Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Friday!

Good morning everyone,

I love Fridays, because that means the weekend is almost here. This weekend will probably be pretty slow since we are supposed to have snow coming in. Everything was just getting so nice and green, now I guess it will be white for a few days. They say we are on the north edge of the storm and should only get 2-4 inches. Hope they are right. It is about 25* here and the wind is really howling, so it feels much colder. At least when it is nasty outside I can work all weekend on my quilting without feeling guilty. (grin) Dh will probably watch movies while I sew and quilt. I was so glad to get back to Internet Explorer 7. I won't be doing any more upgrades any time soon, let me tell you! LOL I did not get as much done yesterday as I hoped, so maybe I can make up for it this weekend. I want to try to get the top pieced for the disappearing nine patch today. Here are a couple of the fabrics I have pulled for the borders.
Once I get the center put together, I will see if these play nice with it. LOL If not, I have lots of different fabrics I can pull for my stash to try. Here is more of a closeup of the darker border fabric.
Here is a closeup of the lighter border fabric. I think I will put a narrow border of the green around it first, then go with a flowery border. Do any of you like either one of these? I will have to see when I get things together. They might be too much pink, but I kind of like quilts with just a few colors in them. Of course, I also like quilts with lots of colors. LOL In fact, I don't think I have ever seen a quilt that I didn't like.LOL

I was in Wal Mart last week and noticed that they had gotten in a bunch of pretty fabric. Now I know I do not need more fabric, but since the south Wal Mart has taken their fabric all out, I figure it will just be a matter of time till the north one does too. We don't have a quilting store near us. We have Wal Mart, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn's. So when I get the opportunity to get something to stock up, I do. My hubby is so good about not saying anything when I come in carrying a bag full of fabric. LOL Here is what I brought home with me last weekend. Another view of the pretty fabric. Some of this will probably become aprons or purses. Not sure yet, but I sure liked everything I brought home. I have my Peter Rabbit challenge about half quilted. I am about 3/4 done with the quilting on the Savannah Star quilt. I really need to get started on the quilting for the beagle quilt. I want to have that done by May 9th. My mom's birthday is May 26th. She has strongly hinted that she wants a rooster quilt. I haven't even started that yet. I am trying to do some block of the month quilts. I guess it is a good thing that our weather will be nasty this weekend. Maybe I can catch up on some of this. LOL
Well, my dh will be leaving for work soon, so I need to get off here and help him get around. Everyone have a nice day. If you are in the path of the winter storms, stay safe. Thank you for visiting and please come again. By the way, since I am back to IE7, I can once again get my pictures where I want them. (grin)


Laurie said...

Winona, I myself like the darker material for the border but that's just my opinion lol.
Would you believe that in that pile of your new fabric I have one of them? The striped one that you have is what I have here. It was going to be curtains but I changed my mind so not sure what I'm going to do with it yet lol.
Stay warm my friend and hope you don't get the dreaded snow or not much if you do. Happy quilting :-)


~Bren~ said...

We are expecting 4-8 inches of snow this evening. I plan to spend tonight hand quilting on the star sampler and then tomorrow after church (if the roads are good) I will work on the Peter Rabbit quilt. There is no way I plan to have it quilted by Easter, but the top will be done like as Milah said.
Bud's quilt will be for Christmas instead of his June birthday since there is something more pressing he needs. That is fine. While pieceing the 2 quilts for Christmas, I can pick up the pink and brown again. *heavy sigh*
I love your fabrics. I like the idea of a small green border. If you do that then either fabric will look great. Without it, it becomes "Busy". I love quilts with 2-3 colors and then I like the ones with dozens of colors!

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