Monday, June 4, 2012

Challenge Day 6

It's day 6 of my 31 Day Challenge and I'm tired tonight.  A few of you may know that I work at Lowe's part time Monday-Wednesday.  I'm up at 4:00am and have to be to work by 5:00am then home by 9:30am.  I've worked there for 17 yrs. and have Medical Benefits for the kids and I.  So I'm so grateful to have that job but it does make for a very long day.


...okay now on to quilting, it was another good day!  I wanted to quit half way through the day, but knowing a few of you are cheering me on, gave me enough encouragement to keep going and finish what I wanted to today!!

The first quilt I started was Diane's.

...here's work in progress.   I tried to stay with the theme of the fabric for the quilting.  There are those cute little ruffle pleats too, those needed one stitch down the center and on each side.


I used one layer of batting this time and stitched in the ditch on the borders.  I wasn't going to but glad I did.  It really gave it a nice finish.  Diane's piecing was spectacular!!


Next was Betty's quilt.  This quilt is a fun little country quilt.

I wanted to show a close up of the quilting here.  I used the print on the fabric for the quilting. 


Most all of the applique was not stitched down and that's when I come in ;o)...instead of outlining the applique, I stitch right on the edges to secure it.  


...so I just realized this is a bunny and not a dog?  Do bunny's have curly hair?  Oops!

Now on to the next quilt, the gigantic quilt!!


Just to give you an idea of how big this quilt is....my table is a 14 foot table and there is only about a foot to spare on each side of the quilt.  It's not loaded because the backing isn't big enough.   I absolutely adore the owner of this quilt, she really is one of the nicest ladies, but when it comes to her backing fabric....I'll just say this, I always double check before loading her quilts.

No big deal!  I've got plenty more I can do for tomorrow.   

...and I couldn't help myself, I just had to take a picture of this:


Kinda funky! Oh...the possibilities ;o)

6 of 30 Finished

25 comments:

Marian said...

Wow you had a great day! I am in total awe of how much you're getting done. It's amazing and totally inspiring! Well done, bravo!

Cozy Biscuit said...

Those 31 days will be gone before you know it!
Beautiful work as always. Keep going Jenny! :0)

Dawn said...

I can't believe you did all that quilting after getting up at 4 am and going to work at Lowe's! Now I think you must be Wonder Woman! Love the bunny with curls!!!

Dawn said...

P.S. It's only June 4 and you've already quilted 20% of your quilts! At this rate you'll be done well before the end of the month. I think you need to factor in some time for just-for-fun sewing!

Heather said...

Yay for getting 2 quilts done today! You are amazing!

Dina said...

I sure do love seeing the finished quilts. Amazing and beautiful work.

Ethne said...

Another two done, plus your other job - fantastic - you really are making inroads on this challenge - well done.

Pat said...

You GO GIRL! Beautiful work!

Jenny said...

im so sorry i havent commented earlier...im newish to your blog and im so excited about this challenge/quest you are on this month! its enouraging me to make sure i take a bit of time for busy summer schedule to sew a little...even just a *little* every day! i switched from my lovely sewing machine to doing a project with hexagons so that i can work by hand here, there, and everywhere! keep up the good work!

Diane said...

Glad you kept at it-I'm cheering you on too! I have a customer too that I've learned to always double check her backing when she brings a quilt over. :)
your quilting is lovely as always.

Vicki in MN said...

You rock girl!! Quilt on, you are such an inspiration!

Mama Pea said...

You are doing great, and bunnies look great with curls! ;-) Keep up the good work. I could not function getting up at 4 am. No way.

Sherril said...

I too am amazed at what you accomplish each day.. You are a GREAT example to me. I love you, Mom

Wanda said...

I love what you did with the squares on the bunny quilt. It gives them a unique look. Both quilts are lovely.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Olá,hoje passei um pouco mais tarde mas valeu a pena,como sempre.Estou aqui te aplaudindo de pé.Beijos.

Leah said...

Looking Good! I am really enjoying the fruit of your labors. I'd say keep it up every month so I can keep oohing and aahing, but I don't want you to go insane. ;)

Melissa said...

Everything looks so beautiful! The bunny is super cute - nothing wrong with the curls :) I am loving the bag - can't wait to claim it as my own!!!

Esther said...

You continue to impress and amaze me.

Kasia said...

I don't know about Lowes, that's kind of a neat shift with family but yes, would make for a long day....awesome that you've worked there for so long and that you have benefits for your family through them! Great job on your challenge, you've been working hard and really moving in that "30" quilts number!

Sharon S said...

As always , love the quilting. Curly bunny-cute! Can't wait to see why you do with the Texas sized borders on this next quilt.

Sharon said...

Amazing to quilt two in one day and so nicely.

Tamie said...

Hang in there. Lowe's? Another talent we didn't know that you had.

Teresa Silva said...

Go Jenny! You're doing a fabulous job!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful work! Diane's quilt looks amazing...

Abby said...

Love what you did with the ruffle quilt!