Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another UFO bites the dust.

It isn't the best of quilting jobs but it is done. I should have probably sent this one out to be quilted but my quilting budget is at a halt at the moment. I am still plugging away at my works in progress. My goal is to get all of my WISP's and UFO's done, including my flimsies that need to be quilted, before I start anything new. I'm not sure if this is possible but I want to try.

Here are two more Gardener's Journal blocks done. One more block to go and I can start on the borders and get this baby on the flimsy list. I think I have enough fabric left over to make a scrappy backing.

This is the Catalicious BOM, finished just in time for the end of the month.
By the time I can get to my sewing room it will be October so my progress for September is done. I met all of my sewing goals for the month. Unfortunately, I didn't lose the 5 pounds I had set for myself. I weight exactly the same today as I did the first of the month. :(
October's list will have the the 5 pound goal as #1. I am going to have to start earning my sewing room time. It is limited to the weekend only as it is but before I can go in there I have to have all my workouts and foods cooked for the week.

October Goals:
1) Lose 5 pounds
2) Pin baste, quilt & bind Crazy Cat table runner
3) Pin baste, quilt & bind Tisket - a - Tasket wall hanging
4) 10 Sylvia's Bridal Sampler blocks
5) Cut and sort squares for Leaders and Enders quilt
6) Basket Redwork
7) Calendar Redwork
8) Catalicious
9) Cut all fabrics for Life is Beautiful
10) stitch last Gardeners Journal block

I hope you all reach your goals you set for yourself! Have a happy, healthy week!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A finish, a flimsie, more embroidery blocks

I quilted this 2 weeks ago but finally hand sewed on the binding this week. I have 2 more quilts on deck to hand sew binding so I potentially have 2 more finishes this month. I basically just echo quilted the flowers and did a swirl throughout the sashings.
I got out my "Crazy Cat" blocks and sashed them into a long table runner that fits my dining room table. After I took these pictures I added some embroidered whiskers. I am hoping to get this quilted in time for Halloween. I guess this had better go at the top of the list for Octovber. ;) Linda seemed to like it too!

Here are the last two "Life is Beautiful" blocks. Now I need to start making 4-patches and start the applique process.

Another weekend has flown by. Time to sit, relax and sew some bindings. I hope you all have a happy, healthy week.

Look What I Got!

My birthday and Christmas came early to my house this week. I was so surprised to open my mail earlier this week to find a surprise from Betsy. She made me a cover for my Bernina. Look at the beautiful embroidered initial that she then cross hatched. I can't imagine the time she took to make this. She is so busy with work and getting her daughter's wedding planned. I am truly blessed to have a friend like Betsy. THANK YOU!!!!I really do need photography lessons.
Isn't that the nicest machine cover you have ever seen????

Sunday, September 12, 2010

More List Busting

First up, Wonky Handled Tisket -a - Tasket wall hanging. Hopefully I can get this pinned and quilted next month. I also finished the last of the months SBS blocks and added it to the other 2 rows.
Here are the individual blocks I pieced this morning. Row C was an easy row, I checked row D and it will be a challenge. I am going to have to practice my hand piecing on a few of the blocks but luckily Crispy has great tutorials.

Here are three more "Life is Beautiful" blocks that I made during the week. I have two left and then I can start putting the blocks together.

The month is almost 1/2 over and my list is looking good. I have a few big items left but I see them getting done. I better start dieting soon though. LOL!!

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

Monday, September 6, 2010

Chipping Away At September's List

I love long weekends! When is the next one? LOL!

I started putting the rows of my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler together now so I don't have the chore when all the blocks are finished. As soon as I get September's row done I will attach it to these.
I was able to get 5 of the 10 blocks done this morning. Row C is looking pretty easy. I took a peek at row D and it will give me a run for the money.

This is the 3rd of 12 redwork baskets I am doing for my mom.
Here are 5 more Life is Beautiful blocks done. I have 5 left to do before and then I can start putting them on blocks.

Here is September's Gardener's Journal.
...................September's Calendar redwork also finished. :)
I hope everyone has a great week! I should be getting back Nearly Insane(ish) #1 back from Margaret this Friday. This quilt is a MONSTER, 118 x 118. I dread binding this baby. Click here if you want to see the magic she worked. I look forward to sending her mine but Murphy moved into my house and wreaked havoc on my wallet so it looks like I will have to wait till the end of the year before I can have a quilting budget.