An item is off the todo list!

After a long time, I’ve finally gotten something off of my todo list!  I’ve taken some time off of work and in the first week, I was able to get 2 quilts done, 1 from the todo list and 1 that I’ve been wanting to do!  I finally bit the bullet and worked on the stained glass hearts.  That bias tape is a pain to work with!  But I’m glad it’s finally finished, it will hang in our bedroom.

Stained Glass Hearts

I was also able to start and finish (in 2 days) my Xmas cross stitch wall hanging.  I even mitered the corners of the borders – which I’ve NEVER done before.  I thought it would look better because of the attic window blocks.  To my surprise I only had to unstitch 1 corner and redo because I didn’t have the angle right.  I think it looks pretty good though!

Xmas Stitches

I also managed to get a shelf stained and hung up.  I have bins for my 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ strips and 2″ squares.  It’s over my cutting station so it will be easy to throw the strips in it when I’m cutting fabric.

New Shelf!

Not much  more to update this week, we’ll see what I get accomplished in the coming week!

Summer Quilts

Well, I’ve gotten Summer Quilts back from the framer, and it looks just as good as the Spring Quilts does!  I’m already about halfway done with the Autumn Quilts….it’s a lot of work, but I’m getting through them pretty quickly!

Summer Quilts

Went shopping with mom today – only 2 quilt shops and I spent a lot of money!  Bought the fusible interfacing to make Lone Star Quilts, a pattern for some cute table topper/placemats, border on a roll for quilting that I’ve been wanting to try and a bunch of fabric!  Most of it is half yards of Moda Marbles, and the leaves might just be something for mom 🙂

7-11 Shopping   7-11 Shopping

I received the Peppermint Cottage fabric from Fat Quarter Shop, it looks awesome!  Can’t wait to start working on that wallhanging.  Hopefully I’ll actually have something quilt related that I can post in the next few days, I have so many in my head and I think I might just have some time in the next few weeks to make them!

Spring Quilts Update

Well I got Spring Quilts back from the framer.  It looks great!  I wasn’t happy with the price for framing, but it was worth it for how good it looks.  I finished Summer Quilts yesterday, mom has it to wash and then I’ll see about getting that one framed.  I was originally going to put each one on the wall in the appropriate season, but now I’m wondering if I should just hang them all together.  We’ll see when I get Summer back from the framer.  I hope to start Autumn in the next week or so. 

Spring Quilts

I just ordered some fabric for the Xmas wallhanging I’m doing.  I have 8 Xmas cross stitch pictures done – 9th will be started today.  They are all fairly small less than 5 inches square and I’m putting them together into a wallhanging.  I ordered some of the Peppermint Cottage line from Moda from Fat Quarter Shop so that I can start working on it.  I know, it’s early to start something Christmasy, but if I don’t do it now, it won’t be done for Christmas decorating!

What’s new?

I know, I know, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted.  I was busy from the end of March until the beginning of May working on a quilt for the boss at work.  She celebrated 25 years at the company, and in planning the party we decided that I’d make a quilt with areas for everyone to sign.  I think I planned a little too well, as the quilt was huge!!!  Took me a week to quilt it on my Janome and then took 2 days to hand stitch the binding on.  She loved it though!

Full Sized

Quilt laying on the table with signatures

Signing Diane's quilt

I’ve also been spending a lot of time working on cross stitch projects.  With working on this quilt for the last couple of months I didn’t want to work on any other quilting projects, so instead I’ve been working on cross stitch quilts 🙂  I found a series of 5 quilts – one for each season plus a holiday one – and ordered the magazines that had the patterns in them.  I have Spring finished, it’s just not framed yet but will be soon.  I’m currently working on Summer and I’m probably 50% done with that one.  It’s nice to be able to sit on the couch and watch tv or movies with the hubby but still be working on a project.  And I have so many cross stitch projects to do!

Hmmmm….I guess that’s about it….I need to get some things made today for the cookout we are having for Memorial Day…..Until next time!