Saturday, January 28, 2012

Scrappy Red Top Finished

Today, Quinn needed out at 5:30am (a very uncommon event) and unlike her I didn't got back to bed.  She went right back to her crate and didn't get up until 9!  Instead I drank my coffee and began sewing on the red top.  I'm finished!  Guess I should thank her for getting me up so early, nah.
Sorry about the photo being dark!  We tried outside but the wind was blowing too hard and wrapped the bottom around Rob's legs!  If you look close some of the seams are off a bit (hey first-born perfectionist here) but I didn't care enough to redo them!  On the whole I'm happy with it, now I need to buy backing (thinking flannel), baste and hand quilt.  But wait! First I have to finish "See What You Started", a quilt I am sick of and hope never to see again after it's finished!

I've also made 3 red klosjes this week. They are quick and easy even though they are hand pieced.  I'll be making some more today and tomorrow, all red for the Scrap Challenge.
I intended to make some of the cute little scrap houses but they are just so tiny!  I tried one a bit ago and unless I take the patterns to Kinko's and enlarge it I doubt I make any, just too fiddly for me.  After I clean up a bit (don't get me started) and iron some (love the new iron so far) then I will cut more blocks and make some red heart blocks to use for placemats etc on Valentine's Day.

Quinn and I will make another trip to the park in about an hour but Tanya is making chili for dinner so I don't have to cook!  After dinner and playtime I'll stitch some more, I had such a busy week I'm catching up!

9 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great quilt top! I love how those blocks look when they are put together with a sashing!

a good yarn said...

Wow, what a fantastic quilt! Gosh red works so well against a white background. Your spool blokcs look good too. (klosjes?) Glad you like the new iron. I dropped my yesterday - seems to have survived so far. Sigh. Have fun at the aprk! ann :-)

Cathy Tomm said...

Your quilt top is great. sure is nice to get it finished. Love the puppy photos too. I am a dog person.

make.share.give said...

This looks so pretty! I love how the white blocks pop.

scraphappy said...

Lots of fun red projects! I've seen a lot of slightly enlarged versions, and they are still adorable. Congratulations on getting an entire top finished! Most impressive. Best of luck with the quilting. Sounds like it will be snuggly warm when you are done.

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your quilt top.

Ellen said...

Love your quilt top - they look like the blocks I am making for my rainbow quilt! I am making the little houses too but I am making them bigger.

Anonymous said...

Love this mom! Looks great!
Beth

Craftluver Marianna said...

Love your klosjes and the top! You can make the little houses by adding a sewing line extra in the sky. That will work better for machines! If you need the pp pattern I have it for you!