Another UFO has made it to completed top form. Yay! Thanks everyone for your feedback. It really helps to get impressions from other quilters and I appreciate you all taking the time to let me know your thoughts. I'm glad the majority of you liked version 2 as well. It helped me feel better about taking the easy way out. LOL!
The borders really aren't as wrinkly as they seem. The darn dog kept running on the top and whenever we would try to catch her, she thought we were playing. Ugh! I can't tell you how many times I would straighten it out and then she would have a field day on top of it. Gotta love her! I tried to get a pic of the whole top, but just couldn't fit it well into the lens frame, so just took a pic to give you all an idea of the finished product.
So now what should I name it? I was thinking along the lines of Sunset at Aunt Dinah's or Peach Parfait; or do you have suggestions of your own. I'm open to all of them! :o)
We're off to Cocoa Beach Pier and Cocoa Village to spend the day. It should be fun and the weather is beautiful and will be in the mid-70's. Another beautiful day in sunny Florida. Wish you could share it with me.
Hi, all. We're going to visit my Uncle Dick and Aunt Mim in Port St. Lucie today. My Dad is really looking forward to it as he hasn't seen his brother in quite awhile. We'll be gone most of the day. I won't have time to sew, but that doesn't mean I won't be thinking about it. LOL!
Anywho, I have a decision to make and wanted to run it by you and get your thoughts. Which border treatment should I go with for my latest UFO project? I'm just keeping it simple so I can get this sucker done. :o)
I'm leaning toward version 2 because then I can treat both the inner and outer borders as one and sew them on together at one time. Lazy? Yes, I know. LOL!
Yes, you read the title right. I've actually been working on a UFO that is probably about 10 years in the waiting. I'm very excited, and actually keeping with my resolution for this year! Yay, me! The top is almost done -- all I have to go is the border. The before picture is on the UFO sidebar on the right called "Aunt Dinah." That is the name of the block. I have no clue what I will call the quilt once it is done. One step at a time. LOL! Here's the quilt all pieced (minus the borders, of course).
So this has been what I've been working on over Judy's Quiltathon weekend. I couldn't post earlier because I've been crazy busy all day. I had a 9:30am aqua aerobics class and then walked home and changed, ate lunch and went to my 1:30pm fitness class with my trainer, Ariel. She's such a sweetie. Then I walked home and had a shower, ran out the door and did my grocery shopping, came home and made dinner, and am just now having a few minutes all to myself. Boy, it feels good to sit down! :o)
Just want to say "sorry" to those out in blogland who may be wondering what happened to me. I'm usually not this neglectful with blogging, but life has been busy and time has gotten away from me.
My dad is now down here from NJ visiting with us for two months. He is having a ball and hubby and I are keeping him busy and out of trouble. LOL! Younger daughter and grandson spend alternate weekends with us and we see our older daughter and son-in-law usually weekly.
I've been regularly attending my aqua aerobic classes and have even hired a personal trainer at the fitness room in the Clubhouse. I've also been walking outdoors, using the treadmill and bikes at the Clubhouse and swimming almost daily. The scale isn't showing as much progress as I had hoped, but I think I'm losing inches instead judging by the way my clothes are fitting me now.
I've also gotten involved in the quilt group here at Heritage Isle (there are about 15 or so of us) and also with the Seaside Piecemaker's Quilt Guild which has 300+ members and conveniently meets in the ballroom of our Clubhouse. Tons of fun!
I've been quilting, but nothing yet to show. Plus, our camera is on the fritz and I think we need to get a new one. I'm hoping soon, as I almost have a UFO finally put together into top form. Go me! LOL!
I am a retired 57-year old widow with two lovely, grown daughters. I am also blessed with a wonderful teenaged grandson, and two beautiful teenaged step-granddaughters, or granddaughters-in-love, as I choose to view it. *Grin* Happily, we all reside in Florida within 30 minutes of one another.
I also have an energetic Yorkshire Terrier/Bichon Frise mix, Tasha. I don't know what I would do without her. She brings me constant joy.