Friday, January 27, 2012

Work in Progress - Keep On Dreaming Quilt

 I pressed Heat 'N Bond Lite to the wrong side of the fabric.  I sketched some hearts on the paper side of the dark pink fabric and stars on the yellow.
 Cut them out.
 I drew a little sketch of the way I want to press them onto the background fabric.
 Peeled the paper off the back of the fabric.
 I was planning to place the stars exactly in the center of the hearts, but as I placed them on the hearts they looked so cool off center. I like it!
 Pressed them in place.

 Next I picked the thread colors. 
I chose the dark grey thread for stitching on the black fabric. I like it better than black on black. You will see why, when I post the completed project on Sunday.
 Long wavy stitching lines on the center blue area.
 I wiggle line stitched on the hearts

and stitched swirls in the background of the star fabric.
I couldn't finish it all tonight.  I will finish the stars and the black and white parts tomorrow morning and then bind it. My "Keep On Dreaming" quilt is based on a musical inspiration for the Project Quilting Challenge Number Two.  Keep On Dreaming is my brother's song and I posted the song on Tuesday. 
I quilted on my project quilting at the end of my quilting day, today.  It's the end of my work week, so I quilted longer than a few minutes... actually, I quilted a couple hours and will quilt more tomorrow.  So my Minutes for Me - while it was wonderful to play on my quilting machine, it delayed our Friday night dinner. I had nothing ready when my husband got home.  But I made dinner in about 5 minutes! We had meatloaf, leftover potatoes, and a salad.  We had my frozen meatloaf squares.  When I make a big meal, I freeze some of it for just such an occasion.  
My frozen Meatloaf Squares saved the day! 
Thank goodness!
Enjoy your day!

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Richard Healey said...

Your quilting looks amazing its neat to see what you put on your wavy sewed fabric.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the hearts with the off-set stars dancing across this piece. Just can't wait to see it finished!

Miss Hillbilly said...

oh, this is looking so so good!!!!!I love the stars off set too. Yay for meatloaf!

Mrs.Pickles said...

what a lovely project!!

Cindy said...

Love the quilt! And...being I am a music nut..I went and listened to the song. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I checked iTunes as I would love to put this on my iPod, but I didn't find it. I'm bummed! This is truely a great song!

Anonymous said...

Love your creation! Great pics & tute!

Love Of Quilts said...

Great imagination doing this quilt.Prefect time for the hearts.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

I love, love this quilt. Can't wait to see the finished project. I love meatloaf too....

Shay said...

You are incredibly inventive when it comes to quilting design and it always works beautifully. Love those squiggles!

I keep a few meals like that in the freezer myself. It means no mad rushing around at dinner time. You're a girl after my own heart!

KatieQ said...

Meatloaf in the freezer is like money in the bank. I'm always grateful to have some to pull out when I'm desperate.
Love your challenge quilt. I sketched out an idea for this week's challenge, but got distracted. Maybe I'll try next week.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love the quilt...the off-set stars and wavy lines are perfect...TFS!!!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It looks great. thank you so much for the step-by-step in there. It helps open some creativity for me when trying to plan out quilting. I might take that wavy approach on some hearts in a wall hanging I hve planned for Valentine's Day. :)