First up was to piece and quilt my challenge wall hanging. Binding all done. Yay, one thing crossed off the list (although I do still need to sew on my label).
|This quilting was really good practice for some of my other applique projects. Doing this tight quilting was much harder than expected - and I knew that I was crap at echoing around the shapes. More practice required!|
|This unisex quilt is bright and cheery - although it did do funny things to my eyes!|
|See there is progress - I've cut the background pieces!|
No photo of the Circle blocks - but I've got 5 finished - so that means only four to go! Over half way - then I can add sashing, and woot, just like that, it'll be finished. Or added to the pile of other things to finish :0)
The other major project to rear it's ugly head so to speak - is my Buggy Barn cat quilt. This one has been hanging around for several years now... yeah, it's one of those ones! I finally finished getting it pieced last year and bought a brushed cotton as the backing fabric. As I drove away from the shop, I knew I hadn't bought enough. I washed and dried it - and put it all away. Until yesterday, when I went a bit mental and pieced the backing, and crawled around like a lunatic doing the pin basting. Then I left it (did some circles) and returned to it this morning, ready to put the hopping foot back on and start quilting the devil. It's going to be a long job.
Another project that has sat on hold for a while is this one.
It's so old it doesn't even have a name. This started as a pattern I really liked in a American Patchwork magazine, but once I'd made the first block - I wasn't really interested in making any more, and wasn't sure what to do with it. So it all sat in it's basket.
|Isn't this basket cute?|
Then I saw this book - which has 20" blocks, and since my lonely block is 25" I can easily scale it up to fit... now it all has a purpose and I just need to find the time to actually do it!
|Just needs to be funked up with my funky fabric selection.|
I am going to do this! It is on my list! Although I do need to give it a name... any suggestions?
And last of all, Nadia's had a bit of an image change with the appearance of a fringe! No more hair in the eyes - and it does frame her face beautifully.
Whew, it's been a busy Week One of the holidays. I wonder what is going to happen in Week Two??