Monday, September 14, 2009

Working my fingers to the bone

So, here's what I've been up to lately....This is the 1st quilt-a-long top I made. I now need to decide if I'm going to attempt to quilt it or have a professional do it. I just love the way this turned out. The PS exchange I made...combining my love of cross stitch and sewing.

After the 1st quilt top. I decided it was way too much fun to stop there, so I picked up some fall fabrics and made another one. This one will have a place of honor on our living room chair, though I have to add another round of sashing on the outside in burgandy. I planning on quilting this one myself as soon as I get up the nerve:)

ORB is having another quilt-a-long. This one is the wonky log cabin quilt. Here's a look at my 1st 4 blocks....I managed to make another 4 over the weekend, but will save that photo till I have them all done.

And finally, here's the 1st PIF I promised. I decided to combine my quilting and cross stitch and made a book bag for Lisette and sent her a little journal, too. Lisette's blog is called T.V and Book Addict. Go check her out.

So, now I'm heading back to the basement where my sewing machine is to get my wonky back on. Till next time....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

open house and Giveaway at.....

Check out the giveaway and open house at Pleasant Home. Candace from Daffodilhill is GIVING AWAY 6 - half yard cuts of the new Funky Christmas line from Michael Miller! So, go check it out.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wonky Quilt Strips and PS Pillow

I cut my strips for the wonky log cabin quilt a long. I'm using Ava Rose by Tanya Whelan. Can't wait to see how this takes shape. Here's a picture of a pillow I made for the PS Exchange. I used Measure of a Year Leaflet and stitched 4 of the season squares. Hope my partner likes it.
So, I went back to work yesterday, both my kids started school at the same time. So, now my body is trying to adjust to having the summer off. Boy, is it a killer.