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Relive The Past

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Less than 24 hours to go!

Be Aware, Be Thankful
1. THANKFUL our home it Utah {SOLD}!!
    a. So very thankful for the 11 wonderful years in our first home in Tooele
    b. Thankful for the beautiful friends we made while living there
    c. Thankful it sold quickly, and that we actually made a <little> money
2. Still enjoying alone time
3. Still loving the silence
* * * 

TODAY I must finish:
February's Schnibbles project
Charming Girl's Goals
Enjoy the last of my 'alone' time before my family returns from a visit to Utah

Good thing I got the apartment cleaned yesterday!

This is my Picnic quilt for December's Schnibble's project.  

I had it done for a while but was waiting for the outer border to be sent to me.  This is a {VERY} busy quilt with all the prints, that's why I decided to go with a consistent outer border instead of a pieced one.  

I am trying to challenge myself artistically and thought I would try techniques I'm not comfortable with in my quilting as well.  On this project I mitered the corners of the outer border and added ric-rac around the inner center baskets.  I'm thinking I should have added ric-rac around the white inner border too . . . well, next time!


Valentina said...

Gorgeous, Mel! I noticed the ric-rac right away... Just lovely!

Nedra said...

In this market, it truely is a blessing to be able to sell your home, let alone make money off it. I am so happy for you, although I know you are missing Utah.

Needled Mom said...

It looks fabulous with the rick rack. It was a busy quilt with lots of hst sewing.

Trisha said...

So great that you sold your home! That is not an easy thing to do anymore. Your Schnibble looks great. I love the ric-rac.

Luv 2 Kreate said...

You did a great job! love the .mitered corners and ric rac is always cute :)

jabeybaby said...

Love that little quilt, it is so cute! I love your outer border fabric, very cute!

Sherri said...

Love your picnic...I think the outer border is perfect too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow Mel, I really like that quilt. I love scrappy and the rick rack a perfect touch.
Congrats. on selling your home, that must feel great!

pajudie said...

Love that picnic quilt - and love the ric-rac. I've got to give that a try!!

kjquilts said...

I love this quilt! The rick rack adds so much. I need to challenge myself to do different things too. I'm always surprised when the hard things turn out to be so easy!