Friday, December 30, 2011

Getting close to the New Year

Well just got back from out of town needed some backing fabric for the red and white quilt, fusible web to cut into strips to fuse batting pieces together, and I bought myself a sewing machine tote with wheels have wanted one in awhile and they were half price will try it a out for the spring retreat. The last block for the CW Anniversary quilt will be released tomorrow so I should get both quilt tops put together then to decide on the borders I have some ideas, will post pics when I get them done.
I'm in a group
and they are having a New Years Day quilt marathon so I'm ready should be a productive day we did it last year so we want to beat last years minutes, there is quite a few joining in when ever they can.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

13th finish

This is the quilt tops I started at the fall retreat 2 tops with 1 jellyroll and yardage not fond of the big blocks but needed to get these done, decided to make it reversible, thinking of just having it out and if any company comments on it well Merry Christmas and out the door it will go.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

OMG it's been awhile

Been awhile from my last post well the count down to Christmas. Made some butter tarts this morning shortbread done yesterday, gifts bought and sent, only Randy??? Need to make poppycock yet but the stores here have ran out of unsalted peanuts will try again on mon. guess everyone is baking.
Going to be a quiet Christmas, nobody coming home this year, might just roast a chicken.
On the sewing front I went to pickup Dec. bom and they had the next 2 months ready so got them and they are completed, the big blocks that I started at the retreat are now assembled and loaded on the frame, this one will be reversible(called Serendipity from the Missouri quilt co. 2 quilts with 1 jellyroll and yardage) not to crazy about them but they are done, will just meander this and get it over with. Ordered a fat quarter bundle of Barbra Brackman's new line called 1862 Battle Hymn, yummy don't know what I'm going to do with it yet-- sure I'll think of something.
Civil War Anniversary BOW quilts almost done need to make todays release then 2 more, borders to think about yet, have the backing for both quilt tops.