Friday, January 25, 2008

Three UFO's quilted and bound and even labeled. This leaves only four left to finish of the tops started last year.

Scrappy Quilts tops finished this week. The one at the left is for the Syracuse Seniors Quilt Guild. It is made for orphan blocks and then some blocks I made up to make it into a quilt. The one at the right is a scrappy quilt that is now ready to quilt. I just added the borders this morning. Yesterday Tiffany and I put a quilt on frames at the Center for tying today when the seniors meet.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The world seems so white when viewed from my back door. Ron noticed the moon as it is going down for the day. The shot is so neat, but you can see how the white snow is covering everything. Yesterday I lost my desire to do anything--no sun and the snow everywhere. I called my son Rhett to wish him a happy birthday and he laughed and told me it wasn't until the 22nd. We had a great laugh over that one. He thinks I'm losing it and I wonder, too, if I'm not. Working on a project for donation and it's not my favorite and I don't have enough in my stash to make colors complementary to it, so I just "froze" and decided to watch t.v. Today is Rhett's real birthday, and since the party last night was canceled because of the snow, we have dinner already fixed and it looks like the sun will shine today. I'll get to work on that donation quilt and get it out of the way.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

This wallhanging quilt is pinned and ready to quilt. I've got the perfect place to hang it when it's done! I purchased the fabric last year in Cortez, CO and wanted to do this, but didn't get started until this past week. I had purchased a Mexican Stars pattern and had other fabric for it, missed the class I signed up for and then walked into this quilt store with a similar choice of fabrics done with the dark background. I'd never thought of this. I fell in love with the fabrics. I actually bought the bronze and also a green set. The are almost Asian in design and a neat mix of the patterns. The fabric has lots of gold in it. I'm thinking I'll use a bright bronze thread to quilt it. I'll get started today on that.

Actually I started these Sunday evening as a churn dash swap for Quilters Corner Yahoo Group. The center was to be a siggie block and then black was to be used, but I got playing with the siggie block and liked it so much that I used some of the African prints I had in my stash and now there is no way I'm sending this anywhere!!! Not quite sure what I'll do with these, but an idea for a wall hanging is lurking in the cobwebs of my mind. Didn't quite have enough fabric to so the second set with the borders as I started at first, but that is what makes it fun, I just turned the one fabric over and used that. You can almost see the print of the African child through it, but I think it will still work.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Yes it does look crooked, but it's not. :) Another UFO (unfinished object) finished in 2008. Feels good to finally get this done. It's been lurking in the closet for sometime now. It started as a black and white challenge in our quilt guild in probably 2002 or 2003. I wanted to do the challenge to support the group, but I just couldn't get into it. I finally just put it away and then later I decided to try some African fabrics with the UFO and I quite liked it. I finished it and hung it on a wall in Moab, but I didn't like it, so I took it down and added more to the sides and liked it better. Now it is completed and ready to hang. Needless to say it wasn't part of the challenge, but I now have another wallhanging to hang in the house. Not sure yet, just where, but I'll find a place.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

First UFO finished in 2008. It's hard to see the quilting, but it's done in a soft gold. This was fun to do. Have one more, but the camera needs recharging, so I'll get to it later.