Friday, June 24, 2011

Moving the projects along...

I'm still on the finish it track...

This week I put together the blocks from a "material obsession" project I started earlier this year. This weekend I hope to get the borders on and piece a back! One more UFO off the project list...

I was planning on entering this little doll quilt in a contest but the bed I was going to use is 1 inch too tall for the contest rules! I do have another bed but it would mean making a mattress and changing the quilt top a bit. At the end of day I want to use it on the bed I designed it for so now I can show it to you (one of the rules was no publishing prior to the contest...)

It is based on a full size quilt that I bought in Pennsylvania back in the 90's. The original was stained from being kept in a cedar chest but I still loved the overall design. Anyway, I have a back ready and plan to baste this tonight. I will hand quilt it.
One of the dangers of being ill is spending too much time on the internet...oh, dear. I bought 6 books from "That Patchwork Place" during their warehouse sale and a box came from Hancock's of Paducha yesterday...

11 comments:

Janet O. said...

Hmm, what's my excuse--I'm not ill!?!
Your little quilt is so cute. Sorry you couldn't enter it as planned, but I'm glad we got to see it!

pcflamingo said...

Hmmm....I'm not ill either, but I sure do order a lot of quilt books. They are my faves! The little pinwheel quilt is TOO cute.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is too easy to buy even not being sick but just visiting blogs!

AnnieO said...

Darling doll quilt! I had to laugh at the one inch too tall thing :)

I stay away from those websites so buttons don't get punched!

Purple Pam said...

Your material obsession quilt is great. I like those bright, cheerful fabrics. I have way too many quilt books also, but I like them all.

Sherrill said...

What's the size of your little doll quilt? It's ADORABLE..too bad it couldn't work it's way into the contest. Too cute.

sewkalico said...

Both quilts are lovely! I love the MO one with the way the 2 blocks work together and the colours of the doll quilt are wonderful. Pity you couldn't enter, but, I guess, in the doll world an inch is pretty big LOL!
Get well soon! And hope your purchases speed your recovery!!

Merilyn said...

I love the little doll quilt!!! I would love the see the larger one that inspired it too one day!!! Enjoy your new purchases!!!

Clare said...

Those books look great, especially the cocktail one.

I hear you about spending too much time in the internet. DH has hidden the debit cards!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Love that dolly quilt!! Adorable! Please stay out of the heat and take care of you..I know it wreaks havoc on your MS....And it has been STINKING hot!!

Bonnie

Statch said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who buys too many quilting books (if there even is such a thing)! Your quilts are lovely.