Last night I walked away for a minute to change the channel on the TV because the movie I was watching ended when all of a sudden, BOOOM!! I think I jumped a foot in the air. It was so unexpected, and so loud, and so close. I turned exclaiming, "What the Heck was THAT!!" and I saw her disappear around the corner. From where I was I couldn't see, and I didn't notice that something was missing, until I walked over and found this...
My wife yelled from upstairs, "Are you OK!?" Jonathon came running, "What was THAT!?" To which I responded, "You're goofy CAT! That's what!"
It is amazing how much noise an ironing board and iron can make when they hit a hard wood floor!!
Anyway, enough about Frappe'. I had the iron and ironing board out because I was actually doing some Quilting for a change! I have been very busy on a few other projects these past two weeks and it felt good to sit down, cut fabric, and then sew it back together again...
The past few nights I have been working on MaryAnna's quilt as she will be moving in soon and I want it to be done when she does. For those of you who are seeing this quilt for the first time, MaryAnna LOVES animal prints and roses. She picked out her own fabric for this project, and actually helped me in the design process as well. See this POST if you would like to learn more.
|3 more Rows of Fabric all layed out and ready for Chain Piecing...|
|Chain Piecing the long Strips together|
|And adding the Ends to the blocks|
|More Chain Piecing of all the "little bits"|
|I hate it when I have to take out my Seam Ripper...|
Do you see what I did? I sewed a second Seam!
A nice perfect 1/4" seam, right next to the first one!
What WAS I thinking?? It goes to show that
There Is a First for Everything...
|The new rows, ready to be added to the quilt.|
|And now her quilt top is finished and ready for a|
backing and quilting. I am thinking I will quilt this
with straight lines 1/4" from the center block edges
|The Top half|
|And the Bottom Half.|
I am still undecided on the back for this quilt. It will be randomly pieced using some of the remnants of the fabrics used on the front, but I am unsure how I will do this. I have thought about a "coin stack" top to bottom. I have also thought about doing a vertical row of bricks, slightly off center. And I have thought about using the "Falling Block" concept. I'll make up my mind soon, as this needs to be done soon!
And now, I'll leave you with this. Frappe' is too funny. The other day she got a spider stuck to her eyelash and she could see it, and of course, she saw it everywhere she looked. It probably looked HUGE to her, before I turned on the camera she kept trying to bat at it, luckily I was able to catch a little video of her when she finally caught it... and then had a snack!!
Until Next Time,