Sunday, June 09, 2013

Working on my Short List

It's been awhile since I had a short list post, so it must be time! Every year, Pennington Quilt Works sends a 20% off coupon to be used the month of your birthday.  Last year I used it to get to get the fabric and pattern for this quilt...

The pattern was Sherbet Stars by Cotton Way, with a few changes to make it my own. I had hoped that by the time this quilt was done, my Shingles pain would be gone, but that didn't happen.  Although using acupuncture, it has lessened and I've been able to cut down on my pain meds, so that was a blessing!  This one, although I had planned on keeping it, went to my daughter Ellen.  She fell in love with it and who was I to say no?  So, one down from my short list!

Second on my short list was a quilt for my youngest, Grace.  She was accepted into the Disney College Program and headed down to Orlando last week. She'll be working in Disney's Hollywood Studios until January of 2014.  I was working very hard on a quilt for her, but 5 days in the hospital really put me behind!  I still managed to get the quilt together, quilted and bound the night before she left.  This quilt is the large version of Plan C from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company book Schnibbles Times Two.  Here is the quilt, which I called "Disney Bound".  Yes, the name came to me when I was binding it. If you are "Disney Bounding" you dress like a character when you go to Disney, so I thought it was appropriate!  I love this quilt, made with Bonnie and Camille's Ruby.

Which brings me to my next birthday coupon!  When I was putting the borders on Disney Bound, I hit a pin with my machine.  Yep, it started clunking, the tension was off and I was in a was Thursday night and the quilt had to be finished by Saturday!  I pulled out my Featherweight and was able to finish the border, then put an emergency text in to my son's girlfriend and asked if she could send over my old Singer which she'd borrowed.  I was able to get the backing and binding made on the Singer, panic over!  Yesterday I took my machine up to Pennington Quilt Works to be serviced and brought my birthday coupon along.  So, this year's birthday quilt is going to be one from Camille Roskelly's new book Simply Retro.  The fabric is Lario from 3 Sisters...this is a very pretty line of fabric which I hadn't seen before.  The pattern I'm using is called "Fresh".  

I can't wait until I get my machine back and this quilt goes to the top of my short list!