Sunday, July 12, 2009

Coming Along Nicely

It has been fairly rainy here for the past few days and while I am solar powered (I think I was a Polynesian in a previous lifetime!) and I do find my energy and enthusiasm somewhat diminshed when the cloud cover lasts too long, rainy days do make great sewing days. And the quilt I am making for my daughter's best friend is coming along nicely. I think I will call it "Comfort from Home" when I make the label and mail it to her. I am such a newbie quilter that after each bit is sewn together I take it out of the machine to examine it closely and see how well my seams match. When they do I let out a little cheer and marvel at the whole process. When they don't, out comes the seam ripper and I try to make some improvements until I get them close enough to satisfy myself. I wouldn't want any quilt judges looking too carefully but I sure get a pleasant feeling of accomplishment as the project moves along. Tomorrow, if the sun shines, we are going to take a little road trip so I won't be doing much sewing. Now I know where my grandparents got the saying "make hay while the sun shines!"

These are the stripes for "Comfort From Home". Each stripe is a total of six 6" blocks. The stripes aren't sewn together yet and are just laid out on my bed but I think it is coming along nicely. What do you think?


  1. I think it looks awesome!


  2. Hi.
    Your "Comfort of Home" quilt is looking great. I like the 3D affect.
    Good job...Helen