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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Enjoying My Fruit Cocktail

Nine days later . . .  ta da!





Yes, my quilt is finished, and it will probably be the last one for a couple of months. You see, my hubby has been working diligently on our attic renovation, which will be my sewing studio, and as each day passes, he gets closer to the time where I will be able to help.  Yes, dry wall will be installed soon, so after he tapes and muds, I'll be helping with sanding, priming, and painting.  Oh boy!!!  Then after that it will be flooring, window treatments, reorganizing fabric, etc., etc.  You can probably imagine--the list will go on and on.  The results will be worth it though, and I'm very excited!

Here's the attic right now -




Hubby tells me that this weekend he'll begin putting up dry wall, so I expect that by mid-week next week, he'll have an assistant (me) with him from then on out.  I'll post pics as we go along.  Meanwhile, I'm going to enjoy my fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Fruit Cocktail Is Refreshing!

I'm not referring to a beverage; I'm referring to my quilt in the making. 

Well I admit I'm one of those crazy quilters, who, on occasion, will start one project and then begin another.  If you noticed in one of my previous posts, I designed my "Sunrise Social" quilt on EQ7 and was ready to begin cutting and piecing, BUT fabric from my stash kept catching my eye.  I suppose I was more in the mood to work with the bright pinks, limes, intense yellows, and the deep orange fabrics that I had recently acquired then to move forward with my original project.  (I keep telling myself that I'll get back to the other project once I complete this one.  LOL)  It was a bit of a inner-struggle; I tried to ignore the fruity, fun colors but failed miserably.  I relinquished control, and so I am now the proud owner of a pieced top, soon to be my quilt called "Fruit Cocktail", which is all improvised piecing.  Putting this together was just as much fun as the colors, and I incorporated white throughout to make the colors pop even more.  This is still a "work in progress," however, I wanted to share what I've accomplished so far.  
 
Anyway, here is the top:


And here's my backing and the lime green print will be my binding.


I will be free motion quilting but have yet to determine the design.  It may be fruit, it may be flowers, it may be shapes, or a combination?  Who knows?

I can't wait to show you the finished product, which will be posted at a later date--sooner NOT later!

We'll chat soon!