Friday, May 15, 2009

I've been MIA again...

A funny thing happened earlier. I was thinking, Gee, I haven't posted to my blog in awhile. So I run downstairs to take a pic of my fabric stash and a backing that I have been working on. DH calls to tell me that gas will be going up .18 tomorrow and I should go fill the car up. So out the door the little guy and I go. Get back home and check Google Blog and there I see a quilt of mine. *S* My friend Mary at Quilt Hollow has posted to introduce my blog to her blogging friends. *S* Mary is the one that got me to start blogging a short while ago. She and I must have been sending vibes to each other, over the pond, to remind me to post. *S* Below is my fabric stash, although it's not all of it. This is just my favorites. I still have 1 or 2 totes full of fabrics that I bought over the years and aren't really what I want to use.


Just last weekend, I sent a couple of quilt tops to Mary to do her magic on. I still have 2 more that I am piecing backings for. While working on these backs, I've pulled out of my stash of older fabrics and some from the same lines that are in the tops. I noticed that some of my pieces of fabrics now have fold lines in them that are a bit lighter. So now, I'm determined to use up some of my stash and not let this happen again. Let this be a warning to you, either use it up, or re-fold from time to time. I went on and used a piece with those fold lines and figure that will be my humble part of this quilt and, also, a reminder to use up the stash. See the fabric in the lower right hand side. That's the lighter fold lines.

After I get these 2 backings done, I'm going to start cutting strips from my stash for a Lady of the Lake Quilt. I found the perfect border fabric in my stash and I used EQ software to design it out to see if I have enough. The blocks will be set on point and the border fabric will be the corner and side triangles. The fabric below is the border fabric that I chose. This from the Harvest Home by Brannock/Patek for Moda. I'm a big Moda fan!

Until next time......I have other quilts that I don't think I've even taken pics of yet. I'll get to that for my next post.

10 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Yep, Mary sent us over! Love your quilts. I am fairly new to the blogging world too, but it has been so nice to meet new blogger/quilting friends. Looking forward to your pictures.

Marj said...

I am a fan of Quilt Hollow and found your blog there. Glad to see that you also are trying to use up your stash. I'll be back to see how you are doing......Marj

Loris said...

I love the primitive applique quilts. Your work is beautiful. I'll look forward to seeing
more :-)

Kim said...

How fun to find your lovely blog ~ thanks to Mary for leading us on over, lol.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh...better check some of my stash for those dreaded lines! Yep, use it up!!

Kaaren said...

Get busy and take some more photos of your quilts cuz we want to see them.

And yes, thanks Mary for sending us over. I'll be back Dana...and that's a promise!

Meredith said...

Well taking photos over the weekend will keep you busy. Looking forward to what you have to show us. Glad you made it back to blog land.

Karen said...

Always glad to see someone who loves a fabric stash like I do.

Pat said...

I'm yet another one sent by Mary (Quilt Hollow). You do need to show us more of your quilts! :)

The Quilt Buddy said...

Glad to see that you are back in blogland!

Can't wait to see how Mary works her magic on your quilts!