Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mission Accomplished

Here is the center of my top minus the corners. Those will go on quickly. I will be able to get those on, the top trimmed and the borders added and mitered by the end of the month. Was a big job in a short time. Feels good!



















Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew In and Stahbuster Retreat

I had to stay in LA for work this weekend. It worked out well for me as I have extra time to sew on my most challenging UFO. These two sections make up almost half the quilt. I have started assembling the other corner as well and have three rows together. That leaves just 8 more rows to assemble and attach to the rest.

I hope to get the center of the top together and trimmed and to cut out the borders before I leave for home. This will put me in a very good position to have a completed top this month which is my goal for Judy L's UFO Challenge.

Thanks for all the help Mom. I would have had a hard time making this much progress without you!

Are you sewing this weekend?





















Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday

All 106 blocks are assembled. Yeah! Thanks Mom. I sewed and she trimmed and pressed. I have started assembling the rows. Looks like I will make my goal to have a completed top this month



















Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mother is Here!!

My parents arrived yesterday. I expected them about an hour later so didn't finish everything I planned before they arrived. I had a pile of scraps that sit on the floor in my living room and Mom made me organize it. Well, I had started...she made me finish. My sewing area looks good. We went out to dinner afterwards, came back and went to be. We were all tired from driving to get here.

Today we got up and went out to breakfast then set out on lots of errands. When we finished those I started sewing while Mom cat napped on the balcony and Dad in the recliner in front of TV. After a little while Mom joined in. We just finished up for the night about 30 minutes ago. More ripping than sewing was our clue to stop.

If you remember a few posts back I showed a bunch of bits sewn together. Below is a block we finished. And even further below is progress we made on the rest of the bits. I have 4 block sets in this quilt. Our goal is to finish a set and then take a break and do something else. Repeat til they are all done. This is my #1 UFO from Judy L's challenge. I am feeling hopeful that I will get this topped!




Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Hydrangea Shawl

Here is a better shot of the shawl




















Monday, March 07, 2011

Design Bag?

Here is what I sewed Friday night. Yup, just tossed into the top of my bag. Waiting to be trimmed and pressed. To see what others have on their design wall stop by Judy's.



Saturday, March 05, 2011

Friday Night Sew In

Last night was the sew in at the church with members from the Mesquite Quilt Guild and their friends. I took my bag of "Bloomers" parts with me (UFO #1) and started construction. I almost panicked because I did not have the pieces I needed for the first step. I knew I could do a lot of sewing without that part so for three hours I made the petals and leaves for the flowers.

Good news. I have sewed half of them. Bad news. I still have to press and trim them. So for a three hour investment I am on my way to making a dent in this quilt. Mom will be helping me later this month and it will go so much faster when she is here.

Here is my knitty project that I am working on. It is being knit on a Knifty Knitter long loom. I had to find another skein of yarn to complete it and was lucky to locate one on Ravelry that was sent on Wednesday and I had by Friday. It is a shawl for me.








Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Judy L's UFO Challenge

UFO #10 was drawn for February. I pulled it out. I pressed it. I got the backing out. I started thinking about how to quilt it. I got a call that required me to leave LA and go back to Texas. There went any hope of finishing it. I will get it quilted this month!

UFO #1 was drawn for March. Go ahead and click on the link. I will wait here. You back? OK. While that pic is very pretty that is actually UFO #4 that is at the quilter now. Mine is a baggy of cut up little pieces. How lucky can I be? I threw that baggy in my luggage to bring back to TX. I have a sew in Friday night plus a slow work week (I am working from home). I am going to sew great guns on this. My goal is a top (and backing) for this month. Mom and Dad will be visiting me this month. Guess what Mom is going to be helping me do!