Sunday, November 23, 2008

Post #150; Jan's Family Gems gettin' there

I didn't realize I was clipping away on my posts--afterall I just hit 100 in August when Angela (Soscrappy) won my 100th Post Giveaway. I suppose I should start thinking about a giveaway for 200 so that once I get there, I'll be set :0) (chuckle)

Anyway, here is the lovely Quilter's cliche, but.......ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! What wonderful therapy I had yesterday!!!! I spent most of the day in front of the machine, quilting all three sections of Jan's Family Gems. The sections were two rows each (about 24-30 inches wide), so it was not a struggle under the machine AT ALL!!!!! Not a single pucker on the back, no sore neck or back muscles----yup! This 'quilting in sections' method is wonderful! But, for those of you who frequent my blog already know my opinion on this method. :0) Of course, there is ONE minor downfall with this method-----more hand sewing is needed than the normal method because of the need to hand-stitch the connector strips on the back. However, I finished piecing the sections together by 5:15 last night; came upstairs and made some meatballs and spaghetti for the girls and myself for supper, and then we plopped down for yet another movie, The Bridge to Taribithia. SERIOUSLY!!!! What a SAD, SAD movie (with a partial happy ending)......oh! I was NOT expecting the sadness of it.

But anyway, after dinner and while the movie was playing, I hand-sewed both connector strips down. I used a longer needle than usual this time---I think it went so much quicker because of it. FYI.

So----today's goals....

  • Finish laundry (UGH!)
  • Return movies
  • Buy diapers and socks (for Cass!) MAN! Her feet grew overnight, I swear!!!
  • Put borders on Jan's quilt and quilt them.
  • Add binding and finish
  • Write Algebra Team Test

Happy Sunday


Amanda said...

What a lovely, colourful quilt. And isn't it so much easier to quilt it in sections. Hope you do okay on your list, it looks like a typical teacher's weekend list.

Donna said...

That is a beautiful quilt. What type of fabric did you use for the white?

Julie said...

Yes, that is a sad movie. The star, Anna Sophia Robb, is one of my faves b/c people tell me my daughter looks like her. We have been in stores on several occasions when complete strangers walk up and tell us that!

Helen in the UK said...

I've liked the jewel box pattern for a long time, one day I'll make myself one. Really like the quilting you've done on this one :)

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Now that's a beautiful quilt! Well done! I just love how bright it is and your quilting is so nice!