Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Spiral Roses quilt top

I finished this top today. This is a true scrapquilter project! Nothing was used that was any bigger than a fat quarter (except a long scrap I used for the border), and nothing was purchased to make it. I had cut out the blocks just to have around when I was between projects. Well, darn, the applique all got finished and I had to put the top together! I'll hang it in the closet with my other tops that are ready to quilt.

I'm cleaning out my sewing room because I'm having guests next week, and Debi is going to sleep in that room. She should have sweet dreams in there with my fabric, books, and magazines--that is if the UFOs don't haunt her at night!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Finished SuzGuz block 8

Here's my block 8 from the Susan Guzman series. I'm not crazy about this one--can't quite figure out why! Somehow it looks like an inkblot test to me. Whatever! It'll go in the quilt with the prettier ones.
My hands have been busy here making gifts. I'm also working on a seaside themed quilt for Project Linus.
There's a little bit of fall in the air here, which always invigorates me. I guess I worked in the public schools and then the university for so long that my inner calendar kicks into overdrive at the beginning of the school year. Just hearing the school buses running gets me keyed up!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Addison's Quilt

Baby Addison's quilt is finished! I used a center medallion like I did with Avery's quilt but had to get a little funky with the lettering because the name is a little longer. I just need to sew on the label, and then it'll be hers forever. I wish I had something that either of my grandmothers had made, but I don't think either one of them sewed very much. (Neither of them drove a car, either!)
My next project is in full swing--a totally pieced quilt (gasp!) that I made from a book of patterns for jelly roll strips. I used bright noodles from a swap on the Quilting Passion forum, and it is very wild!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Who Doesn't Love Elmo?

We visited our kids for a few hours today. We got to hold tiny Addison and play with Avery in her new playhouse (which was a present from Addison! I bet that helps sibling relationships.)

I also got to deliver this little top to Avery, try it on her, and get the straps adjusted. When she saw it, she said, "Mine!" It has an elasticized casing in the back and fits really cute. Wish I looked that cute in a little top and a pair of jean shorts.