Friday, March 19, 2010

Fish and finishing touches

One of my co-workers has a sister who works for the Virginia Aquarium. She drives this big aquarium truck around to schools to make presentations and such. Last night, after work, my kids and I got a private tour of the Aquarium Truck - VERY COOL! Their favorite, of course, was the Puffer Fish.



Since it was 70 degrees and sunny outside, my plan was to sit on the porch and sip lemonade while reading something happy and light when we got home. Instead, I ended up paying bills and cooking dinner and realizing that our tenants didn't pay their rent this month - argh!


Once the kids were in bed, though, I did sit down with my Bright Ideas Quilt to put on some finishing touches. I decided that the inner border needed some quilting, but I wasn't feeling terribly creative, so 1/4" outline quilting it is.


This quilt could be done, but I just enjoy it so much that I keep finding more things to do with it. Does that ever happen to you?

8 comments:

Ms. Be said...

Hey, caught up on your blog this morning. That personalized homepage with all the useful links is really cool! I get a kick out of Donald's fierce monster faces in every picture. John read your "About Me" section and laughed because he thought you meant you would give it all up (hubby, kids, siblings, Mom, and job) to be a full-time quilter! Love you!

Shirleymac said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully! Yes, I do sometimes look at a quilt after it's finished and think of what else I could do. This especially happens when it's a lap quilt and I'm using it.

The aquarium truck sounds neat. Hope she doesn't take corners too fast... poor fish *LOL*

Cheryl Willis said...

when I was a kid we use to like to find the blow-fish when we were swimming and touch them, They puff up a lot larger than one would expect. (They bite too!)
Love your quilt, you just work on it as much as you want too. It is only done, when you are done. be good cw

Riel Nason said...

Hi, I'm not quite sure how I stumbled on your blog ... you know, link after link after link, but I must say that quilt is lovely. The colours are wonderful and the border and corners just set it off so much.

Quilter said...

You are one very awesome hand quilter Erin! I love that quilt so much. That is one full-on puffer fish :-)

Lisa said...

Oh, I love the Virginia Aquarium! We took the kids one afternoon and I got so engrossed in petting the stingrays when the little girl next to me said "mom" I said "what" without looking. The voices weren't correct for either of us....we both looked up at the same time & realized that we didn't belong to each other. Oops. :)

quiltfool said...

Lovely quilt, Erin. I don't usually care for string quilts, but this one has a harmony. Lane

Char said...

Love the quilt Erin. Really like the prairie points. Thanks for the inspiration. I think I'll try a controlled string quilt.