Thursday, March 25, 2010

the bug came....

Somehow I have caught the bug. Thankfully it's not the kind that leaves me hacking, coughing and with a fever...

It did leave me with some almost finished projects. Tuesday I dropped off Wild Thing at the LAQ. With real sickness in her house, I rang the doorbell, dropped my tote and ran..

Then the UPS man came and brought me my Downy Quilt for Kids package. I first read about this on Pat's blog. Downy's Touch of Comfort links Downy, Quilts for Kids, Inc., and the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals with spokesperson Chandra Wilson (from Gray's Anatomy, one of my favorite shows) to bring comfort to kids. How better to comfort kids than with a snugly quilt. If you go to the website and click on the volunteer button Quilts for Kids will send you a complete quilt kit. It includes all fabric pre-cut and the backing. You just follow the easy pattern, add batting, machine quilt and send it back. They even send you a label to fill out for the back of the quilt.

Here is mine almost finished.... It is basted and ready to be quilted. Surprisingly I didn't have any thread that matched. And I will have to pick up some fabric for binding.



So now what? I found this sitting on my closet shelf. I'm not sure why it was all bundled up and put away. It only needed that white inner border sewn on and then the flying geese border was all ready to attach. I think I last worked on this last summer on retreat... I can't remember now why I didn't finish it? Maybe it was time to go home? Well, it's all ready to be quilted now. Problem? I don't have a clue how to quilt it. Any ideas? I really need ideas. I can straight line quilt, but I am a bit rusty on the stipple stuff and I know if I take the time to practice, this will land back on the shelf not to be seen again for a while. So can I straight line quilt it? How? Where? HELP!!

sorry for the crappy photo....it has rained all day



Now if you will excuse me, these baby chicks need some legs.....



Nancy
PS... My baby quilt is featured over at Make Life Sweet


8 comments:

Margie said...

Nancy, I don't know how big the squares are but can you quilt in the ditch OR 1/4 inch IN around the square that the chickens are in and then follow the diagonal line full length on the pinwheels, thus making an X across each of the wheels. Just an idea!!!

denise said...

I would 1/4 the pinwheels and what I call "echo" quilt around the birdies :-)..but I hand quilt so not sure how easy the echo is by machine

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your little chicks are so cute Nancy!
Nice job on the Quilt for Kids.
And your awesome Make Life baby quilt is looking good on their blog! Very productive indeed.

Linda said...

Love the quilts for kids quilt, lovely and bright. I'd be quilting on the diagonal on the birdies quilt.

Rhonda said...

That red fabric in the pinwheel blocks are striking.....LOVE it!
As for quilting...Definitely stitch in the ditch for the pinswheels and the chicks maybe a round or two of echo...you know the shape of the chicks.
Take care and feel better.

Anne D said...

Congrats on being famous and featured on make life sweet. Love the chicken quilt. Why not practice whatever you want to use on the Quilt for kids.

Kathie said...

very, very cute little chicks what an adorable quilt

Gari said...

I, also, like the idea of following the diagonal line of the pinwheels. You could also run diagonal lines in the chicks blocks, just skipping over the chick itself.