Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Today's Mission: Quilt!

Madrona Road Challenge

Somebody kick me in the bootie and tell me to get quilting already!  I keep putting it off.  At least I marked my lines last night.  I don't always use painters tape, but this time it seemed like the perfect tool. This is for the Madrona Road Challenge.  Cute donkey is going on the back and the herringbone print will be the binding. Sweet!

I've made good progress on my other quilt too.  Wanna see??


Cross/Plus Quilt in the works

It still needs a good pressing, but I'm waiting until the top is done before I do that. Yes, I'm cutting up a perfectly good piece of white fabric and sewing it back together. My husband thinks I'm nuts.  He said in his best Sheryl Crow, "if it makes you happy". And it does.


Operation comments and questions:  I love them!  Keep them coming!!  I'm a visual person and I like being able to see your faces when I respond to you.  So... I'm going to reply in the blog posts underneath your comments.  See you there!  : )

25 comments:

  1. *kick* Just following orders. Love the plus quilt, Adrianne!!

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  2. Whoa, I'd never seen the painter's tape trick before! How cool. :)

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    1. Yup, I can see where to quilt *and* pin and then move the line and do it again!!

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  3. The husbands never get it! Lol. I bought a huge order of fabric last night and he was just shaking his head. I love your crosses! Can't wait to see the final product!

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    1. LOL! Mine does that too. A friend once said to me, "I'm a fabric collector and I don't have to use it all. I just love it."

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  4. I love your plus quilt! Are you doing TWO Madrona Road challenges??

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    1. I might be doing two... *whistles innocently*. Don't worry the bags aren't due until March. That's like... forever!

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  5. if it makes you happy...yep you got it dude! Along with happy wife,happy life....LOL

    Madrona Rd is really a cute and comforting line:)

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    1. LOL! Sara, he mine says that too! Did our husbands get the same playbook?!? : D

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  6. Hope your quilting is going well. I'm going to make my first ever plus quilt out of the Madrona!

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  7. Just look at those perfect seams!! I have a 1/4" in foot on my machine.. and my seams just don't line up like that.. UGH so frustrating~

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    1. Oh man, I have been there! My first 1/4" foot was terrible. It wasn't very sturdy and the foot would give from side to side. The one that came with my Janome is dreamy! Have you ever tried a stack of post it notes? It works good in a pinch.

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  8. Good luck gettin' it done! Remember to get up and down and roll your shoulders now and then.

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    1. Great advice from the trenches. Thanks Karen!! xxA

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  9. your geese on grey is eyecatching! nice way to get a quilting pattern. yes, love those seams! my main goal, to achieve the same seams!

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    1. Thank you! My 1/4" foot helps a lot, but more than anything it has been practice and really getting comfortable with my machine. Good luck!! : )

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  10. Me encantan sus cruces ¿Que color de hilo utilizara para acolchar?
    Mirar mis telas escondidas mejora cualquier día nublado.
    Ji ji no tengo foto , mi gata es mas bonita.

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    1. Estoy usando hilo gris para combinar con la tela de fondo. Su gato es muy bonita! :) <--- I used google translate I hope it says the right thing.

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  11. Ha ha. I did a cross quilt last month and my husband said the same.

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