Friday, November 27, 2009

Another Quilt Done!

Here's my 2nd finish of 4 items that were on my Joy in the New Year Challenge -to be finished list. This pattern came from the origianl ORB quilt a 2nd quilt using this pattern, though I still need to quilt that one:) Small steps, one at a time.... This one got priority over the 1st one because it's for my husband. I pieced the back using the left over block I had and some of the other fabrics I used in the front.

On another note I got a part time job at Joann's. I started there a week ago....hopefully, I don't spend my entire paycheck there:) I did pick up some more batting today...50% off! You can't beat that, plus I needed more if I'm to complete the other 2 quilts for the challenge. I think I'm going to baste the XMAS quilt I made using Mary Engelbert's The Caroler line next. I also am going to try using an Ikea sheet for the backing...I've read on several blogs that Ikea sheets are great for backings. I found the perfect red sheet and it was only $4.50. Cheaper than fabric by the yard. But that'll have to wait till the end of next week since I work monday through wednesday at Joann's, plus a full week at my regular day job.
Till next time,
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sew and Tell

Here's my Sew and Tell for this week. I finally got all the quilting done on my Wonky Log Cabin Quilt last weekend and finished sewing the binding on monday. Then today I washed and dried it. I just LOVE the crinkly goodness. Below are a couple of close up shots.
Here's a pix showing the fabric I used for the backing.

So, now I managed to complete one of the items I had on my Joy in the New Year Challenge list. I still have 3 more items that need finishing. Hopefully, this weekend I can either sandwich the next quilt on my list or piece a backing for one of the other 2 quilts I have waiting. Of course, since I joined the challenge I have managed to start a couple new projects. So, I hope to squeeze in a bit of "play" time on them, too.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

UFO -Joy In the New Year Challenge

Do you have unfinished objects [UFO's] laying around your house? Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio is hosting a 'Joy In the New Year' challenge. Head on over and check it out.