Friday, January 27, 2012

Binding - Take 2

Better, right?

The yellow may be a little too bright, but this is it.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

(Not) Finish #2

This should have been the celebration post for finish #2.
Alas, it's not to be.

After a lot of pondering, I chose a fabric for the binding.
Yes, it was kind of checkered/striped, but I thought it was a "forgiving" kind of check/stripe.
Not so.

The quilt has been sitting on the kitchen table for 2 days while I was trying to convince myself that it's OK.

It's not.

The seam ripper and I will be spending some quality time together today.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Almost to #2

Finish number 2 all squared up and ready for binding.
SewConnected 3 Quilt - almost done!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 - Finish #1!

When the power went out yesterday morning (for a full 14 hours!), I was in the middle of finishing the binding on the 12 Days of Christmas Quilt.
I'm a hard core quilter though. I just pulled my chair up close to the french doors and kept going.

This morning I can show off my first finish for 2012!
12 Days of Christmas
Yay!

I still have some 12 Days of Christmas fabric in the store (40% off until 1/21/12 to celebrate this finish.)
There is also a fabric bundle in the Etsy store. The sashing stripe is this fabric.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Snowed in!

By Seattle standards, that is. I have about 6" of snow in my back yard. (This photo was taken earlier this morning.)
1/18/2012
A perfect day for quilting!
Quilting on a Snow Day

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Quilting Day!

Today two quilts will hopefully be quilted!
By the end of the week I should have my first two finishes for 2012.
Yay!
Ready to be quilted
(Some of you may recognize the top one as my quilt from SewConnected 3 back in 2009/2010.)

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Backs

Today I'm making a couple of quilt backs with the aid of my little helper.

I have some time booked on a long-arm tomorrow.
Trying to make a dent in the WIPs.

I'd say that I've resolved not to start any new projects until I'm caught up, but we all know what'll happen to that plan...

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

There's an App for That

I've been absent from everybody's blogs the last year or so.
I can come up with all kinds of excuses but mostly it was because I couldn't have my reader on my home page any more. Out of sight, out of mind...

But...

I'm back!
Portable blog reading!
Yay!

(In case you were wondering - the lovely blog on the iPad is Karen's. You can always find a whole bunch of inspiration over there.)

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Friday, January 6, 2012

2011 Books Read

I'm only posting this because I want to keep a record.
I'm definitely a little embarrased.
I did love "The Art of Racing in the Rain" though.

David Baldacci
The Whole Truth
Elizabeth Berg
The Last Time I Saw You
Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Anna Quindlen
Every Last One

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Little Bare

When I "put Christmas away", I forgot to take a different runner out. Now I'm thinking I may have to make a new one...
Bare Kitchen Table
Maybe a Strippy one.
Sure wish I hadn't sold this...
Citrus Punch table runner

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 - The Year of Nothing

I fondly remember the time long, long ago when I was prolific.
Then I became a little less so.
And a little less.
And then there was 2011. Same number of projects as in 2010.  Just MUCH smaller.

1. Garden Tea Party, 2. Street Scene Pillow Cover, 3. Bright-Side Quilt, 4. Poppy Field, 5. Summer Runner

My wish for 2012. At least 6 finished projects. At least three of them quilts. Not too much to ask, right?

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