Sunday, June 26, 2011

This and That

OK, I bought another pattern. Yes, I said that I would not buy anymore for a while but.................... I don't have a patriotic quilt. Everyone needs a patriotic quilt. Right? RIGHT!
I just think this is too adorable. I got mine here. This will soon be a BOM kitted too. That makes me happy since I don't have a stash. ( I don't count Civil War fabrics stash)
Who needs to start another hand project? Not me! I had this Vignette magazine sent all the way from Australia a few months ago. I just had to see what the hype was all about. I again swore I wouldn't buy anymore since the postage is not cheap coming from overseas. Well, Daisy Cottage Quilting is carrying them along with the fabric and floss. How could I resist??? I didn't! I adore Australian patterns. Leanne Beasley is one of my favorite designers too.

This project is going to be a LONG one. Lots of detail.
I did manage to finish the top to one hand project. This is "Tis The Season". It's a nice small wall hanging that I will use during the holidays. I did not plan to set the blocks this way but that's how they came out. I swear, I un-sewed more on this little quilt than any other I have done. I don't like the red and the way I placed it but I am not un-sewing anything else. I hope to get this pin basted and quilted soon to get it off my list.
Only 5 klosjes this week. I decided that Klosjes will only be made during my lunch hour at work. 278 done!
I also make this weeks "Civil War" BOW.
Here are two other "Civil War" catch up blocks.

That's it! I made appointments with my sewing room this weekend and it worked. I got in 2hrs a day three days in a row. I need to start doing that more often.

Have a great week everyone!

26 comments:

Barb said...

Oh my gosh...love the pattern, and all your fun stuff you are doing...

Linda said...

Oh that pattern is gorgeous! Yes, you need a patriotic quilt!! Have to! :-) am I a good codependent?? Lol!

Love your Tis the Season quilt! Awesome finish!!

Lynda said...

Looks like heaps done to me, Yvette. I haven't given in to starting Vignette yet - too many other goodies on the go and I'm thinking I'll make "Down in the Garden" instead.

Janet O. said...

You are one productive lady! All kinds of fun projects--those patterns from Vignette look awfully cute! I love the idea of making appointments for the sewing room. I'll have to try that.

Annelies vdB said...

I love seeing all the things you made !

Theresa said...

The new pattern looks like a lot of fun. Good to see somebody else in love with Vignette - I am still stitching on part 2. I'd like to keep up but it's not happening - I just received part 3! I really like the fabric for your Tis the Season. Your CW blocks are looking great, I have fabric all picked out for this week's block to hopefully sew today.

marina said...

I am sure you will be speedy with the vignette project, it is very tempting when you see it everywhere and all the progress being made. lol
Your tis the season looks great. It is frustrating un picking!
Lots of civil war blocks-lovely

Kim said...

So the klosjes are sewn by hand on your lunch break?! If so, that's incredible. You're poking my inner seamstress, Yvette. The patriotic quilt is adorable and the Vignette patterns from Australia are what pluked my inner seamstress heartstrings! Kudos on 6 appointed hours of sewing. You accomplished "sew" much! :)

Crispy said...

Ooooo great new projects!! I love the one that Pat designed :0) It's ok, we all say we aren't going to start anything new LOL.

Crispy

Fiesta said...

Yvette, you are too funny. I almost bought that pattern this weekend because I too do not have a patriotic quilt but the stars on it looked so challenging to me. remember that I mostly applique. So glad the magazines were worth your time. They do look tempting.

JustCindy said...

Sometimes it is just too hard to not buy another pattern. The new stitchery is going to be great. I like the way Tis the Season turned out. Isn't it great to get into your sewing room? Have a great week!

Diane said...

you sure are busy-great projects going on. I think your scheduling time to sew is a terrific idea.

LynCC said...

Hi! I love your new patriotic project - very cool. I found you while I was surfing places from Teresa's Fabric Therapy blog. (My breakfast buddy is out of town so I'm entertaining myself in Quilty Blogland - not hard to do at all!) hehe

I wonder if you'd like to link up to today's BOMs AWAY "party" at my blog to show off your new project and your civil war blocks? here's the URL if you're interested:

http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/boms-away-7.html

Monica said...

I saw that patriotic quilt at Spring Market and it was very cute.

I'm glad to hear you're finding time to work on projects. I am in my sewing room every day and sometimes don't get as much done as you do.

Do you think it could have anything to do with my computer being in the same room? LOL

Linda said...

Yes...you do need a patriotic quilt! Wonderful! Great progress this week!!

Terry said...

A girl can never have too many projects! LOL Everything looks wonderful! :0)

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I love that Christmas stitchery quilt. I couldn't remember if I have the book for it so I'm glad to see yours because now I know that I have it. Too bad I haven't even started it. With the amount of stitching in the Vignette quilt my little kitchen fairies are back in the bag. You certainly have a lot going on. Beautiful work!

Miriam said...

You have been very busy!!...and productive! A great post!

Kim D. said...

Cute patriotic pattern! I agree everyone needs a patriotic quilt. I've been wanting to make one for awhile now. You always need an extra pattern for a backup plan right? Great projects!

Joy said...

Love the Tis the Season!! That will be Sew Cute on your walls... Love the patriotic quilt too - of course you need one!

I'm thinking the BOW was a fantastic idea - your blocks are gorgeous! I'm working hard on mine.

Robin said...

Fun!!!! Yes. Everyone needs a patriotic quilt. Including me. I might have to get that pattern. (Though, I have been gazing at one from Vintage Spools for awhile too... sigh. I can't commit!) :P

I'm jealous of your 2 hour sewing room appointments. It looks like you've been taking full advantage of them by being crazy productive!

Lyn said...

Hello Yvette, I enjoyed your post...I had a New Years Resolution not to start anything new...hmmmm...did not factor in a hexagon quilt or an irish chain quilt .among other things...Warm Regards, Lyn

Jean said...

Looks like you are getting so much finished that you deserve to get a new pattern!
What are you making with all the spools? Is this a quilt along?

Karen said...

You busy thing!!! Tis the Season turned out very nicely and I like the new stitchery project.

Carrie P. said...

I love Australina designers too. I am off to visit Daisy.

Karen said...

Yes, everyone needs at least one patriotic quilt. But several are even better.