Monday, March 23, 2009

And now for something completely different...

I had lots of kids around! Last week was Spring Break for Rowan and Rutgers, so two of my favorite guys were hanging around the house... Good thing we got MarioKart for the Wii...Andrew and Ryan had a great time. See the big smiles on their faces? They're both back to classes this week, but it was great to have them around. I'm guessing I'll see lots more of both of them now that Andrew lives here again! I've also done some sewing. I finished Ellen's quilt and it has arrived safely in Providence. She'll be taking it with her in September to her new school. We just found out that she's been accepted to Rhode Island College, so she'll be back in Providence next year, but at a different school with a new major.

I love this quilt. The back is one of Anne Sutton's gorgeous flannels. It's so warm and soft...

This was the first time I ever made a bias binding with a stripe. Or without one for that matter! I love the diagonal lines and the binding lay smoothly on the quilt. I may start making bias bindings for all my quilts.


I've also been working on Judy's Quilt Along. I finished the center of the quilt and decided to go with simpler borders. Pictures of that when the outer border is sewn on...just as soon as I find time to get back into the sewing room!




6 comments:

amy said...

I love the colors in that quilt! It's gorgeous, and flannel--my favorite. My husband hates flannel sheets, and so I gave them up a long time ago. Sigh.

Kathie said...

Congrats to Ellen for getting into a new school...
I was hoping it would be in NJ for your sake :)
My oldest was home for spring break last week too!
my youngest wants to look at schools in the midwest, UGH!!!!
we are hoping she stays within 4 hrs of home!
Love that quilt , so happy!
kathie

Darcie said...

It's always fun having the youngsters home...as long as they want to be, right? ;-)

LOVE Ellen's quilt! Wonderful job all the way to the binding. ;-)

Rhonda said...

Oooohhhh.... love the colors!

Thimbleanna said...

Isn't it fun when our big kids come home? LOVE, love the bright happy colors and the pinwheels on your pretty quilt!

Sweet P said...

Love the quilt! The polka dots and stripes go great together.