Sunday, October 3, 2010

Funny Story

Last Sunday I decorated for Halloween about Wednesday my Mr. B. said to me, "What is that Man on the Horse?"  Of course I had no idea what he was talking about, I was in another room when he asked.  The other question was when did you put him there.  Of course I explain he was the Grim Reaper and he has been sitting there since Sunday.  You can never accuse my Mr. B. of being too observant.  You can see the picture of the Grim Reaper here

Mystical Horses finished on the frame
 This week I spent mostly doing machine quilting.  I finished quilting my Mystical Horse quilt.  That is a good feeling.  I have been working on this for a long time.  I'll add the binding in the coming week and take it to Jane's house while I am working on the West side of town next week.  The hand sewing will keep me busy in the evenings.

Close up of the quilting.
Here is a close up of the quilting.  I used King Tut thread color # 935, it is variegated teal, purple, bright green and a blue.

Rosie's Quilt
My friend Rosie has a quilt she wanted me to quilt so she can sell it in a boutique next weekend.  I used Rose King Tut variegated thread on this quilt and it looks very nice. 

Halloween Blocks

Well I did do a little piecing last night.  One of my fellow quilt campers made a very nice Halloween table runner.  I took a picture of it and drew it up in EQ7.  Yesterday Rosie helped me pick out fabric, she has such fun doing that.  I am going to make two of them, one for me and one for Rosie to sell next weekend at the boutique.  I have all the half square triangles sewed, each block has four and each runner has four blocks.  I think these colors are messed up from what I had planned. 

Caribbean Sea Quilt Design
The one other thing I did today was to redraw all my Caribbean Sea blocks in EQ7.  Somehow I had managed to lose a lot of my EQ6 files.  It didn't take very long to redraw them so it was fun.  I have 10 blocks made and I have 8 more to make.   Since I am hoping to have a guest room in the near future, I want to have this quilt finished for the bed in the guest room.  The theme in that room with be beach, I am going to call it my Florida room.  These colors are not exact and I am not sure but I might add another border.  This was a mystery quilt and this is the layout that was suggested.  I do like this layout but it is not wide enough for a queen size bed.  I feel a pieced border is in my future.

I really did accomplish a lot this week, no wonder I am tired.  Early to bed for me tonight!!


Patty said...

Your quilt looks very nice. I too have a no to observant husband.

Micki said...

I love your mystical horse quilt. Where did you get the pattern?

Mary said...

Thanks Patty for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Thanks Micki,
Thanks for a very meaningful compliment to me. I designed the quilt. I didn’t want to cut the large print fabric. The large blocks are 12” square, the small blocks are 6” square. I have some rectangles 12” x 6” or 6” x 12”. Some of the border print I just cut to the length I needed for wanted. Sashings are 1” wide. I hope that helps. Thanks again for stopping by and all your wonderful compliments.