Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 FAL Project: Can You Believe it?

TA DA!!  Here it is, in all it's goosey-glory!  The Giant Flying Goose Quilt top is complete!

My lovely DAUGHTER helped me with the pinning, pressing and most of all keeping all the parts organized so no mistakes were made during the construction.  She's also the acrobat who stood on the step ladder and pinned it to the top of the design wall while I held the bulk of the quilt top so it wouldn't be pulled right back off the wall by gravity.  She's a STAR!  

The quilt top has 112 blocks, and currently measures 112 x 128 inches.  That is a bit larger than what's usually considered king sized, but I know that fabric will shrink 5% to 10% when washed and dried.  Even figuring 10% shrinkage will leave me with at least 100 x 115 inches, which will cover the bed quite nicely.  

Just to recap, the quilt top was made almost entirely with prints from Remix by Ann Kelle and Kona Solids, both from Robert Kauffman.  Most of the fabric came from a quilt kit I received for my birthday, but the rest came out of my stash.  Not sure what's going on the back of it yet, but my long arm quilter has many many bolts of backing and I know I'll find something fun.  

I'll be handing it off to the long arm quilter in a couple weeks when I pick up my Christmas Goose quilt (HERE).  I'm really looking forward to working with her to choose the quilting design and backing.  She has loads of experience, a good eye and great ideas.  All this talent means she's got quite a backlog right now, so it will be a long while before I get it back, but that's okay.  I've got plenty of things to keep me busy while I wait!  Looking forward to moving on to a different project!

Hope your day is filled with joy and bright colors!

This project is part of my 2017 FAL 1st Quarter List. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 FAL Project: Now I Can Open The Door

A couple afternoons of sewing little seams and squealing with delight and now 1/3 of a king sized quilt is assembled! Yipeeee!!

Now that this big chunk is assembled it can come off the design wall and one of the panels can be tucked away and this situation can be solved:

Ahh!!  Yes!!  Freedom!!

Good thing this room has a Jack & Jill bathroom or we'd have been trapped in here!! 
Although I can think of many worse things than being trapped in my sewing room. ; )

Happy Sewing!

This project is part of my 2017 FAL 1st Quarter List.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Texas Traffic Hazard

On the State Highway 97 between Pleasanton and Floresville traffic rather suddenly came to stop.  (it was late Saturday afternoon, so there were about 10 cars) Hubby and I wondered what was up, when suddenly we were no longer in doubt!

Right next to our little car looking right at me! 

Of course there were men in trucks and running around trying to clear the road of this particular hazard!  I have wondered just how long it took to do it.

Hope your travels are hazard free!