Thursday, September 23, 2010

Down to the Borders on Bob's Quilt!

I have been busy this week. I was determined to get all the blocks quilted on Bob's Patriotic Shoo Fly. It has 35 blocks. I finished the last one up today.  I did very simple quilting, but it still took a while. I laid it out on the bed and took a picture, but I don't think the quilting shows up very good.
Here is another picture, but it isn't much better. I'm not a very good photographer.
The backing I used is very busy, so the quilting doesn't even show up there. At least I can feel it when I run my hands over it. LOL I am now working on the first side of the border. I used my chalk pencil to draw the design, so I am only drawing on one side at a time. The chalk does have a tendency to rub off. I tried to take some pictures of it in my hoop, but of course it didn't turn out very good.

Kevin's hours have changed again. He was working 2nd shift. He went back to work Monday after having two weeks off. His boss had left a message saying he wanted to talk to Kevin. Now Kevin is working first shift. He works 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a little bit of overtime thrown in each week. He was working 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., so these  new hours are much better. We can eat supper together again! (grin) Tonight we had fried chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, green beans, and peas. Some of that was leftover from last night, but it was still a very filling meal. The good thing is we have enough leftover for tomorrow night, so no cooking, just warming up.(grin)

It is pouring down rain here. Has been since mid afternoon, but at least we are not getting the severe weather they were predicting for our area. This has been a very rainy year for us. All of this rain will delay the harvest.

I bought some fabric for another Bow Tucks bag while in Walmart last week. I have several I want to make for gifts. I have been machine quilting on the coffee cup bags, but not accomplished much. I am concentrating on Bob's quilt this week. I really would like to have it finished by the end of the month and that is next week. Anyway, here is the fabric I bought.
Not sure if the colors are coming through true, or not. The dark fabric is a pretty purple. The front fabric is pink. It is another scrap sent to me by Cyndi. I am thinking about using it for a front pocket.

I watched the premier of Hawaii Five-0 on Monday. I loved it. I hope it makes it. Yesterday, Kevin and I watched The Defenders. It was another good show. It comes on right after Criminal Minds, so it has a good time slot. Tonight Kevin is watching Bones and Fringe. Not my type of shows, but he has worked hard all week, so I won't say anything. (grin) Besides, I got to pick the tv viewing on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. His turn!

I have been lucky again. I won 2 giveaways today. More on that later. I never buy lottery tickets, but I am wondering if maybe I should. LOL  I really appreciate everything I win. It sure would be nice for my luck to hold long enough to win a GO cutter. Hope that doesn't make me sound too greedy. (grin)

Well, I guess I will get back to the hand quilting. Thanks for visiting. Everyone have a restful night and wonderful day tomorrow.

13 comments:

Pat said...

The red/white/blue quilt looks WONDERFUL!!! I'll look forward to hearing what else you have won, too.

Janet said...

I saw your name on a couple blogs today as a WINNER. :) I even thought she should buy a lottery ticket. It's wonderful when I know the winner. I would be very happy for you if you won a GO and I know you would be happy for me too. lol I love Bob's quilt. Someday I will make a red/white/blue quilt too. I'm glad Kevin's hours work better for you both. It's nice you let him have the remote tonight. I watched Grey's and the Mentalist. Check out my blog for places to win a GO. Hugs.

Just Ramblin' said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Love the red, white and blue. How exciting to be a winner! So glad you can enjoy Kevin in the evenings now. Much, much better hours for all! Nola

Julie Fukuda said...

Nice job on the quilt. I love your selection of fabrics. I haven't seen prints like that on this side of the pond.

Libby said...

That quilt is beautiful!!! Your day sounds so nice, quilting, rain(we are still in the 90's.no rain in sight) a nice meal and tv with your Hubby! My kind of day!

Granny J said...

I love Bob's quilt. The colors you picked for the Bow Tucks bag are pretty.

Terry said...

Your quilt looks great! I can see the quilting and it looks wonderful! :0)

Crispy said...

The quilt is wonderful. It's so hard to get the quilting to show up in a photo, but I know what you mean about running your hands over it, such a lovely feeling :0)

Crispy

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful quilt! I could make out the quilting in the last photo of the quilt and it looks super!

Lisa said...

The shoo fly quilt is stunning. I love the bold colors.

You've been winning a lot of goodies lately! Where do you here of all the drawings? I never hear anything about them until after they are all over and done with.

I love the butterfly motif and coordinating fabrics. One of my dd's has a set of pj's out of the same butterfly material. So cheerful looking!

Happy quilting!

ROZ said...

I love the quilt--what a great combination of fabrics

Cheryll said...

This is my favorite block. I love the way you put the blocks together.

Micki said...

I love your patriotic quilt! Congrats on the wins...How nice for you!
Micki

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