Sunday, December 18, 2011


Remember this blast from the past?
My Kaffe D9P from last year.
I have been procrastinating on this one.

There is always an excuse if you need one.
 I love it so much, I didn't want to finish it.
And well, because I knew I wasn't going to keep it, I didn't want to finish it.
 This little beauty is going to the niece of one of my best buddies.
Barbarita commissioned it about 20 months ago.
She has been very patient with me on this one.

 What is it about finishing a quilt that makes me want to wait to complete it?
I can always start another, but I guess knowing this one
would be leaving me, gave me free reign to stall.
 This lovely couple got married 18 months ago . . . 
Now they are expecting a baby in June.
So you see, I will have another deadline!
 I'm not too worried about missing this deadline.
Everyone involved is very laid back and knew that one day it would
get done . . .  
I am going to miss this quilt . . . Better to give than to keep right?
And it is going to a very good home.
Thank goodness I have so much of this fabric!

On to the next project.
My strips quilt!
I am just loving this one.
You can read about how it started here.
I am slowly working on blocks.
Cutting and adding as I go along.
I have a ton of the original strip sets,
so I think this quilt is going to be pretty big . . . 
 . . . . or two quilts.
Still not completely sure where this is going,
but I will keep pressing on.
How was your Sunday?  We are down to the count now right?
I hope everyone has a great end of the year holiday celebration!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Lazy Sunday

A lovely lazy Sunday indeed.
Slept in, finished my book, walked with my friend . . .
And I did a little bit of sewing.

Remember these strips from last weekend?
Well they are all sewn together.
 And chopped up.
 I love all the colors.  Can you believe all of this came in one bag 
from the swap table at our guild meeting???
 So now I have started to put them all together.
I am just jumping in and grabbing and sewing.
 I'm sure I will chop these up a bit more, and I'm not sure
where I am going with this, but it is certainly fun to just
jump in with total abandon!

I am also working on my hexies.
I love a project that I can sit on the couch watching
a movie and sew, sew, sew.  
Tonight it is The King's Speech,
which I saw in the theatre, but loved so much can't wait to see it again.
Is it decadent to have a lazy Sunday during the holiday season?
I think it is just what we need when the season gets too hectic.
I hope you had a calm and serene day!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sweatshop Sunday

Such a busy weekend I have had!
Too much fun and laughter, well, there's never too much of that really.
My Saturday started with our NYC Metro Mod Guild meeting.
Always so much fun!
Here is Mary's collection of her Bee Blocks from October.
Love seeing them altogether.
 And Jessica's Bee Blocks from November.
  Jessica's Round Robin came back to her,
isn't it wonderful?!!! 
 Here is E's Bee Block quilt put together and layered for quilting.
 E also had her Christmas quilt top finished and layered.
Something tells me that girl will doing alot of machine quilting in the near future!
 Here I am with Bambi Shapiro, (she picked her psuedo-name, so typical)
We are holding our raffle tickets for all the swag they were handing out.
Bambi is one of my great quilting buddies and just great buddy in general.
She makes me laugh!!!  All the time.
 I showed my 15 Mins Play BOM.
After the meeting, Bambi and I headed to the fabric stores.
We walked around for hours laughing and checking out
what's new.
All in all, Saturday was a blast in more ways than one! 

So onto the sweatshop portion of our post.
Sunday, I decided to stay home and sew all day long.
I only ventured out for food in the late afternoon.
I set up my big folding cutting table, ironing board and
rearranged the whole room.
It's tight, but totally fine for sewing all day.
What else could a girl ask for???  Haha.

I got this bag of goodies from the swap table at the Guild meeting yesterday.
My colors or what?
I didn't realize it when I grabbed the bag that they are all
uneven width strips that are cut selvage to selvage.
I decided to dive in and start sewing them all together first.
I have an idea of where I am going with this . . . 

But for now, this is what I will show you.
I am going to sew batches together and then cut them up again and again.

I'll keep you posted on this new project.

 I also made five infinity scarves using this tutorial.
I did change the dimensions a bit.  My friend Margaret suggested
a thinner width and longer length with a three time twist instead of two
and it worked beautifully!
Thanks Margaret!!!
Some of my quilty friends threw down this challenge
for me today.  
I think they questioned my resolve.  Hehehe.
What were they thinking?  I have red hair.
Never challenge a redhead. 

What did you do this weekend?  I hope you had as much fun as I did!!