Sunday, July 3, 2011

How Ghastlie!

I finished the quilt top. Woo-hoo! And yes, folks, it's a big one. Not quite big enough for my king size bed, but it will certainly fit my daughter's double--or even a queen, I think.


I ordered some fabric online today that I want to use for the backing, so hopefully I'll be getting the Ghastlies pinned for quilting by the end of the week. I'll try to get a better photo once I have it all laid out on the tables. In the meantime, I've begun quilting this one:


I've decided to outline the red pinwheels and then I'll go back and meander in the cream colored sections.

I was a little distracted today by this book:


I finished it by early afternoon, which meant I could finally get something done! I highly recommend it. I'm not sure whether the book ended a little too quickly because I honestly feel a bit more time should have been devoted to telling us what happened after the central events or whether I just didn't want it to end. But the ending DID feel a little bit rushed. Still, an excellent story. What books have you enjoyed during the past month or two?

15 comments:

Theresa said...

Your ghastlies quilt is stunning as are the red pinwheels.

Donna said...

Love the Ghastlies. I'm thinking of a much smaller version for wall art.

Missy Ann said...

Ghastlies is so awesome it hurts!

scottylover said...

YOur Ghastlies is too cute for words! I'm going to have to see if I can find some of that fabric at my LQS.

I have been reading "Loving Frank" a fictional account of a love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Maymah Cheney. I haven't finished it yet, but it has been interesting so far!

Thanks for sharing your quilts with us.
Sandy A

Judy in Michigan said...

I love the Ghastlies!! The pink is so unexpected but just perfect! Anything by Sandra Dallas is excellent. Start with the Pickle Dish Club (not sure about the title) and then keep going. They are all excellent and the first one is about a quilting group. Just finished "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom. Very good and lots of inspiration about doing good and not too over the top with religion.

Cheryl said...

Wow....ghastlies is amazing..so is your pinwheel too!!!

Brandie said...

Love them! Both quilts are spectacular! The Ghastlies could be used for an ad and the red quilt is just perfect. The new border is just right.
I'm going to look right now and see if that book is on the kindle.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim -- I love both quilts, but I am especially looking forward to your instructions for the ghastly quilt. Have a great 4th!! Florence

Quilting_Chris said...

Love the way the Ghastlies turned out. I have looked at this fabric for the past year, finally bought it after your posting and I am waiting for your pattern instructions. I even hooked two of my friends up with the fabrics.....I am an enabler.

chris

Ruby said...

Hi Kim, love the ghastlies quilt (actually all your quilts).
I would love it if you could share some tips on how you pin your quilts together for quilting. It is something I struggle with, never being able to get the back smooth. Thanks!

Shannon said...

That quilt turned out so great. I love how you added the pink x's. It reaaly draws out that pink! GREAT!

Amy said...

Loving those Ghastlies! Can't wait to see your pattern!!!

Suzanne Kistler said...

My daughter recommended "The Help," by Kathryn Stockett. I LOVED it. I also read "Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand. It was fascinating and offered a look at WWII that I was unfamiliar with. I started "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which had me mesmerized, but it was on my daughter's kindle, and she doesn't live near here. *sigh*

For light reading, I love Donna Andrews' Meg Lanslow murder mysteries and Diane Mott Davidson's Goldie the caterer murder mysteries. They're both easy reads and entertaining. Very good for this sudden onslaught of 100 degrees. I can't think when it's this hot!

Hope I came up with something you haven't read yet. Enjoy!

Kay said...

Great job on the Ghastlies quilt! I just finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls & would highly recommend it. She tells her story of growing up in a highly disfunctional family with humor. Every page you are shocked by the things she lived through & should be seen with sadness, but she brings humor into it.

angela@sfquilts.com said...

I have to confess that your first post about this quilt was my introduction to the Ghastlies. I had to Google it and find a seller and now I have a stash of it. Not that I needed any more fabric, even though I keep telling my poor husband (aka "The Enabler) that "I can never have TOO much fabric." Thank you for sharing and furthering my fabric addiction. lol