Saturday, January 30, 2010


phew! a nice productive Saturday afternoon as Paul played (and worked) in the yard with the kids.

Pieced a backing for the bottom quilt and pieced the batting (yeah, i'm cheap, i use up odd pieces of batting to make a new bigger piece) for the middle quilt and then pin-basted all 3. Hooray! these WIPs have been weighing heavy on my mind.

the top quilt is the Christmas quilt i talked about here. i really wanted this done before Christmas but once our tree was up, there was no space in our living room to lay out quilts to baste.

the middle quilt is Max's Truck Quilt. it's a pretty loud quilt, made up of bits and pieces from the scrap pile--but it's got trucks and i think Max will like it.

the bottom quilt was made for VLJ but now i'm not so sure. i'm giving her the opportunity to yay or nay it this saturday when we hang out. the fabrics are beautiful (Posh & Charisma by Chez Moi, Moda) but it's a tad simple. well, if she doesn't want it, i can think of other people who will :-)

of course there's still tons to do--quilting them (i usually just meander all over them) and then putting on the binding. i don't think i'll machine-bind them this time after what happened in the last post!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


i've been working on machine-sewing the binding on quilts--both sides, not just the top part--it's turning out horrible! but functional. and so much faster than hand-sewing the back so i guess i'll keep practicing (nope, i'm not showing pictures of my terrible workmanship--these are just pretty pix of the fabrics :-)

this is my latest quilt--it's completely finished today--hooray! i'll try and take a good picture and write up the whole story soon--it's a quilt for charity--inspired by Quilting for Peace

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Swimming & Quilting

the kids were swimming (first lesson! they did great :-) and i was quilting (when not taking pictures of them). this is the Dotty Dresden Plate quilt that i've been working on. it's the hand-sewing project that i carry everywhere and i'm on block #24! (started this in july of last year). the pattern calls for 24 blocks but i think i'd rather have a 5x5 setting (i.e. 25 blocks) rather than a 6x4 setting so i only have one more block to go. of course, it'll probably take me another 6 months after that to actually finish the quilt...