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Monday, September 29, 2008

Where did my weekend go? Another UFO completed, one that only needs the binding...and bread for the Professor......










Ok, had to share the photo of the African Vine quilt.... it now has a binding.... shame. I hunted all over the house...then in the studio..went through all of my fabric, just couldn't find that binding fabric, then began checking the less likely places... the laundry room with the Christmas stuff, the winter clothes storage, the oven!!! That is an inside joke with The Professor! *s* But couldn't find it anywhere, so i decided to put away the laundry, yep, there staring me in the face in the Linen closet... with the towels no less....not only the fabric for the African quilt binding...but two more UFO's. I swear they are multiplying! I can't have that many things still going. I have now finished, complete with bindings.....4 things! Most were small, but a few were larger.... and just finished machine quilting the string quilt.... think I am going to do a darker thin blue border...since I am way too lazy at this point to piece a border...though I do think that would look good. So that is number 5..... almost done. But since I did find a few more....think my target number should also reflect an increase. I had been shooting for 7, but hey there are some Christmas things which need working on...so maybe should stay with 7, it is almost October! With October, comes Autumn...the real deal with changing leaves, so I have decided I have to finish the Halloween Little thing...which is really in the fabric collected stage.... and not great stuff, no new fabrics purchased...all from the studio. I have decided that I will not move fabric, in fabric form, when we move, but rather will be happy to transport flimsy's or finished quilts. Not sure I can keep that resolve, but maybe that will motivate me to finish these things up. I have almost finished a little Christmas cheater panel.... that had to be for practice on my machine...and though I did buy it when my youngest was in 5th grade.... that makes it ALMOST my longest UFO. He is married with Children... so over 13 years ago! I also decided to follow Libby's example...and make up the professor some bread. I do it once in awhile..but thought I would actually IMMORTALIZE the event. It is just some kind of sort of wheat with grains added ...but we did eat the whole other loaf, the first night. Almost finished off the second. Now this is a close up of the string quilt, I decided that since it was for me...to make it a bit of a sampler.... and tried dwirling in the white border... then did free hand flowers in the center... and some wonky feather/swirls in the outer border.

I also painted my Bathroom.... over the weekend. It feels like I didn't have a weekend! Another week down...and several more to go. Hope you all had a great one.

21 comments:

sammy_bunny said...

The African vines quilt looks wonderful.

Lorraine said...

see when you decide to leave something and go on with something else ..... there it is.....just what you were looking for!! LOL....the quilt looks great and the bread also....can smell it from here....well not quite!! ....and you painted the bathroom....no wonder the weekend went so quickly!!! Very productive tho....!

The Jen said...

I am loving the machine quilting!!!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

That is a gorgeous Vine Quilt. I was so glad to hear that you found the border material.
Have a nice day...
Andrea

Elaine Adair said...

The African Vines quilt is just DEEEVINEEEE! But the string quilt is Over the top! So warm, friendly, fresh. Your quilting is wonderful!

Brown-Eyes said...

Beautiful quilt projects! You had me laughing at myself over the lost binding story...sounds like me more and more often...LOL
;-) Bo

Eileen said...

I really love both of the quilts. Your machine quilting is so much fun!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your African Vine Quilt is completely stunning! And I'm so envious of all you've finished. You'd think I was on vacation - not much sewing going on these last couple of days. Shame on me. blessings, marlene

squawmama said...

The quilts are beautiful... I am sure you'll meet your challange.. I don't know where you find all that time to get all those beautiful things done... and the bread too... What kind was that it made my mouth water.. ;-D

Hugs,
Donna

MYRA said...

Awesome job on the African Vines! Wow! Very nice... 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Miss 376 said...

No wonder the weekend went so quickly, and so much to show for it too. Love the quilts

On my Verandah.. said...

HI Colleen love the Quilting on the Strings Quilt looks Great!!
cheers
maree

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the African quilt - the colors are gorgeous! And you are moving right along getting things done - great!!!
Kris

Micki said...

The African Vine quilt is wonderful! What a great job you have done!
Micki
In Ireland

Kitty said...

That african vine quilt is one of the loveliest quilts I've ever seen. x

Libby said...

When did you have time to sleep? You have been BUSY!

Margaret said...

The vine quilt is so nice, I can see you will receive compliments from it for years to come . Cheerio Margaret

Lyn said...

Hello Colleen, no wonder your weekend went so quick.You have done a lovely job on the African Vine Quilt. Regards Lyn

squawmama said...

olleen.. Check out my blog I tagged you... while your there how about signing my guess book and also feel free to take the friendship award in the previous post...

Karol-Ann said...

Wow, you're really going great guns on those UFO's. Love the African vines! And the string quilt is cute too.

Carin said...

great quilts!