Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Hour finished!

This weekend went by too quickly! I made this top back in September with the fat quarters we picked up on our honeymoon. It's the cover quilt of the Happy Hour book by Atkinson Designs. It's a variety of shades of purples and is queen size. I had wanted to piece the back, so it took me a while to do that. I finally got the back pieced on Wed. night. I loaded it on the frame and on Thursday after a huge meal, while everyone was napping, I started quilting. I didn't intend to finish it, just get started, but it went so well, that by Thurs. night I was done with the quilting and had it squared up and ready for binding. Here's the top:
and a side view:
I worked at the shop on Friday which was a rather slow day in our business, too many good Black Friday specials. After work, mom and I did our own shopping. I picked up three things, all deals and I now have all the shopping done for MIL. Sat. I worked and was surprisingly gifted with a new afghan by a guy that comes in quite often. He said he's give over 300 away this year and I received one on Sat.
Paul picked me up from work and we went to the Parade of Lights. It was a bit chilly, but the floats were great. We've gone every year since we started dating and then we go out for supper. I always enjoy remembering the first year we went to the parade because we went to the park and took pictures in the afternoon. It's one of our favorite pictures from when we were dating.
Today I was off, so we went Christmas looking... we were making lists and I know Paul ended up getting something for me. I still have a lot to do, but I did get another pattern I plan to make up. I picked up the new quick quilts magazine and saw several quilts I would love to make out of it. They'll have to wait until after Christmas though.


BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Oh Moneik! It's beautiful and so YOU! I love it!

Colleen said...

I love the quilt! The fabrics go so well together and look great in that pattern.