Sunday, November 17, 2013

Moving Along

Last week was rough.  I was sick, which was no big deal but I just didn’t want to be around people for a few days.  That can be hard when you are a full-time stay-at-home mom with two little kids home all day.  On top of that I gained about 10 pounds from eating scones and tea or hot chocolate for every meal while I was feeling under the weather.  I am feeling back to normal today, yay!  Back to exercising, eating healthy, and getting outdoors.  To celebrate, my husband helped me get a few photos of the Penny Patch quilt top all sewn up!

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I am so happy with the way it’s turned out.  My favorite part of the quilt by far is the little diagonal rows the penny patch blocks create.  I always have a hard time visualizing how things are going to look, and the effect was such a happy surprise! 

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Now it’s time to decide what to use for backing and binding.  I had a little bit of penny patch scraps left over, so I made a horizontal scrappy stripe for the back.  I’m leaning toward Kona Ash for the rest, and either Alison Glass sunprint text in charcoal or her bike path in teal for binding.  Any suggestions would be appreciated! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

15 comments:

  1. Being a full time mum when you're sick is especially hard, glad you're feeling better! This is the most gorgeous penny patch I've seen! I like the text for the binding.

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  2. Glad you're feeling better! I'm not familiar with penny patch, but I sure like what I'm seeing.

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  3. Your top looks wonderful!! I just love the combo of fabrics you've used. I would go for the charcoal coloured binding.

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  4. I'm glad you are feeling better. That is yucky when you have the wee ones to care for.

    The quilt looks gorgeous I just love the scrappiness.

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  5. Penny Patch is looking pretty amazing! The black,grey and red are the best parts. I like the bike path print for the binding and Kona ash is an amazing,versatile "go to" color most times;)
    Can you send me some healthy vibes for my pathetic self that STILL has a cold?!!! lol

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  6. I LOVE Alison Glass Bike Path fabrics! LOVE!, but still don't have any….:(

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  7. I'm glad you're feeling better. I've been sick for about 4 weeks and finally feel like I'm beating it. Your quilt is lovely. I'm a fan for stripey binding, so I'd choose the Bike Path. Can't wait to see it all put together!

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  8. I´m glad that you are feeling better! Good job on the quilt! I imagine it to be fun to play with those diagonal possibilities. Nice! For the binding I like the bike path but maybe the pattern gets lost on the small binding?

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  9. I'm so estonished. I never mind, that such a crazy combination of lots of little craps is so beautiful. You can be very proud of it. The diagonal row is really the best thing.

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  10. I love the effect of the final product. This is beautiful!

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  12. Your quilt is gorgeous! Absolutely love it! :) I don't think you can go wrong with the backing or binding choice!

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