Friday Frolic

Friday is here and once again I am late at getting this post done. One of my goals for this year is to work on getting more of my posts ready ahead of time rather than flying by the seat of my pants. So far, it’s not going too well, but there is some improvement. So, strapping on my inner Last Minute Lulu, here goes!

I actually started and finished a large quilt top this week. That hasn’t happened in awhile. Now, granted, the quilt was easy because I was working with pre-cuts. Sometimes it’s just good therapy to grab and sew, y’know?

I made this quilt while waiting to begin another project that will involve more intricate piecing. I couldn’t go to the quilt store until this past Wednesday, so I had to find something to do in the meantime. I mean, I have no other unfinished projects that I could’ve, well, finished. Ha!

In Wednesday’s post, I showed you the pre-cuts. I used fabric from Corey Yoder’s Sundrops line along with a Kona Solid in a creamy white. The Sundrops pre-cut pack had a pattern in it named Garden Gate. So armed with everything I needed, I got to it.

Yesterday I was finishing the quilt by putting in the sashing. Easy peasy, until I did this.

Been there, anyone? So I spent some time with Jack, the ripper. We had a long conversation . . . 59 inches of conversation. Not doing that again, I hope.

I was so excited to show you the finished quilt, but I needed to take some photos. So I slipped my hikers on (who needs to tie them – this was gonna be short and quick anyway), and headed out on to my patio. Did I mention it’s currently -2 degrees here this morning? It was a short and sweet photo session, so don’t judge too harshly. Long sleeved shirt, denim capris and hikers; probably should’ve rethought that fashion statement before going out. I don’t think anyone noticed . . . they were probably tucked in their warm houses, slurping coffee!

So anyway — here it is, right next to our Christmas tree which has migrated to the deck. I told you it was tradition, now you have proof.

Even my cat got a short burst of energy from my foray onto the deck. That chilly air wafting through the house had him zipping to and fro, which of course means he will be napping on my ironing board later when I need to use it. Did I tell you that he once singed his fur nestling too close to the iron? Silly cat.

Today I begin cutting into this lovely cache of fabric. This will become a quilt that has been requested by a friend. I hope she likes it. I can’t wait to get started!

Happy Friday, friends! Enjoy your weekend, may it be full of long running stitches (and no Jack)!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict. 



9 thoughts on “Friday Frolic”

  1. LOVE that top! Nice job! As for the fashion statement…well, can I just tell you it’s a good thing I live in the country? Nobody on Earth can see me out in my pj’s in the morning…unless, of course, they’re sneaking around where they shouldn’t be. In that case, I might have bigger problems than what I’m wearing. But I digress. 😉

    You make me want to go make a fun top! Have a great weekend!

  2. cute! nice to have a finish – and to go out in the snow to get a photo – you have it really cold at -2 !! 44 here after 74 yesterday makes it feel even colder than it was when I was in a short sleeve shirt and sandals just 24 hours ago and windows open – now it is back to what January should be

  3. Your humor is catching! I just walked in from work (teaching) and your blog is the first on my reading list…well, that worked out beautifully! I’m smiling and happy picturing your outfit. Haven’t we all stepped out in a crazy “getup” like that? Great way to start a three-day weekend!

  4. We had a cat that singed herself sleeping under a halogen lamp. My husband noticed a curl of smoke rising from her, yikes!!

    I really like the fabric pull for your friend’s quilt. The blue accent will be wonderful!

  5. Your sundrops quilt is gorgeous~I have had my eye on that fabric for a while too, LOL Had to enlarge that photo of your reproduction fabrics, gorgeous prints! Didn’t the cat fur stink when getting singed? Glad she is OK.

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