It has been a long week and I am so ready for the weekend! I work this afternoon and then I am off until Tuesday.
This morning I worked a bit on these blocks again. I decided to add strips to two sides of the block to get this effect.
I will probably add 3″ borders and call it good.
Last night I was up to a bit of monkey business.
One is nearly done. Good thing as he has a trip to Arizona ahead of him!
I bought pre-wound bobbins and some new stabilizer from Fil-Tec and wanted to try them out.
I am so happy to report that they both worked perfectly! Good thing, I bought a box full.
Time to get ready for work. Have a great day everyone!
I have so much to be thankful for. Here are a few things:
A whole bolt of my favorite batting.
New thread for my long arm.
A color card from Glide.
The decorations my hubby puts up.
The reason Christmas is even celebrated.
The slippers my hubby bought me.
But today, my heart is so very full of thanks for this beautiful baby.
My daughter and her husband had their first ultrasound today. Baby Q is due in June.
That makes two grand babies in one year as my son and his wife are due on Valentines Day.
God is so very good.
Getting a late start in blogging today. I worked until 9 last night and didn’t feel like sewing after that. I have decided that the next bed quilt I make will be for me! I will use these Kansas Troubles Wrapped in Paisley charms and layer cake.
I haven been working out my plan on EQ7.
And choosing my dies:
I also finished the last two dog beds.
I put a bed pillow inside Lucy’s just to get an idea of how it will look when filled. Here is Bambi and Daughter #2:
And here is silly Lucy:
Now I am off to work again until 9 tonight.
My first finish for December!
And a peak at the back:
I had great fun sneaking in this little quilt for the SQT challenge. I have had this border print scrap for ages and I just love it in this little quilt.
I also got the fleece for the next two dog beds quilted.
I used black thread but the stitches sunk in so much, you can hardly tell!
Daughter #1 and I went to the antique mall. I loved this sampler:
And I nearly brought this top home:
After dinner, Daughter #3 and I made some paper ornaments for our foyer tree.
She made the adorable origami dresses. The map circles represent places that are near and dear to us.
My Christmas decorating is done but my projects are not. Hope you have a productive day! BTW, I am linking up with Connie for:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
I hope you all had a great weekend! So sorry to have it end. Now onto to Christmas. But first, a wee little me project.
The challenge for the Small Quilt Talk group this month is to make something with little sawtooth star blocks. Kathy posted a pattern for 5″ blocks. As you know, I am always changing things so I can use my studio die cutter. So my blocks will be 4″ finished size. They don’t currently make a 1″ finished HST die for the studio so it purchased the GO! die and an adaptor so I can use it with my cutter. I am happy to say my first star is darn near perfect!
Here is one of the finished dog beds, it has a zipper so I can fill it and obviously, I haven’t done that yet.
This one will be for this guy.
I also finished one for this girl.
The fleece for the next two are embroidered and on the frame.
I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for DWM. Go see what others are working on today. Time to get to work! Have a great day!
I am finally starting some Christmas sewing. I got two of the dog beds finished yesterday and have two more to go. Yesterday, I showed the quilting on the front and this is the bottom:
I decided a simple meander would be fast and wouldn’t compete with the plaid.
I also got out this kit that I have been saving.
Remember these? I had one when I was a kid and I made them for my kids when they were small. Now they are hugely popular again. I thought I would make them for my upcoming grand babies. If you are squeamish, look away now!
A whole box full of monkey parts!
They are all ready for the hand sewing that I hope to do today.
I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday. Click on over to see what others are stitching today.
I wanted to try quilting on fleece. I did not want another practice piece laying around though. So I decided to make dog beds. This is actually a forest green fleece.
First I embroidered her name and the layered with cheap muslin and poly batting and started playing with freehand quilting.
My husband picked up a couple cheap fleece blankets that I am using. I love the look so far. I think I can do one large and one small bed out of these two blankets. I will add zippers so they can be emptied and washed. My daughter said she saw on Pinterest that someone used old t shirts to fill them. Such a great idea! Makes it easy to wash.
I also finished my piecing my star blocks yesterday.
These are 8″ blocks.
Happy Saturday everyone!