Friday, May 17, 2013

One of those weeks!


This week I planned on finishing the baby quilt. I had it all ready to quilt and that is when my machine decided to break, ugh. It seems the lever in the last thread slot is broken, so she is at the shop being fixed.

Then my husband goes down to the basement and there is water on the floor. An outside pipe is leaking and soaking into the basement, so we had to have our water shut off. The plumbers have to get a permit to dig in that area so they won't be back till monday. I spent one day learning how much I need running water, lol. Our neighbor let us hook a hose up to her house, so now we have water, though it smells like new hose, definitely not something I will use for drinking or cooking.

I worked on my quilt and decided to add my own touch. The original has stars and eagles but I wanted to add a little touch of my own to the borders and since it is americana, I went with red and yellow.

I tried getting a good shot, but the wind kept blowing it, but you can get the general idea. I will be doing black outline stitches around the appliques and in the blocks.

The design is by Barbara Brackman. It is called Union Cradle Quilt and can be found in her book, Civil  War Women.


13 comments:

Dorothy said...

Your quilt is lovely. I think the wind deliberately blows as soon as one hangs a quilt up.

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh no, water line break and sewing machine break. Bad news. Monday won't get here soon enough for you I bet.
Oh what an awesome quilt, I love it! You always amaze me with your projects :)

Hugs~Carol

marie said...

The quilt is great. It seems that the wind always wants to blow when you are trying to get a picture. Hope your problems are done and #3 doesn't happen. Got my fingers crossed for you.

Deborah OHare said...

Love the quilt. Hope you get your water back soon.

Deb said...

When it rains, it pours,, doesn't it!! Hope everything is fixed quickly. And I love your quilt!

Dawn said...

So sorry to hear about the water problems. I hope they are quickly resolved. Great crib quilt!
Try to have a nice weekend.

moosecraft said...

Oh this is a beautiful quilt, Debbie! I may have to stitch one up too! Needleturn applique is looking to be my favorite for quilts... piecing not so much... lol! Sorry about your broken machine and even sorrier about the pipe... yeesh! That's a BIG job and also a huge inconvenience not having water...

Fiona said...

lovely quilt.... I think we should just have windy quilts for pictures on purpose!!! haha... hope the water .situation sorts quickly....
Hugz

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Terrific quilt. Love the stars and eagles. What a week sounds like you might need to settle into a bit of hand work!!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Debbie,
Sorry to hear about your water troubles. We sure appreciate things more when we don't have them don't we?...or have to get water from our neighbor but at least you aren't completely without. Love how your quilt is looking. Take care. Hugs, Lori

paulette said...

Too bad about your pipes and water..and your sewing machine too!! Definitely not your week!! BUT your quilt is gorgeous!! Love the stars and eagles in wool...just pops them!

Fiesta said...

It is lovely Annie.sorry to hear about your water troubles.

Carrie P. said...

I really like the new quilt you are working on.
Glad to see you have water but sorry to hear about your bad news and the cost. what a mess.