I've been busy!

This baby quilt with the cute monkey fabric was basted together last week and is all ready to quilt. I should get it started this weekend. My goal is to have it done by my next guild meeting in mid-April. It doesn't count as a UFO, though, as I started it after I created my UFO list.

And set up in my basting frame is the 9-patch musical instrument quilt for my son. It matches the pillowcase he made himself last year. Since the basting frame is all set up, I will probably baste another large quilt from my UFO pile when I'm done with this one. I hate basting.

But here are some pictures of "Springing Up Fun." I am getting so excited about how this has turned out. I had to quilt clouds in the sky. Here you see my first stitches on the first cloud. Then you see just the sky portion. If you click on the sky picture you can see the cloud stitching. And finally the whole thing is quilted. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that there are a total of 20-24 hours of quilting alone on this project. I still have a little finish work to do, including the binding. But I am practically blinded by the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. I have also officially entered this quilt in Brenda Novak's online auction for diabetes research. The entry isn't posted yet, but it will be soon.


  1. Your quilts are amazing! You know I've been enjoying the progress on your "Springing Up Fun" quilt... it's great to see it getting so close to completion. And how wonderful of you to put it up for auction for the Brenda Novak auction for diabetes research! You're very generous.

    Please let me know when the quilt is up for auction--I'd love to help spread the word for you! :)

  2. Thanks Christine! I'm glad you're enjoying following my process. I've learned so much doing this project. And since, like Brenda Novak, I have a son w/ type-1, it's a real labor of love to make it for the auction. I am VERY grateful for your offer to spread the word and I will keep you posted. Thank you!

  3. It would be my pleasure. Just let me know when. You can email me at the email address on my profile page if you want to relay some specific information and or links when you're ready. :)


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