Saturday, November 21, 2009

Yah-hoo, a field of blue!



Even though I am not turning back the appliqué on Dad's quilt, it takes a long time to blanket stitch the edges. I spent 4 hours yesterday at Thimbles and Pat Wys gave me some great hints for "traveling" with the stitching, since she saw I was spending an inordinate amount of time pulling threads to the back and tying them off by hand. No more though, and man, I have to tell you, things are going so much better and quicker. I still spent 6 hours or so sewing today along with blog reading and chores. Horrifying to say, but it is 5:30 p.m. and I have yet to change out of my flannel pjs or brush my teeth (ewww). Now that I am taking a break, it is time to bathe and brush. I think I am done for the day as far as quilting. The red may have to wait a while. I need some hand work for TV time. Huh, I am not even sure I have anything to pick up. I SURE don't want to start something new. Oh well, decide AFTER the B & B.

4 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm not even going to pretend I haven't done the same thing! Sometimes you get on a roll and those flannel PJs are so comfortable!

I love your dad's quilt. The blanket stitching around the edge is adorable!

WoolenSails said...

I love the blue background, you have made a kids quilt into a beautiful piece, anyone would love. Oh, are there other things to wear, other than pajamas? Haha

Debbie

Libby said...

Oh how I love those jammie days - the ones where you can just spend the day stitching in cozy comfort *s*

The airplanes are just wonderful. I think you are going to have one happy fella on your hands.

Lea said...

It's SOoooooo cute, I love it! Oh, I know your Dad will adore this quilt! :-)