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.)

9 comments:

Cathy said...

lovely to hear from you Cecelia. love the quilt - what a great colour combination ;-)

Pat said...

I think the aqua border sounds nice and then a binding in either red or the same aqua...either one would work. Enjoy the retreat!!! I think many of us have periods of time where we are "off" from sewing, so don't beat yourself up about it!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Lucky you, going on a retreat, now get that corner kite finished. I would go for aqua border and red binding, I love the colour combination on that quilt, nice and fresh looking.

Barb said...

love your quilt....

Tonya said...

have fun at your retreat, I've never been to a quilt retreat, I bet it's fun

seventhsister26 said...

That red and aqua quilt is pretty;) I think the ideas you have to finish it up sound great;)
Happy Quilting!!

Needled Mom said...

Your RWA quilt looks fabulous. I love the sashing between the blocks!

searchfamilies said...

What a lovely Quilt, i hope you enjoy your retreat & your doing well take care
Hugs Janice

julieQ said...

What a pretty quilt! Hope you had a great time on retreat!!