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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sewing and mowing...........

I was thinking 'baby quilt' when I made this one, but I decided with a border it was a nice lap quilt for an adult.  I made the borders a little wider on the sides than they are on the top and bottom because it was already almost long enough.








This batik has several shades of blue and lavender in it so it looked good with the quilt.  I have enough of it for the back too.
I also sewed more strip sets for the QOV project so I will have enough to make 2 quilt tops.
I mowed about half of my yard with my push mower yesterday.  If I don't keep up with the grass it gets too long for this mower and then I have to pay to have it cut.  I will finish the mowing today and then it will be time to start in on it again by the weekend.  They are talking heat and humidity again for Sunday and more possible rain Sunday night.  I really hate to see this nice weather leave us.

18 comments:

Susan said...

Yes, I see what you mean, the darks make it look more adult! I like that pattern, all straight lines and no triangles, I might could even do that!

Rita P said...

I like that pattern. Great for scraps! btw, did you get your batting? I'm surprised at the quality and feel of it.

Jackie said...

The batik for the border is beautiful! I love the pattern in it, perfect for a lap quilt. We are definitely getting your weather today. As of last night it cooled down just beautifully. The air went off and the windows opened wide!!

Chartreuse Moose said...

Lucky aunt! Know she'll adore the quilt! Darn lawn, we should all get some sheep and keep sewing! ;-)

karenfae said...

it 68 right now but supposed to get up to 90 that is how it is the rest of the week. I have to cut grass too this week - thankfully I can sit while I do it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Laura Wasilowski said...

Another beautiful quilt from the hands of Wanda.

Marie said...

I like the border - lovely on its own and finishes the quilt top nicely.

Marie

True Blue Nana said...

Yes I agree it is more of an adult quilt than a baby quilt. I love your border, perfect to highlight the darker colors. This is a great pattern that could be used in so many creative ways.

Char said...

We usually are a few days behind you in the weather dept. So today is our first day of beautiful low humidity weather.
I haven't had to mow this summer yet because of my bad foot. Maybe I won't tell my husband when it feels better. LOL

Jody said...

Your quilts may be mature, or young at heart, or bright or dark, etc., etc. One CONSTANT is the quality - SUPERB! Many thanks for another inspired piece.

Anonymous said...

Like frosting on a cake... your border compliments and enhances it perfectly. Another true beauty.

J~MT

Cathi said...

I love that quilt!! Your border fabric is just gorgeous!

Needled Mom said...

Very nice. The colors are lovely.

You can send some heat our way, but you can keep the humidity. We've had a really chilly June.

Jean said...

Love the quilt. Our weather was perfect yesterday and today looks like more of the same. Glad you are keeping up with the mowing...doesn't sound like fun, but better to save your money for fabric. lol

Rhonda said...

Another great job. I love batik fabrics...there's always a hidden surprise when you purchase one.

Sherrill said...

Ooo, Wanda, your timing is FANTASTIC!! I was given a bag of patriotic fabric with the stipulation that the quilts be made for soldiers. So guess what my church group will be working on?!! LOL You can see a couple of the blocks on my blog. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Well, that border really ties the quilt together. I could see it as a boy quilt that they could grow into (sometimes typical baby quilts are outgrown rather quickly).
I agree, the past couple days weather has been my idea of "perfect" for summer. I don't need hot and sticky.
Vicky F

House of Mouse said...

Does this block have a name or would you be willing to do a tutorial on how you made it...I just love it.

Anett