Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Covered in Threads!

At last, I've actually gotten some sewing done! A quick trip to Sydney to pick up my new No. 57 Quarter-Inch Patchwork Foot (THANKS, Jane Ann!), and I'm in business. As I mentioned, I think, this remake of an antique quilt is going to be completed and quilted in sections. As you see, I've finished all the blocks for the top of the queen size bed and just need to finish sewing them all together. Two sections are sewn, so when I complete the third, I'll quilt the entire top. Then I'll add the drop to the sides and the end, and voila...it will be the first quilt I've completed in Australia! So now, I'm covered in threads again and loving it. I'm sure none of YOU ever get covered in threads, do you? Hah, liars!

Hope I can keep my momentum on this quilt. I'm finding I'm getting tired of the soft colors already and thoughts of my Dear Jane and Lady of the Lake quilts keep intruding. I'm going to try to persevere, though.

Meanwhile, I've still not loaded the EQ6 upgrade I received a couple of weeks ago and that's definitely calling to me. Just not enough time in the day and too many social engagements this time of year.

Tomorrow is my In-Laws' 60th Wedding Anniversary Party...should be a wonderful time, and what a stellar achievement. Sixty years together is pretty amazing, if you ask me!

10 comments:

Lily said...

Well done indeed Dianne! You are going great guns on this one.

And wow to your in-laws - that is a very long time for sure!

The Calico Cat said...

Neat! (I am so glad that your lady of the lake is scrappy int he points - I am planning one - with far fewer 1/2 triangles & was trying to decide wether or not to keep each block as a two fabric unit - nah...)

Libby said...

I always say I'm not suitable friend material for anyone who doesn't like thread and dog hair -- I'm perpetually covered in both *s*

Congrats to your in-laws!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

My life would not be full if it wasn't for dog hair, dust bunnies and threads.

60 years together is a real blessing! My best to your inlaws and family.

Mary said...

You've made such progress - I'm impressed! I haven't quilted a top in sections before but with the smaller table on the longarm I'm considering trying to quilt a top and borders separately and then sew them together. I have several books that discuss various ways to do it but just haven't tried it yet.

Jane Ann said...

All those little threads? I think they're tiny roots you're putting down in your new home. The last week or so MUST be making you feel back to normal at last, after a long, long journey. I'm happy for you.

Tonya R said...

You're making great progress. What a difference it makes to have a great machine with a quarter inch foot. Keep that momentum up.

Dawn said...

Oh it is wonderful Dianne! I love it!

Lucy said...

Wow I love this quilt so much !!

Marcie said...

Hi Dianne, I love the old fashioned look of that quilt! The colors are wonderful. Hope you are feeling better. I got that bug too on the other side of the world!