Friday, January 27, 2012

Binding - Take 2

Better, right?

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

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.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Almost to #2

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

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

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.

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.)
A perfect day for quilting!
Quilting on a Snow Day

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.
Ready to be quilted
(Some of you may recognize the top one as my quilt from SewConnected 3 back in 2009/2010.)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


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...

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...


I'm back!
Portable blog reading!

(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.)

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

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

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?