December 4, 2009

Moving Right Along...

I spent yesterday playing with my cool, new iMac and working on Christmas gifts. I'm currently knitting the second half of a beaded fringe scarf that I should finish today. I'll photograph it as soon as it's done to share with you.
I also started work on this lap quilt from my gift list. Can't say more or I may giveaway who the recipient will be. I'm going to use a vintage chenille bedspread for the sashing and the backing. No, it's not a first quality vintage bedspread. It's what's called a "cutter" - meaning that it has a hole or two in it - making it more useful in pieces than as a whole.

So this girly quilt will have these sweet patchwork pieces, surrounded and backed with cuddly chenille. There will be batting between the layers and then pretty cotton binding. I'll be doing the machine quilting on this one myself. Of course, I'll share a photo with you when it's all assembled!

Handsome has a concert tonight, but I'm only taking a camera this time. I still have music to download from my video camera, so I don't want to add more before I deal with those precious snippets. You'll have to settle for still images, if I post them from tonight.

Thanks again for all the birthday wishes and sweet compliments. You're really all too kind and I'm so lucky to have you in my life.
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A Fanciful Life said...

Oh, what a wonderful quilt! So pretty, the recipient will just love it. Sounds like you had a totally marvelous birthday - I can't imagine one better. Many happy returns to you!
Sharon :-)

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Beautiful quilt. So glad your birthday was perfect!
bunny hugs,
shell

jessica@kellerfineart.com said...

Beautiful quilt, I still can't wait to try the jello cookie recipe (thanks for that!)! I think the girls and Wade might fancy cherry flavored cookies...
Happy St. Nicholas Eve! xo Jessica and gang

Auntie Cake said...

Love your beautiful quilt. My mom makes her quilts in much the same style. There isn't a baby quilt out there that she has made that doesn't contain chenille on it! The fabrics you chose are beautiful! Happy Birthday, late. I have been up to my eyeballs with Christmas projects, and so haven't been making my rounds lately. Have a great week. Can't wait to see that scarf!
Kate

sweetjeanette said...

It's ok Donna, I won't tell 'em it's really for ME. It'll be our little secret! LOL
I love it, it is so ME!!! (giggling!)

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Donna,

You sound to be very busy and glad that you had a happy birthday. The quilt is so beautiful, I adore the soft colours.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

DeeDee said...

Snuggly it will be...love the colors you have in this one too..have a great day..keep up the good works.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Oh Donna, this is so sweet! I can't wait to see it all finished, and the beaded scarf too. The other one you did was so dainty and soft looking, just beautiful! You do really lovely work. So happy you had a great birthday!!! Hugs, ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Donna I am a few posts behind as usual:)
Love the colors and prints in your latest quilt.
It looks so cozy!

xo,
Mary

http://marywadsworthbloomingideas.blogspot.com

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