Sunday, April 21, 2013

AKA Vitamin Q

Fabric therapy this weekend has been so nice.  Now that I have my PC back from the repair shop (due to a fried power supply) and have access to Picasa again, sharing progress is a lot easier!  Mobile blogging on the commuter bus was a challenge :)

 This was the quilt laid out with all the petals glued down in place with dots of applique glue.

Yesterday I finished buttonhole stitching the remainder of the petal rings down before heading off to find a suitable backing.  It was great to use technology to send DD Elaine a photo from Joann's Fabric of three choices for backing.  This subtly printed minty aqua won out since it matches so well with several of the prints we selected.  The yellow dot will be the binding.  The baby's parents (friends of DD Elaine) have opted not to learn the sex of their child so we wanted to quilt to be gender neutral enough without being dull.  Hope we did it.  But I've now set this quilt aside to work on the houndstooth quilt.  I spent the morning stitching away and have got all the rows pieced.  That's my favorite kind of fabric therapy--piecing and ironing and only the odd ripping out, all while listening to music.  DD Erica helped me set up Pandora on my phone last month and I just love it.  Hope you all are getting enough Vitamin Q as well!

7 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad you had time for quilting today.
I had some hand stitching time and loved every minute!

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute quilt! The yellow dots is going to make great binding. I didn't get any Vitamin Q time but did get an overdose of Vitamin QS time (quilt shopping).

Janet O. said...

I think you've created a great "gender neutral" quilt. I love the choice of binding fabric.

Marg said...

That's a lovely gender neutral quilt. I like your choice of binding fabric too.

Stephanie said...

The colors for the gender neutral quilt are really fantastic. Great combination of fabric and design. Love, love mint green.

Shay said...

I love this for either sex . Lovely.

I'll be interested to see what quilting magic you come up with to finish this one off.

Nanette Merrill said...

This is going to be very beautiful. I love this whole idea.