Saturday, March 19, 2011

National Quilting Day

I'm pleased to report that quilt-related activities did occur at Casa de Orts on National Quilting Day.  In fact, they have not ended yet. 
I came in the house from my hair appointment and put something on the kitchen counter.  When I turned around and found Mini here, I had to get my camera!  But that isn't quilt-related.

First, the borders got attached to the Sunday Picnic/Brown Bag Quilt Contest quilt.

Mini decided to help with this photo too. 

Initially when I laid this out before making the last four blocks, I had all the blue blocks placed every other block.  But that didn't work due to the lightness of the blues so a switcheroo period ensued.  I think the arrangement works. There are 10 blue blocks and 10 "other" blocks.

The top is complete with the two borders, yay!  Now on to the backing, layering, basting, quilting and binding, oh my, before March 31st to make the contest deadline.  Next up, layering and basting the Rick Rack Road quilt for Judy's UFO Challenge.  I borrowed my mom's portable tables for that task and hope to be quilting on it tomorrow.  Time is going so fast! 

Be sure to look for the "super moon" tonight--it is the closest to the earth tonight since 1993.


Rhonda said...

I Love how it is coming together. The borders really set off the center too. Very nice. : )

quiltingnana said...

your piece is looking good...I also did some quilting today...worked on some applique blocks

Marg said...

It's looking really great, the borders really pull it all together.
Love the cute basket photo.

Abby and Stephanie said...

I really like this quilt and that striped inner border is yummy.

Shay said...

Oh my Annie. That border makes the quilt something ultra special. Looks like inspiration struck for National Quilting Day!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt, the layout really works. Love both borders!

Joyful Quilter said...

I really like your layout and the borders, it reminds me of a garden behind an ornate wrought iron pretty.

quiltmom anna said...

Lovely quilt Annie,
The next super moon will happen in 2029 according to my husband who is an astronomy buff. It runs on a cycle similar to an eclipse cycle of 18-19 years. It was one big fat moon.
I too got a bit of quilting done- parts cut and a design in my head created.

Browndirtcottage said...

....*I* *LOVE* *THIS* *QUILT*!!!!!

I agree with putting the blue blocks random instead of uniformly every other one...makes a bigger/better statement....I'm 'jus sayin'...

I also *LOVE* your new blog header....perhaps your backyard view...???????