11/8/14

If Quilts Were Potatoes

Yesterday I finished putting the borders on the Oh Christmas Tree wallhanging.


The back is made as well. I used that same fabric from the border. I'm going to use this green and metallic gold fabric for the binding when I get to that point.


If quilts were potatoes, I could say:

One Potato,


Two Potato,


Three Potato,


Four!


I've spent nearly the entire day sandwiching quilts for quilting. And let me tell you, I had more help than I knew what to do with.

"What? You're making sandwiches, and no tuna for me?"


He checked things over good and purroper.


"Everything looks good. You may continue."


Thanks for giving me your purrmission, Buddy.

Now I have a happy little stack of quilts to quilt, and Eliza and I are going to have a little quilting retreat.


My plan is to start with the Gardener's Journal quilt, and then possibly move on to the Never Underestimate piece. The Christmas quilts will probably wait until next month. 

I'm going to love being able to quilt and still have my domestic sewing machine free for other projects. When I quilt on my domestic machine and I have it all set up for quilting, I always want to finish an entire quilting project so that I don't have to switch out feet and throat plates and thread and everything else. With Eliza I can quilt or piece depending on my mood. I'm just betting my mood will have something to do with how well the quilting is going.

Also today, I started moving my library of free motion quilting books to the upstairs room with Eliza. My studio table is being delivered on Tuesday, and then I think Eliza will be just about fully outfitted...except for threads. For now I picked out a bunch of thread for my first project and brought it upstairs. I'll be using gray on the back, and I'll probably switch out colors on the top depending on what I'm quilting. I have lots of ideas, and it's going to be fun.

So that's my day. Now that I'm finished with all those sandwiches, I think I'll go have a nap. It's a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon, don't you think?

15 comments from clever and witty friends:

Christine M said...

You've had a busy day, Barbara. I bet it feels great getting them all sandwiched.

Quilting Babcia said...

Wonderful to have a variety of tops all sandwiched and ready. You can switch back and forth between them depending on your mood, not to mention having Big Bertha ready to tackle piecing the next one or two, or ...
Fun for rainy November days!

Quilter Kathy said...

Enjoy your quilting!! Can't wait to see how the Gardener's quilt turns out!

crazy quilter said...

That Mr Smitty sure is helpful! I am so glad your sandwiching passed his inspection.. Have a great time on your Eliza retreat. I cannot wait to see the results..

quiltzyx said...

Zzzzzzzzzooommmm!!! That was FAST! You & Eliza are going to have SOOOO much fun now!

Good job Smitty, making sure the sandwiches were nice & smooooth. :D

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm looking for pins and then remembered you like to spray baste - duh!! Smitty does a better job at helping with sandwiches than my two assistants.

KERYN B said...

Wow you are on fire..your quilts look great..

Eileen said...

Love all the shades of green in your tree!

Michele said...

I'm glad that you got lots of help with all of that and hope that he got some treats as his pay.

Dana Gaffney said...

I think you just explained to me why I do a quilt from start to finish rather than jump around. I hope you and Eliza have a ton of fun and really get to know each other.

Jacque said...

Looks like a purrrfect Saturday to me!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Hope it's going swimmingly. Four potatoes, er quilts, to play with: You and Eliza will know one another so much better at the end of that stack.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Hope it's going swimmingly. Four potatoes, er quilts, to play with: You and Eliza will know one another so much better at the end of that stack.

Tami C said...

You've been busy with so much sandwich making. I think it's just wonderful that you have Eliza in your life. I'm sure it will be a great aide for your quilting endeavors.

Brown Family said...

You and Eliza will become best friends!