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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Woo Hoo - getting there!

Had a great day today.  An early start taking Guitar hero to catch a bus to a Uni for a special famil visit for students who are interested in being engineers.   I am so pleased.  It looks to have been a fabulous day and he has come home really motivated! and anyone with a son in Year 10 knows they need motivation!

By the time I got home Fly Boy had successfully managed to get himself out the door and to the bus - hooray!  I had about three hours to sew so I got stuck into my Rainbow Quilt and it is now a complete quilt top and the backing is almost pieced! Here is the backing all ironed and ready for me to complete tomorrow - the front is underneath.  I know you can't see much but I promise a better pic tomorrow.

 I also managed to complete the label.  I have decided this quilt is for my cousin who is recovering from meningitis.  The same cousin was wonderful driving my Mum to the centre when she had to have radiation treatment for her cancer and I always intended to make her a quilt but life got in the way.  Now is a good time to make good on that intention.

 I raced off to the LQS to drop in my Christmas Quilt and quickly choose fabric needed to finish the backing and then headed off to meet a friend for lunch.

We had such a nice meal and a good time chatting and in the end there was just enough time for me to head off to meet Guitar Hero off the bus on the return trip. 

Since dinner I have been working on Bruce's quilt.  One complete block and several under construction!
It is late but I am not ready to stop sewing yet tonight - more tomorrow.

Till next time...............happy stitching!


  1. Going to make some of your friends very happy with their own special quilt from JanMaree.

  2. there is nothing like the gift of a quilt!

  3. That's a very clever quilt label! You make such special things.

  4. Sounds like a whirlwind of activity!! Great backing, looking forward to seeing the finish!

  5. Oh JanMaree, what a beautiful quilt label! I absolutely love your baseball star block!

  6. Your quilt label is great. I love the idea of a star. The block for Bruce's quilt is wonderful. What kind of star pattern are you using? Love how the star looks. I can not wait to see more.

  7. Wow, and I thought my day was busy. You sure got a lot accomplished

  8. I love the idea of giving the quilt as a thank you gift to your cousin - wonderful!


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