i straight line quilted this quilt. i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the grid look on this but DO NOT LIKE straight line quilting AT ALL!!!!! i will do this style when i thing it works for the quilt other than that i'm sticking with stippling! WAY easier!!! i didn't buy any fabric for this quilt either!!! i'm loving this whole using what i have theory!!
just a closer look at the front. this quilt measures 62x85. i have a feeling that i will be using this quilt A LOT!!! i want to take it everywhere i go.:) i'm a total nerd and i love it!
i used some walmart green polka dot that at one point i had 15 yards. i don't think i have any yardage left.:( oh well. it was used at least.
since i have been gone for awhile i thought i'd share a few of the reasons why. one is this quilt. my new pink and orange quilt. IT'S A LOT OF PIECES. and i'm still not done cutting out. not to mention all the small sewing that needs to happen. but i really think this quilt will be worth it.
i'm also working on the stippling of this quilt. hopefully, i will be able to post it done at the end of this week. cross your fingers.:)
other stuff that's kept me busy (like most people) are kids and holidays. this is some of the fun the boys and cousins had on the 4th.
what made this year sooooo much fun for the boys was that they got to light some of the things!!! i wasn't so sure but my parents my sister and brother-in-law and my husband all assured me that we would all be right there!:)
i have also been dealing with a stressed cat. i'm not kidding. he was having internal problems and the bet told me it was due to stress. how does peter (the cat) spell stress. R-U-B-Y.:) we have to work on keeping ruby away and destress our cat. we are crazy!!!
lastly, i woke up about a week ago and thought that a woodpecker was going to town on one of our trees outside. well, come to find out it was the tree spliting. so now our tree looks like this... kind of sad. and we have one more that needs to come down. we are going to only have one tree out front now. i'm usually talking very badly about these trees come time to rake but now that it's down i was sad i ever got mad at all the leaves it made.:) oh well, we will plant a new one and in 25 years or so we will have a decent tree again.:) only 25 years or more.:) Hope you are having a FANTASTIC summer.