Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October is Here Tomorrow...

But before October arrives, I want to say a Very Happy Birthday to our Josh...31 years and 19 minutes ago Josh made his appearance. What a great kid he was and what a great dad he has become...we are very proud parents...We love you son!

October...now how can that be? What happened to September? I have a finish...you've seen this along the way...but I'm very happy to say...it's quilted, binding's on, it's washed and hanging...my Web Sampler... I know I complained about this...but I have to tell you...I LOVE it! Thankfully I remembered to throw a Shout Color Catcher sheet in the washing machine...here's a before and after sheet... Oh my...if all that red had ended up on the light part of that quilt...I can't even think about it. Love those sheets.

I got a new favorite thing this weekend...lots of you probably already have one...I'm a little slow...I've seen them, thought about it, and decided this weekend that I just had to have one...The Bendable Light...
Probably the best $49.95 I've ever spent...WOWSER! It's awesome!

I spent some time with my friend Jeanne this weekend and we did some project planning...Jeanne had this top finished and I flipped over it...it's called Sunshine and Shade.... it's on my list of Must Do's...

Off to finish binding on a Halloween quilt that I did last year right after Halloween, so I'd be ready for this year...better get stitchin'.

37 comments:

Judy said...

Okay you must tell me what the name of that thing is that makes you sew the hst's without marking! I thought about that at breakfast this morning sitting in my dining nook trying to decide what small quilt block to make for halloween...then I remembered this tool.

Love the bendy light too. I have two big ones that do the trick for me. You know I always stick 2 of those dye catchers in when I wash a quilt, call me crazy I don't want to tempt fate. I bet both would have been red! best invention ever!
Your quilt turned out so wonderful that's an heirloom quilt if I ever saw one!

Vicki W said...

Your new quilt is beautiful!

Linda said...

That quilt is spectacular! I love the colors. WOnderful work!

Gayle said...

Lucky you to get a bendable light. My friend has one, but she put it on the machine so it will shine down from the back of the machine. Hmmmm....I wonder which way is better? Wish I could find one on sale somewhere. Your new quilt is awesome! And I've never heard of the color thingy before - I'll have to check those out!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hey I started that quilt a long long time ago. LOLOL I think it was also called Ocean waves. I did mine in Civil War fabs. And I've seen it done in all plaids too.
Love your finished quilt. That is beautiful. good job!! And Happy Birthday to your Josh. Hey Boo's birthday is Oct. 9th. WOOHOOO

Libby said...

Happy Birthday to Josh *s*
Love that Web Sampler . . . even if it did cause some discomfort along the way - all is surely forgiven now.

Anne said...

Love, love, love the Web Sampler quilt. Now I wish I had done it too. It's beautiful. Good job! I have a Bendable light and it's one of the best things I ever bought! I can SEE!

Paula said...

Lovely quilt! Looks great.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Carol your quilt is stunning - I so wish I had a rail to hand quilts on but then I'd have to climb the stairs and that wouldn't be fun. :) I love my bendable light - particularly at night. blessings, marlene

Salem Stitcher said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!

Now, I've got to find a bendable light...

Nan said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Josh!
Your Web Sampler is beautiful - all that pain was worth it, wasn't it? Hooray for the Color Catcher!!
I'm glad you like that bendable light - I've been thinking about purchasing one, and I'm definitely going to now!
Sunshine and Shade will be on my list, too. It's simply wonderful!

Sherri said...

Love your finished quilt...thanks for the tip about the color catcher sheets...I'm going to look for those! Also the bendy light looks cool.

Screen Door said...

Never heard of the color catchers--- they're definitely on my grocery list now!!!! Love the sunshine and shade--- is there a pattern?

Stephanie said...

Beautiful quilt!!! I love those Shout color catchers. I go through boxes of them. I'm not familiar with that little light. Hmmm...I shall check it out. Anything to help these aging eyes!

