Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Brrrrrrrr, so quilting!

Oh so cold outside today! Layers of clothes but still quite cold on the bus! Decided I didn't have to be outside anymore than absolutely had to, so sewed/quilted.
Got my version of "Starry Nights" completed.

Way past bedtime so am off for today.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Still quilting

Still quilting away as time allows......great way to pass the time as the cold winds howl!

Selected three blocks from a swap and make a tablerunner this time around.

Saw the new Keepsakes Catalog, ( and oh my! Love some of the patterns! Now, how can I justify buying them and starting more projects before I have this list of UFOs finished?????


Sunday, January 27, 2008

Another UFO bites the dust!

Not much hapening this week. Braving the cold and snow! Had a wonderful birthday and now must get back to doing stuff in "my world!"

Quilted my Jaunty Rails last weekend and finally finished
the binding this week. Will either give as a gift or keep for
future grandkids.

I also started machine quilting my Starry Nights, but messed up in the borders so am in the process of unquilting...uck! So back to the chair with my ripper and book on tape! Should keep me out of trouble for a bit!

Monday, January 21, 2008

UFO Progress

Joined a few friends over the weekend to quilt and sew. Made some progress, but didn't completely finish anything. Quilted a baby quilt and tablerunner, but they still need the bindings sewn down. Started another new quilt, yes I know, I supposed to be finishing quilts, not starting them, but...........I have a lot that need to be quilted, so I may have to set up the hand quilting frame and start hand quilting again. Would rather machine quilt them, but can't quilt the bigger ones on my machine.......maybe I can get some done over the next long weekend?

Thanks to Sherry for the bed and getting a room for us! Thanks to Sherry, Bonnie, Lesa, and Lucille for your companionship! I totally enjoyed myself! Now it's back to the working world tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cold weather, warm quilts!

Winter has come to NE Ohio! Cold, windy, icy, and snowy! Not the kind of weather I like for school bus driving!

On the quilty side, I finished piecing my leaf quilt (Third Week in October) on Saturday! Every spare minute I had last week was spent trying to get this top done! Now, to get it quilted...hope it doesn't take me 15 month like it did to piece it!

Now, what is my next project???? I will contiue to work on my UFO's but for those of you that know me, I just have to have a WIP too! Am thinking about a black and bright batik of some kind...will see what comes up this weekend!

Going to visit quilting friends for 3 days....and yes, my pal Lesa will be there too.....oooooooooo we may get into trouble looking at patterns, fabrics, quilts, etc......wonder if we will get any sleep?????

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Another UFO becomes a quilt

I finished up another UFO. I am determoined to clean out the cupboard of unfinished projects! I know there are some in there that I no longer like or want. They will be donated to PL or some other group. Now, to figure out what to do with the fabrics I don't care for anymore......


Friday, January 4, 2008

Still quilting

Had the honor of Lesa visiting last week for a few days and sew/quilt we did! She made a bright flannel quilt ( and I managed to make two more tops to add to my UFO pile! Hopefully I will get them quilted soon!

I have been struggling with the actual machine quilting--doing more unquilting than getting anything finished! I have joined Ohio Quilters UFO challenge (10 finished in 6 months???). One is done...only 9 more to go! Sad to say, this only puts a small dent into the UFO pile!

Not sure how much I'll get accomplished over the weekend (working tomorrow). Break was wonderful and I really didn't want to go back to that big yellow school bus yesterday, but survived the two regular days. Tomorrow will be short, but good pay. I will most likely work more Saturdays since a coworker has been diagnosed with cancer and starts treatments next week. Prayers for John would be appreciated! to fight with that huge flannel quilt again!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The last of the 2007 quilts

Finished up two more quilts on New Year's Eve.....

A bargello wall hanging
and a baby quilt made from swap blocks.

Now I need to do another invetory and decide what I will work on in the year of 2008! Slowly my pile of blocks are becoming quilts!