Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas in Texas

Family time is the best time of all. Here are all the grand kids and seeing them is a real treasure. Everyone of us had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed our time together. My son and family headed back to their home for Santa to come for the boys. Here David is cooking Christmas dinner now and we will be ending the day with a feast. My daughter has been sick for a couple of days with a terrible cold, but is feeling some better. John is counting the hours till he can lie in his own bed and alleviate some of his back pain. I'm totally having a ball looking at quilting blogs and dreaming of my quilts to be done. All in all a really great time of the year.

Monday, December 13, 2010

On the Wall

In the process of cleaning my sewing room to prepare for arrival of new cutting table, I've been cutting scraps, and I even cut out my quilt of blue and gold pattern. I decided also that I want to sew for me, so I started on kit I have which needs tons of 3.5 in. half square triangles. I'm using my scarpes for that and the kit came with sashing and border. I'm excited about working on both of these. Meanwhile still making progress on Emily's quilt. The string blocks are coming along also.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I've been busy today

In my effort to start cleaning my disastrous sewing room, I took some fabrics down and washed dried and folded them. For fun I thought I'd figure out approximately how much material just this bit was. We have 71 fat quarters, 18 3/4 yds. 5 1/2 half yd. cuts and about 6-8 yds of yardage. That's a lot of fabric. It took up just a little space, amazing
Then I thought well, it would be nice to work on some wimm's (works in my mind) and found this magazine with a quilt called Granny Squares I've been thinking of and my book that I've really wanted to make a few things from. Time to cut and box so I can work on them.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

On The Wall

Today I did work some on cleaning up the sewing room. I figure I have a couple of weeks or more before my new sewing table comes. But I do so much then I got to sew. I finished up my name tag for the guild. I have been wanting to try big stitch quilting and thought this would be a good chance to try it. As I worked I thought it needed more and added the cut wool that I had cut for a pin cushion I decided I would never do. It turned out neat I thought.

The teal and purple quilt is made up of freebie half square triangles left from finishing the row by row quilt I needed to do for Happy Scrappers. It occurred to me that I finally had all my obligations done for the year and I could do what I wanted to do. So, I made me a small quilt. I like it so much although these aren't really my colors. It was just so much fun to do what I wanted to do for a change.

Quilting really should be fun, and I plan to make sure I don't overload myself this year and do what is fun too.

A Big Finish!

The Slightly Bias Bee Christmas party was yesterday and I was able to give Cheryl Hutchins her quilt. The rules were to get 6 fat quarters from the person, no names revealed, and make that person a completed quilty item, your choice. I did chose to make this quilt and it did turn out fine. Joan, my friend allowed me to stand and watch while she quilted it on her long arm machine. Thanks to her it got completed.

My quilt came from Vonda Wright one of the
of the shop and a member of our bee. She is
know for her needle turn appliqué and I was so
pleased to get this quilt. As John said, it's so me.
I decided to hang it and enjoy it for a while.