Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Moving Along

I got this little tree quilt done yesterday.  It fits on a 12" wire frame wall hanger.  It is a gift for a friend for Christmas.  So it is all wrapped and under the tree.


I am pretty clueless when it comes to selecting a design for quilting.  I chose to put these little leafy things in the large green space.  They sort of look like coleus.  I guess I should investigate a book of quilt designs or do a little more internet searching.


Today I am a member of the KKK - the Klean Kolon Klub.  I leave shortly for my colonoscopy.  I got a kick out of Bonnie Hunter's post last week highlighting Jeff Foxworthy's take on this whole procedure.  It is definitely one of those things that one can only laugh about in hindsight.  The good news is that I should have a good nap waiting for me later today.  Can't complain about that.


Hope you have a great day ahead.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Designing Monday

The countdown has begun.  Are we all ready?  Every time I think I am done with my Christmas prep, I think of something else I forgot  -- another gift to buy or make,  cards to mail, etc.  You know what I'm talking about.

I jumped out of bed this morning and got busy working on this block.  It is a pattern from appleavenuequilts.com. I found some more HST's that I had tucked away and that made it go together very quickly.   I should be able to finish it today and have it wrapped and under the tree by tomorrow.


I got the hexie quilt bound yesterday and it will be on its way to a friend's house by this afternoon.





I quilted the snowflake block that I had machine appliqu├ęd.  It had a pooch in the middle of the snowflake when I got it done.  You know what I mean?  a place in the middle that sticks up and it just won't lay down.  So I punted it.  I hate doing work on something and it doesn't work out, but I know the amount of work to fix it is way more than the time it would take to start over, esp during the holidays when I just don't have those spare minutes.



Hope your countdown days are stress free and fun.  Take a look at Judy's blog to see some beautiful designs and that will get you in the mood to relax and maybe sing some carols.  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Designing Monday

Here is what I am working on today.   The snowflake pattern is a download from Bee Tree Designs.  This measures 10" square right now and I need it to be 12", so I am trying to figure out how to make it grow!  LOL.  It is another gift.



This is the view from my back window today.  Such a gorgeous blue sky!





Plus the Packers won last night.  All is right in our world.  Hop over to Judy's  blog  to see more beautiful designs.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Designing Monday

Another Christmas gift finished.  I found these little HST's in a drawer and had just enough to put together this little quilt.

I still have a couple more gifts to make and then I can set aside my sewing for the holidays.

Have a great day.

Stop by Judy's blog to see more beautiful designs.