So what have I been up to???  Everything and anything!  I’m pretty sure in the last 5 days the only time I’ve sat still for longer than 5 minutes is when I have been sleeping.  The quilt shop was very busy last weekend because there was a little quilt show in town sponsored by the local business association.  I didn’t work Saturday, but I worked Sunday and Monday.  Fortunately, I received calls from quite a few potential quilting customers that had seen my work in the shop over the weekend.  ๐Ÿ™‚  I drew up a design for one of my customers and she really liked it.  The only thing is…I have never quilted it.  Luckily, if I can draw it then I can quilt.  AND my quilting looks way better than my drawing!!  LOL!  So, I decided to revisit my UFO pile to see if I could find something to practice the design.  As luck would have it, I found a 30s UFO that would work perfect!

It’s a top I started a few years ago.  It’s a jelly roll quilt.  As you can see, I need to apply borders still.  That’s always my problem, I never seem to want to get the borders on a top.  So this morning before I headed off to work, I did finally get the borders on.

It’s a very happy looking quilt.  I really like it, but Scott is not a fan of the fabric.  I hope he changes his mind once I work some of my “magic” on it.  It’s a nice sized lap quilt.  It measures about 62″ x 73″.  Give or take because this quilt is NOT square.  Oh and there is some fullness in the body of it.  I made this before I really knew what I was doing.  It should be great practice for me!  I will piece the backing when I get home.  I will be doing some marking in the borders and onto Annie it will go.  I can’t wait to start quilting it.  Practice AND getting another UFO busted out!

Scott wants to give a big thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes.  Remember in January when I wrote that we surprised the girls with Silly String when they were blowing out their candles.  Well, the girls thought it was payback time!!!  LOL!

Too bad Scott knew it was coming because the girls could hardly contain themselves!!  ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Donna says:

    You will do a great job I am sure! Your quilting is gorgeous! I really like the 30's quilt and I can't wait to see it quilted.

  • Impera Magna says:

    I love the quilt top AND the borders… can't wait to see it quilted!

    Nothing is more fun than watching two excited little girls… the photo of your silly-stringed husband made me grin… thanks for sharing the fun!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    I love your border choice. Terrific you have a ready made pretty quilt to practice on.

  • Jennifer Gail says:

    That turned out nice. Pay backs can be fun too.

  • Brandie says:

    I can't wait to see more of your quilting magic. It will be gorgeous!

  • Candace says:

    Sounds like Annie will be paying her way very soon, Linda! I'm so happy you got many referrals via the shop! I have a feeling Scott will really like that quilt once your magic is done (and he looks pretty surprised to me – lol)!!

  • WoolenSails says:

    The border is perfect for that quilt, can't wait to see it quilted.


  • Yvette says:

    I love 30's and I love this!

  • Allie says:

    Yay for more customers! Linda I love that 30's quilt, my favorite fabrics except for Sis Boom. So glad the girls could pay Scott back, lol!!!

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    I love your quilt. The 30s are my favorites. Can't wait to see the design you use when you quilt it. Sorry I missed that quilt show and coming to the shop.

  • Jeanette says:

    The quilt look beautiful. Can't wait to see how you quilt it. I missed your post somehow of Scotts birthday. So a belated Happy Birthday Scott. Happy Stitching,

  • Mama Pea says:

    I love that the girls got him back with the silly string! Too fun! I like your quilt, but I'm a sucker for the 1930s prints. Can't wait to see your quilting design.

    I can't believe I missed the quilt show. I've been so busy, I didn't write it on my calendar and completely forgot about it. ๐Ÿ™ I feel really bad about that. Not sure I could have swung it anyway! It has been so darn crazy!

  • Patti says:

    Don't worry Mamma Pea, I didn't make it either. I had forgotten about your 30's quilt, I like your border choice. Your a natural and whatever design you come up with will be spectacular.

  • Gretchen says:

    Great quilt! It will look so cuddly after it's all quilted and washed.

  • Mary @ Neat and Tidy says:

    This is a beautiful quilt; love the way the colors make it look so dreamy.

  • QuiltSue says:

    What a pretty quilt, I can't wait to see how you are going to quilt it.

    Good news about getting some new customers for your quilting too, I am not surprised though, your work always looks so stunning.

  • Carol says:

    Love your 30's quilt…perfect border! Will be looking forward to your magic!

  • Carrie P. says:

    Looking forward to seeing what you do.
    I don't like to put borders on either.
    Be careful with the silly string. Unless they have changed the formula it is flammable around birthday candles.

  • Karen says:

    This little quilt is so cute! I am wondering what sort of design you were doodling for the quilting! The borders you picked out look great for this one! This will be a great quilt for your practice run for sure!