Friday, April 13, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust


In my continuing attempts to act like a grown-up, I decided I really should knock at least one more UFO off the list before starting a new Lori Smith project. Sooo...yesterday I finished the machine quilting on Spin (first photo) whose saga was chronicled back here. Scroll down to read about how I came to own these blocks and what additions I made. This was my first attempt at free-motion quilting so you should only view it from the back of a galloping horse, as they say!!! Anyway, it is done-done. It may become a donation quilt although Rocky has taken quite a liking to it LOL! One of my excuses for the quilting quality is that he kept laying on it as I was trying to feed it through the machine!!! Not helpful, Rockster.
The second photo is a quilt made by a guild member. At yesterday's meeting several of the minis and baby quilts that will be in our silent auction at the show were on display. I will post more photos after the actual show May 4 - 5, but this particular one really caught my eye and I think I'm going to HAVE to bid on it!!! Just found out this week that a dear friend of mine is going to be "granny" for the first time and this would be so nice to welcome the new baby (provided I win the bid and provided I can bear to part with it!!!!)
Company is coming for the weekend so need to get rolling on cleaning and grocery shopping. Have a super weekend and watch out for black cats, ladders and broken mirrors--it's Friday the Thirteenth, you know!

12 comments:

ruth said...

Spin looks wonderful I love the richness of the colours, and the baby quilt is very cute.

Laurie Ann said...

I love Spin!!!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh dear - you're putting more ideas into my head - LOL. Love that baby quilt, hope you get it at the Auction. That would be a great pattern for little scraps.

Shannon said...

Love that baby quilt! But I think I would find it hard to part with, too, if I were the winner! :)

Morah said...

Oooooo! YOU! I don't want to be a grown up! I want to start a new project but now, through your example, I will need to finish one before I start one! Rats, Rats, Rats!

Jane Weston said...

What lovely quilts. I love the second one done in 30's fabrics. I keep meaning to do something with 30's fabrics, but it hasn't yet. :o)

Quilting Journey said...

I absolutely cannot believe that 'Spin's' geneology is from 'ugly' fabrics, it is absolutely gorgeous. I also love your quilting muse and technical advisor's from previous posts. Those kinds of photos 'get' me everytime! I have three, all critics,who take a very long time making up their mind on the first place winner! The judging phase gets very nerve wracking for me, espeically if the judges are laying on pins :) Love all of your quilts, just beautiful!!! hugs, from Salem, Oregon

Libby said...

Just when you think you're going to have lots of fun - that darned 'inner adult' steps up and makes us be responsible *s* Spin turned out great - a perfect name for a quilt with a lot of movement.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations for another great finish! I wish I could muster the courage to free motion some of my tops languishing in the UFO pile.
Love the baby quilt, too.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Congratulations go to you for checking another one off your list! Great job!

And I agree, the circle quilt is wonderful. Good luck at the auction!!!

Tazzie said...

I love that quilt! Great job finishing up a UFO!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

swooze said...

I love your spin quilt! Rocky has great taste!