Friday, October 30, 2009

FINISHES! And The Cat In The Hat!

First up is a picture of my coworker. She dressed up at The Cat In The Hat today and the kids just Loved it! Me, I was party pooper...just wore my work clothes. I would've looked silly going to do the bank deposit all dressed up like that:) Here's my 2nd quilt finish since I started quilting this past's still a bit scary to machine quilt these babies, but I'm larning to let go and doesn't need to be perfect. This is a baby quilt for my nephew who's expecting his 1st child[a boy] in January.

Don't mind the crocheted loveseat needs a new one....hmmm ...maybe another quilt in my future:)

Here are 2 Lizzie Kate XMAS pillows I finally finished late last night, so they could go into the post today....they have a long way to travel to their new home. Happy Holidays is from JCS 2006 Ornament Issue and Peace, Joy, Love is a freebie found on the Lizzie Kate website.

close ups

I'm hoping to either machine quilt my wonky log cabin quilt top or add the last border to The Caroler quilt top....maybe I'll get lucky and have enough time to do both:) Miracles do happen:)
Till next time,

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm Still Here

Here's what I've been working on for the last few weeks. This is Georgena's RR. I stitched the black birdhouse. Her RR so far

I've been working on a new quilt using The Caroler Charm Pack and Jelly Roll by Mary Engelbreit for Moda Fabrics, plus a few other fabrics.

I didn't really use a pattern for this, just played around and came up with this. Since I took this picture, I've added a red border and a piano key border. I still need to add the black border...found a pretty fabric that'll work well with this at Joann Fabrics. Hopefully, I'll get some free time this week to work on it, if not it'll have to wait for the weekend. I also, finally basted my wonky log cabin quilt top, so now that's waiting for a few free hours of uninterrupted time so it can be machine quilted. Oh, if only I had more free time:)
Hopefully, I'll have more pictures to share next week.
Till then,

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekly Progress

Here's the progress I made on my Value Quilt A Long project. The 1st photo is what I managed to put together on Oct. 2nd. And the 2nd photo is what I've done up until yesterday. I have another 46 blocks I need to iron and square up this weekend. As you can see this is still a work in progress, I think I need to rearrange a few of these blocks to get a better flow. You can also see in the background that I share the dungeon with my teenage son and he has some old Raven players posters hanging on the cork board, so I used one of his old school tri fold boards and some double stick tape to make a design board for this project. Am off work monday, so hopefully I can make some good progress on this this the very least get all the blocks make and placed, so I can start sewing them together.

Till next time...

Friday, October 2, 2009


Here's a pix of my next quilt a long project. It's a values quilt a long. I'm off work today, so I sewed up 9 different sq.'s [18 total- since they're duplicates], using some scraps I had laying around. Apparently, I like dark fabric, because I sure had a lot...actually that's my daughter's influence, she used most of the dark fabric to make a bag...of course I got the scraps:) Good thing since I bought all the fabric:) Here's my Wonky Log Cabin quilt a long quilt top. I ended up adding some of the leftover strips since my white border seems didn't match up, but I like how it turned out...very wonky. Now I really need to practice my machine quilting, so I can finish up some of these tops I have laying around.
Till Next Time,