Friday, December 6, 2013

A Little of This -- A Little of That

This has been a few weeks of nothing "BIG" -- but enough "littles" to make me feel like I've gotten something done.
I managed to force myself to finally put the mitered borders on my circle quilt.  I have posted about this quilt and these fabrics here and I really like it.  Borders, of course, make it more "real" and I have to start thinking about how to quilt it.  But I don't have to think about that today.
I quilted a very very small lap quilt from a Mary Engelbreit jelly roll that my sister gave me for my birthday 3.5 years ago.  I have had the top done for three years but the fabrics are Christmas and there was always something more pressing that needed attention.
I got the strip quilt put together and quilted.  There is something about an all over pattern that helps a "blah" quilt become something really cute.  I haven't had a chance to take pictures so here's a reminder of what the blocks looked like prior to assembling.
I managed to get the binding on this Kaffe Fassett jelly roll quilt that I put together last year.  I really like it -- and I'm happy it's quilted and ready for binding to be sewn down.  Get in line.  I have not been motivated to bind lately!
Thanksgiving napkins got done -- well in advance.  Isn't this fabric beautiful?  For the second year in a row, I've made napkins for our dinner, washed them, and then every family gets some for their use.
And -- in a matter of a week, this Spiderman quilt got made in time for our grandson to have when he got here and then take home for his big-boy bed.  The back is a lime green flannel.  It's a great fabric and I figured I could get by with it when he was 3 -- but not so sure that will be the case in a few years.

I also got the binding on three hospital quilts -- makes me so happy that both the December and January allotments are done and ready for delivery.  I had some yummy Marcus flannel that allowed me to line them all up on the same piece of fabric and quilt them one after the other.  Hurray -- quilted and bound!

I have started Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery after sitting out last year.  Thus far -- Step 1 is done and Step 2 (released today) is cut. I have not made a dent in the scraps I have pulled for this.  For the first time, I have a friend who is also participating - although she's a high achiever and is doing the king sized version.  I am doing the 75" x 75" version.  Monkeymama rocks!  She also finished the first clue and is working on #2.  It's not too late if you would like to use some scraps and join in the race to get Christmas done while having each step complete by every Friday morning!  Here's a link if you want to take a peek.  Pictures next week!

Finally, I lined up all the completed tops and cut the batting for them.  I don't like doing that and so I'm pretty happy to have them folded with their appropriate batting in the right direction.  Backs for most are another story -- but at least the batting is done and another roll of Warm and Natural has bitten the dust (almost).

With Thanksgiving and I'm happy-happy-happy to say that our Toronto family was here -- fabric was the least of my concern.  It was all about family!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving -- I am thankful for many things -- and the generosity of quilters would certainly be on my list!

Jan




16 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous, yummy quilts!

Bobbie S said...

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Lori in South Dakota said...

Yes, those little things add up. I really like the circle quilt. I understand how the mitered borders hold things up. They're not hard, they just make you think!

Alycia said...

Looks to me like you got a lot done! Love the spiderman quilt - and lime green would still work with my guys - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you lol

jotokla.com said...

Wow! Wish I had your follow through. You've made such a lot of progress, and cutting a new Bonnie Hunter mystery, too. Well done!

Connie said...

Looks like you have lots of projects going on and I agree that the quilting can add so much to quilts! I'm doing Bonnie's mystery quilt and have step 1 and 2 done. Thanks for sharing.
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made by ChrissieD said...

Boy you've been busy! Some great projects there, the Kaffe is my favourite :D

Plum Cox said...

Goodness me you've been busy! What a lot of quilting loveliness!
I must try and get on with my charity quilts too.

Pieces of Cotton said...

I love your circles quilt. The colors, and the randomness, and the big shapes - you just want to sit & look at it a while:)

Marsha Cooper said...

my goodness you got a lot done! They are are great!

Julia Nyanyo said...

Oh my, that circle quilt is just beautiful. I am so in awe of the lovely things you create.

Dona said...

You have done so many beautiful things. What a pleasure to look at everything, so bright and colorful. Thanks!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Wow, you've been busy! Beautiful work -- that Spiderman quilt is adorable. I'll bet your grandson fell in love with it the moment he laid eyes on it.

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Susan@Organized31 said...

You've been quite busy. I'm in love with your circle quilt and can't wait to see it once you're all done. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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