Sunday, January 09, 2011

Redwork Kitty is Quilted!!

I got up yesterday and went to the gym. Fat reward for that was that I had gained another pound! Six pounds since the end of November! UGH. I guess I will be back at the hard work beginning this week. Then to the Sally Ann for some thrifting. I got a purple silk dress, and some more wool for cheap! Then I went home. I did laundry, and some other stuff while DH was out at Office Max. I needed a new graph notebook. I have actually filled up my last one and this will be book number 3!!
When DH got home we packed it all up to go to LTW's so I could quilt my redwork quilt. I belong to a quilt group that had a challenge. You had to make a basket quilt and do the entire thing yourself. So I went to LTW's to use her Statler to quilt it. Oh YEAH!! Here is the photo tour.

Redwork Kitty Quilt 001
I quilted a design into each of the individual geese. Actually the Statler did it, I just programed it and outlined it and let it work it's magic.
LTW actually got a few pics of me working.
Redwork Kitty Quilt 002Redwork Kitty Quilt 003
It took me about 3 hours to do even with LTW showing me what I needed to do. I outlined the baskets and put flowers in them too. You can kind of see them here.
Redwork Kitty Quilt 005
I did a crosshatch in the center and I love how it came out.
Redwork Kitty Quilt 007
After I finished, I got to go out to the barn and say hi to the peacocks, Blue and Osirus. I didn't take any pictures as it was freezing but they are getting so BIG! After we left we decided to go out for dinner. We went to a little place called the Bayou Grille in Belleville. I had the ribs, don't they look yummy?
Dinner at Bayou Grille
Dinner was good and the company was awesome.
Now I have to get to work on a few things so I have something to show you all tomorrow!


Brenda said...

Gorgeous! I think I am only going to weight myself Friday Mornings. I know you'll take it back off I'm rooting for you! Your a brave woman I've never eaten ribs at a restaurant. I'm afraid I'll walk out the door with bbq sauce on my face. Oh forgot to say I cut that fabric today.

Allie said...

Lovely job, Pam! That is one beautiful quilt. I'm sure you'll get the six pounds off in no time - you're very motivated! The ribs look wonderful - I miss going to the Bone Yard, we used to go at least once a month. Now I'm hungry....

sophie said...

I've been thrifting for wool, too ... well, making an attempt anyway, because there isn't much wool to be found in central Texas because people rarely wear it--makes sense, but it still took me by surprise.

Anonymous said...

How lucky you have a friend with a quilting machine, and that she'll let you use it! Looks great!

Judy C said...

I just love your red work basket quilt. Isn't nice to have so many friends to quilt with.

Crazyquiltgirl said...

I love how your basket quilt came out. It is adorable!
I'm glad you got your geese flying the right way before quilting it.
It looked like lots of fun at LTW's with her quilting machine.

lil red hen said...

This is a beautiful quilt. I really like red and white quilts and flying geese.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your basket quilt is fantastic Pam!! Love everything about it!

dot said...

Looks like a fun day.

Karen said...

Looking great!!!

Vickie said...

This is wonderful! I just love the kittens in red! Very sweet!

Crispy said...

You did a fantabulous job on the quilt!!....or the Statler did LOL. Seriously, it is an adorable quilt!!


Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

You did great on the quilting - I'm still drooling over this one! Love it!

dianne said...

now how the heck did i miss this post?!? i wondered how your basket quilt went from being a flimsy to having the binding without any quilting being mentioned - and it's cuz it DIDN'T!!! i truly love how this has turned out - really, really awesome!

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