Thursday, February 11, 2016

I've got some Updates for you - Quilts & The Bay

Well, would you like to know where I've been?

Okay then, let's get started.

First - I said I was going to finish piecing  Angela's quilt in January.  One Saturday I sat down and cut and sewn up the next border.
I was not happy sewing.  NOT happy at all and I threw a fit.  Well, my fits are very quiet.  I simply got up and decided I'm DONE.  No more quilting for me.  (EVER AGAIN)

Later that evening I came back and sewed the border strip. 
Hey, I'm not good at throwing fits, nor at staying away from my sewing.

I really didn't want to make more of this border so I finished up The Midnight Mystery Quilt.  
The design stays on the top of the bed and that big wide border hangs all the way around the edge.  I think it turned out to be king size. 

And listen to this - I showed the fabric scraps to Serena and she said.  "No, I do not like those!  I do not like polka-dots (What??  Aren't you suppose to be my kid?  I love polka-dots!  They are like rickrack - both fun to say and fun to be with.)

So I brought out the quilt to show her - after all it's not going to be her Christmas gift anymore.   And she squealed with delight "I love it".   

Hmmm.....what do you say to that?

Back to Angela's quilt.
Sunny of Quilting Dreams you need to sit down and prepare yourself...

  The following Saturday January 30th.  I finished it!!!!  
This quilt is a Queen and it also hangs nicely over the edge of my queen bed
and I LOVE the design.   

That simple border is so much better than the pieced border.  Now, I have the backing ironed and the batting.  I hope to sandwich and pin it soon. (Tonight?)

My goal is to finish quilting this before the end of the month.  BUT I do have to order thread for it.  

Now the other thing that kept me away from blogging is our anniversary.
I decided that we should go whale watching.

We drove to Morro Bay, CA and had dinner with this beautiful sunset.
The next morning we went out to sea with a whale watching tour. The sea was so calm and the weather so beautiful it was a perfect day. 

We only had to go 1/2 a mile and saw them.  We saw a total of 11 different whales. 
I didn't get a good picture of any that leaped into the air - but I do have this one.  I was more about enjoying the experience than taking photos - bad blogger I know.   

So here's to us and our Copper Anniversary

Happy Stitching - and no throwing fits!



  1. OH! When you said Morro Bay and I saw the pictures I could smell the ocean! I miss California soooo much. SO MUCH! I think I am going to move myself back. I love the quilts you have shown. They are both beautiful!

  2. BOTH of those quilts turned out beautifully!! So glad to see the finish of the star quilt: I love it!! Hugs, your friend in Healdsburg

  3. And, congrats on your copper anniversary: But what year is that? :-) I know the silver and the gold, but not copper. :-) Hugs, H

  4. Happy Anniversary! Yes, sometimes it's better just to enjoy the experience than to try to photograph everything. Looks like a beautiful day. Sorry I was on retreat when you posted Angela's quilt. It's a beauty!!!!! Kudos to you.