Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Sewing

I have made a crib-size quilt before from Eleanor Burns' Quick Trip Around the World book and it turned out well (see this link for that one):

So this time I decided to go for the lap size.    This is my progress so far on my Sewing on Sunday:
I didn't realize my colors were similar to the book cover's until I posted this photo!

These aren't really Quilt in a "Day"s for me - LOL.  I call them my Quilt in a "Week"s!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sending Off Quilts

I worked up this little charming quilt (sorry quilters who will understand that bad pun!) to get it out quickly at the request of Quilts Beyond Borders.  This one and the finished Mickey Mouse quilt will be going to the children of the Navajo Nation in Bennett Freeze, Arizona.

What would a child of the desert want for Christmas?  A quilt with ocean creatures, of course!  It is quilted with lots of different size fishes.

And who doesn’t love Mickey Mouse?  I finally got this one bound with cute polka dots.

Feels good to send a box off with quilts bound for their forever homes …

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Beth's - quilted with Floral Waves Panto

Next up on the frame - Destined for the Navajo Nation in the Bennett Freeze area of Arizona:

Saturday, November 22, 2014

On a Roll Now

Had to take a break awhile back and go to the new car show.  My SUV is getting older and is getting to that stage where we will soon have to make repairs or bit the bullet and get a new car.  Since my husband is tall and I am short, we have to test a few models to see if we both fit, hence the car show!  We got there right when they opened and we were not the first to arrive:

 First up was the Geico gecko, and obligatory Kodak moment of course:

I really like the Jeep – DH likes the Grand Cherokee and I like the stripped down regular Cherokee:

The Hyundai Santa Fe was surprisingly roomy inside, but I don’t know a thing about Hyundai’s:

They didn’t let you get in the Ford Explorer – boo, hiss!  That’s what I have now and just might get another, but that means a visit to the dealer – big bummer – I don’t like car salesmen!

So the adventure will continue, but not right away.

And then it was back to quilting.  I finished this little batik top using my center braided section and some donated batik squares that I dissected and put onto the sides – perfect fit!

And I worked up this cute Ellie-Fun top.  After posting the pic on Facebook I went back and added the eyes – they turned out ok:

I finished quilting/binding these three for another Sunshine Quilt Guild member.  They will be sent off Monday to Wrap-a-Smile to beat the Christmas package rush.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Today was finally the day for that binding blitz that I have been meaning to do - it's easy once you get started!

Oh, and that fat racoon wasn't fat after all - she had twins!
Mom in the front - kids in the back

Friday, November 7, 2014

Always a Little Behind

Catching up seems to be the story of my life these days.  I have quilted a top for the local Quilts of Valor group that has been in my sewing room for weeks:

I have put together some kits that I can just pick up and sew a little at a time when the days get busy.  Some are just strips cut into the right sizes and others are in blocks:
Angry Birds



I have taken a few walks (too few) and caught a photo of our alligator currently in residence:

And sat around reading a few books.  Now I am caught up - maybe I should go dust and vacuum!