Friday, April 09, 2010

More finishes

As I was updating my Excel spreadsheet on the status of all my quilt projects (yes, I have THAT many to warrant a spreadsheet!) and I realized that I have finished 17 projects so far this year!  As in FINISHED—quilted, binding on AND label! I won’t allow myself to call it finished and put in the DONE column until it has a label. I’ve seen too many quilts without labels because they think they’ll get to it later and then later never happens, or worse, they can’t remember when they made it!  Okay—I admit, I once was guilty of that, but no more. Actually, I’ve done that for years, just for my own memory’s sake. 

Now I feel better about being absent from my blog, I’ve been sewing! and sewing…and sewing!  A little cooking, laundry, treadmill work and minimal cleaning thrown in, but mostly sewing.

Here’s more that I have finished this year:

Disappearing 9 Patch

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I loved how simple this quilt was, yet so striking. I wasn’t liking the D9P (as it’s also called) being totally scrappy, so opted for a bit more planned version. Fits perfect on my kitchen table.

Circle Game

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This was done using Lollipop’s Bindings, which are GREAT.  Her bindings come in lots of fun colors and she also sells kits to use them in as well.   IMG_0015My granddaughter chose this as her new quilt at Nana’s. All the kids have quilts that are just theirs when they come stay here. They noticed a few months ago that they have kind of outgrown their original baby quilts. And since the oldest granddaughter got to pick out a new quilt (that was on my design wall at the time), they wanted to as well. So I showed them all the quilt tops in line waiting to be quilted if they wanted one soon. ;)  I had the most adorable quilt picked out for the Divine Miss M, but she kept saying, ‘or you could keep it’.  LOL  I finally got the hint and let her choose her own and this was it.

Salt Water Taffy

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a class I taught about 1 1/2 years ago and my grandson decided he would like that to be his new quilt at Nana’s.  Good incentive to get it quilted!Salt Water Taffy

that’s it for today…more coming.

7 comments:

Nana's Quilts said...

Lovely to see that you're still sewing - even if you don't have enough time left over for blogging. Sorry that there are some challenges just these days, but as you say - things seems to have a reason even if we don't know them, always.

A note to follow in email.
Happy April.
Marne

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M Hastings said...

Love your quilts!! Beautiful!

Susan said...

Hi - I found your blog after going through a long list of Sewing Rooms that I found at http://www.younge.com/sewing%20rooms.htm

Firstly I just love the "studio" - at this stage I would be happy for jsut one room!. And secondly have enjoyed reading your last few posts.

Will be adding your blog to minse so I can keep up witht the happenings.
I have no idea where you live - I assume USA - but adding a retreat at your place to my I mpossible Bucket List!
Susan
http://susans-sewing-space.blogspot.com/

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful Quilts! I especially like the salt water taffy design.

:),
Lois

WesternWilson said...

I love the way you added a touch of planning to your D9P (disappearing 9 patch)!! Very clever and a really nice quilt. I am going to try a little deliberate colour play, as you have, in my next D9P. Thanks!

Pear said...

I stumbled across your blog today and love it.

I posted the circle game quilt on my blog today. I'm going to be a grandmother in August for the first time. I love that quilt.

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