Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Raffle Quilt

Wow, I have been trying all morning to get here to post. I don't know if it is my computer or Blogger, but it is frustrating. I have been trying to leave comments and it won't let me do that either. I told you I have a lot of pictures to post so here are some of a recent project.

My LAQ, Liz, used her embroidery machine to create these wonderful animals. then she gave them to me and asked me to make them into a quilt for the U of M raffle.

I designed a quilt with my trusty graph paper, cut out all the blocks, and sewed all the blocks. Then I layed it out. I HATED it! I used the thirty's reproduction fabrics, which look good with it but it was too busy. So I cut out some more blocks and now they are sitting on the cutting table (under Jack, most of the time, LOL) I had done a 4 patch alternating with a pinwheel. I like the design, but the 4 patches were too much when done in 4 different colours. So I will make them using 2 white squares and 2 of the same colour 30's fabrics (hope that makes sense). That is how the pinwheels are done, one colour and white. I think it will calm it all down and you will "see" the animals more.

I will post it as I get more done. I did get the binding done on the 2nd bear quilt and also on the Winnie the Pooh quilt. I took photos of the WTP this morning so I may try to post those later this week. I feel completely AWFUL right now and am considering going home. I went to bed with a scratchy throat and I think I had a fever. I woke up with soooo much more, laugh. Headache, scratchy throat, body aches, fever and nausea. I feel a little better right now and am going to try to eat a little bit, but I am not really hungry. I have quilting tonight with the church ladies (CL, for you Char!) so I want to go home and rest.

I don't know if I mentioned it or not but I joined Weight Watchers last week. So tired of being overweight! I weigh in today, so keep your fingers crossed for me!!


Jeanne said...

These are adorable animals! I can't wait to see how they look in a quilt.

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