Friday, April 22, 2011

Grad quilt, Two boxes came in the mail today and FMQ results for Day 1!

I'm getting closer to finishing my DD's graduation quilt:

The borders went on:

Here's the fabric for the back:

Here's my choice of fabric for the binding:

TWO boxes arrived in the mail today!  I LOVE the postman!!  He brought me a "Quilter's World" magazine, too...what a nice guy!

My blogger friend Kate sent me a beautiful Debbie Mumm book with two adorable fabrics from a quilt she had made from the book.  I had made a comment on her blog that my Mother's favorite thing of all are lighthouses and the quilt Kate was creating had that very thing - I mentioned that on my post on her blog a couple of months ago and she e-mailed me back to tell me that she would send me what she had left over.  When she finished her beautiful quilt, she sent me all this - what a lovely thing to do - thank you very much, Kate!

And I WON all these beautiful goodies from my blogging buddy CeLynn - thank you sew much!!  You two gals sure brightened my day - especially since it started out raining, then snowing - thank you!!

After attending the new movie "Water for Elephants" - which is absolutely fabulous - with my DD this afternoon, we stopped in to peek in an antique shop and I scored this find...$5.50 for a Queen sized, never-been used vintage sheet - I see the back of a future quilt here!

Then, my DD and I popped over to JoAnn Fabrics and found these...

for this...
FREE pattern by Alexander Anderson for AccuQuilt
and Quilting Notions were half price, plus I had my 15% off the total order teacher's card...
I plan to make a quilt label for my DD's graduation quilt with this special "Quilt Label Fabric"...

I found this for 88 cents and put the 40% off Sulky threads for FMQ in it:

Please see the FMQ Challenge blog for more info and to "follow" to see what happens these next fourteen days....

Here's my FMQ Day 1 post:

My muslin practice sandwich for free-motion quilting for Day 1:

The back was done in black so it would be easier to see in a photograph:

Pretty wonky!

Free motion without a design on the fabric seemed easier to me - I just love the "daisy" with the yellow and brown variegated Sulky thread.

I'm keeping my FMQ blog posts and projects in a three-ring binder for future reference:

I have a terrible memory and need to always make detailed notes.

That was my day - thanks for stopping by!

I appreciate your comments :-)


  1. Wow... you have been very busy! Thanks for sharing that free GO! quilt pattern... I love it... and have downloaded it for future use. Love the fabrics you've selected as well... I see a trip to JoAnn's happening...

  2. Glad you liked the book! :) Sorry about the cat hair on the fabric. It happens around here. LOL The binder is a great way to keep track of your FMQ. I've been practicing on big pieces and getting frustrated.

  3. Great stuff and the quilt is coming along nicely!

  4. Thanks for sharing. I really need to find the time to work on my quilt, and perhaps I can share photos with you.


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