Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rag quilt finished....



I made this rag quilt to give to my sister-in-law for one of her four new grandbabies being born this year. I am a little late since 3 of them have already been born. I wanted to make something that would be quick to make and yet be soft a nice for a baby. I am so happy with how this turned out. I just have to wash it to make the fringe show up. I just need to make another one for a boy and then two girl quilts. I have the first girls quilt cut out and realized I don't have enough of the fabric I wanted to use so I will be making a trip to Joann's after church today and hopefully they have some matching fabric. This was made with flannels and each square is 8 inches with a 7 inch piece of batting inside the sandwich. I made it 6 rows of 6 squares and I love the size for putting on the floor for baby to lay on or play on and so soft and warm too. It only took me a couple of days to make start to finish.

Yesterday we walked at one of our parks for the March of Dimes marchforbabies.org. It was a considerably smaller turnout and administration than I had been used to when I lived in the Los Angeles area. But it was fun, none the less and we participated in a fund raiser of the very best kind, for babies. I had recruited all the ladies I workout with at the local YMCA and only two of them showed up. My hubby and his friend Rich also came along. It was a short walk of 3 miles and it took us an hour to get back to the starting point. They were cooking hotdogs and also had free ice cream. We got home before noon and had the whole day to do whatever. I worked on my quilt.

Tuesday, we are going up to Eugene with our friends and taking our motorhomes. There is a new Cabella's opening on Thursday and our fellas want to be there for the opening. Actually, friend Rich has one of their credit cards and has an invite for the day before the opening so I guess we'll be there on Wednesday. We are going on Tuesday because I have my appointment with my surgeon for the upper GI that day. I am hoping this time I have healed enough to have him start my fills again so I can start to lose weight again. It's been a long 7 months without restriction and I have gained about 9 pounds back. I am eager to have that not hungry feeling again.

It's a beautiful Sunday and I am off to go to church now.........God Bless all.

6 comments:

Jacquie said...

Quilt is beautiful! Good luck with the UGI! Let my know how it goes.

Jody V said...

WOW Kathy!! You have had a lot going on!! Those quilts are priceless and something the Babies will havevas keepsakes forever.

My sons would LOVE if a Cabelas moved in by us!! We have a 3 hour trip to go to one now.

Thank you for your support during my trying time. I really appreciate it!!!

Debi said...

Your quilt is adorable Kathy!!

I wish that we lived somewhere like you do, where I could take walks, and do these walks like you just did, where it was pretty, and not HOT!!! I don't do heat well. I don't sweat like normal people, so I get Heat Stroke very easily. :(

We have a Cabella's here in Reno and we love it!! I really like their shoe selection.

As for your Upper GI on Tuesday, I will be keeping super good thoughts for you that all is ok with you, and you don't have to lose your Band!

Band Groupie said...

Hoping for that fill...and LOVE the quilt! -BG

sipsandsteps said...

Such a beautiful quilt!

Diann said...

That turned out absolutely beautiful!!