Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sandwiching, MQ'ing, last of Fall

What a lovely afternoon - probably the last of our fall season. My back yard is very small, but I LOVE the shadows. Below is the last of our hail-damage issues to be resolved. What a mess this room was for days, but the ceiling has been replaced, walls painted, and mess was cleaned up nicely. EVERYTHING had to be covered, taped with plastic to keep the 'popcorn ceiling' stuff from spreading everywhere.

This outfit on MY DH is HIS version of proper "Retirement" garb. Being properly dressed is no longer for him - I will see this on him all winter. Groannnn! I'm getting ready to sandwich a quilt in the garage.
Helen in the UK, posted photos of HER Mq'ing that she learned from the Pajama Quilter. I watched that segment 6 times today, and think I've got it! Here is my practice sandwich.
I'll call this my "Homely Quilt" for now - it's another Rebuilt Log Cabin done entirely with all the junky strips in the drawer. I tried out a different, totally unrelated border. But it's ready for machine quilting and I'm thinking that when completed, it will prove that "Quilting Makes the Quilt!"

7 comments:

Alycia said...

Beautiful Quilt and Quilting. I agree with your hubby tho - those are comfy clothes!!

LC said...

Nice quilting, Elaine. No advice on hubby's attire. Maybe you could start wearing curlers in your hair all day? heehee

Cheri said...

Isn't it wonderful to be on this end of the repair? Love the quilting and the border. I had 2 days off and stayed in similar garb as your hubby but it was nice to perk up yesterday for church!

retirednana2008 said...

I really admire your talent as a machine quilter. I also love that 'small' backyard.

Gari said...

Your quilt and quilting look great, as does your hubby. We have been retired for 4 years and comfy clothes are about all we have anymore. ;-)

Helen in the UK said...

Hey ... looking great!! Love your 'loosey goosey' take on the feathers - you've created your very own quilt pattern which is FAB :)

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Your quilting is awesome, as usual! I tried to find the video of Helen's quilting, but couldn't. Maybe you were referring to the Pajama Quilter's video. Do you have one of hers? or is there a You Tube video?