Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Somewhere, over the Rainbow...

Thursday morning a friend called and invited me & my boys to go on a picnic by the ocean on Monday {of course I said yes!}.  Thursday evening I thought 'wait, I don't have a picnic blanket!'  so I pulled out a Wizard of Oz kit my Aunt gave me and started cutting, very happy to think I would have a picnic blanket by Monday.

Fussy cutting the panel didn't go to well, but other than that the piecing was easy enough.  Then Saturday, just as I was sewing on the last border strip, I remembered I was out of batting.  {sigh}

At least the top and backing is ready to go when I get the batting.

the top folded on top of the backing fabric:
main border:
this is the best pic I have of the top:
My boys were nice enough to put aside their drawing to hold this up for me, and they were so proud of themselves for helping, I didn't have the heart to tell them it came out awful & ask them for a do-over.  I'll get a better pic after it is quilted.  :)

PS - if you haven't already, go check out the Stale Fabric Swap. there's lots of fabric fun to be had :)
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Cherie said...

Wow never seen that fabric before! Love them!! The quilt top looks awesome =D

Dorothy L. Wills said...

I am so jealous that you got around to your Wizard of Oz quilt. Mine is still waiting for me.

It looks great!

Connie said...

What a neat quilt, can't wait to see it finished! I've never seen that fabric before!

Cherie said...

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Patrica said...

Don't you just hate it when a project stalls out for lack of a main ingredient? That's why we have closets full of stuff all over the house - just in case we need it!!!