..... QUILTING FOREVER, HOUSEWORK WHENEVER .....

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A need to shop!

Yippee!!!!
I see the need for a trip to the quilt shop... 8-)
Too bad there isn't one right next door...

My Hollyhocks are only steam-a-seamed on right now, and I've decided to machine applique them right through batting and backing, thus quilting it right away too. I need to put the borders on... This is where the fabric need comes in, borders.
I need more batiks, a purple, a deeper yellow, and possibly a different red... Here is a photo of the pattern, where you can see the 3 border colors...

Getting my Sunflower Quilt stuff together, I realized I seem to be missing the left over backing fabric, but did manage to find some of the left over border fabric. I haven't decided on what to use for the binding...?... I think? Maybe I prepped some binding already?...? That is the thing about working on PhDs that have been sitting around for a long time, ya can't recall where you were going with it, or where things are...
Unless of course you are a very organized person...
Which I am not!!!
Much to my dismay... LOL!

I must mention a thank-you to all the wonderful gals (17) that have joined me in my quest to finish up some of my many PhDs, and it has only been a week since I posted my invitation.
It will be interesting to see how many PhDs are done between us by the end of June!
Thanks ladies! It will be wonderful "working" with you... 8-)
And if anyone else wants to join us, go to this post here.
We'll be happy to have you!

Hope you had a great day!
Myra

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your hollyhocks are going to be beautiful!

Pat said...

I just love those hollyhocks. I can't wait to see that when it's completed.

Cara said...

Which just means you're not hemmed in by your old decision...that's the excuse I'd go with. ;)

Brenda said...

It is so true about PhD's!!! What did I do with the pattern for this??!!?! ahhhhh!! So, now when I put something away, even for a day, I have everything together - no question about 'where is....' because it's all together, right here, right now!!

And I am going to enjoy this challange, considering I had already decided this was the year to get them done, and now, you have made me make it public!!! (thank-you by the way!!)

I am looking forward to seeing the hollyhocks done..... Have fun looking for borders for it!!!

Needled Mom said...

Definitely a good excuse to head to the quilt shop!

I love the PhD idea. I hope to see all sorts of finishes.

Gina said...

Love that wall hanging.

I desperately need to go fabric shopping but with the snow the roads aren'tthat safe. I'll have to make do with what I have for now.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Joyce said...

Good idea to quilt the hollyhocks as you applique them. Two steps in one is always good in my books. If you are anything like me, it's a really good thing you don't have quilt store next door. I'd be broke or else working there.