Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Can You Tell Dad's Gone...

 

Imagine my surprise...I got out of the shower and there was Zack...snuggled into the bed...now the last time this happened it was Howie and when Andy saw the picture he said "Well he is on the quilt"...the rule is they are not allowed on the bed when the quilt or comforter are turned down. Howie did have about 1/3 of his body on the comforter...I see no part of Zack's body on anything but the sheets...but as you can tell...wonderful disciplinarian that I am...I had him stay right there until I got the camera.


You all probably already know this little trick...I got the baby quilt back from the quilter yesterday...I needed to get the binding and a label on it...labels are my least favorite part. A gal that used to watch the shop for us started doing this and I thought it was wonderful...she sent it into American Patchwork & Quilting and they published it a few months ago. You just make the label on a larger square of fabric...fold it on the diagonal and stitch it in the binding on 2 sides...I've already done the machine sewing...I'll tack it down and then I just have to blind stitch across the diagonal. It's straight and it's done. YIPPEE!
 
I've been working on these little star blocks for a sample for the shop. They are fun to do but I will be so glad when they are done so I can move on. They're 4" finished...pressing is the hardest part. I'm using my stylus to keep from melting my nails right off.
 
This is my last night before Andy comes home. Of course I haven't gotten all the things done I thought I would but there's always the next trip. I'm going to heat up my Lean Cuisine and head upstairs to sew some more stars...have a wonderful evening.
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17 comments:

Patti said...

You may be melting your nails off, but still - little bitty blocks are SO much fun! And so addicting to make! And so much fun to design with! Yours are great - be sure to show us the finished project, OK?

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

If only I could get my three dogs to stay off our bed. I have an old sheet on our bed to cover the quilt but they don't care.

I love the trick you wrote about for the label, I am going to keep it in mind for my next label.

Vicki W said...

I love the little blocks and that label idea is great - I'll use it on my next quilt for sure!

Connie said...

The stars are so pretty. And thanks for passing along the label idea. It's great!

sharon said...

I love your star blocks. Those are sooooo nice. Love that big old dog too.

sharon said...

HEY LOOK!!! Carol, it let me leave a comment. I just had to enter my gmail name and password. WOO HOO!!! We are both getting good at this blogging thing aren't we?

Hanne said...

Very cute star blocks :-)

Screen Door said...

I love the stars. Cute tip on quilting labels. I love labels... it's jsut tough being creative about it.

Kim West said...

Great tip about the label! I will have to try that on my next finish.

Laurie Ann said...

I always overestimate what I can get done when DH is out of town. But it doesn't stop me from having a good time! :)

Zack looks very comfy cozy!!

Joanna from Fresh Figs said...

Carol-
I never knew you had a blog! Can you tell I don't get out much in blogland...

anyway, thanks for the congrats on the book. I can't wait to see the insides. I've only seen it in manuscript form so far...

Love your cute little stars. I especially like your block from the post before it. Is there a name for that block that you know of?

joanna
www.figtreequilts.typepad.com

Darlene said...

Love the label idea!

Your star blocks are adorable. Tiny and cute. Can't wait to see how you set them.

Nicole said...

I did not know that label trick! Thank you for the great idea.
Your dog is wonderful looking.

Susan said...

I love the label trick. I hadn't seen it. The star blocks are wonderful, but too small for me. =)

MOLLY said...

great blocks an photo--love the basket

Shelina said...

I hadn't seen this labeling technique. Thank you very much for sharing. I'd seen the squares or rectangles sewn into the corners, but not triangles. Sounds super.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

A poor sad lonely dog like that has to seize every single opportunity, right? They are too smart for their own good! I gave up the battle a long time ago - everything I own has dog hair on it, why not the quilt?