Sunday, January 16, 2011

Slow start to the new year

Yes, the colder the weather gets the more I want to huddle under a pile of quilts with a good book and a delicious hot cup of java. I have been out more than I have been in, my sewing room lately so I thought I would post some pictures. Finally!!

Here is a picture of the finished Pink Baby Rail quilt. I used a minky type fabric for the backing and I thought it turned out well. It is now snuggling our newest addition Makayla Jane.
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I have been working on my New Years Resolutions.  I have 2 scriptures memorized pretty well, Jeremiah 17:7-8 and II Corinthians 10:5. This is for those of you who may want to memorize along with me.

Yesterday I received in the mail my first 2 Quilt for Kids quilt kits. They are due back Feb 28th. These will go to the local chapter in Ames. I have only looked at the pattern and it looks like the same pattern I did before. Click here to see that one.
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This is the newest quilt I have on the Long Arm.
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This is a quilt that I got from the la guild in DesMoines. We are quilting up quilts that another quilter in the guild donated. (I put one in the pot too) We pieced tops and didn't want to finish them so we put them in the pot and each drew out one to finish and the guild will be donating all of them to the womens shelter in DM. I didn't do an all over design which would have gone a lot faster, so mine will probably be the last one in. This quilt is beautifully pieced in batiks and is giving me a lot of practice on different free hand designs and printed patterns.
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In all of the plain blocks I am doing this pattern.
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And then in the blocks I am doing mostly freehand and some pattern too. It is quite a challenge for this new long armer (me) but I am pushing on.

I still have the December and January blocks to work on for my Radiant BOM quilt I am doing with my paper piecing small group. I haven't started the connecter blocks yet.

I still don't have the bindings finished on the 2 denim throws. Hhhmmm, bindings seem to get me hung up.
So there you have it, my projects and NYR  up date. I am sure I left some things out.

Next weekend is my birthday so I am going to go see my mom and dad. Hopefully my husband will be home too.

I hope your week is nice and warm. Give someone a Hug and tell someone you love how special they are to you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Up and running!

I am back on the internet at home!! Yes! And it is cable which seems faster than what we had before. I worked this morning - midnight to 8 am then stayed up for the cable guy so I am pretty tired.. I just wanted to post this before I go to bed. I will be posting some pictures soon.
I hope you have a GREAT weekend.
Thanks for stopping by,