Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Newspaper" quilt

This is what I have been working on today...well yesterday too. Oh yeah and last month briefly.....and they said the pattern was so easy that I would be amazed at how quickly it would come together!! hahaha
I have named it "Newspaper"! Ever since I first laid eyes on this fabric when it was but a mere dessert roll, I have thought about this joke......
"What is black and white and read/red all over? A Newspaper"
So of course I had to name it Newspaper.
The dessert roll did not have a selvage edge on the strips.
I had to go back and purchase some more of the fabric off of the bolt today and when I was cutting out the borders I happened to notice the name of the fabric written in the selvage.
I have had a terrible cold for a couple days now and have been feeling like I am in a fog and things are not really clear mentally, well that is not very different from the norm!!
Guess what this fabric collection is called??????
Black & White & Red Allover by Henry Glass!!!
Not kidding!!
I was just sorta stunned for a moment or two.
Kinda surreal, things sorta went gray for me for a moment!
I couldn't believe my eyes!
I am a psychic!
Anyone want their palms read?
I am keeping this quilt for myself and I am practicing with the new machine again.
I am doing the same meandering maze quilting pattern that I used on my pinwheel quilt. I am using that pattern because it comes so easily to me. Maybe from a lot of practice on the pinwheel quilt? I had greater than 20 hours in it. I sure hope it doesn't take as long on this one. The new machine is a lot smoother so I am thinking it won't take as long.


Don't look too closely!
I still have to get used to the speed of the machine so right now
my stitches are a little uneven in length ;-)

The lighting in my office/sewing room is not the greatest at night and I am having a hard time seeing well enough to quilt this tonight. This is a very busy pattern and it all runs together!
I will be ready come daylight though!
I think I will go finish handstitching the binding on the last quilt that I showed you so I can show some real pictures of it tomorrow! I think it turned out really cute!

Goodnight all!!

5 comments:

OurCrazyFarm said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! Can't wait to see the other quilt, too:))

Leslie said...

Its gorgeous!!! I'm glad your getting good use out of that machine that we had to travel so far for!!!

RiverBend Farm said...

First of all, I love the new header..great look!
Second, I love your name for your quilt..and the fabrics are awesome. I'm so anxious to hear about your new machine. Several years ago I got the big wooden Grace frame and Janome 1600..I rarely use it. I usually just quilt tabletop with Bernina. I have learned to regulate my stitches, I have to listen to some relaxing music and let my mind wander. Keep up the good work,
Berte

Sandra said...

Lovely quilt and hope you feel better quickly!

Teresa said...

Beautiful!!!