Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Three-Quartets of a Finish

Hurray! After a long day of running around, I actually finished putting my baskets together. They are so happy and just looking at them makes me happy. That's pretty good for a quilt, don't you think? As I worked on this, I really started to like, maybe even love it. Now that it is done, I really, really Love it! I couldn't have finished it without all you good vibes, thanks for sending them my way.
The only thing left to do, is one, add some borders? Two, name it. Three, cuddle under it!
It measures 50 X 50 as we speak. Not a bad size for two charm packs, minus three baskets.
I even got it ironed. I was ashamed of myself that I didn't iron as I went. I started out that way and then just plumb forgot. I really don't recommend iron afterwards, it's a pain, specially with that tiny sashing!
These two are just a few of my favorite baskets, if I had to choose.
I ran out of red again, so some of the strips are a touch off. But you won't tell and nobody can see that, right?
(just ignore all the loose threads. I finished the ironing at 10 pm last night, then rolled into bed. There are some things that I will never perfect, loose threads is one. I don't clean those up till I get it quilted)

Yesterday Hubby was cleaning up a ivy chocked tree. Inside a tree elbow, he found a nest. So the good man took it down and brought it to me. Why? When he trimmed away the ivy, it was going to fall anyway, otherwise we would have left it there. Here it is inside the elbow.
After it came down, we found that it was two nests, not just one. This is the little nest was built inside the bigger nest. No that's not an egg. It's actually an egg shaped rock that I found. I swear!
Nest two, the big guy. Sorry this is such a bad pic. If you look really hard, you can see my turquoise shirt and arms reflected in the glass, as I took the picture.
These nests now live on the un-used fireplace in a garden vignette. I just had to show you my gorgeous orchid. I just love this color. Every other day a new bloom opens, Love it!
An overhead view, yet I still couldn't capture the orchid.
Last week I quickly quilted up this dresser scarf. Nothing fancy, just a simply grid. At some point, I may quilt in our last name. But not today, I'm tired!
Later today I'm going to go sew with Gail and meet up with our small group. I plan on pinning my schoolhouses. Pinning is another thing I put off, but in this case, it's because the quilt is way too big to pin in my living room!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Take care, Brandie


Anonymous said...

Pinning a quilt, to me, is the worst part. I know most people groan at the binding part. But chalk me up as weird!

Have fun with your friends!

Anita said...

It's lovely! They look like little berry baskets.
The vignette is very sweet, love the orchid. I want one badly but we are just too dry a climate for them to do well for very long here.

Linda said...

LOVE IT! I can't believe how quickly you got it done! It's just gorgeous!

Darling nest!

debbie said...

Wow, That's amazing!!! (the baskets) I love it too.
I have a few birdnests around my house. One is small and the bird used spider webs to hold it together. The other one is 3 layers, and came from my Christmas tree last year. The bird evidently just kept coming back each year. When I found that out i felt really bad about taking it's tree.