Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last quilt of 2010

This will be the last quilt on the frame for 2010.  I am hoping I can finish it before we leave Thursday morning for Connecticut...

The quilt was made by my friend Jean for her daughter Amy.  Check out those mitered outer borders, they are a work of art!  Jean found the pattern in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Quiltmaker.  It's called Michigan Crossroads by Edyta Sitar of laundry basket quilts.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Hope everyone is having a quilty day!  I don't have anything on my design wall at the moment, but that will be changed by the end of the day!  Last night as I was glancing through the 2011 Feb/Mar issue of McCall's Quick Quilts, I came across brilliant sunset . . . a scrappy quilt made from vivid batiks!  Guess it's time to break out the bulk of those batiks I purchased in Hawaii and an Asian Legacy roll-up by Robert Kaufman  - Yeehaw!!!!

Check out what everyone else has on their Design Wall and be inspired at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Final 2010 Stash Report - Weeks 51 + 52

Well, there hasn't been any change in my report for the past 3 weeks with preparing for the holidays and all, but I ended up this year way better than the 2 yards net for 2009 . . .

In 0 yards
YTD 112 yards

Out 1 yard
YTD 169 yards

Net used 57 yards

I will continue participating in the 2011 Stash Report Program as it has really helped me be aware of what I am bringing in and it has also helped me to curb my willy nilly purchases! 

Check out how everyone else did with their stashbusting at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

2011 UFO Challenge

I am going to be participating in two UFO Challenges in 2011.  I have so many UFO's, that I have decided to split them up into two categories: UFO's that just need perhaps just a border or two plus the quilting and the other UFO list will contain quilts that need a lot more work and perhaps even a couple from my Quilt Bucket List that haven't even been started yet!  So without further ado, here are the 12 quilts that are "almost" done:

UFO No 1 is the Just Ducky Quilt - it just needs quilting and binding.  The backing and the binding are going to be the blue/creme polka dot and the binding is even sewn together and pressed, ready to be attached!

UFO No 2 is called Fiddlesticks and needs just one large border and then it's ready for quilting!  Unfortunately, the fabric that I had already cut into borders I ended up using in another project as I had forgotten that that's what the fabric was for, so I am going to have to go shopping for a border replacement.  I think these fabrics were from Moda's Kansas Troubles line, so I am not concerned with finding a suitable replacement! Please ignore the man sitting in the chair . . .

UFO No 3 is named Now & Later.  It just needs to be quilted and bound.  This is another quilt I had fabric "put aside" for the binding, forgot about it and then ended up using it in another project . . . are you seeing a pattern here?

UFO No 4 is a smaller piece that I plan to use as a table topper!  I purchased it in Vegas when my husband was there on a business trip!  The circles and stars are made from wool and it was my first time working with wool on a quilt!  This one just needs quilting and binding too!

UFO No 5 is called Pineberry Trails, and believe it or not, I do have the fabric for the binding - sometimes I amaze myself!  This one might just be about 10 years old and that's sad, because I really like it, and the top has been done all that time too . . .

UFO No 6 is from an online block exchange.  It's a disappearing 9-patch and I really like it.  At this point in time, I am leaning towards just quilting and binding it without a border, but time will tell . . . Sophia was just begging to be in the picture, so here she sits perched on my ladder saying "cheese" - she is such a little ham!

UFO No 7 is named Raspberry Jam made from one of my favoritest Moda Collections - Santuary!  It's all those soft, romantic, muted colors and it makes me happy to look at it!
UFO No 8 is my variation of JudyL's Scraps Ahoy.  It was a lot of fun to put together with scraps from my stash.  

UFO No 9  is one I finished just last month and it's called Wedding Rings.  It just needs quilting and binding made from the scraps I used for the rings!
UFO No 10 - The name of this one is Connect the Dots.  It was another of JudyL's projects . . .
                                           UFO No 11 has no name. It was a Mystery Quilt in June of 2010 and it's another of JudyL's Quilts.  I have yet to decide on borders for this one though . . . 
UFO No 12 is from a Quilt Guild Retreat several years ago.  The block is named Bouncing Betty!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Another one done!

Isn't this a cute wallhanging?  My friend Jean made it for a Christmas gift. 

I think this will be the last project before Christmas for me as we are leaving before sun-up on Saturday to spend Christmas with our children and their families.  We will be staying at the Wyndham Vacation Resorts at National Harbor just minutes from Washington, D.C.  While there, we will all be visiting the ICE Sculpture Exhibit of We Froze the Grinch!  I can hardly wait to go with all of our granddaughters!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I got four of the eight blocks together for Judy Niemeyer's Glacier Star and they look incredible.  This is not how will be set in the quilt, but I love this setting!

I am also working on the LQS BOM too.

Check out what others have on their Design Walls at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stash Report - Week 50

This past week has been rather quiet and I've been working on things that have already been accounted for . . .

In 00000
YTD 112 yards

Out 00000
YTD 168 yards

Net 56 yards!

Check out how everyone is doing with their stashbusting at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Thursday was the first class for the Judy Niemeyer Glacier Star Quilt . . . and it was so exciting!  Homework is to get 8 blocks done before the next class and since our entire family will be spending a week at a resort for Christmas, it's going to be tight!  I can hardly wait to see which block we will work on next!  My BFF Joanne is taking this class with me, so be sure to check out her blog when she reports on DWM too!

Check out what everyone else has on their Design Wall today at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Stash Report - Week 49

I've had a pretty busy quilting week!  I got caught up on the LQS BOM - 4 blocks done!  I bound a quilt that's been waiting since perhaps this past Spring, and I finally started the first class on Judy Niemeyer's Glacier Star!  It's been a really good time too as I feel great satisfaction that I have been working on those old projects, but have also started a new one too!  Now if I can just keep up the momentum!  Thankfully, JudyL will have a UFO Program in 2011, so that should keep me on track!

In 000000
YTD 112 yards

Out 15 yards
YTD 168 yards

Net 56 yards!
Check out what progress everyone else has made with their Stash Reports at JudyL's Patchwork Times!