Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Inventory and Other Boring Stuff...

My husband says I go about quilting like I do fixing meals.  I'm always trying to use something up! 

Yesterday, I spent most of the day sorting through started projects and making some blocks for sunshine; eliminating projects and just generally cleaning up.  In the process I made two backs and now I have 9 quilts ready to quilt.
In addition to those nine, I have a larger quilt ready for the longarmer:
I got some January (blue and yellow) blocks for the Sunshine Lotto.
Some February blocks (red)
Some March blocks (green)
These blocks were all in varying stages of completion, so I didn't just start these from scratch!

I previewed some fabric and then put it away for later--just didn't want to figure out how to make a quilt top for donation from this:

I got my closet cleaned up and reassembled.  (Sometimes in busy moments things just get stacked and old way).  Now that everything is in order I can start again at dissembling the neatness! 
There you have it.  I think I may make a go at making some string blocks today and using up some of the more un-favorite pieces I have.

Sometimes I think I don't know how to shop properly.  I seem to have lots of odds and ends that don't really play well with other pieces, so if I make some string blocks, maybe, just maybe I can make a dent in some of my more unwanted stash. 

...and for that list of what I wanted to make this year--well, I forgot that I like to use up things first!  :)

I see a day ahead of creating blocks!



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sew Beary Much Fun!

The project I thought would just take a short time is finally finished.  I've had lots of interruptions, but now the bears are ready for delivery.

Each one has a little bit of a quirk.  Either the nose is crooked or the eyes are, and one it seemed like it looked sideways cause the head was sewn on crooked.  I don't think making bears is my forte, but the ones the grands received seemed to please them a great deal.

These are all made from the pants and tops of their Nana.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Okay! It's Really Time to Get Serious!

With 2015 well on its way, Downtown Abby Recorded and Good Wife and Madame Secretary duly watched, I can rejoice that the month of December's horrible TV is now over!

I wanted to check in on the new Rainbow Scrap Challenge found here and found that while I was whittling away at a cookie tray of remaining 1.5 inch scraps the color this month is blue.

I have these scraps to add for my weekend.

I've also got the beginnings of a quilted pillow.  With only one patch left I think it's great.  I haven't decided on a quilting design yet, but I'll quilt it and make a pillow.  It'll remind me of my journey with my sister's Peacock Fancy.  Found Here

The colors are a bit off and the floor and the border look a bit weird in this picture, but in real life it's really quite lovely and will look great in my living room.

The reality that I really must get busy on the comfort bears I promised my daughter-in-law got me busy with the first bear.  It's not quite complete and it needs a bow from the flannel that I used for the ears and feet.  The pattern proved to be quite complicated for my non pattern mind, but I figured it out and then I found the picture directions on a Pinterest post I'd saved!  I'll work on more bears today now that the Prototype is nearly done.  I can do the handwork while watching my saved TV programs!
 Linking over to Oh Scrap for some fun ideas!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A Year's Worth of Finishes

I've been playing with my college tool on Picasa.  We made some photos for Christmas and already I'd forgotten what I did, but I think I've got this down now. 
Below are some of the finishes from this year.  I'm a bit surprised.  I didn't think I'd done this many.  It was a fun year and I'm looking forward to 2015!
Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

350 Block Report

Counted totals of blocks for December: 21  or so.  I wasn't too good at keeping track...

Counted total for the year: 640

Prize for September from Prairie Moon Quilts

Tops done the last week of December from some of the completed blocks:

These are now UFO's for 2015!

I've made my list for what I want to complete, start and concentrate on for 2015.

The carpet is cleaned--thanks hubby and I'm now uninspired, but for the record for Prairie Moon Quilts  I'm showing 350 isn't all that hard!

Happy New Year to my readers!