Sunday, October 31, 2010

Goodbye October, Hello November!

I think it is time I had better start saving for a better camera. Yikes! Either my photo's are too dark, too light or too blurry. I used to have a great camera but I didn't want to put the time in necessary to learn it. New technology has arrived and I think I had better start saving and invest.

I put the borders on my "A Gardener's Journal" this morning. It is much brighter in person but I just couldn't get the lighting right. (see, I think I need a new camera) I am hoping to purchase the backing fabric in November so I can pin baste and get her quilted before the end of the year.
This is the tenth Redwork Basket completed. Two more to go and then I figure out how to lay them out. I have a ton of leftover red/white fabrics but I don't have any big pieces. I may have to shop for some sashing/border fabric for this also. I think I will cut strips and tumblers with the balance of my red/white stash and knock out a charity quilt in 2011.
This is block #1 of "Baltimore Bunnies" that I am doing with Monica. I bought this kit 2yrs ago at the Long Beach quilt show. The backing is flannel and the applique is wool and cotton. I almost went crazy sewing all those leaves on.
That's all for October! Time for November's goals.

1) Make/pin baste backing for "A Gardener's Journal"
X2) Row D of "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler"
X3) 2 - Redwork Baskets
X4) Cut all squares for "Life is Beautiful"
X5) 10 - Klosjes
X6) November's "Calendar Redwork"
X7) Work on "Blue Ridge Beauty" Leader/Ender quilt
X8) Block 2 of "Berry Picking Party"
X9) Block 2 of "Baltimore Bunnies"
X10) Cut Blocks 1 & 2 of "Civil War Tribute"
X11) Cut scraps into strips & Tumblers

If all above are finished before the end of the month
1) Quilt & Bind "A Gardener's Journal"
2) Prep more "Berry Picking Party" blocks

I pray you all have a happy, healthy, safe week, with plenty of time to play.


Darlene said...

Your Gardener's Journal quilt is fabulous.

First bunny block is very cute. I love bunnies - did you know that? LOL

October was a very productive month for you.

Lynda said...

Love your bunny block. Good on you finishing off your GJ quilt top - it looks lovely.

Joy said...

Your Gardener's Journal is so pretty!!! Wow! What an accomplishment!

Love your bunny block! But yes, thatsalotta leaves! Still, it's going to be beautiful!

Your November month goals are daunting! I just managed to finish my C row on Sylvia, and am headed over to update my "olefrogeyes". I peeked at the rest of row D.... D7 is giving me the heebiejeebies. :)

I think I might applique it.

I am a wuss! Have a great week with lots of stitching time!!

marina said...

What a beautiful finish!
I love the baltimore bunnies block, it is really sweet.
You amaze me with your list of finishes!

Kim D. said...

Congrats for finishing the Gardner's Journal top, it's very nice. I love those basket blocks you've been stitching and the bunny block is adorable. You are so inspiring with all you get accomplished.

Fiesta said...

Yvette, your Gardener's Journal quilt is stunning. As usual your redwork is to be envied.
I like how you already have your goals set for November. Congratulations chica. Hopefully after the wedding Saturday I can get to my projects on my sewing table just calling my day every day.

Terry said...

Love your GJ quilt top! Love the bunny block too! Good luck with your November goals! :0)

Kristie said...

Wow, your Gardener's Journal is just beautiful!!! I love it! You always seem to get so much done!

Crispy said...

WOW I LOVE the Gardeners Journal quit...Beautiful!!

I'm sure you will more than meet your goals for are so productive!!


Anonymous said...

Your GJ quilt is gorgeous! WEll done! I love your list! I guess without a list it makes it harder to know what we all need to achieve. Maybe I should start a list! I'm madly starting (and finishing) new projects for Christmas gifts here. No wip action!

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! Congrats on your blocks being finished.
A great list for November. I am anxious to see the tumbler quilt in the works. I have wanted to make one for a long time.

Chookyblue...... said...

good luck looking for a new camera........
your GJ quilt with borders looks wonderful........hope you manage to get the quilting done this month......

Linda said...

I love the bunny block...very cute! The Garner's Journal is looking good too!

Monica said...

I'm falling terribly behind. I soooo need to get my butt in gear!

Karen said...

I'm going to have to stop visiting, you make my head spin! LOL. Can't wait to see what November brings!

Karen said...

The redwork basket is so pretty. I wonder if it is one of the patterns I have. Will have to check.
The applique with the bunny is sweet and well done.
I was getting some blurry pictures with my first digital camera and could not understand why I would have a couple good photos and then a blurry one. I asked a friend who is a camera buff about it. I had dropped the camera a couple times. He said the problem could have stemmed from that and be one of two things wrong. Both were not fixable. Digital camera prices has dropped so much that I purchased a new one. I have been very happy with it.

Grethe said...

The bunny block is so sweeeeet!
If you manage all your November goals you are super good!!! Then it would be great if you come over here,please,doing some of my UFOs,if not all of them :-)

Deb said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and now I've discovered yours! Your Gardener's Journal quilt is beautiful. I just all those blocks. And your bunny block as well. And be still my heart, you're working on Sylvia's Bridal quilt. It looks wonderful. I'm going to have to go back through your posts to see all of your blocks.

ranette said...

I agree...your Gardener's Journal quilt is so beautiful!

The redwork basket block and the bunny block are sweet are as busy as ever girl.

Linda said...

Oh my gosh, your Redwork is stunning!

Rina said...

Love your garderners journal. Good luck quilting.

Teresa said...

Your top finish is gorgeous! I love Baltimore Bunnies...that is on my to-do list, as well. I love how your establish goals and get them done!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Kim said...

Impressive... lovely work, Yvette.

Robin said...

Beautiful quilt, Yvette! Wow!!! You do such wonderful work.

And the bunny block is just awesome. And, yeah, that is a LOT of leaves! :)