Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Seeing light at the end of the Storm (at sea that is)

Well, let's see....what have I been up to since my last post??? Hubby and I went shopping for mattresses. Pretty exciting, huh? lol Our last set has been bothering our hips and backs and we've had them for about 10 years. That seems to be the time span for a cheap-o set of mattresses. We bought them at Costco when our kids were still at home and in school and it's all we could afford. Well, Lordy, was I in shock when we went shopping!! I didn't know I would need a home loan for a set or queen size mattresses!! I'll spare you the gory details of how exciting mattress shopping was and just say we ended up with a set for $700, which I guess is pretty much slummin' it when you see the prices. We've spent two nights on them and I'm not sure they're going to work. I woke up with my lower back hurting and my husband said his did the same thing the day before. I guess I'll call and see what happens if this keeps up. Someone told me they should have sleepovers at mattress stores. Now there's an idea! Lying on a bed for 10 minutes really doesn't help you know if it's going to work or not. It's kind of like getting married after one date. You just can't know that quick if it's going to work out. I won't mention the sleeping over part! LOL

What else?? I'm sure I have some pictures on my camera of my Storm At Sea blocks.....YES, I'm still working on that project! Sigh...

Monday night I sewed some SAS blocks together. There was a LOT of pinning. These are from a swap and even though I supplied a paper pieced pattern, I don't think all the ladies did them that way. Some blocks had too much seam allowance. It seemed to take forever to get them sewn together.


Because of all the bulk, I pressed the seams open. It worked pretty good except when sewing the blocks together. I didn't have any seams to butt up against each other. A few of my seams were off a little bit and with the black against the light, you could see it but I stood back and most of them were acceptable. Check out my fancy row numbering!!


And here's the finished top, sort of. I still need borders. But I like the way it turned out.



I am not a batik person! I tried a BOM a few years ago to try batiks without having to buy lots of fabric and build a stash. It was okay but it really didn't do much for me. Not the way I go ga-ga over 30's or reds or dots or fig tree fabrics or Moda or homespuns or....well, you get the picture. :o) Anyway, I'm getting closer to getting it done so I'm getting excited and I've always wanted to do a SAS and I can almost mark that off my list.

I went to a Stampin' Up party on Sunday and made some cute cards. I'll post those later on. One was coffee cups stacked up. It's so dang cute!

8 comments:

ojaiquilter said...

oooh, I really like the colors. someday i will make one lol

Angela said...

Sometimes we just gotta call it done!

Connie W said...

It's looking really good. I am not into batiks either but I think this quilt looks great in them.

Conni said...

So pretty, Liz!! And I can't see any of the seams that aren't perfect!!!

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful

Kate the Quilter said...

Gorgeous!! In fact I think I would call it....The Perfect Storm!!
The colours are beautiful. Love your blog too!

Terry said...

Beautiful quilt Liz! A storm at sea is on my list of someday quilts! :0)

Laura-IH said...

Oh, Liz! I love it! Love it, love it, love it! Wow!