Saturday, September 13, 2008

Moving Right Along!

I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped on the Baby Quilt yesterday, the plan had been to finish the blocks by the time I went to bed last night.


I dawdled, allowing myself to be distracted by various things. I had picked two different fabrics for the border, neither of which was doing it for me, but I left them out where I could take a look at them with the completed blocks.

I finished the blocks today, sewed the all together and laid out the border fabrics. No go. Neither one of them was doing it for me AT ALL. I dove back into my stash, not feeling very hopeful, as it took quite a bit of looking to come up with the two I had. While I wanted a print to pull it all together, I was contemplating a textured solid because nothing in my stash was filling the bill.

Then I found it. I couldn't believe it. I don't recall seeing this piece of fabric, I know I didn't buy it. I think it came in a box of leftovers from a friend and it had been used for something. I measured the usable portion and it was enough. I laid it out and bingo! that was the one.

My goal was to have it basted and ready to quilt by tomorrow night, but I actually put the first quilting stitches in it about an hour ago (though I'm not sure if any more will be done tonight as I'm doing my nails and have to make sure they are good and dry before hand quilting.)




I'm quite pleased with the results and hopefully will have an "It's done!" post before too long!

And really, how tired does one have to be to fall asleep like this??

I wish a restful Sunday to all!

Sue

11 comments:

~Bren~ said...

Oh My Ruthie!! That girl will sleep anywhere!!!
The baby quilt is GORGEOUS!! Yes, that border is perfect!!! Sarah will love it!!!

Marilyn R said...

Wow- you pieced that baby quilt in two days time. I say that is moving fast! It is fantastic and the border is just perfect! The lastest photo of Ruthie might be my favorite so far! Love it!

Tyanne said...

If you were a scrapbooker you could do an adorable layout with all the various positions Ruthie falls asleep in.. Too funny for words. Great baby quilt and that border fabric is the perfect compliment.

Teresa said...

Your quilt is very nice and what a find in that border. Ruthie is just too cute. My daughter, Ellen, was like that. She would go and go and then just stop wherever she was and take a nap.

Winona said...

Sue, I love this baby quilt. You are right. This is the perfect border for it. My mouth dropped open when I saw this picture of Ruthie. I don't know how she can sleep in this position. LOL I just love the pictures of Ruthie that you share with us. Thank you.
Winona

Tamara said...

Sue,
I do not know which is cutier the baby quilt or Ruthie. Ruthie wins but that baby quilt is beautiful and you did it so quickly. Wow I need your energy.

swooze said...

I love that quilt and it is the perfect border. Poor Ruthie! She will love that picture when she gets older.

Mad about Craft said...

That must be one of the most uncomfortable sleeping positions that I've ever seen and I've seen a few!

Coleen said...

I love the baby quilt. The border fabric is perfect.

I can't believe how big Ruthie has gotten. Time does get away from us doesn't it?

Connie W said...

That photo is just too doggone cute! And looks impossible! Leave it to Ruthie.

Solstitches said...

What a precious picture for the family album.
Ruthie steals the show :)