Sunday, April 6, 2008

One UFO done

Yea! Finished a quilt top

The pattern is called "Road to Romance" by my friend and quilt designer Pat Wys (see the pattern and the quilt made in 1930s prints here: http://silverthimblequilt.com/ and check out her other designs too). I started this quilt in 2007 and the focus fabric is a special dogwood-patterned batik that was printed for the 2007 Atlanta Shop Hop. This quilt makes me think of Ireland since it's so bright and green. Here's a detail.
Worked on another UFO (from 2006) at our sewing group on Saturday. Great day sewing with Karin and Becky. My decision on which quilt to work on went like this: pick up nearest bag off the floor of the sewing room and take it with you LOL! I think I'm going to pick projects this way and maybe at some point it will work up to: pick any project from on(e of several big plastic bins (as soon as I get the ones off the floor done). How's that for a plan????
Also worked on step 1 of the Orange Crush mystery quilt. Karin is way ahead of me and has her 4-patches done. I have some 2-patches and am really glad we have more time for this step. I am jealous of Becky having Spring break and time for quilting and blogging this week. I expect grand things from her LOL!!!!
On Friday, I took 2 cats to the vet. Morpheus went for his annual shots and geriatric blood tests. He is doing good and lost a little weight (which we all need to do here at chez crazy cat lady....) Also took Morticia, who now has a large lump on the side of her nose near her eye. The vet is very concerned about it and I am taking her in on Wednesday for anesthesia, X-rays, and testing. Probably not good and that is what I am expecting. Will post an update when I know something.
Reviews of books and movies I finished over the weekend in another post. It's time to watch John Adams on HBO (yes I am a history geek!)

4 comments:

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

Love this one, Gretch. This is a great use of that green Shop Hop batik, which was my favorite from the bunch! The contrast in this quilt is wonderful.

Will be thinking good thoughts for the kitties this week...

Melisa @ Sweet Home

Karin said...

It is a really pretty quilt. I think mine is in one of the bags on the floor! I guess I should bump it up on the priority list of quilts to do. Finished the binding on Peace as well as the 4 patches. I wish I was not working today and I could play!!

Becky said...

Peace doesn't photograph well. That is one beautiful quilt, but it glows in the dark in a photo. Hope that things are better with you cats. Sure enjoyed our sewing day on Saturday. I'm boring Marion and Michael. All I want to do is sew.

Michelle said...

Good job on finishing a UFO...it looks great. Hope your kitty is doing okay...