Sunday, January 26, 2014

I've been busy.....

Well, I didn't mean to be away so long.
I was waiting for my "purple" thread so that I could finish Ella's quilt and that took about a week to get here.  Wouldn't you know, when it came, I realized I had ordered "green" thread instead.
 In my head I wanted purple to match the quilt, but they didn't have anything that matched, so I ordered a green to compliment/coordinate with the background fabric.
When I saw the posts about the new Pantone color for 2014 - orchid, then orchid just stuck in my head. Oh well.
I quilted "angel wings" on the quilt and I think it looks so girl-y.  I hope Ella's parents love the quilt when they get it. 
I finished the binding today.
So here is the completed quilt with a peek at the backing.
This quilt is sooooo warm.  I enjoyed having it on my lap while I was hand stitching the binding down.  Of course with the arctic freeze we are suffering over a good portion of the US, I think it will be greatly appreciated. 
So this will be off in the mail this week as baby Ella was born this past December. 
Now....what will I post about from here on out?  I am working on a dual challenge (killing two birds with one stone) and I won't be able to share it for some time.  I guess I am going to have to get out some UFOs and work on them simultaneously so I have something to report.
Well, I hope everyone is warm where it is cold and cool where it is too warm.
Me?  I am praying for an early Spring....very early.  This sub zero weather is just way too cold for me. 
Happy quilting. 


  1. The quilt is beautiful! LOVE the backing fabric and your quilting looks great. Yes, yes, yes -- dig out one of those UFO's!!

  2. Ella's quilt turned out really beautiful!



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