Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hot enuff?

Oh for gosh sakes Mother Nature, knock it off! We really don't need to feel yo hot flashes constantly!
Anyhoo, the Delta breeze kicked up quite nicely last night and I got 1/3 the way through an auction quilt (pic below).  Fundraiser is for  the Lennox-Gastalt Syndrome, which our daughter has...   You can click the link, click onto "stories", then the name Angel, thats us!
Making this quilt for a charity, and being able to longarm machine quilt it myself without paying/begging a longarm quilter to quilt it, is exactly the reason I'd wanted a machine for the pat 6 years...
Just found out about the event in New York state in august, so am making this quickie quilt. 1st time using the pattern by Swirly Girls Designs, "Perfect Ten".
I was really irritated at first cause the pattern says you MUST use a design wall, geez..Ok, haul out the HUGE piece O' board hunka hubbs brought home from work, lay some batting over it, and get going!
In 3 1/2 hours I was able to sew 2/3 of it....YAY meeeeeee....


Jen said...

Wow, Gail, that quilt is adorable! Someone will definetley buy that! For my design wall I just use a blanket I found at my parent's house and tack it to the wall. This only works if you have a free wall though! Keep cool :)

Barbara Anne said...

Great quilt!

I know the Swirly Girls as one used to own a great quilt shop near me and the other worked there. How about that?

My design wall is small and folds in half, but it also supports part of a large piece of flannel that I pin to the top of part of my stash. Presto! A design wall temporarily up in my small sewing room.

I'm part of Susan's UFO challenge.