Monday, January 4, 2016

And Another One Bites the Dust

You chose, month or year, they both whizzed by.

The only gift sewing I did this Christmas was this table runner. I made four. There is a reason most patterns start with "Read the instruction completing before beginning"...smarty pants me read the cutting instructions but just followed the diagrams in the rest of the pattern...hmmm, isn't this a quilt-as-you-go pattern? why isn't my table runner quilted? might of helped if I read ALL of the instructions. So three of the four are done and one is pinned, ready for quilting.

I started embroidering this little dog over 10 years ago...I found it while I was digging for something else and decide it needed to be done. It is now pinned and ready for quilting.

On New Year's Day Nancy and Stephanie came over to do some marathon sewing. Nancy pieced a quilt back and cut out and started a new quilt. Stephanie finished one baby quilt and made a significant dent in another.  Bad friend that I am I don't have pictures of any of their quilts.  I was probably eating as we had lots of really good munchies for the day.

After significant procrastination on my part I finally got two rows (12 blocks) out of five (18 blocks and the border left to do) quilted on the butterfly quilt (last post about this quilt was in October). Now that I've started on the blocks I should finish this quickly (famous last words).

I also started a medallion quilt. I've been wanting to make one for ages. I'm making up the pattern as I go. Should be an interesting process.

 Loris recently gifted me her Stonehenge scraps. I'm combining them with my scraps and have started paper piecing this 5 inch block. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the blocks yet, it is another one I'm going to make up as I go but I'm really liking it so far.

With the new year I always get the urge to "organize" my scraps. I have one bin and three large bags full of pieces and parts. My organizing always seems to make a big mess...this is the clean side of the room. I'm not crazy enough to show you the really messy side.


But I have made progress. Hopefully by 2017 I will finish. ;o)


Needled Mom said...

Your runner is beautiful. I try to clean up between projects, but when you have several projects going at the same time, it gets a bit tough! lol

Rose said...

Tell me about reading instructions first....

You have been busy...Daughter was here over Christmas and she arranged her Lotus blocks. Due to other things this week, I have not sewn on them...but did get two rows sewed together last week after we arranged them.

Loris said...

How fun to see those Stonehenge scraps already sewn into something :-)
Your projects look wonderful. I think I made a table mat like that in the past...I wonder if mine was supposed to be quilt as you go too! I'm not so good at reading ALL the directions either ;-)

Michele said...

Your table runner is beautiful, quilt as you go or not! Your medallion quilt is going to be great!!

Loris said...

Hey :-)
I keep trying to respond to your email and comment on my blog post but it is coming back 'undeliverable'. I will keep trying. Have fun with those scraps :-)