Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Finally on the go!

I finally am feeling well enough and have enough energy to get some work done in the sewing room. I really want to whittle the UFO pile down a bit, so after pulling a bunch of tops out, I settled on an old top from Aug 2009. It was a block swap called "Farm Animals" and I just love it..very whimsical! Why did I choose this one of the pile? Because I didn't wanna mess with piecing a backing together and I had the perfect piece of plaid flannel (from a duvet cover and sheet set) that fit and no piecing!!!YAY! lol I know..lazy sewer...but tonight I just wanted to get MOVING! Here it is all sandwiched and ready to go:

Notice my new button on the ride sidebar? It is for testing the blocks for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine Vol 3. They also sent me a great coffee mug. That is, of course, in addition to the fabric they sent me originally, plus they sent me 2 copies of the magazine!! Woot! I believe the magazine is available May 10 on the stands. I will be posting pics of the blocks that I tested soon. I am excited to already be testing the blocks for the NEXT issue!! I LOVE the volume 3 magazine and can't wait to see what volume 4 brings!

Well, off to start the quilting on Farm Animals!!


  1. You go girl!! Glad you are doing better.

  2. Glad you're feeling better. I have a quilt very similar to this that my grandmother gave me before she passed. It's darn heavy though, lol.

  3. Wow. A block tester! I need to read back and see how you got to do that! I'm with you on picking something that doesn't have to have the back pieced. I dislike doing that too! Glad you are feeling better.