Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday; Plugging along

I have all the Christmas mini quilt tops done.  I hope to work on basting them together tonight so I can get them quilted this week.

I did take a little break from them to get the last quilt top I have from my guild's retreats basted together, as well as my littlest guys I spy quilt.  He's been asking for it on a regular basis.  Since his birthday is coming up on the 22nd I figured it would make a great birthday present.  I have it about a third of the way quilted now.  I'm just doing a simple loopy design on it. 

I've attended my guild retreat for 3 years, and each year I piece a new quilt.  Then the tops get added to the WIP list.  I decided they would be finished before the next retreat.  I have two done, which I need to write a post about at some point.  I'm not sure how I'll quilt this retreat quilt, but I love the grey backing I found for it.
I'm linking up:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Saturday, December 8, 2012


I've made a little progress with my Christmas mini quilts that I will be giving as Christmas presents this year.  I found the cute Tree Study quilt idea here, one of them is staying with me.  Six down, two to go!  Then it's time to quilt them all.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday; Christmas Mini Quilts

I'd like to say I have more complete on these then I do since Christmas is coming rather quickly.  I need to make 6 to 8 of these.  I have three tops done now.  I'm using the same fabric in all of them, just trying to come up with different ways to use them in the quilts.
I also got my jelly roll quilt top done.  I'm not sure I love it, but I figure at least I used the Jelly Roll rather then just let it lay around for ever. Thanks to my little helper for doing his best to hold the quilt top up. 
I'm linking up:
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Day I got distracted again.

In the midst of the Christmas projects I am working on I saw this quilt and had to get started on it.  So I'm allowing myself to make a block for it in between work on the projects I need to be doing.  Sort of a rewards system I guess.

But then I reorganized my sewing stuff because I bought this piece of furniture for more storage space.  In the process of organizing I found a jelly roll I won.  I jumped online to find a way to use it as it is just collecting dust.  So I found the jelly roll race quilt and figured it looked like a quick way to use up the jelly roll.

I'll get back to the Christmas presents someday right??

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baby Quilt

My friend is having a baby in December.  Being the slacker that I am I waited til the weekend of the shower to make her gift.  It's not like I had plenty of warning to get the quilt made.  I mean seriously, I knew before she was pregnant that she was trying to have a baby.  So Friday afternoon I went to the fabric store and picked out some gender nuetral fabrics in bright primary colors. 
Cut all the fabric Friday night, made and quilted the quilt Saturday, and hand sewed the binding Sunday before leaving for the shower.  I love how it turned out. 
It felt good to make something, haven't had the time to fire up the sewing machine since back in the spring.  Hopefully I'll be able to stick with updating the blog and doing some quilting through the winter.  When Spring comes again and it's calving season, and planting season all bets are off again.

Friday, November 16, 2012

The one with the endless half square triangles...

I wanted to make something in black and white.  I was a little obsessed with all the chevron quilts I was seeing on blogs, so it seemed a perfect fit.  I think I'll be making black and white half square triangles forever since I decided making this quilt for my bed would be a great idea.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's been a long time

I haven't been on a blog or flickr for 6 or 7 months.  Life got a little out of control and I just wasn't able to get online for these things for so long.  It's been crazy.   I haven't touched my poor sewing machine in forever, it probably forgets how to work.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Making progress, and a win!

Progress continues!  Binding is ready for the hourglass quilt I just quilted.

I'm not a lucky person, I can count on my fingers the number times I've won giveaways.  The other day was my lucky day!  I won Aurofil thread on the Sew Fantastic blog.  I LOVE Aurifil.

Started work on my April MiniQT Swap quilt.  This month is ticker tape quilts.  I hope my partner will like it.  Here is just a tiny glimpse.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It's hard to believe but I finished quilting and binding the pinwheel quilt I was working on.  (Pictures later this week, just haven't had the time.)  While I was on this "get them done kick" I decided to grab another one and get to quilting.  I basted it together at my mom's on Saturday because I don't have a large enough floor space to do it.  I'm about 1/2 done.  Hopefully it'll be totally complete by the weekend.  That will leave one more quilt to go, three years of quilt retreat projects almost complete!

Apparently my dog is a big fan, he plopped right down on it when I laid it out just to see how the quilting was working out.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

March/April S.T.U.D. mini quilt received

After taking a year off from swapping I decided I missed doing it and the fun packages that come in the mail.  I jumped back into the STUD (swap til you drop) swap on Flickr.  Last week I got this beautiful mini quilt in the mail from CASharp.  The packaging was beautiful, so I got really excited from the start.

And the quilt surely was more then I expected.  So beautiful!

And she included so many goodies along with the quilt, I feel so spoiled. 
 (sadly blogger wont upload the picture for some reason)

I have her quilt all done except the binding.  I plan to finish that up this week and get it sent off. I do love swapping, glad to be back at it.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I'm trying to machine quilt. 

I'm not sure it's very successful, but I must keep trying because my WIP need finished...

Of course the desire to finish things didn't keep me from dreaming about new projects.  Black and white is on my brain.  I didn't only dream I shopped.

And a little color never hurt anyone either.
I feel a rainbow quilt of some type is in my future.