Monday, February 20, 2012

A Change of Pace

...is just what the doctor ordered. 
I could not face more pink and black triangles, so I turned to a little FMQ and finished, yes finished, my Easter Table Runner by Kim Diehl.
I simply copied what had been done on the original and I could not be more pleased with it.  Only took 2 1/2 years to complete, BUT it is my first UFO truly finished for 2012!

Since I am expecting (well, that is, my DD is expecting) to be doing a lot waiting in a hospital in the near future, I also prepped some handwork.
All the wool shapes are cut and over half the blocks are blanket stitched.
The rest are packed in my bag ready to head out when the call comes.

Hopefully, I will get back to those pink and black triangles later this week and finish up this months PG stocking.  2 out of 3 goals accomplished is not bad!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Getting Closer

My 1880 sampler quilt is set, sashed and the first border is on.
My goal this week is to finish the first sawtooth border.
Like all big projects, I am so ready for this one to be done.

Thanks to Mary at Quilt Hollow, I have some new novelties for the windows of my scrappy houses.  It was so kind of her to send them to me and I can hardly wait to make a few more houses!
However, they will be my reward for finishing all those HSTs!

Since I seem to be on a roll, I will set my Feb. goals:
(1) Finish up the 1880 quilt top...
praying I have enough fabric.
(2) Quilt my Easter Table Runner
(3) Finish up one X-stitch ornament
(4) Stitch one more PG stocking 
and then return to my Pinwheels for Caroline...
my next UFO to finish.

I received my copy of the latest APQ magazine and have fallen in love with the cover quilt by Kim Diehl...
so cheery for a spring project!
Oh, so much temptation!