Monday, July 16, 2012

LOTS to do.... a little quilting...

Today ended up being a REALLY busy day.  I had to get all of the documents and forms ready to get passports for me and hubby and a learners permit for my daughter.  Birth certificates, social security cards, forms and more forms, proof of residence... not to mention the moo-lah for everything :)  I never did locate my husbands birth certificate, so luckily his old passport worked :)  AND, I had to bring my 3 little boys with me all over the place to get all of the forms filed :)  Oh the joy!  I finally bribed them with ice cream cones to make it through the last 40 minutes at the DMV :)
I had a bazillion other things to do when we finally got home, but I still got a good chunk of the quilt for my sister Aly's friend done.
I bought a yard and a half of orange minky for the back at Aly's request.  I cut a piece of Kona white to fit nicely in the center of the minky.  Next I sewed on a 6" border from the scraps from my Retro Flower quilt.  Finally I laid out my quilt sandwich and then arranged the "T" shaped scraps on the white and glued them down.
Here it is all ready to be basted.  I used a Elmer's School washable glue stick to attach the fabric to the white top.  It's the purple glue.

I was able to get a little more than half of it quilted :)  I am doing a raw edge applique as I quilt the top.

My bobbin tension was acting REALLY weird, so I walked away and watched a movie with the family :)  Hopefully my sewing machine will chill out over night so I can get it finished tomorrow :)

It's Aly's hope that her friend with end stage breast cancer will use this quilt when she goes in for her chemo treatments.


  1. What a wonderful quilt! I'm certain it will comfort Aly's friend. I have a daughter that's in her 30's and the ice cream trick, it never gets old, still works on her :)

  2. Lovely quilt. I hope it gives some comfort to the lady receiving it.

  3. At first look, I thought this was pieced. It looks great and the colors are wonderful!

  4. So pretty, I love it!! Sometimes when I have used glue stick it will gum up my machine, that could be your problem. Just a thought :)

  5. OK, what are the passports for????? Love the quilt! She'll love it!

  6. You always come up with such original ideas, Marion! I love your quilt! Not jealous about going to places like post office and DMV, the forms and stuff.... UGH!
    Hope Aly's friend will feel better!
    Oh, yes, and where are you going? :)


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