Monday, October 22, 2007

Quiltin' speed style


It's pouring rain here again today and I sure do wish we could divert the weather to our friends down in southern California. While I'm quilting, I'm praying that they will stay safe.

I wanted to make some baby quilts for my play yards. Before you become far more impressed than you should let me just say that I cheated.
I went to the Linen store and bought one large hand quilted quilt at 50% off and and one soft fleecy blanket at Coscto. They were cheap like borscht. With the left over fabric, I can still make car seat cozies.
A little cut here and there and a few seams and I'm nearly done.

Now that I have the sides together, I'm hand tying the quited blanket to the fleece blanket.


Tricky I know, but I figure grammies have to be sneaky some times.
Farming isn't what it used to be. My farmer just called from his cell phone in the barn "I don't smell no coffee "he said . . . . .I replied .. "come a little close".
I'm off to put the pot of coffee on.
Have a great rest of your day.

15 comments:

  1. Lovely idea! I'm very impressed with the quilts --- and with your beautiful French manicure!

    :) LaTeaDah

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  2. Finding a short cut is part of being creative..and it leaves time to do other things. Very clever, Lovella, and it looks lovely...

    I came a little closer too..but I didn't smell any coffee...guess I wasn't quite close enough !!

    Have a wonderful day !!!

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  3. You are so creative! There certainly isn't anything wrong with taking a shortcut...when those grandbabies arrive, you'll appreciate those practical shortcuts. The quilts are so pretty!

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  4. I must say you get a lot accomplished! Shortcut quilting looks just lovely to me. Lucky babies.

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  5. What a great idea! They look fabulous. Can't wait until you have some grandbabies to snuggle up in them.

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  6. I've been seeing some great quilts at the thrift shop for not a lot of money..but yours ranks high above!!!

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  7. Oh by the way Ken is a real cutie and I'll bet a fabulous brother

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  8. Beautiful quilt...a great find, Lovella. And adding your touch to it makes it even better.
    I have a small quilt that my grandmother started, my Mom added some stitching later and then I finished it.

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  9. What a great grammie you are going to be. Those cheatin quilts are lovely! Ha! I say that same thing about coffee on Saturday mornings around here from my bed. "Dear, I don't smell any coffee yet!"

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  10. YOu are so clever! I love it! What a great idea! Those little bundles will never be cold in your arms!

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  11. I've got a long way to go...But who knows what one can inspire between all of us, because the important part is that the coffee pot is always on, whether it's it just for hubby or whether it's for the working crew...

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  12. Lovely quilts! Your grandbabies will stay nice in warm in those.

    Blessings,

    Linda

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  13. You're teaching me how to get ready for grandbabies - I never realized it would be so much fun!

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  14. Lovella;

    Your such a thoughtful 'smart' cookie! You must be a wonderful mom, mother in law and grammie...the option is still open if you want me to adopt you!

    much love
    Kimmie
    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted

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  15. The quilts look great ... and so do your nails!

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Thank you!