Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nine Patch Quilt Along - Week 4 AND Week 5 minus one

I think I have said this many times before - I AM SO LOVING THIS QUILT ALONG! I can't believe how quickly it is going and how much fun it is to pull all these squares together. I think I am more than half way through. I did a little extra last week on the quilt along while my friends and I had a quilting night. I counted up my squares by sevens today and found I am a square shy of 5 weeks worth of quilt blocks - yippee! So here are my nine patches for weeks 4 and 5. Enjoy!

In other quilting news today....

Last Friday I pin basted my Woodland Bloom Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. I think it deserves a new name and I think Jacob actually helped me name it. While I was pinning it on the kitchen floor, he came over and complimented me on the quilt. He asked if it was for spring or summer or what? I misunderstood his question and at the same time had a revelation as I looked at the quilt. I immediately said, well I guess it's all four seasons. It seemed to me that the four color variations of squares each seemed to stand for a season - spring, summer, fall and winter. So i guess I will name it Woodland Seasons. Anyway, I began quilting it today. And thank you, friend, (you know who you are) for helping choose green for the quilting thread. It is turning out just perfect!

AND.........drum roll please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am SO EXCITED!!!!! Yesterday, Brian was working very hard on our garage and he and his dad brought in my set of cabinets from the garage! Look at my sewing area!!!!! I can't believe it. I am so blessed to have such a space. Part of this blessing is due to my sister and brother-in -law. While we were in the other house, they were remodeling their kitchen. They offered us their old cabinets, otherwise they would be thrown out. We took them all and they were always in the garage. As we were preparing to move, Brian wasn't sure he would need them all in the garage and I asked if I could have 4 feet worth to make a cutting area in my sewing corner. I am so blessed!

Brian needs to finish covering an outlet behind the cabinets so I can have a phone in the game room. Once that is done we will attach the cabinets together and put a counter top surface on the top. My original idea was to buy a precut 48" (just the perfect size) of formica for $40 at Lowes and attach it. This counter top is meant to be for my cutting mat. I have always preferred to cut at counter top level. It is the most comfortable. I need to make sure the usable surface is around 23 1/2" to fit my mat. If it is too small then Brian can buy a piece of plywood, cut it to size, sand and rout it and coat it with polyurethane. We shall see. I am so excited to have the surface most of all and also the storage. This will free up the top of my big white desk (far left - the littler lower piece is in front of the window with my machine - perfect) for ironing and arranging quilt block pieces, etc. Did I say I was excited? Thank you dear husband. You are the best!

Happy day and happy quilting!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just love how your corner is turning out! Makes me want to come sew with you!