Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tomatoes and Meeting My Goals

Looky at our first tomato of the season sitting next to a golf ball to give you an idea of it's size. It's a Giant Belgium and Dan ordered the seeds from Tomato Gowers Supply Company and grew them instead of getting the plants from the local nursery. I can't wait to cut into this one!

On the quilting front, so far I have finished two of my three goals set for this week.

I finished piecing the baby irish chain quilt and I quilted a patriotic tumbler for Quilts of Valor. My last goal for the week is to add borders to the Christmas tree lotto block quilt and I haven't even looked through my stash for that yet.

Last night I loaded a quilt of Carole's that is Kaffe Fassett fabrics. There are borders on the top and bottom, but the sides have a 2 inch strip that is the same as the sashings, so it has thrown me for a loop. I sat and stared for a long time and then just started quilting.

I saw this cute border somewhere and saved the image to Evernote (thanks Angela). The only thing I'm marking is a spot with chalk where the circle will go.

Then in the sashing in between the 2 sashings with the above treatment, I have put swirls that I learned last week.

And then of course, those meandering feathers in the top and bottom borders:


KyTriplets said...

I'm so glad to know you are using Evernote! It is such a great way to collect, tag and sort inspiration, isn't it?

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Wow that is some beautiful quilting.


Quilter Kathy said...

ENjoyed seeing the close up shotS of your various quilting designs....looks great!

Deb Geyer said...

Your quilting is beautiful, Ruthie!

Anonymous said...

Ruthie, your swirlies look good!