Friday, November 30, 2012

Table Topper

The table topper was pieced a couple weeks ago and ready for quilting....this is for my sister.....nothing like waiting until the last minute. I hope to have it quilted next week, if all goes as planned. It doesn't have far to travel so I should be good. Check out Darlene's Christmas Through the Year linky party. This is the last month for CTTY. Thanks so much to our fantastic hosts Darlene and Cheryl who did a great job keeping us going all year.

The little braid quilt was just for fun. The quilt group I belong to has a project each month and this is Dec project.  Isn't it sweet, I had fun making this small quilt. I'm still working on the Wish Quilt stitcheries, I hope to have Santa finished soon.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

More Wish Quilt

Still making progress on the Wish Quilt. I've finished the Brutus block. This one reminds me of Lula, she loves to chew on ribbons and string. One day I walked in my sewing room and there she was chewing on some ribbon, I pulled it out of her mouth and was surprised at how much she had chewed....the ribbon just kept coming out. Needless to say, I don't leave anything string like laying around anymore....that could have been a big vet bill.

This is the next block already started. I hope I can keep them going. I've also been working on Christmas gifts and can't show anything right now.

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wish Quilt Progress

Making some progress, I've finished my second block of the Wish Quilt. It won't be a finished quilt this Christmas.  I'm going to keep going while I'm excited about stitching these blocks.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wish Quilt

I started stitching the Wish Quilt a couple of years ago. I finished this block with the piecing and applique. It got put aside and forgotten. I've been seeing this quilt done by so many around blogland, I didn't want to miss out, so I found the block and now I want to stitch more of this quilt. 

I also had the second block with Santa sleigh and reindeer started, but this one only had the row of flowers stitched. It's all good, this block is ready for me to start stitching right away. 

This quilting picture is "just because", I've been machine quilting for a customer and I'm loving how it's looking. 

I've got some Christmas gifts in the works, some I can show and some I can't show right now, I want to keep it a surprise for the recipient. 

Happy Quilting.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Double Wedding Ring

I'm feeling much better but still a bit tired and congested, I hope this doesn't last much longer, I've got so much sewing still to do before's coming way too fast. I didn't want to miss the fun at the one day retreat on the weekend, and felt I was well enough to go.

I had this DWR UFO sitting in my closest for a very long was time to get it completed. I finished the outer rings at the retreat. It doesn't show in the picture but I found some of the background fabric had turned a little yellow. A portion of the background fabric I had washed and some not. It wouldn't be noticeable if they weren't next to each other. I'm hoping after it's quilted and washed it will all level out.....keeping my fingers crossed. It was a fun retreat but I was exhausted and rested all the next day.

My daughter came to the retreat, she worked on this cute owl stitchery. Can you believe this is her first attempt at hand embroidery and wool applique. I think her stitching is fantastic!

Before getting sick I made a few vinyl pouches for gifts. These are fun and addicting, I'm enjoying making them and have plans to make a few more. You can see my first pouch here.

Keep Well!