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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WHO ELSE IS STILL WORKING ON THE MILLIE QUILT?

It’s raining here today, so it’s a good day to quilt, but what to do?  I refused to let myself start a new project.  Determined to finish some things I had already started, I dug through my UFO pile and found these blocks from the Aunt Millie’s quilt that I started last year. 
I had appliquéd the side borders, but I needed to finished the top and bottom borders.
Then I did a little auditioning.   I decided to use this green for the sashings and made them a little less than an inch wide.  The green was a little strong, (but better than the red and blues that also underwent an audition), and I didn’t want it to overwhelm the blocks.  Now I have to decide on the backing and get it sandwiched and ready to quilt.  Who knows how long that will take?

I think I got so much accomplished today because I was working off some stress. I was still undergoing sticker shock after the last visit to the vet.  This morning the vet called to tell me the problem was that Moe (my cat) has a skin allergy which is probably due to what she is eating.  Thus, off to the pet store to buy new, different, more expensive food for her!  Gads, why do we love our pets so?

When blog hopping today I saw this darling Winter Night pillow at Esch House Quilts.  It would be perfect for the holidays and also as a gift.  Check it out. 

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

8 comments:

Terry said...

Your blocks and borders are so pretty! This is going to be a beautiful quilt! :0)

Debra Anger said...

Gorgeous blocks!! it is a fun quilt to make, I have everything done except the appliqued boarders! they are just as much applique..well kinda just looks that way

Ellie Q said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished.

Ramona said...

Wow it looks great. What willpower to finish up old UFO's. I need to do that too!

Karen said...

This is a UFO definitely worth finishing. There is so much work in those blocks!! Love to see it together.

Mama Pea said...

they sure look great. Wow, you amaze me with your wonderful applique.

Our dog has skin allergies, too. She has to have Dick Van Patten's dog food or she gets these weird boils or something on her skin!

Barb said...

Oh MY GOSH!!!!!!! This is totally wonderfully awesome!

Ivory Spring said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

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