year.

Long Way To Go

There’s a lot more to do, isn’t there?
But during the time when I’m not working on that, I’ve been keeping myself busy with the knitting. I finally finished the blue scarf that I ripped out and started again, and I’ve also started a fuzzy orange one. I love the color orange, and have no idea when I’ll ever use an orange scarf, but it’s fun anyway.
Blue Scarf

Pumpkin Orange Scarf

If nothing else, I’ll be able to wear that one for Halloween.
And finally, after several weeks of stress, I finally recieved my new quilt rack. Finally! I’m really happy with it too, but I found out, that there really wasn’t a good place to put it in my house. Its location is still somewhat to be determined, but for now its sitting at the end of the hallway, just inside our office.
It's A Quilt Rack...FINALLY!

The green quilt on the front is the first I ever made, for my now husband as a high school graduation present. It took me a year and a half into his time at college to actually finish it. The one behind it is a quilt titled “Bloom,” made by my Granny. She’s the recipient of the blue, yellow and green quilt I’m working on. Which, by the way, is still causing me major stress and headaches, since I still haven’t decided how to finish quilting it. I figured some time away from it would help me.
Whew! That was a long post!

4 Thoughts on “It’s Show And Tell Time!

  1. Hey there lady! Glad you are back to posting, I’m surprised at how addicted I get to following some of these blogs. The pictures are great! I’ve just finished a baby quilt for a little guy born in March, and am working on one for a baby in May and a baby in September. I’m a little behind, one because of the birth of my own little buddy, and two because everyone I know is having kids. But like what your doing….

  2. Pretty things! I really like the high school graduation quilt. I might steal that idea. Did you strip-piece those little 4-patches or did you piece the small squares together randomly?

  3. Oh Gillian, making that quilt was really a mess. The four squares are pieced together very randomly. I kept buying more green and white fabric while I was making it, and consequently, there’s a lot more fabric prints as you look towards the edges. My system for doing that one was to piece the four squares together, sew it onto a larger block, and then make a larger square with another set of the two. Since I’d just sew pieces together here and there, it made the seams really nasty and mismatched. Up close it’s easy to see a lot of uneaven edges. But it was my first quilt, and I’ve learned a lot since then. I do still really like the randomness of it–it looks cool from far away.
    One other thing–I’m having trouble posting at your blog. I’m not sure if it’s my computer or not. Wait, it’s probaly my computer!

  4. I love randomness in quilts, but I’ve never had the guts to just cut up some fabric and go for it. Instead, I calculate yardage and make diagrams on graph paper and write notes and then keep fussing with all of it. No wonder I have such a hard time finishing projects; I can barely get started.
    I’m sorry you’re having trouble posting. I’m pretty sure it’s working. Maybe my host is slow today? Thanks for visiting, anyway.

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