Sunday, December 25, 2011

Working on UFOs

Merry Christmas! I am enjoying a quiet day at home. Gift exchanges with grandchildren will be next weekend.

I committed to finishing 2 old UFOs to enter in Bear Creek Guild Quilt Show in Feb 2012.  I started this one in 2003 or so. I had a picture of a streetcar light on a foggy evening in the Garden District of New Orleans. I went to a seminar that David Walker was teaching in Baton Rouge. I used my design and his raw edge appliqué technique. I liked it but put it up because I had no idea how I wanted to finish it. Today I am applying borders and going to load and quilt it. I want to hesitate, I want to make it perfect, but that has paralyzed me and now I want to finish it.

I am also playing with this die from Patsy Thompson.

I have another ufo to finish and I am thinking of adding some applique

Friday, December 23, 2011

what happened to December?

This month has gone so quickly!

I finished the little friendship star quilt and turned it in at the guild Christmas Party. The lady in charge of the Silent Auction asked me if I wanted it back if no one bid on it. I was surprised and said I would take it back. It made me a little sad. It is not my favorite quilt but I think it would make a cute table topper or wallhanging. I am sure she was being efficient and not disparaging. I hope someone bids on it.

My bee had a dinner out for Christmas and a notion gift exchange.

I had a work trip to my home town of Kalamazoo, MI. It was the week of my birthday. How cool is that? I have had Michigan and Houston areas at my current job for 2.5 years but I never had a reason to visit Kalamazoo until this month. I had some great times with family including a cake from my favorite bakery! It was a fun birthday.

My grandson, Brandon came and stayed 6 days. We did Christmas shopping and wrapping. We played lots of games, and made juices and green smoothies with my new juicer.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Occupy Your Sewing Room

I wish I had thought of that clever title.  Go to  for information on the occupation and giveaway.

I have been occupying my sewing room on this rainy weekend.  I completed the quilt for my guild's silent auction in Feb.  Well I am to the binding stage but I should be able to do that within the next week and turn it in at December's guild meeting.

I thought long and hard about how to quilt it.  I finally jumped in with the SID hoping I would come up with a plan....  It has continuous curves in the stars, some snowflakes in the background with flowing lines to represent blowing snow.  I did swirls in the border and outlined the some of the ornaments.  I am binding it with the red fabric.  I hope some will want it for a Christmas table topper or wall hanging.  It is 25 x 25.