Sunday, November 30, 2008

A UFO is now finished. After several years sitting in a drawer, I completed this "snippet" picture by binding it. The process is really quite easy and the finished project now hangs in a hallway in my house.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Planned Strings! Recently I purchased at a really good sale, some border print and I cut it into strings. The blue was placed as the center and the pink/green as the corners. I am fulfilling my goal of 8 strings a day til Thanksgiving. These will go in the drawer with all the other strings for now. All the other strings were fabrics that were donated and super bright, so it will be fun to see how this all works.

Last night I finished binding for the Split Nine Patch and all is left is the label. Not too much going on in my quilty world right now.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Colorful Heartstrings are ready to be mailed to Tammy at Sunshine Yahoo Quilt Group for either WAS (wrap a smile) or WTIL (wrap them in love). It was for a lotto, but I already had this pieced and just added a border for her to have a ready made quilt top rather than just some blocks. Hope it works for her!

Monday, November 3, 2008

What a difference a color makes. This is the crumb quilt strippy with a change of color in between the crumbs. I love the green!

November 25, 2008 Quilted and bound!
UFO just about finished. I quilted this on Saturday
and now it's ready to bind and also bead. I want to have something to do when I take DMIL to the doctor or when I'm just relaxing and not wanting to think. Handwork creates a numbness in my hand that I've had to limit, but this one is just screaming for some ornamentation. I've got just the spot on the wall for this. This started as a kit, and I really changed up the way it's laid out--so it's quite representative of "me."

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Quilts ready for gifting. These quilts will go to Dr Jeffery, my chiropractor, to take to Mexico on their annual trip there to take supplies and things needed there. There is no way I can keep up with what may be needed, but I do fill my hours with something that I love and am blessed to be able to give at least something.

This bright quilt started as squares that I bought from E-bay. There were some squares to set them to, but somehow I misplaced them. So, I just set them with some other fabric. Judy quilted it and I've washed it now, ready to give. This will go to Mexico with Dr. Jeffery in December.

The quilter brought this by yesterday. I was so excited to get it as I really wanted to see it done. I've yet to bind it, but the quilt exceeded my expectations. It was started as a fund raiser for a now defunct yahoo chat group, and then after I gave back all the blocks to those who wanted them, I assembled two tops--this being the first to be quilted. This is actually the second one pieced and I added some blocks to the border to extend the size of the quilt. Judy quilted it and there is a set of four blocks by Mary N. in CA. The rest are my settings and blocks. Not sure where the quilt will go, yet...Maybe Mexico, maybe to the connections center. This I know, a need will come to my attention...

This picture can't describe the beautiful sunrise outside my house on Halloween. Actually the sky was more yellow than the photo shows, but it was so gorgeous that I ran back into the house to grab the camera so that I could snatch a picture.