Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Friday!!

TGIF!! After a very long week at work, here is my Friday update. First I want to visit Sarah at and join in on Friday Whoop Whoop. I worked on several quilts this week.

I started on this quilt, I making it for a man I have worked with for almost 20 years and he is retiring at the end of April. He has been a teacher, a listener, a sounding board and mostly he has been a friend. I will miss him dearly when he leaves, he has helped me through the most difficult days.
What a terrible picture! I will make sure the next picture is a whole lot better.

He loves to fish and makes his own lures. I found this fabric, Holly Taylor's Classic, with fishing lures and trout baskets, etc. I think it will fit him well. I plan to make an over sized label so people at work can sign it. This is what I will using on the back.

I loaded Little Sprout on the frame last night and began quilting. This is only the third quilt that I have quilted on my new frame. The second one I'll show in a bit.

I decided to use loopie loops on the background around the stems and leaves.

Now staying with Friday Whoop Whoop and joining Susan over at for UFO's updates.

I finished quilting and binding the quilt for my family room. Mark another one off my UFO list. I did cheat a little, I machine stitched the binding, instead of handing sewing, for a couple of reasons. First, even though I love black, I found out it's not real easy to quilt, hard to see stitching. Next it will used in our family room and my DH and DS are very hard on binding, they pull and drag and throw it round and it doesn't take long for all of my little hand stitches to break.

Because it is black you can't see it (machine stitching) anyway. I was a little disappointed in this quilt but DH likes it so I guess it's ok.

Well, that's my week, what about you?


  1. I really like the loopie loops! The quilt looks very pretty!

  2. Whoop whoop!! You've had a very productive week yourself!! And by the way, I saw some football fat quarters at Joann's this morning- on green, at the far left of the wall under the Egyptian cottons.

  3. OMGosh..I just got a used HQ16 this week! We can be dueling quilters! lol...Your loopies look really good..Great fam rm quilt too...

  4. Applause!!!!!!!

    So glad your found the fishing fly fabric! How perfect is that for your friend?!

    Well done on the loop-de-loop quilting and you were so smart to machine stitch the binding on the den quilt.

    Not so much progress for me ...


  5. I like the little sprout and I am sure your friend well enjoy his quilt :)

  6. You have really been busy. I love it all, especially your family room quilt.