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Saturday, April 16, 2011

What else do you do on the rainiest April day in years!

There is not much else you can do but bake and sew.  But seriously it has poured on and off all day today.  I am so glad that I didn't have to go out anywhere coz these are the sorts of days that I love to be home in the kitchen or my sewing room and today I did a bit of both.   First up I made cupcakes for  my neighbour who threw a baby shower for her DIL.  What a lovely MIL!  She bought the cute sugar decorations online and I did the rest.  Love the cute safety pins.

 And the little yellow ducks!
As soon as the cakes were delivered I got stuck into my purple quilt.  This is my project for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  This month, unlike other months I am trying to stick to just sewing on Scrappy Saturday for the challenge so that I get my other projects done.
Last weekend I managed to sew all the blocks together and that was it. 

During the course of the week I decided what fabric to use for the borders and binding.  First I gave the seams a good iron, then added borders, pieced the backing and just managed to get the quilt pinned and quilted before dinner.  I am probably going to go back and do some more quilting on this one but I want to end off all the loose ends first so they don't get in the way.
I chose the same fabric for the red border and for the bindings.  You can't see it here but it has hearts all over it which seemed rather appropriate don't you think?

I only quilted this one simply a row each side of the block seams and then around the borders.  I am planning to add some FMQ to it but that will have to wait till after the kids go back to school as I doubt there will be time before then.  I am so frustrated that I can't find any of my self threading needles as i use them for threading in the loose ends as they make the job so quick.  I will have to buy some tomorrow.  maybe I will get it done on the way to our holiday destination on Monday.   Luckily I can sew and read in the car and also luckily my husband likes to drive for the longer trips.
Well that is about it for me tonight.  Hopefully I will have time to post tomorrow night after I finish the packing otherwise it won't be until at least Wednesday night.

Till next time....happy stitching!

20 comments:

  1. The cupcakes are so cute and I know they will taste a lot better than bakery cupcakes. And all I can say about your quilt is PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT.

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  2. Your quilt turned out great - the backing fabric is just beautiful.

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  3. Your quilt turned out wonderfully. And those cupcakes look pretty scrumptious.

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  4. Love your quilt, congrats on finishing it and the cupcakes are so cute. Enjoy your trip with your husband.

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  5. great job....on the cupcakes and the quilt!!

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  6. Your cupcakes turned out so cute. Oh my gosh and your quilt beautiful. Love the back and the red binding is perfect.
    Hugs
    donna

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  7. LOVE that quilt! Tell us more about the blocks and how you did them, please.

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  8. I love the color combo. Reb and purple. I never would have thought about that. It looks great.

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  9. Your quilt looks beautiful! And your cupcakes, too!

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  10. You are a Good Neighbour making all those Cupcakes they look soo Cute...
    Well done on finishing your Quilt it looks Great with the Red Binding...
    Have a Noice Holiday..
    cheers

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  11. Fabulous quilt! Love the layout and colours!
    And the cupcakes are adorable!

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  12. Your quilt looks great. You used a beautiful combination of fabrics. I love them all.
    Have a nice and cozy weekend
    Roswitha

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  13. The decorations on the cupcakes are just adorable! I like those easy threading needles too! Good job on the quilt!

    LaDonna

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  14. Love your scrappy quilt! Love the colors. I want to eat the cupcakes. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Me too! The cupcakes are so cute and the quilt turned out marvelously!! Great job!!

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  16. Those cupcakes look so good with all their little decorations on them... and a great finish with your quilt... enjoy your few days away with hubby xxx

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  17. I love those cupcakes! Too cute!

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  18. What a great color combo -- very "zingy", and I love the heart design too!

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  19. Fabulous quilt. Love the way the hearts stand out.

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  20. What cute cupcakes. Those little toppers make them look so professional. You got so much done on the heart quilt, it looks great!

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