Sunday, January 30, 2011

Design Wall Monday - RRCB Done - completely done - it was a colorful weekend



RRCB is done, completely done and on the guest bed.   I want to make some pillow shams, but that wasn't on the agenda for this weekend.  I think an off white bed skirt would be better as well.

After I finished RRCB and she just came out of the drier I was all cuddled up with her watching a movie with my husband.  I was beaming with pride when I felt something poking me, and I mean really poking me, like sharp, like a pin.  And wouldn't you know it, I sewed a pin in the quilt!!  And where was they pin?? Yep, the HSTs!! I don't know why but it was a pin that parallel to the seam rather than perpendicular and I must have ironed the fabric right over it.  All that quilting and I never saw it.  After about 20 minutes and the help of my trusty point on the seam ripper I was able to wiggle it out between two stitches.  I'm so glad I found it rather than a guest!!  And I'm so happy I was able to get the pin out with out ripping out any seams.  Those silk pins are really sharp!  Someone left a comment saying that's why you sleep with a quilt before it gets used by others to make sure they have sweet dreams and to get all the pins out.

I was also working on something a bit more colorful, a little baby boy quilt.  This is my first french braid quilt.  I'm going to make one in batiks this year, on my list of things to do.  I got my CV (Amanda)  back from the shop on Monday.  Work week was busy so Amanda and I got reacquainted this weekend.   I was in the sewing room all weekend long.  Family members stoppes by every once in a while.  This quilt was definitely a family design affair, two daughters and husband all gave design input.  I think it turned out nice.  Just need to get the backing and quilt it.  21 more days until the baby gets here so I have a little time.

While I was looking for some white fabric I found these little cuties in my stash.  They must 5 years old.  There were 11 of them. Ya, 11?? what's up with that?  Well I also found some more of the same fabric so I can make a few more.  I think it will make a wonderful quilt for project linus.

So it was a very bright weekend.  Amanda is working like a charm.  I have the patterns ready to go as well,  I'll be sending out email to those that said they would like some.  I've got the list.   I also have a few books that I'm ready to part with and hoping they can find a good home as well.

17 comments:

  1. Love your RRCB! Looks great on the bed. I'm always afraid that I have sewn a pin in. You can bet I'll be checking mine! My RRCB is nearly a finished top, I have the rows all together but I haven't put the inner border on yet. I have the pieced border ready to go. I wish mine were finished too!

    Debbie in WV (member of quiltville)

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  2. OH MY - glad you found that pin! Your quilt is beautiful. I know you will be back for another Bonnie Mystery - her quilts are SO MUCH FUN!

    sao in Midlothian, VA
    Charter Member of Bonnie's Mysteries :)

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  3. Oh thank you for showing your RRCB - it is just beautiful! Well done on a large project. The baby quilt is a delight. Colorful, great pattern, and the applique just sets it all off. - And gotta love a scrappy border.

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  4. Your RRBC is gorgeous - I'm just making a back for mine right now, so I'm a little behind you!
    I really like your french braid quilt too - ADORABLE!

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  5. Your French braid quilt is beautiful.

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  6. Love them all. I really want to try a French braid quilt. I bought the book, but that is as far as I got. I love yours.

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  7. Congrats on your finish! The baby boy quilt is adorable!! :)

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  8. I really like the way you thought outside the box for the french braid quilt. Of course it's obvious once you see it, but now I'll have a whole new way to look at them. I have one on my list for sometime.

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  9. Your RRCB quilt is awesome, congratulations on finishing it. The pin in the quilt is surely a good luck thing, lol. The braid quilt is so cute, lucky boy.
    Alda, Fl

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  10. Your RRCB looks so great with those blue bedroom walls and that pretty bed. Great job. And thank you for showing the close up of your quilting.

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  11. Awesome job on the RRCB! You did yourself proud!!! Your baby quilt is really darling too.

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  12. RRCB looks fabulous...congratulations! And that baby braid is adorable...I love it!

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  13. Love the braid quilt...they are so easy and look awesome!

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  14. SO many beautiful projects. I truely love your RRCB - and am glad you found & extracted the pin!

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  15. Wow - those are great quilts!!

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  16. Could you do a little tutorial on this baby boy braid quilt? I am a beginner level quilter but I just love it

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