Monday, July 1, 2013

Blank Design Wall

I am not going to show you what my blank design wall looks like: boring.  Earlier in the week I had several blocks on there and they can be seen here.

chicken backing tryout
And later in the week this is what it looked like.  Here we have the parts for the backing of the Funky Chickens top.




chicken backing on frame
And here it is all put together and ready to go on the HQ.  I was excited to take it into the quilting room and get it on the frame.













Funky Chicken on frame
And then the chicken top went on.  You know, when the quilt was in waiting I almost forgot how bright and fun it is.  But now it is out in the open and once again I makes me smile.  Of course once I begin working on the quilting, that smile may dim, a bit.  Winking smile











cushion fabric
I had some questions about what fabric I am going to use to make the cushions for our deck swing.  This is what is on the bolt end.  I think it is kind of a plastic-like coating over canvas and is sold as an outside fabric.




inside of cushions
This is what I am using inside.








cushion info
I got it after I read all of this on the side of the box.







made by
And it is made/sold by the company.  I can’t say how either of these products work because I haven’t begun working on them but hope to soon.








new phone cover
Also during this past weekend we went to the movies (Superman) but before it started we had to walk off lunch.  We walked the mall (way hot here) and while there I found this, a new cover for my iPhone.  I have been looking for an owl cover ever since I got the new phone and there it was, and in ORANGE!!!  I am so happy!









2.99 yard fabric
And that’s not all the good that happened.  Our LQS had a fabric sale:  $2.99 a yard on lots of fabric.  I bought 34 yards.  I see mostly backing fabric with a little applique thrown in.








a dog toy
So, if you read my last post you saw this little pillow I made for DH.  Well, I came in from the studio and found it here, in the middle of the floor.  Since both DH and I were out of the house, I suspected that one of the dogs had pulled it down.





we didn't do it
However, when I asked them they assured me they both had been in this chair, behaving.  Don’t they look innocent?  Yea, right!












So, today all the BOMs I am doing come out.  I have already downloaded the teapot (no I haven’t found the lost one) and the fish and owl will be on my drawing board this afternoon. 
I will be sharing on Patchwork Times and What a Hoot Quilts.

Have a great week!  Gari

9 comments:

jonni said...

looks like you had a good week. Did you like Superman? LOVE the phone cover - so perfect for you!

Bonnie said...

Yea, those dogs look as innocent as my two! Yeah for the chickens hitting the long arm! Woop Woop! Can't wait to see it finished. where is it going?

Melinda said...

You were busy during the week, weren't you. I am sure those innocent dogs had nothing to do with the pillow on the floor. At least it doesn't have a hole in it.


The phone cover it wonderful!

Rhonda said...

I love your chicken quilt....so bright and sunny.
Was the Superman movie any good. I haven't seen any since the Christopher Reeves' ones.

Kelly Young said...

your Funky Chickens quilt looks so fun! I can't wait to see it finished!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Quilting4U said...

I love the chicken quilt, too!! Everything about it is GREAT! I just can not think that those innocent doggies could possibly be the ones that messed with your pillow, there must have been a ghost in your house,ha!ha!

Kate said...

You've been really busy. Love those barns you are using for the back of the Chicken Quilt.

Bunny said...

You are so busy but you are having fun I am sure. Love your owl phone cover.
Bunny

Connie said...

Your funky chicken quilt is so neat and the barns on the back are perfect for it! That is too funny about the pillow being on the floor......and no one did it!