I got up this am and actually had the chance to sleep in! I woke up with DH around 7:30 but did not get my sorry butt up until almost 9am!!L-A-Z-Y!! Once I got up I was productive though. I decided to get to work on the Water Quilt. I worked furiously and managed to get all the borders on. I thought I would get time to work on some other stuff, but that just did not happen. I thought I would share some pics with you all, so you can let me know what you think??
This is the whole top:
I adore the border print. It was difficult to use it. "Secrets of the Reef" by Luana Rubin for Kaufman. LOVE IT!!! I should have bought MORE!!!!!
I had to cut it the "long" way for the top and the bottom so that was kind of scary since it diminished the fabric by that much. I changed the borders from the last one I did and I like this one better. Figuring out how to make the squares come out right was a little tricky but I managed it!
Now this doesn't really show you much different, but you can see the fiesty little grape Hyacinth that has decided to grow in my lawn! Too adorable!
I struggled with what to put on the back. I wanted Mermaids, but DD2 wanted flannel, and I know I do not have any flannel with Mermaids on it. So I told her that this is summer quilt and no flannel. I went to the stash and looked for Mermaids. Mind you I would need 6 yards of Mermaid fabric to make this work. I found the perfect fabric, "but I want to save this to use for applique for grandchildren..." I wined. *sigh* the practical side won out and I sewed it together to use for the back. The waves are sparkly!! I figure some day she can use it in her daughter's room, right?? Tell me this is not adorable, right??
The I decided to cut out the white strips for in between the On a Whim 2 blocks, so that is done. I thought I might be able to get that top done too, LOLOLOL, NOT!!
I leave you with some pics of my *helper* Aiden.
She is sleeping on the small couch behind my sewing machine. Isn't she so sweet? She often jumps into my lab while I am typing on this lap top and rolls herself onto the keyboard and butts my hand to pet her.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Lest you think me a total slacker, I did laundry and grocery shopping today too. Steak and potato salad are for dinner. Talk to you tomorrow!!