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Life has definitely taken me to places I never thought I would go to....but nothing more exciting than where I am right now! Welcome to my world...


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Latest .... UFO's and first finishes for the year!




Have been trying to work on the Quilville DD mystery quilt..... way behind the others I suspect. But in addition to the part one parts..... I have been finishing up a few things. I just finished the little baby quilt for a neices baby, born just after Christmas. I just did a simple little meander...but it allowed me to quilt his name into the quilt. I also did this little quilt for a customer a while ago...but it was brought to our quilt guild so now I have a photo. DD did her first quilt.... and stuck it in a closet, I asked for the pieces....( she didn't know that you could cut border pieces in strips...and had pieced all of the border strips out of 4 " squares) I finished the last little bit...and sewed them on. Then it was quilted. I think it is darling....way better than my first quilt, I might add. Have a few customer quilts to do...but waiting on a specefic stencil to use on them... so not ready for photos. They are both very pretty....now just anticipating the quilting! Also have been trying to finish up a little UFO from some very orphan blocks.... It was a UFO because I had accidentally cut one border strip 1/2 inch larger.... and only figured it out after I had already pieced the large laptop. I learned my lesson the hard way...now I do actually stack up my sashing strips to double check the sizes...but this one will be fine. I am not that into ripping it out...since it may become a picnic blanket anyway.... besides I love quirky! I have now decided that I may applique something over the most obvious parts...... but will share that homespun UFO later...maybe much later!

12 comments:

Kitty said...

As always, you post such beautiful quilting. Your daughter should be proud of her quilt - it's such a huge undertaking.

x

Miss 376 said...

You've been really busy. What a lovely idea to put the name of the baby in the quilting. I am sure this piece will be treasured.

Owens Family Adventures said...

Glad to see you are enjoying your longarm!!! I am totally jealous over here in case you are wondering! :)
dawn

jovaliquilts said...

Very sweet striped binding on that blue quilt!

The Jen said...

That longarm really knocks those big quilts out. I love seeing all the pictures. Its like a virtual quilt show, every post.

Libby said...

Seems like it's baby quilt season . . . I just realized this week that I'm going to need to make up 2 in pretty short order *s*
Love seeing what you do with your long-arm. I hope to start doing some fun things soon.

Margaret said...

Just lurking this morning, instead of getting on with doiung something with apricots I just picked. Anyway, enjoyed your post and the story of the new pyjamas, lovely ,memories and traditions Cheers

hunnybunny said...

What wonderful projects! It's amazing to start off a new year that way isn't it. So much to show and tell.

Elaine Adair said...

I will be watching to see how your DD mystery is progressing. Hey, we have a life out there in addition to quilts, don't we?

I am also falling behind DD mystery quilt, but it's going to be gorgeous -

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, it sounds like you've been really busy. Thanks for the show and tell!

Carole said...

You've been a busy bee! Lovely projects you have finished! Cheers!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the plain colors in the trip around the world quilt. So soothing.