Sunday, January 17, 2010

Orange you glad

Right before Christmas I had the good fortune to stay at Castle5000, home of fellow quilter Michael5000. In addition to having a roof over my head (woo hoo!), I was reunited with my quilts, fabrics & sewing machine (WOO HOO!!)

I pretty much immediately started quilting again. Immediately as in, I pulled out some strips I'd cut down from the scraps of previous projects, started sewing them together and didn't stop until I had a quilt top done. *

(forgive the crappy photography - just bought a cheapo camera to tide me over)

I'd wanted to do a Stacked Coins quilt for a while, and had sketched out the basics a while back in my quilt notebook. So I already had a pattern, most of the strips, and even a couple yards of the orange fabric that I'd picked up cheap at the Fabric Depot summer sale back in the day. Stashes are good! I love my stash! =) The only thing I had to buy new was the binding, I am waaaay too lazy to make binding myself.

The plan was to give this one as a gift for one of the many new babies in my world. But in my haste to make something fast, I made a several mistakes.... one would be okay, two... is pushing it but after three I didn't feel good about giving it as a gift anymore. Not gonna point the mistakes out to you, but trust me, they're there.

Here she is, I'm calling her "Orange You Glad" - Orange you glad to be home, orange you glad to be quilting again, orange you glad that you have a bright orange quilt to cuddle up in? And the answer is yes. Yes I am!

* Well, there were potty breaks. ;)


Exuberant Color said...

It looks great and you should keep the first one in this new year for yourself. I can't see any mistakes from here, I see a girl getting back into the groove of creating.

Bezzie said...

Very nice!! And dang you're fast!

gl. said...

the baby will never notice the mistakes! ;) it sounds like you enjoyed the process though, and that's what counts.

Michael5000 said...

Is excellent! Was happy to see it grow up under our roof!

Batty said...

Wow, it's beautiful!

jovaliquilts said...

A fun quilt and the title is great!!
Welcome back.