Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy Friday!

Welcome to another round of The Happy Book Mail Around. Please join us and post your happy for the week.

I'm currently putting a backing on my first (cheater's)quilt. The top part of the quilt was purchased at a yard sale for one dollar. The seller had scads of beautiful fabric for a dollar per bag. She was obviously over her fabric habit. This was mixed in with the random yards of material: One dollar. Who was I to argue? All the hard work was done (what did I know?). Those of you who have ever quilted will understand that a quilt top does not a quilt make. There are a lot more steps that follow to make a usable item of it. Batting, backing, sewing and then sewing some more. But the whole project is going well and I'm pleased with the results so far. I'll post a picture when it's complete.


  1. I remember trying to make a quilt once... I didn't get very far! Once done though it is a thing to treasure forever. Keep at it!!

  2. wow! a whole dollar? a steal! I know what you mean about the whole quilt process. I have the front done too, but the back is taking forever! ha! happy weekend! btw love the fabric collage piece too! may have to try that. ciao!

  3. Oh, how beautiful! I've been collecting fabrics from my kids' clothing ever since they were babes with the intention of one day making them quilts.... you've inspired me to start learning now! :)