Sunday, January 1, 2012

Year Out, Year In

Last SoCalif sunset of 2011...


My husband spent the waning daylight hours of 2011 buying a slightly used Acura TL.  Doesn't it look pretty in the sunset. 

Soon I'll get a new-to-me Acura when he passes on his old car to me, and we'll sell my 1992 vintage Acura.  My mechanic brother will no longer have to say his oft-repeated phrase "that car needs to go!"  

I spent a good part of 12/31 washing and ironing fabrics for a new project and finishing up one of the Quilts for Kids quilts, but didn't get a good photo--I'll post one later.  I crawled in bed early to read, fell asleep  and slept right through the midnight hour until fireworks woke me up along with Grant coming in to say Happy New Year.  No kiss, as I received a nice cold sore for Christmas, lucky me! 

This morning found me checking Patchwork Times for the announcement of the UFO Challenge 2012 draw for January, which turned out to be #5.  There is still time to join up, too. On my list #5 is the Doll Quiltalong project that I called Patriotic Fields.

My plan is to hand quilt this small project (approx. 20 x 25).  Originally I thought I'd use Baptist fans, but there are so many seams and my experience is so slight that I'm rethinking that in favor of some outlining.

I've already thread basted it and have a nice red picked out for the binding.  Good thing January has 31 days as I'm sure it will take more hours than someone who's accomplished at hand quilting to get it finished!

10 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Looking forward to seeing how you will quilt this...it's beautiful!

Denise :) said...

Ah, you got a great project for a nice start to the UFO year, didn't you? Congrats on the new-to-you car!!! Happy 2012! :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh so pretty! Little quilts are so sweet!

Kate said...

Congrats on the inpending new wheels. That's a nice way to start 2012.

The Patriotic Fields quilt is very cute. Good luck with the hand quilting.

Darlene said...

Oh, I love your little quilt - can't wait to see it quilted.

*karendianne. said...

Happy New Year, congrats on the car and OMG I'm so excited to see this little quilt out. I remember when we were working on those together. I loved this one with all my heart. I do remember the fabric choices, too. Oh yes indeedie!!!

Shay said...

I had to google what model car an Acura is we dont have them here .

A new car is always exciting and yours looks very nice.

I remember this quilt ! Way to go on getting on with those WIP's Annie. cant wait to see this one done and looking glorious.

Stephanie said...

My 1993 Dodge Caravan gave up the ghost 2 years ago when my son had an accident on his way to work. Who keeps a Dodge Caravan that long??? Me. Your little quilt is adorable and I know it will be a very satisfying finish.

Vicki W said...

I have a 2000 Acura and I hope it lasts as long as your 1992!

Karen S said...

Oh, I miss California...

Striking colors on that quilt. Red binding will be great!