Monday, September 23, 2013

This Quilt Was Made for Snuggling!

I finally finished a quilt!!!  Do you remember this quilt top?  I finished the top about a year ago.  This summer I finally got the back put together, and sent it off to the local quilter.  A week ago, I got it back and immediately got to work on the binding (it's my favorite part, eek!). 

On Saturday, I took it to my moms house (she will be fostering the quilt for me), and we got some quick pictures outside before the rain came in.

The weather has started to cool here, and the trees are changing color.  This is my favorite time of year, and its the time of year that I get excited to play with fabric again.  I took another quilt in to the quilter, and hopefully I'll have that back in the next month or so.  Until then I will keep working on piecing my long list of UFOs.

It feels great to finish something, and even though this quilt won't be living with me, it was still nice to snuggle with it for a while.  Do you snuggle with your quilts when you finish them?  I feel like it's not really a quilt until it has kept someone warm.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

The Quilted Mitten

Monday, September 9, 2013

If You Can't Quilt, at LEAST Go Sightseeing!!!

So....the last few months I've been distracted from quilting.  There has been SOME quilty things happening here, but for the most part, the weather has been too beautiful to stay inside.  Moving to Northern Michigan has been such a blessing, and although it has affected my quilting productivity, it has done a lot to recharge my creative batteries so-to-speak.

A few weekends ago I visited the Pictured Rocks National Lake shore with my boyfriend.  The scenery was breathtaking, and although we had some weather difficulties, I wouldn't have changed it for the world.

Please note: all pictures are original.  Please do not copy/reproduce without my consent.  Thanks! :)

The second night we were visiting, there was a terrible storm!  Trees fell in the campground, and we spent most of the night in the car.  However the sun was out the next day, in order to accommodate  our need to see the sights!

We also spent a day in Marquette ( it was H.O.T, and Russ graduated from Northern Michigan University).  It was a great day, and I really loved the charm of the town.  My favorite part of our visit there was seeing Presque Isle, and the black rocks.  It was fun to see people jumping into Lake Superior on the hot day, and I was SUPER jealous that I had left my swimsuit back at the campsite.

If you like the outdoors, and being one with nature, I highly suggest you visit Northern Michigan!  I have lived in Michigan my entire life, and it still manages to take my breath away. :)

On the quilting front I do have some fun projects in the works.  My main summer project has been a quilt that has been sitting on my UFO list for a long time.  I can't wait to share!!! :D

Also I have a quilt that just came back from the quilter, so hopefully I'll get it bound, and have a finish to share soon. 

I hope everyone enjoys the last few days of glorious summer.  It's nearly quilting weather here!  Only 68 degrees today. :)

The Quilted Mitten