Saturday, January 28, 2012

The List

Here is another quilt checked off my list. The quilt has been delivered and Gina loves it. This quilt is the same pattern and fabrics but oh what a difference border fabrics make. This one will be in mail this week.

After I check Sarah's Whoop Whoop Fridays to see what everyone else has been doing I am off to find my to do list.

Have a "sewing" day.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Progress

This quilt is finished. One quilt checked off my 2012 finish-a-long list. It is a February birthday gift. I like the back as much as the front. I used blue and white flannel on the back and it is so soft.

I finished the blocks from 12 Days of Christmas Sampler mystery quilt. One is for me and the other one will be a Christmas gift. I still need to quilt them. I am thinking about hand quilting them.

Completed Painting Project

Sherry wanted to be in the pictures.

I have joined an I Spy Charm Swap over at Midnight Maker. Lorelei has started a 2nd I Spy group. So if you are interested go to Lorelei's blog and sign up. Here is my fabric I am sending to swap.

Hope you have a "sewing" week-end.


Thursday, January 5, 2012


It is only January 5th and my life already feels out of control. We are having our hallways, kitchen and family room painted. It has been two days and this is what it looks like.

Tarps and paint supplies everywhere. It will be two more days before it will be finished. You don't want to see the other rooms where everything is stored until it can go back into these rooms.


I need quilt therapy. I can't even sew while all of this is going on. Please give me some suggestions on new fun sewing tutorials or QAL.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome 2012

What are New Year's resolutions? Something you say you are going to do and after a month or two you stop. This year I decided I can follow through if I break the year down in quarters like over at Quilter in the Gap. I think if I break down my list by quarters I will feel like I have accomplished my goals. Here is my first quarter list.

1. Finish this quilt. Needs the binding sewn down. This is a February birthday gift.

2. I have another quilt almost like #1. It needs quilted.

3. Finished hand quilting this postage stamp quilt. This is a March birthday gift.

4. Use up my flannel scraps making rag quilts like this one. I wonder how many I quilts I will have when finished.

5. I want to make Building Houses from Scraps 2012. I don't plan on making 366 houses but I do want to make some houses. Check it out at Jeanneke.

6. Make 3 baby quilts.

I think this is a reasonable list that I can accomplish.

Have you seen the 12 Days of Christmas Blocks? They will be a mini mystery sampler quilt. You can find the blocks at Temecula Quilt Co. Here are my first seven blocks. I am making two sets.

I hope everyone has a blessed New Year.