Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Insanity Continues...............

I managed to do some more insane blocks for the insane-ish quilts. I made 2 of each. Forgive the photo's, I used my cell phone.

The reason I was able to make 4 blocks on a short weekend was because I had my kitchen floor redone. The old tiles had to be ripped up and the new ones installed. I closed myself in my sewing room and prayed the mess wouldn't kill me. Once the demo was done and the dust settled I was able to clean my house. Thankfully I am off from the 1st till 5th of April. It looks like the spring cleaning will commence then. HELP!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

INSANE Weekend

I am on a mission! The mission is to finish my 2 Nearly Insane-ish quilt blocks by Easter Sunday. Each quilt has 98 6" blocks. I managed to knock out 7 more blocks each this weekend with a total of 10 blocks for each one to go.

I hope you all have a healthy, happy, quilty week.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The last of the Bountiful Blessings and other stuff

I finished the last of the clay pots today. Now they will probably go back into the UFO closet for a bit so I can start working on my Nearly Insane borders. Ranette suggested that I start making them now since they can be tedious. The borders for the Bountiful Blessings are also paper-pieced so maybe I will make several of each and finish them at the same time. HELP!

Three more Insane blocks done, seventeen to go.
Don't tell the quilt police but I did start new projects. I don't really count these since they are stitcheries. I can work on these at night when I unwind from the day. The first one is the BOM that Red Brolly started last month. It is called Catalicious. Since I love kitties and don't have any real ones, I thought it would be nice to have kitty quilts.
The next BOM is from a local quilt shop called The Quilt Cupboard. It is a calendar redwork quilt that I fell in love with. I decided to make my January block read 2011 instead of 2010. I know this won't be ready before then so I may as well be on time for a change. I should have probably put 2012 on it. LOL!
I hope you all have a great week! Happy quilting!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

More UFO Blocks and a few surprises.

Even though it was my short weekend, I made the most of every minute. I was able to get two more of the "Bountiful Blessings" vases fused and stitched.
I finished the next few "Polka Dot Girls" stitcheries the last few weeks but just now got around to soaking the transfer paper off and ironing them.

What would a week be like without some Insane blocks. These were actually the easiest ones that I have left to do. I have 20 left to do. I am hoping to have both Insane quilt tops put together by the end of May.

Look what I got in the mail. A great little charm pack! I think I know what I am going to do with this, I just need to locate the pattern in my pattern drawer. Thanks Betsy!
I was also a winner in a drawing at "Quilting is Blissful". Thanks, Di! I can't wait to see what I can come up with.
I have had such a hard time not starting anything new. I thought this challenge I gave myself at the beginning of the year would be easy. WRONG!!!! I may cheat and get a little extra stitchery or two started.