Saturday, January 29, 2011

Good Morning Word Up Girls!

Update:  Well, I was hoping to update throughout the day, but that didn't happen.  I was able to get some quiting done and then... ("And thens" are not good for quiting!) my sister called asking for help.  She's moving so I helped her clean her old house.  Afterwards she took me out to lunch.  We found a new Mexican restrurant and it was sooo gooood!!

And then (another "and then" as you know means non-quiting time) I got home just as the family was leaving.  I jump in the truck and after dropping the kids off at the movies, we went to two quilt stores!  YEA!! 

I bought these stencils.    

I haven't used stencils before:  here's the results. 

After finishing up these blocks I tried and tried to re-pin my quilt but I couldn't get it taut enough.  My dear sweetie took over.  He's the best darn pinner in the world.  (Okay, the best in our house!)  He's definitely hired. 

I did make a nice snack after he got it all pinned.  Salad with bananas, oranges and cranberries. 

I forgot to link up with Kelly this morning.  Sorry I'm late.  Bye for now I'm going to do a bit more quilting.


Good Morning:  I'm so excited about today's party!  I woke at 4 am.  Hmmm...way too early to start partying.  So I read for a while to put myself back to sleep.  That didn't work, so I watched TV, that didn't work.  So then I closed my eyes..  ah...just the ticket.  Now that I've gotten another few winks, I'm all set to go. 

First, I had to chase the sleeping girls out of the living room.  They had a sleepover but I gave them fair warning that I would be coming in and making noise in the morning so sleep in the bedroom.  But I suppose they stayed up late and fell asleep playing games. 

Now, I think I'll work on this BOM quilt. I love this quilt.  Working on it has brought me so much joy.  Each month I would go to my local quilt shop, gather with strangers and listen to how to make the block. Go home and sew it up, then bring it back the next month.  We all ooh and awed over each others work and the lovely fabrics and gadgets the owner showed.  We soon got to know each other better and then I was going to the BOM with my friends. Having something so nice to work on and friends helps me have PEACE in my life.  Praying while I work helps too!!

I would like to quilt these blocks - remember now I'm still learning free-motion quilting, so I'm very slow.  It takes me a while to figure out what to quilt on the blocks!  I hope to get this bird block done too.
Have fun everyone! 



  1. GOod morning Linda! Beautiful quilt.

  2. Wow! that is gorgeous... So glad to be sewing with you today!

  3. I would love to get this pattern...Do you know where I can get it? Love your quilt so much!

  4. Very pretty! Glad you were sewing with us today!

  5. Linda, good job on getting some nice new stencils. You know I love this quilt. I am so with you...half the battle on learning FMQing is figuring out WHAT to quilt! I totally hear you! I've been trying to pay attention to Leah Day's blog and she puts up new designs all the time. I'm thinking of making a bunch of fabric sandwiches and just having them around to play on, like she does in her videos. Have fun with it!

  6. What a pretty quilt...and a great helper! :)