Tuesday, September 04, 2007

It never rains, but it pours!

Why does everything happen at once? My kids have been visiting, we've had other houseguests and dinner guests, extra stuff at work, and my training for my 60-mile, 3-day walk has really picked up -- it wears me out! (I walked 13 miles on Saturday and 9 on Sunday.) I've enjoyed it all, but I've gotten behind in my blogging.

I've had several quilting activities, but not many photos to post. I have put the inner border on my I Spy at last -- it was making me feel guilty just hanging there on my design wall. Borders and backings and the finishing up part of quilting are so much less fun than the designing and piecing!
I'll put an outer border in the same blue that is on the star points, and then back it with a map and bright yellow, just like in my previous I Spy quilts.

I've also started a class with Tonya from Lazy Gal Quilting. It's been great! Once I start having something to show, I'll post those photos. I've also been working on a project I can't yet write about, and am ready to put sashing and borders on the Happy Houses quilt for Project Linus. I've been putting that off because I can't decide on sashing fabric and because, well, I don't much like doing sashing and borders, etc. But I'm giving a short demo on these houses for Central Illinois's Make A Blanket Day later this month, and I need to have the quilt to show!

5 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

great setting for the I spy blocks! They're sure to be a hit

Clare said...

It sounds as if you are enjoying Tonya's class. Funnily enough I love doing sashing and the borders. It's the binding I hate!

JoAnna said...

You have such great I-Spy fabrics. I've been staring at your photo for 10 minutes...

Borders and sashing are totally boring. I always hope a borders fairy will show up in the middle of the night and finish my projects. I'm still waiting....

Ming said...

Those fussy-cut fabrics are so pretty! I even find two Chinese characters. ;)

Laurel S Holman said...

I love the borders because they go on so quickly it gives me a feeling of accomplishment. Big impact with little effort! You are a machine with these I-Spy quilts. This one looks fantastic!