Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another Finish!

I am beginning to feel like a real quilter and not just a quilter-wanna-be. This morning I finished stitching the binding on the Damask Rose jelly roll quilt. I love the fabrics in this quilt. So romantic. It is the first time I have used cotton batting and is very cozy. I think I can easily wrap up in this to watch TV or read a book on a cool, rainy day. It is machine pieced and quilted. The machine quilting is stitch-in-the-ditch which took longer than I had imagined it would. Not perfect, but finished. I'm happy with it. I took it outside to photograph. It was windy and slightly overcast in my backyard.
(from Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, and Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott)
I do think the colors appear a little brighter outside in natural light. Indoors the colors are softer. 
This photo was snapped under my new OttLite. Sewing under this lamp is a dream. I bought it at the Hancock Fabrics in Collierville, TN last week. The original price was $269.99. Hancock's had a 40% off sale on OttLites. But, I saw a sign above this 3-way craft floor lamp that said $99.99. The manager said it was an old sign, but would let me purchase at that price. It just happened to be senior discount day for anyone over 55 years old, too. So, it cost me about $85 plus tax. Quite a steal, uh, deal. LOL


Petal49 said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the colours.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I absolutely love the soft colors and a lovely pattern.

Karen said...

Very pretty soft colors. I love the blocks. It is an awesome quilt.

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the soft colors and the pattern you chose.
By the way. Great deal on the lamp. Good for you.

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