Sunday, July 31, 2011

George--Le Petite Project for July

Saturday was my only real "play day" this week. I started the morning by doing a little more quilting on the Ghastlies (more instructions to follow soon for those of you waiting). Around noon, the Wild Child and I went to a matinee showing of Bridesmaids--have you seen it? Pretty funny at times! A late lunch was enjoyed at California Pizza Kitchen, just before the Wild Child and I went our separate ways--she had to go to work and I stopped by the Fabric Garden quilt shop on my way home.

At the Fabric Garden, Gran tempted me with a new magazine--Primitive Quilts and Projects. Have you seen it yet? It's a quarterly publication that began with Summer; Gran forced me to buy the Fall issue. (She might claim she didn't FORCE me, but she knows exactly what it takes to make me buy!)

Back home again, I worked on cleaning up the Sweat Shop and tried to take care of a couple little projects--one of which was to change out the half square triangle corners on George:


You might remember that I had used a red fabric, and then when I added the red stripe border, the red was too much. And, yes, changing out these pieces with the mitered border wasn't easy, but I'm happy I did it--it looks much better to me.

Well, it's back to work tomorrow--literally. I'll write when I can, and yes, I'll make sure to let everyone know how my son's surgery goes on Monday. Thanks for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers!

12 comments:

jirons42 said...

I would love your scraps Kim. Your fabrics are so different from what I use and I need something to brighten up my scrap bin.

BTW - love your blog. I'm a lurker but it's one I make sure to look for everyday. Love your sense of humor

Jen in NY said...

Looks great Kim. Love the colors of this quilt! I'm sure all will go well tomorrow!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh yes. Love the yellow change out. Don't work to hard today and all will go well tomorrow with Soccer Son.

Julie said...

I liked the red, but the yellow looks good too. It is so cute that I would be happy to give it a home.

That Gran is quite the saleswoman!

Kigwit said...

You're right. The yellow is much better-it draws out the yellow in the middle of the quilt.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Your George looks great! Love the yellow.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Sung to the tune "What a Difference a Day Makes."
Clearing throat here ...
MeMeMeMe ...

"What a difference a
yellow half square triangle makes ..."
an sew on, an sew on.

Happy trails tomorrow - and we will be keeping you all in our prayers.

Suburban Stitcher said...

love the quilt...and the mitered corners. very nice.

Laura K said...

I do like the yellow triangles better than the red. It does help the lattice to stand out a little more. Keep up the good work, and I will be praying for your son's quick recovery!

Josie McRazie said...

Those mitered corners are just dreamy!! I love the way they look! And I am so glad you went with the red! I love me a good yellow, but red just 'fit' so much better!

Michele said...

Your George looks great.....I just love the colors :-) I hope your son's surgery went well.

Mary Ann said...

Hopefully tomorrow you will tell us that all is well with Soccer Son. He sounds wonderful.

As for your scraps, I promise I will put them to good use. I am new to quilting, and don't expect to generate enough of my own to make a quilt for along while. But I do love scrappy quilts! And your latest is terrific, especially those red stripes. It just screams "happy".