Monday, May 07, 2007

Some quilting, and a request


Finally some pictures uploaded! With hubby's help of course. Hey, it wasn't all my fault, for some unknown reason, my USB port decided not to work any longer!

Anyways, here is the start of Kristy's quilt. These are the charm packs I ordered from the Fat Quarter Shop, Nick helped me pick out these particular ones, I think they were called 'Sweethearts' as Kristy's favourite colour is pink. And this quilt is certainly very PINK! I ordered 8 charm packs, with 35 5" squares in each pack. I just went with sewing them together in strips but laying them in a diagonal pattern and filling in the outer edges with a triangle.



Here are my rows and rows and rows.....



And finally....sewing these rows together. I had enough 5" squares to make a good sized top - its about 65" x 85", so definitely a good size for a single bed.


Friday afternoon I roped hubby into helping me sandwich the quilt together - such a tedious job and the one part of quilt making that I really detest even though I cheat and use 505 spray to make everything stick together. Friday night I finally started the machine quilting, and most of Saturday and Sunday morning.....the quilting is about halfway done. I have 4 days left until Kristy's birthday. Do you think I"ll get it done in time?

Sunday afternoon was a stitching get together at Anita's with my wonderful group of stitching friends - the time went by far too quickly, and I didn't get nearly enough stitching done and of course too much eating, and the best part of all, lots of laughing and fun.

Tomorrow hubby and I have a very, very important meeting to attend ~ please send good thoughts our way for this. It means a great deal to us for this to go well ... more info will follow, but superstitious me, I'm afraid of doing anything that may upset the balance.

17 comments:

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, consider yourselves in my thoughts and prayers!

Margaret said...

First of all, rest assured that many good thoughts & vibes are going your way today. Hope everything works out just as you and DH would like.

Wow what a lot of quilting in such a short time Wendy. It's very pretty and I know you will get it done in time. DD will love it!!!!

Christine Doyle said...

What gorgeous fabric. The quilt will be lovely once it is all done. Feel free to make me one! ;)

My thoughts are with you. I hope all goes well for you!

monique said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm sure you will get done in time :) Best wishes for your meeting!

xstitch.nl said...

WOW, that's beautiful!! Nothing wrong with pink!! I bet you'll get it finished on time and Kristy is going to love, love love it!
Good thoughts headed your way!!

BeckySC said...

Absolutely I will keep you in my prayers.

Your quilt is looking fantastic.

((((Wendy)))

Vonna said...

Oh My what a gorgeous quilt! I'm sure you'll have it done in plenty of time! :)
Good vibes coming your way for a successful meeting!

Michelle said...

I love the pink quilt so far! Sending positive thoughts your way!

Isabelle said...

That is so beautiful, Wendy. i'll be thinking of you! (((hugs)))

Annemarie said...

Oooh, love the pink quilt. Yes, of course you'll get it done!
I'm keeping my fingers and stitches crossed for you and hubby!

Lavender Rose said...

Wendy,
Your quilt is so jazzy and pretty pink! I know your daughter will absolutely love it! Here's a wish that all goes well for your meeting and that all will happen just as you want it to.
Hugs, Deb

Carol said...

As requested... good thoughts going out to you and your husband!!

tkdchick said...

What a PINK quilt!

Glad to hear you had a good time stitching with Ann, Marj and the others!

Positive vibes for you!

Barbara said...

Sending loads of good vibes your way! :D

Love the quilt start - my daughter would go ga-ga at those gorgeous shades of pink!

anniebeez said...

Bless you bless you bless you for being a foster mother! I am in awe of you and with people like you and your husband there is hope for the future! You are in my prayers!

Mary Kathryn said...

I love those charm packs - such a time saver!!

:0)

stitcherw said...

The quilt is looking gorgeous, she's going to love it.
Sue