So the computer fix wasn’t a big deal, but unfortunatly, I’ve been really sick since Sunday, and today is my first day back up and around. I tried to go back to work yesterday but I only made it through half the day before giving up and coming back home to go to bed. Today, though, was my day. So stop yelling at me people! I have quilts to tell you about now….sheesh!
After I was finally feeling well enough to do more than sip on Vernors and watch more than 15 minutes of tv at a time without falling asleep, I finished up my bright square quilt top.

Squares Quilt Top

I had a lot of trouble taking a good picture of it this afternoon in my house. I really, really like how it turned out though! As soon as I have some extra quilting money, I’m going to go ahead and order the Disco Dot fabric for the backing. It’s been so much fun for me to do–it was quick and easy to piece, and the bright colors are interesting to work with. I’m glad this one’s getting ready to quilt.
After I finished up that top I moved on to the stack of 30’s reproduction fabric that’s been sitting on my desk for awhile now:
30's Pile

I’ve been collecting the reproduction prints for awhile now, (that’s not my whole pile) and I hadn’t been able to come up with a good pattern for them. During my days on the couch though, I decided to go with a bow-tie pattern. I think my first block turned out pretty well too:
Bow-Tie Block

And of course, the top of the wedding quilt is finished! Super YAY! I really surprised myself with how fast the top came together afterall. When I started it, I thought that I might have been working on it for years before it all came together. If you’re not someone who isn’t allowed to see pictures of it, click on the link!


Wedding Quilt: Part Deux!

The picture is pretty bad–the only flat space in my house big enough to take a picture of it is our bed, so ignore the pillows. I’m debating on new details for it: number of borders, and border colors, quilting pattern, and backing fabric color. If anyone has any brilliant ideas or suggestions about what they think would look great with it, leave me some comments. I’m open to good ideas to help me get started. Hopefully a trip to the fabric store will help determine the border and backing points. I’m not as concerned about the quilting of it just yet–it’ll probably be a little while before I get to that anyway.
I need a nap now. That was a lot of work.

7 Thoughts on “Show and Tell

  1. Wow! You have been productive. The quilts all look beautiful– hope you’re feeling better soon!

  2. Laura on March 24, 2005 at 9:47 pm said:

    The bright squares quilt looks great! I love how that turned out. And of course I love “my” quilt!!! :-)

  3. Linda Taylor on March 25, 2005 at 7:38 am said:

    I love color so the 1st quilt is the one I would work up.Have made about 4 of the bowtie it is fun to work on

  4. What a productive day! Great job.

  5. Awesome, Sarah, you do such great work!

  6. Wow!!! Sarah, these quilts are amazing and BEAUTIFUL! I’m so in awe of your abilities now. =) The wedding quilt made me gasp! It is incredible. I hope you’re feeling better!!

  7. I say keep the border pretty narrow and simple — you don’t want to overshadow those lovely squares. Very impressive, all of your photos!

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