"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday

I had planned to have my quilt top finished by Saturday, but my plans for sewing Sunday night kind of changed when I dropped the sewing machine pedal on my pinky toe!  I didn't break it(at least I don't think I did), but it is all swollen and black and blue.  My sweet husband carried me all the way to the couch and got me an ice pack.  Unfortunately, my foot hurt too much and I had to keep it raised and iced for the rest of the evening.  I hope it's not broken, I'll be able to tell in the morning whether or not I can move it.  You ask why I didn't go to the hospital?  Last time I broke two toes (two weeks before my wedding), I went to the emergency room and they did not do anything for me except give me a bill.  LOL  (Update on my toe this morning, it is not broken, but blue and very sore.  Luckily I don't need to wear shoes until our midweek service at church)
I finished all of my butterflies and Dresden plates.  Pippi had to check them all out of course.
I wanted to make a patchwork sashing.  I cut all my strips 2 3/4 inches wide.  
Instead of measuring it and trying to do the math, I just laid them out on the blocks to see if I had enough.  I laid all the blocks out so I could see them, of course my babies had to help.  This is the sheet I bought for the back of the quilt.
 Tiger loves a good belly rub!  He looks good in blue!

Next I sewed all my strips together in two sections.

Then I trimmed it up and cut 2 3/4 strips again.

Of course I ironed everything as I went.  Then I cut 24 16 inch strips, four for the top and 20 for the bottom of each block.
 I ironed again.

 Then I trimmed them up evenly.

 I cut the side strips the same, except 18 1/2 inches, since they are longer after adding the bottom sashing.  The top four were longer though, but I can't remember what size I cut those.
I was going to sew it all together Friday after appliqueing my antennae  but I couldn't figure out how to get my feed dogs back up.  Duh, I just had to turn the wheel!  LOL
So, everything is cut out, all I have left is sewing the top together, measuring it to see if it needs another border to make it the right size, adding a border to the backing to make it big enough, adding the label (which is already printed), quilting it and adding the border.  I have five days to finish it!  ARRRRGH!  But I can do it!
Very busily quilting (and limping) along!


Cara said...

Wow Missy!! The quilt is looking beautiful!

Shelli Magin said...

Missy this quilt is just beautiful!

Julianne said...

such a peaceful quilt even with the cats on it..Julianne

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Five days! Work hard. I hope your foot is feeling better. This is a very nice quilt!

Christine said...

I love the colors! You're doing a great job!

Sue Daurio said...

Looks beautiful. Hope your foot feels better soon.

Carla Belyea said...

I love those color combinations.

Terriea Kwong said...

Patch works are huge project and needs patience. How cutie the cats are. So sweet they're. Your work is great the pretty.

Anonymous said...

This is going to be a lovely quilt. I love the butterflies and Dresden plates and smashing. Love your colors I also love your helpers. Mine can't seem to stay away when I quite either.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Katherines Corner said...

lovely quilt you do put everything into your sewing. Hoping your toe is better. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your quilt is looking beautiful Missy! Hope your little toe is getting better by now! Thanks for sharing.
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Sarah Craig said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! Love the colors and the pieced sashing - whoop whoop!!

Sara said...

You have a sweet hubby to carry you to the couch:) Glad your toe is going to be fine.

I enjoyed the butterflies you have sewn for this top especially.

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8