Monday, December 15, 2014

Off the frame

Well, I knuckled down and quilted. Each square is 10 inches so the finished size is a lap quilt - 50 inches square.

As you can see, it is off the frame. I am not going to trim it or bind it until sometime in the new year.
Now, I have to go and bake some cookies, bring some books-on-tape back to the library, sew a few things, clean up a couple of bedrooms, decorate the tree, etc. I have a winter wall hanging kit cut out and the pieces are going to be fused so hopefully, it will be done quickly. I'll show it off once it's done.
Have a great week and don't stress about the holidays. You can only do what you can do.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Good news

A week ago we skyped with Ayla, who lives in Ireland at the moment, and lo and behold we got the news that she became engaged.
No date has been set yet but the whole family is excited and happy for the young couple.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A little progress

Only two more rows of blocks left to quilt.

All the pieces and rows have been sewn together and it is now a quilt top. I suppose I could put a border or two on it and it could be used for a singe bed but I have not yet decided if that's what I want to do. It's hanging on a hanger in a closet at the moment, waiting to be quilted. I'm glad I decided to make it. The fabrics are totally from my stash using scraps and some fat quarters.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Just quilting

I need to move on this since it's in the dining room and that's where the tree is supposed to go.

There have been a few turns of the quilt taken.

For some reason, I decided to quilt in brown thread. Probably because I have two spools of brown quilting thread and when else would I use it? The black squares are quilted in black.

I'm linking up with Kathy's slow Sunday stitching...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Slow progress

There's been a couple of turns taken from both ends of the frame. I'm just randomly quilting straight lines across the quilt and there are a few lines perpendicular. If I keep up with a bit of quilting here and there, it will be finished before I know it.

I also managed to finish the sleeves of Patric's sweater. All that's left is the front and then the dreaded sewing of all the pieces together.

I've got to make a few stockings for some little people and I have a wall hanging that I want to get done too. It's been hanging around long enough. I'll show it to you once I get it all together.

I'm linking up with Esther's blog and also with The Needle and Thread Network. Check out the links for some wonderful inspiration.