Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Finally!


And the result is a very simple, yet finished!, soft, soft quilt for the living room. A while ago, I saw a TV show about the couple who started fold bedding, and I love the long, simple lines, so that’s kind of what I had in mind on the quilting of this project. Finally, we can get rid of the fleece dog hair magnets we use as blankets! Since the quilting was less than enjoyable (till the walking foot), I think I’ll spend more time on the piecing step next time. It’s amazing what you can do with fabric. Like this table runner. Gorgeous.

My recent pet project has been attempting to improve my gas mileage. With the brakes out on the bug (again), I’m back to driving our newer but less fuel efficient car. So, I’m moving comparatively super slow (well, 60ish) on the highway, and complaining about E’s driving, but it has paid off: 24 more miles on the tank than usual. That’s like a free gallon. And now E is on board, too—he said ‘I can make it all the way to work driving under 1500rpms!’ His car has a gas mileage readout on the dash, so it’s fun to see how high you can get it! We’re dorks. Sorry!

5 comments:

  1. Oh I really love the quilt. The colors make it seem so soft.
    I too have to drive a newer less efficient vehicle sometimes. It makes us very mad to look at that mileage thingy. I'll try to keep it slow. I try not to go very far with that car anyway.

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  2. I love your quilt Kayla! Great idea on the stitching, and it's exactly what I need to - instead of my dog magnet fleece!! How true how true.

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  3. Beautiful quilt! Love the colors and design.

    I do the exact same thing with gas mileage -- keeping track of the rpms and miles per tank. My husband thinks I'm nuts, but I get a lot more miles than he does.

    Something I do if there's no traffic behind me: I coast into stops or intersections instead of gassing right up to them and then braking. Works best in the country!

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  4. You also inspired me to check out fold, subscribe to pink chalk studio's blog, and order angry chicken's book. You are a bad influence (grin).

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  5. hi kayla! the quilt looks beautiful... congratulations!!! love the soft colors, the lovely simplicity of the lines and the quilting. fantastic work!
    xo

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