Sunday, July 18, 2010

knocking out the list

July is just zipping by. My two week vacation has come and gone and it is back to work for me tomorrow. I spent the first week visiting family in New Mexico and the second week at home getting things organized at home. The first picture I have here is my Blooming Beauty top all put together. I am hoping I can get it quilted and bound in August. I guess that will be the first thing on the list.
I was also able to finish the last three Wonky Handled "Tisket a Tasket" blocks. Now I have to figure out what to use to sash and border them with. I think I will add this to September's list. LOL

I did 4 more "Life is Beautiful" stitcheries while I was in New Mexico. I can't wait to get these done and start making the blocks these will go on.
Here is July's "Gardener's Journal" block.
I also put borders on Colleen's Nearly Insanish quilt top. She opted out of the zig-zag border and wanted extra large borders to be able to use this on a king size bed. I started piecing a backing for this but my math skills didn't surface and I had to order more fabric. LOL! One more strip and I should be done with that.

It was nice spending the week with all my girls. I hope everyone has a great week! Happy Quilting!!

OOOOOOH! Next weekend is the big Long Beach quilt show. I can't wait to be surrounded by all those quilts and fabrics. I was smart and cleaned my sewing room this weekend to help keep me from buying anything I don't need. Will it work? I guess we will know next weekend.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A finish and other stuff.

I finally put my June's "Gardener's Journal" block together. I finished four more "Life is Beautiful" stitcheries. I prepped 10 more of these for my trip to New Mexico tomorrow. I guess I will pack them in my luggage. I would love to work on them on the plane but I am afraid needles and scissors won't be allowed in my purse. :( Good thing my Kindle is all loaded up!
I quilted this Angel panel this past weekend. I needed to get it done since it is a gift for my cousin in New Mexico.
I also made a ton of the red/white 9-patches for the 9-patch a day challenge. I have a total of 72 now, which is 2 more than I need for the project I have in mind.

July's Goals:
1) Quilt Angel quilt - DONE
2) Quilt Polka Dot Girls - Pinned and ready
3) Borders on Bountiful Beauty
4) Borders on Colleen's NI quilt
5) Piece backing for Colleen's NI quilt
5) July's "Gardeners Journal"
6) July's "Calendar Redwork"
7) 4 more "Life is Beautiful" stitcheries
8) Stitch last 3 "Tisket a Tasket" blocks
9) Finish red/white 9-patches - DONE
10) Start paper piecing my NI borders

Hmmmm...... I think my plate is full. LOL!!!!

OOPS.....I also finished another "Tisket a Tasket" wonky handled block. 3 to go!