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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My first milestone

Yup, friends. I am starting my 100th post! I remember looking at the count when it was in the teens and thinking it would be years before I got to 100, but here I am. Thanks to all who visit and let me share a little piece of my world! I think I will do a little drawing, so leave me a comment with your favorite colors or fabrics and I will come up with a little something special for one lucky reader. (Oh, and if your favorite fabric happens to be thimbleberries, 30's, or repros, please pick your 2nd favorite because those just don't make it into this house!)

I have been busy over the past week and got a quilt top done and some blocks put together. The quilt top is Curvalishish. I bought it at Quilt Beginnings in Columbus, OH when we went for the NQA show 2 years ago. When I opened it a few months ago, I discovered that there wasn't enough fabric for a border, so I took the pattern and fabric back with me a few weeks ago and found another one that is close enough to work. This will be a nice fall quilt once I get it quilted and bound (let's hope I get it done by the time fall arrives!). I was really nervous about sewing curves, because I have never done them before, but it worked really well and I had a good time doing it. I think there will be more curves in my future. The quilt really is rectangular, but I had to take the picture from the landing upstairs, so it looks really wonky!

I also did a quick start-to-finish yesterday, and made two blocks for my bee-mate Kay. She is putting together a 30's basket quilt, so I assembled my blocks at my mom's while the kids slept.

I was hoping to get a quilt on the HQ tonight, but I am pretty tired, so I think I will go to sleep soon and try to get one on tomorrow. I got my micro handles installed, so I am ready to try some new patterns and see how they go. I'll be working on a top my mom put together as part of a group retreat a few years ago. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

11 comments:

Carol said...

How well you know that my favorite color is blue (scrappy for me is three shades of blue!) and my favorite fabrics are orientals.

Mom

lesthook said...

Congrats! I'll get there someday! I like all material,LOL! But I have realized that I have very few pastel and novelty so they are on my list.

piecesofpatti said...

I like blues and yellows. They are very happy colors! Like your quilt too!

QuiltingB29 said...

I gravitate towards 3 types of fabrics: 1930's, Brights/Juvenile, and Pastels/Baby. Favorite color? Well, that depends on my mood. Anywhere from various shades of purple to greens to blues to pinks.

Congrats on post #100 - I'm hoping to make mine sometime soon too :-D.

The curve quilt looks great!

Moneik said...

Congrats on your 100th post! You know me and purple :) Though I do like pink too. Love the curved quilt. Curves are one thing I don't do much of.

Michele said...

Congrats! I'm coming up on a milestone as well, and have to think of something to do...

Favorite colors are blues, greens, teals, purples...but really, I like all of them.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Congrats on 100, Jennifer! I love blues and yellow, too. Maybe that's why Patti and I are such good friends! Ha! Here's to the next 100 posts! It's been so nice getting to know you a bit more all the time!

Rhonda P. said...

Love the colors in the quilt. My favorite colors are anything bright and fun!

Tina said...

Looks great - I hide from curved seams too!

My fave colors lend toward blues and purples!

Trish said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts! I really like the Curvalicious quilt.

I like modern, bright fabrics... pinks, purples, teal, etc.

jillquilts said...

Congrats on 100!! I missed my 500th so I may have to do something for my 600th. Or not! :)

And I like brights. :)