Friday, December 26, 2008

Belated Merry Christmas everyone!

Just getting some time on the computer. I've had company since Sunday night but have been able to get a little sewing time in. I have a quilt top completed - green and tan pinwheels that is about 60x83. Just need to get that pinned and ready for quilting. I have the charity quilt all pinned and ready for quilting tomorrow. Did a few Christmas coasters.. which Aidan likes to play with. I also did a little more quilting in DH's quilt border so it was completely finished before Christmas! That just needs to get washed to get the kitty hair off it so he has a dander free quilt to snuggle with.
I did get a new camera for Christmas! So now I'll take some pictures of the above things tomorrow to post. Never did find my other one.....
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

1 week until Christmas!

Is anyone ready? I think I have all my shopping done...just need to pick up one gift certificate for a family exchange and then I'm FINISHED! The tree is up and decorated, some things are out but not all of them. I really need to finish that and clean the house up good before Sunday when my MIL flys up for the holidays. She is allergic to cats... and we have 2 of them.

I have gotten a little time in the sewing room... I have some pinwheel blocks into rows with the sashing on each row. Just need to zip those together and add the borders. I also have all the pieces for the black and white quilt done, just need to sew them together. Also will sew up a few coasters for some quick extra gifts this weekend.
I am hoping that I can get 2-3 quilts quilted while my MIL is here to watch Aidan. The two above and a charity one for the quilt guild that has been sitting as a finished top for a good 4 months! Then I can just work on the bindings by hand in the early morning hours... since I seem to be waking up really early (5AM yesterday morning) or for an hour or two in the middle of the night lately. I'm also considering 'marking' one of my tops for hand quilting. It is a bear paw quilt in white and blue that I did about 7 years ago that has never been finished. I really want to do a big feathered design in the open spaces but have been putting that off for years. Might as well mark it and pin it while I have the room to do it in.

I also need to get back to working on fixing the quilt for my Mom....I've hand sewn what I can but need to 'repair' blocks now. Just have not been able to figure out the name of the blocks to find a pattern. Guess I'll have to try and 'make' the design from the original and see how it turns out.
Hope everyone has a happy holiday season.

Monday, December 1, 2008


A few pictures for you. Here are some of the bib's that I made for Aidan.

Parts 4+5 of my mystery quilt... although I will bring the triangles into the shop to verify that I cut them correctly before doing the last 30. The instructions say the triangle lines should only go to the inside edge of the I'll just verify that.

The last is DH's quilt. Pretty much finished and in use well before Christmas! That was one big quilt.

Another quilt I am starting will end 60x60 and be black and white and red. I started cutting the white pieces out on Saturday night. This will be a work in progress for a couple of months.

I also had time and energy yesterday to work on my fall chelsea it quilted and then read the directions. It seems I cut the piece wrong! Should be 21x36... and it is 21x23! Oops...we'll see if they have similar fabric at the store when I go to check the mystery instruction later today...or I might just add some fabric to get the size I need. We'll see.
The pictures seem a little dark....I'm not used to the fancy camera. I did actually 'pick up' the sewing room and still can not find my camera...maybe Santa will bring me a new one for Christmas.
Time to jump in the shower and then maybe dust and vacuum the house before we head out to storytime later this morning.
Have a great day everyone.