Sunday, October 8, 2006

All done!

This past week certainly flew by. It seemed like Friday was here before the week had even started. It was a very busy week at work, and that always makes the days pass quickly. Next week will be more of the same, with no break in my schedule to even look at things on my desk until Thursday afternoon.

I didn't have a lot of time for quilting - but did find enough to finish Broken Dishes! Finished the binding at the kids house on Wednesday night and sewed on the label this morning. I really like how it turned out - makes me almost wish it was going to grace our bed. I'm glad from my daughter and her husband to have it - the only bed quilt I've made for her is the twin size one I made when she was heading off to college. They've been married over 7 years - it's time they had a quilt on their bed! I made a "Quiltville" style back using lots of fabrics I am no longer in love with. It's a great way to use them up - no extra need be spent on quilt backing.

I did get a little appliqué done on the last Heirloom Stitches block for September - it's about half done. I hope to finish that this week. Today I must focus on finishing the borders on the Northwest Medical Teams top and getting that loaded onto the machine.

So sorry to anyone out there who is a Yankee fan - but it was so enjoyable watching Detroit leave them in the dust this weekend. Go Tigers - you deserve to win the World Series!

Now it's time to get off this computer and get something done today!

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Gratitudes:

1. Rain!
2. Oakland-Detroit American League Championship series
3. A DH who happily does the grocery shopping
4. Crisp new Washington Red Delicious apples
5. A garage door opener

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29 comments:

Kate said...

I have loved watching this quilt develop-- I think it's extraordinary! I'm saving your photo for my inspiration file.

Melzie said...

WOW that is absolutely gorgeous you did great :) xoxo melzie

Silverthimble said...

Patti: I wish I was your daughter! That is one gorgeous quilt! You put a lot of work into that piece. I am sure your daughter will love it! (If not, you can send it North!)

meggie said...

I LOVE that quilt for your daughter. I would bet that she loves it.

Pam said...

The Broken Dishes quilt looks wonderful, both sides!! I bet your daughter will just love it.

Mary said...

I've loved this quilt since you first started posting pictures. It looks wonderful and the pieced backing is great.

Linda_J said...

Promise fulfilled for your daughter, Patti. It looks wonderful front and back and right at home.

Ditto on the Yankees--team I love to hate and I follow the NL.

Gail said...

Both sides of your quilt look great-even after that comment about the Yankees. LOL

Carol said...

Patti
The quilt is absolutely wonderful. What a treasure for your daughter and son-in-law. I'm with you on the Yankees...go Detroit!

paula, the quilter said...

I have enjoyed watching the progress on this quilt. Great job! /paula

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Just beautiful.... your daughter must be thrilled!

Bonnie said...

Wow - your broken dishes quilt is spectacular. Your daughter is lucky to get it and have it adorn her bed.

Carol E. said...

Gorgeous broken dishes quilt!

ForestJane said...

Wow, that's such a lot of little triangles! It turned out lovely. :)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Lots of work in that! It looks fantastic, and reminds me to buy more yellow fabric.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your broken dishes turned out wonderful! You know, I bet you could get more scraps and make another one for your bed!!!! (yes I'm ducking so you don't hit me when you throw your shoe at me)!

Fiona said...

Your daughter is sooo lucky - it is such a beautiful quilt.

Hedgehog said...

Your broken dishes quilts is so gorgeous!! There is so much color and movement! I hope your daughter and son-in-law love it!!

Hedgehog said...

I have two baseball teams - the Red Sox and anyone who is playing the Yankees. Go Tigers!!

Ruth said...

The broken dishes quilt looks fantastic.

McIrish Annie said...

As a Red sox fan, i was rooting for the Tigers!!! hope they go all the way.

Libby said...

A beautiful quilt and a wonderful gift. They will treasure it.

Finn said...

Hi Patti, the broken dishes quilt looks fabulous!! I almost wish it were for you also, but I'm sure it will be well loved where it is...*VBS*
And what a good idea for the backing. I too, have many of those "former" love affair fabrics..LOL
Keep up the great work..super that you got the Quilt Pink done too!
Big hugs, Finn

Judy said...

WOW what a fabulous finish!! Your daughter has to be thrilled to get this quilt! I also love the label. Did you use a stamp for the red part or did you draw that by hand? I am so glad to see that as I have the worst time with the labels! Now you have given me a fabulous idea!

Passionate Quilter said...

I, too, have been watching this quilt--glad to hear it's done. And a bittersweet good bye. At least you can visit it! This quilt is awesome! And I love how you called the backing squares "fabrics who you once had a love affair".

Quilting Kim said...

Your Broken Dishes quilt is beautiful and I love the backing. I also have one started as a Leader/Ender Project - I only hope that mine turns out as well as yours.

Lucy said...

What a lovely broken dishes !! I am impressed !!!

Patty said...

Patti, you get so much done ! I love the quilts. You are so good at finishing up what you start.

MARCIE said...

Your BrokenDishes turned out great! Love the different sizes and great colors. Your daughter's note was really sweet! Nice to have them appreciate your hard work. Sorry about the hole in your pink quilt. I am sure you will fix it for the better!