Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New quilt top!

There are days I think I may be possessed. I can't seem to get enough sewing time. There is always another quilt on the horizon waiting to come forward to fill my thoughts.
Here is a picture of the circle log cabin I finished.
Let me tell you. Circles are my thing. And if I can get a circle with a straight seam, I'm a happy camper. This was in Marti Michell's log cabin book. This is the second quilt top I was able to piece all from scraps in the one Rubermaid tote. I am working on the third one now. It is not time effecient to work with scraps over yardage. However, it has to be done at some point, or what is the point of scraps?
This week I have cut and sewn 480 half square triangles. Today I will piece those together to make 120 pinwheels. I am working on the Christmas Pickle pattern from Possibilities. I decided to set up my other machine for the paper piecing I will be sewing today. It has a thread cutter and will make paper piecing easier.
This will only have 24 blocks in it. I am making twin size quilts right now. A friend of mine once told me, they all don't have to be big.... Thank you Beth.
So, now you know what my day will be.
Have a great day!
Carolyn

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Time to post my progress

I have been trying to finish things around here and getting closer to my goal.
Here are some pictures of what has been finished in the quilt top pile.

This is my design. I bought a jelly roll at one place and the brown from a shop that was going out of business. After I sewed the body of the quilt, it was screaming for something extra. So I bought the pink from another shop. Of course, this was the last quilt I started and it is the first done. Go figure.
I finished the log cabin circles. I added borders. Another one done. I am adding borders to the twister I made in a class in the spring.
I am working on the last of the buttonhole applique on Spring Showers.
The next will be to finish the buttonhole applique on 5 Giraffic park baby quilts. And I will shout when all of this is finally done.
I don't have many ufo's. but the ones that are here have been here for quite a while.
I have two more little whole cloth quilts to finish. One for me and the other for my sister.
I need to figure out what I want to take to retreat to work on. There are ideas swirling, but none definite as yet.
I'll be soon to update the progress.
Have a great day!
Carolyn

Friday, December 2, 2011

Going on a road trip!

Last year there were four of us that travelled by train to Chicago just to have the experience. This year I am travelling with my sister in a chartered bus from our town. Just because. I am looking forward to it and hope it meets my expectations of a great day.
I have been busy sewing on the presents I will give my friends for Christmas. We are to gather at our friends house next week.
I am getting my unfinished projects lined up. It is time to finish what I have started. Oh, but I am leaning toward starting something new. However, I am fighting the urges. So far, so good. Wish me luck.
My guild has an annual retreat the middle of January. There are lots of classes taught during this weekend. I mostly work on my own projects. I need to decide what I want to work on this year. It is always a good thing to go with everything cut out and ready to just sit and sew.
All the quilts I finished for my friend have been delivered. She was so glad they are done. I am so happy they are not here and done.
That catches you up on my life, such as it is.
Have a great day!

Carolyn