Saturday, July 25, 2009

5 & Dime Saturday

After a wonderful day at work with Daisy and Cindy, I was ready for an evening of quilting. I picked out a new bottomline thread that matched the 5 & Dime better and got a nice brown thread at TSC. I also helped convert a customer to the 6600. I'm sure she'll love it as much as I do.
I planned to make the 5 & Dime quilt, even though I debated about making one of the bags instead, knowing I could finish a bag in an evening. My heart was set on the 5 & Dime and after a challenge from Tammy at TSC to see who could get theirs done first, I decided to go for it. It was cut out in 10 min. last night and in 1 hour tonight I had the top done. It only takes 6 fat quarters and 4 yards of fabric, for the entire lap size quilt! I love how it turned out! Even Leslie said she liked the colors in this one. I'm not sure how I'll quilt it yet, but I made the back tonight too.
Here's the back! The focus fabric in the center and the teal on the outsides. I made a trip to Hancock's for batting tonight after work. I was completely out, except for a wool batt, so I needed to pick up some W & N and W & W. I got 7 yards and 6 yards respectfully so I should be set for a while. I bought the end of both bolts, so they re-rolled them on the bolts which helps when storing an awful lot! I was too tired to quilt this one tonight, but Paul was still on the computer playing with his new blackberry curve, so I decided to work on the Claire I had started. More on Claire in another post.


piecesofpatti said...

Looks great, Moneik! I really do like those fabrics!

Jen said...

Ha! Did she not realize who she was up against????

Jennifer said...

That just looks fantastic. I love those fabrics.


looks nice! love the color combo.