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.
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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. 
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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??