Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Teaching, Tennis and Time!

I finished my Kim Diehl quilt top, so I rewarded myself with a small quilt from Lori Smith called 'Nine Patch Nostalgia.'  I am handquilting it with my new YLI thread that I had read so much about.  So far, I like it.  I'm using wool batt again, and it is heavenly.

Speaking of heavenly, handquilting is the perfect activity while I enjoy watching the Aussie Open Tennis.  A belated Happy Australian Day to all my Aussie friends!
The 'fly by' over Kim Clisjters' match was quite a sight.

My friend, Doreen, sent me some of her 'gray' reproduction fabrics from her stash.  Now how can I NOT participate in Barbara Brackman's Civil War BOTW.
Here is my Block #4.
The grey stripe is one of the fabrics Doreen sent me.
I am making my blocks 6" finished and when I drafted this one, it came out looking a little strange.  I think the bars in the middle square should have been wider.  Oh well.

Two SAL participants had a little online sew-in last weekend and helped each other finish their quilt tops.
This is Elin's. 
And this is Anne-Mettes'.
Congratulations on finishing them ladies.
 Both of the quilts are stunning.

I must apologize.  I have been up to my elbows with teaching and meeting deadlines that I have had little time for the computer.  I have not been blog hopping and commenting like I would like to.
Hopefully, next week, I can free up some time and get back to perusing all the wonderful and inspiring blogs again.

Today's goal is to write the patterns for 10 blocks for the Farmer's Wife Sampler club, continue hand quilting, prep for Paris in the Fall BOM class tomorrow, hike Pinnacle Peak and of course, watch the tennis. Whew, sounds like a busy day.

Look for the next block in my 1880 Sampler Quilt on Friday. 

12 comments:

Holloway Family said...

Beautiful!

Pam in Brussels, Belgium

Maureen said...

I'm using wool batt in my hand quilting project, too. Is this a new YLI thread? You're a busy woman!

Amy said...

I love the YLI quilting thread........Where did you find wool batting? I dont have a quilt shop here, but I can find Mountain Mist cotton cream rose which is nice.

libbyquilter said...

you have been so very busy while i've been away~! i've had a great time looking at your past posts and seeing all of your progress.

:-)
libbyQ

Stray Stitches said...

Wow - your day sounds extremely full. Your Nine Patch Nostalgia is beautiful! I haven't tried working with wool batting yet. Guess I will have to give it a try. I have only worked with Warm & White and Warm & Wonderful.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've heard so many good things about wool batting that I'm picking up a roll at retreat in Atlanta next month for my longarm. I've saved my own tops to start.

merumo said...

How productive you have been! And people have finished your sampler quilt beautifully... Inspired!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow sounds like you have a very busy schedule! Love the look of wool batting. :-) Have a happy day!

Elyte said...

The SAL quilts look gorgeous. I like seeing the different colours that people choose. You sound sooo busy, please don't work yourself into the ground. I eventually found some YLI thread here. I enjoy quilting with it .Take care.

Rosie said...

Congrats, Elin and Anne-Mette! Egads, I may be the last finisher in the SAL project. Is there a prize for that?

Lisa said...

I love the colors in the SAL. I'll have to try the wool batt. I've heard good things about it. Have you tried the bamboo one?

Merilyn said...

Wow! busy girl, love your blocks. The SAL quilts are just lovely. Glad you like the YLI thread, it's all I've ever used and I love it!