Thursday, August 12, 2010

Finished For Friday

I am linking up today with "Finished For Friday" and "Sew And Tell" and "Lush Friday".

There is only one more Schnibble in Andee's "Year Of The Schnibbles and she already has that one under construction.
Meantime I have quilted her last one, seen here............

"Chinese Lanterns".

I quilted it with bamboo stems and leaves, and around the border gingko leaves using variegated thread that Andee loves, in the Superior Rainbows line with Bottom Line thread in the bobbin.
DH has a finished project too! Because little fellow is nowrunning all over the place, I decided that we should have a semi-permanent gate at the top of the stairs along with the less permanent one at the landing. There are only two steps below the landing so he is reasonably ok there. He can go up all the way like lightning and then bump down on his bottom, very cute but not safe unsupervised!

I found a sturdy, metal/self-closing gate at St. Vinnies for $6.99 and when I looked it up online found it costs $70 new! It was missing $8 in hardware that I ordered from the company along with a 5" extension to make it fit the stairway.

It is bolted into the wall top and bottom, but simple to remove during the times when he isn't here leaving just two round plugs on each wall, not unsightly at all.
I feel a lot better having this safeguard in place, even though you still can't let him out of sight!


Patty said...

I love that quilt! It's really pretty. And what a bargain on the baby gate.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I love the vintage look of this quilt! Very pretty! :o) I wish we had a St. Vincent's thrift store near us. I miss them! Alas, "Salvation Armani" will have to do. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Love the quilt Ros!

Pokey said...

Your quilting lines add such charm to this quilt! Your baby gate was a good deal, I'm glad you have a talented, handy honey, too. We gotta keep those little guys safe!

Michelle said...

Lovely quilt--both in design and quilting.

Very cool you were able to find a gate for the stairway that fit your needs so inexpensively.

Pat said...

The quilt looks lovely. What a BUY on that gate!!!

Miri said...

Terrific quilt and I just love the quilting!

Good finish for DH! Grandbaby proofing a house...something fun!

Tatersmama said...

What a lovely quilt! I'm not sure why, but it reminds me so much of my Nana... maybe the colors or something.
When I get home, I'm going to be bugging the heck out of you for tips and advice, because I would love to learn to quilt. I would love to do it now, but time and space aren't really on my side. :(

That gate? I paid over $ for the exact same gate - so congratulations on the bargain!!

P. said...

Love the Chinese Lanterns quilt. The bamboo stems/leaves quilting is perfect for it!

Don't you just love a great bargain like that from the thrift store?!