Thursday, March 10, 2011

Getting back into it

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted!  I've been a little 'out' of sewing, and have been quite busy with other things, namely knitting, embroidery and cross stitch.  I have one project almost finished to show, but right now it doesn't look like anything. 
I've been trying to get myself back to working on my Dear Jane.  I can't believe the top is so close to being finished and I don't seem to be able to make myself do it.  I have half of a corner kite done, but it's just sitting on my sewing machine - waiting.  I've promised myself that I'll complete it by Thursday, because on Friday, I'm going to a quilt retreat!!  I'm so looking forward to it.  My strips are all cut (and I don't have enough of one color) and my lists are all ready.  Thursday I'll pack it all up and go into the mountains to Jackson's Mill to enjoy a wonderful weekend of sewing.  The quilt I'll be working on is Sherman's March.  If you've seen the pattern, you know that it calls for blacks, red and tan as the color scheme (symbolic for the name of the quilt), but when I look at it I see tulips, so my colors are pink, green and cream. (I wrote this 2 days ago, and didn't get my corner finished :( )
One thing I have been working on is my quilt from a Red and Aqua swap I participated in last year at Jane's blog..  The quilt is really big, but I can't decide whether to put another border on it or not.  I'm thinking I'll put an aqua border and then bind it in red.  What do you think?  (I didn't realize my picture doesn't even show the edge, but the outside is just like the sashing.)