Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wish List Accomplishments

I did pretty good on my wish list this weekend. I got the Christmas Rails quilt quilted (pictured here) and have even machine stitched the binding on so now have a hand sewing project for the evenings.

I did piece a backing but not for the butterfly quilt. I had 25 blue and yellow squares already cut for a backing so cut more and made a backing for a lap quilt made out of Blue and Yellow JoAnns Fabrics blocks of the month.

I also cut some patriotic fabric into 3 1/2 strips for our next guild meeting.

All this in additional to household chores and packing my daughter for camp, I would say I had a busy weekend.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wish List

I am one of these list people that always had a "to do" list going. My daughter always tells me that I am driven by the clock and lists and she is probably correct but sticking to those is how I end up with free time for my quilting. I was thinking that since quilting is fun and my relaxation I shouldn't have a "to do" list for that and instead I am going to call it a wish list. Maybe that I wish I had the time to accomplish all the project that I want to.

Anyway my wish list for the next few days will be:

- to finish quilting the Christmas scrap quilt I currently have on the frame. My stashbuster friends would be proud of this one, the top is made out of left over binding pieces from various other projects and the backing is 10 1/2 squares from my stash. Nothing but the batting was a new purchase for this quilt.

- cut 3 1/2 strips for our next guild meeting for making charity quilts.

- piece a backing for a butterfly quilt top I have waiting

- make some Christmas table runners to start getting ready for fall craft shows.

I will be busy this weekend packing my daughter up go to off to a performing arts camp, putting name labels on everything etc. but hope to also manage to get lots of time to quilt and make a good dent in my wish list.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Charity Quilting

I manged to get a lot done last weekend, I finished a customer quilt, finished the binding on my New Hampshire Blues quilt and on sunday quilted this charity quilt that someone in our guild made. Since the chair of the charity quilt committee recently changed she didn't know who made this quilt but the barn fabric is very cute and will make a nice "guy" quilt. I know never having brothers or sons I always tend to make more girlie quilts and it is nice to see some guy ones donated.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Latest Quilting

Just finished a One Block Wonder quilt for a lady in my quilt guild, here is the back of the quilt to show the peacock meander quilting.

Scalloped Tear Drops

I finally remembered to post pictures of the staggered bricks quilt that I did for a customer last weekend. The solid green backing fabric really shows up the freehand scalloped tear drops.

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Great Weekend

Had a nice weekend with time to rest, relax, watch a couple of movies and do some quilting.

I finished up quilting a full sized floral bricks quilt using a free hand scalloped triple tear drop that was an idea of Bonnie Hunter’s from I love the way it looks on just about any type of quilt.

I also sewed the binding on my “New Hampshire Blues” quilt and got a few feet hand stitched to the back.

Yesterday the quilt frame looked a little empty but didn’t want to start on a big project so I loaded some backing fabric and quilted up a couple of bright coffee themed table runners in my ongoing efforts to get ready for fall craft shows.

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Hampshire Blue

Here is a picture of my "New Hampshire Blues" quilt I recently finished quilting. I purchased most of the fabric while at MQX in New Hampshire in April. The pattern is called triple treat and is basically just a rail fence variation where the rails are different sizes.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


The last two or three weeks have just flown by. Between end of the school year activities (my daughter graduated from middle school) and her end of the year dance performances (ballet, pointe and jazz) I have not spent much time at all in the sewing room.

I did glance at my goals for May and I am glad to say that I did accomplish them all.

1. I finished and turned in the r/w/b charity quilt
2. finished piecing the blue and yellow quilt top
3. finished and delivered several customer quilts plus a table runner order
4. totally finished the baby bunny quilt

I did finish quilting my blue and yellow quilt a few days ago again using the peacock meandering on it. I will try to post a picture of that in the next couple of days.

Now that school and dance are out for the summer I hope to have lots more time to quilt and to blog.