Friday, September 24, 2010

Champagne and Roses

September has really been a lost month for me. Most of the things I wanted to accomplish just didn't get done. Maybe I needed a little change from my routine. On Monday I go back to work for several months, so it's unlikely I'll catch up now; but in the grand scheme of things, I guess it doesn't really matter so much.

I haven't had the time to be on the computer either, so I haven't posted for a little while, nor have I been able to keep up with my reading. There are only so many hours in the day. I swear I don't know how other people get it all done.

I finished the Champagne quilt this morning, quilted, bound, labeled, boxed, and gift wrapped, ready for the trip southward. The quilt finished at 99" square and used about 20 yards of fabric. What a great scrap buster this was. All of the fabric for the top and the binding came from the scrap bag, except for three fat quarters, and I didn't really need to add those.

When I finished the quilt, I seriously thought about keeping it because I liked it so much. Ever do that, make a quilt for someone and then change your mind? So I've started cutting for another one to keep, but it won't be done anytime soon.