Karen said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful. Aren't you glad you stuck with it :). I'm thinking I need one of those bendable lights. Happy Birthday to Josh. Boy time flies doesn't it.

Hugs - Karen

Rosaline said...

Your quilt is very sophiscated looking. Love it. How I wish I could see it better (I double clicked the picture to see it enlarged. but to no avail; turned out the same size.).

Lisa D. said...

WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE your Web Sampler quilt, Carol. It turned out to be a stunning quilt. Now I can't wait to get mine finished. Thanks for the idea about the Color Catcher - I never would have thought of that! I'm pretty new to the "no prewash" camp. I sure don't want that red running into my backgrounds!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your finish - it look wonderful! A bendable light is definitely on my Christmas wish list.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Your sampler is OUTOFTHISWORLD!!! This is definitely Heirloom status.

I love the bendy light, too. And I didn't know about those sheets. I just used Retayne. Not enough?

And Happy Birthday to your son. Congratulations to you as well for a job well done!

Delivering Love, *karendianne.

Thimbleanna said...

Love the quilts! That color catcher comparison is amazing. Two of the quilty peeps bought those lights when we were all in Chicago and they say the same thing that you do about them!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Two BEAUTIFUL quilts! I need to get me some of those color catchers!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I bought one of those lights for my Janome and I just love it. Your Web Sampler Quilt turned out great.

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I bought one of those lights for my Janome and I just love it. Your Web Sampler Quilt turned out great.

Nicole said...

I finally located my missing Web Sampler and think I am going to bite the bullet and do the same miserable borders that you struggled with. Your quilt turned out simply great. And thank you so much for the dryer sheet tip!

Patti said...

Oh, Carol - this quilt is just spectacular! Adore the colors - makes me think of chocolate covered cherries. Those were my dad's favorite candy, and I always bought him a box every Christmas. They were on sale then for not much, and the price fit my allowance-dictated budget! I'm so glad you finished this in time to display it for the holidays.

em's scrapbag said...

The sampler is wonderful. Thank goodness for dye catchers. I don't blame you for putting the Sunshine and Shade on your to do list. I might have to add it also.

Lissa Jane said...

Carol

everytime I see someone's post about this quilt, I am kicking myself! it looks fantastic!!! well done!!!!



Lissa
Australia

Darlene said...

HMMM - this is what I get for not being around much - what? I missed your spectacular quilt - it's absolutely stunning!

I've been considering a 'bendy light' nice to hear that you love it.

Happy Birthday to Mr Josh!

Ginger Patches said...

OMG I LOVE,love,love that web sampler!!!! Wow, so it was definitely worth all the heartache huh?
Happy Birthday to Josh!!

I love my bendy light, it has made my eyes very happy :)

Marilyn R said...

Your Web Sampler is stunning! I saw that bendable light at a quilt show and almost bought it. Later I really regreted not buying it. When I see one again I will snatch it up!

Wendy said...

Wow the web sampler quilt is stunning. I'm going to have to find some of those color catchers to have just in case. The bendy light looks like a good purchase. I love your friends quilt, I was looking at that pattern the other day.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wooohooo it's gorgeous!

Ruthie said...

Your sampler is beautiful. Glad you used the color catcher on that one.

Sunny said...

That quilt is lovely, stunning, gorgeous! I love it. Cannot wait to see the finished Halloween quilt also. Great work. It is amazing how much color your color catcher caught!

Karen said...

Your web sampler quilt turned out great! And Jeanne's quilt with all the triangles looks really good. Sometimes it's hard to make all those little triangles fit.
I will have to check out those little lights. Wonder if it puts out as much light as the big bendable office lamp I use. Would like to get that thing off my sewing table.

Rose Marie said...

Love your quilt and how absolutely stunning it is!

MARCIE said...

Wow, your web sampler is one terrific quilt! LOVE the colors! Your friends quilt is really great also! Hampton, in your other post, is so adorable! He has gotten so big.