Motivation Friday

Friday, January 16, 2009
Time to see how my goals are coming. I've worked on a UFO. I'm going to work on my courthouse steps tonight. I haven't loaded another quilt, hoping that goal will be achieved this weekend. And I have Ann's QOV done.


I knew I wanted to quilt this in white, but the backing was an almost solid navy blue. But I did anyway--do you like it? I used a panto called Plumage.

The backing is two different pieces of dark blue, but after quilting you really have to look to find them!
I now have three quilts with pillowcases ready to go to Alycia, so I will write in cards and get them ready to ship over the weekend. I have two more to quilt from Jane M in WI, they are next. Jane--do you have a blog I don't know about??
I also put together my D9P blocks into a top, I think I will give them a dark border out of the black fabric in the blocks. pdudgeon gave it a name--Chocolate Covered Cherries! The name evokes wonderful memories of my mother and grandmother--who always had those chocolate covered cherries at Christmastime. It's a great memory--thanks pdudgeon!!

I have supper in the crock pot, I'm trying more recipes from A Year of Crock-potting--the Ham and Lima Bean Cassoulet. It smells really good, I think I will make a batch of fresh bread to go with it.

14 comments:

Greenmare said...

wow wow wow! what a busy girl you were! and I bet you are even colder than me here in Wisconsin!

Mary said...

Wow! They look great - Plumage was a good choice. Please add the HeartStrings one to the database when you send them off - Thanks!

Vicki W said...

You certainly are motivated! I lvo ethat panto and your DNP is named very appropriately.

Stephanie D. said...

I like that pantograph--looks good with the white thread on the blue background!

And Chocolate-covered Cherries is a great name for the D9P. Perfect fit!

Ann said...

The quilting looks great, Lori! Thanks so much for offering to quilt this for me!

MightyMom said...

well you keep calling that black, but it looks dark brown to me!!

Tins and Treasures said...

A great week to stay inside and get things done...I'm impressed with your progress. Enjoy your weekend. Natalie

Pat said...

Great job on the quilting the QOV...I would have been nervous using white on a blue background!

Great name for you D9P! My oldest brother loves chocolate coverd cherries, too!

Scrappy-Quilter said...

I love your blue and white quilt. I might have to borrow that idea and put it on my themed scrappy project list.

Alycia said...

Oh - they look SO good!!!

JuJu said...

Choc. covered cheeries!! I want some!! I also have fond memories of receiving Choc. cherries! I've tried several of those Crock pot recipes too! So far they've been a hit with Mr. Fred. Oh yes, the quilts ... wonderful as always!!

Susan said...

Love the D9P - that's an addicting pattern, isn't it? The quilting on the blue looks fabulous.

Elaine Adair said...

There's nothing that brings more pleasue than a pile of quilted quilts! These are lovely, as is the quilting. Good job!!!

Julia said...

I love that panto! What are some of your other pantos that you use? I love adding to my stash of pantos! :~)