Thursday, October 25, 2012

We're off to see the quilter...

I'm doing the happy dance right now. My two quilts are all set and ready to go to the quilters! Quilt top, backing, piping and binding are ready to be delivered.

I think I know what I would do if I won the lottery. I would continue quilting and then have every one of my quilts quilted by someone else. What a wonderful luxury that would be.

Oh, and I would hire a cleaning lady too!

What would you do?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Love those strips!

I started with these fabrics a few days ago. I cut them all into 2 1/2" strips and now I have...
 this one...
and this one...

I am a bit under deadline. These are intended to be Christmas gifts and I promised to get them to the quilter by the end of the week. Have to love those deadlines to get me moving!

More about these later!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Best Intentions

Where does the time go? I had the best intentions to get back to regular posts on this blog. Hmmm. And now the busy time begins. I woke up at 4 am and started thinking... Always a mistake. It is October 17 and I was thinking of all the things I must do before Christmas! And we start to set up for the Christmas Market in Philadelphia in 4 weeks!

I have no sewing to share, yet, but can show the other sewing that was brought to our last Good Enough Quilters meeting. Cindy shared her embroidery project. I love the look of this and know it has a special name but now can't remember it. Cindy? Looks like it would be so relaxing.

Fran showed us her find! She bought this for a song at a yard sale. It is so nice and we were all really jealous.

A finish for Lynn. Don't you love those pinwheels. Front and back it really looks good.

The quilt below is one that was made from fabric that was donated. I know there is more to the story but I waited too long to tell it. Lesson learned about posting quickly.

Now, I'm happy to say that I have some time in the next few days and really hope to get back with a sewing report. Fingers crossed!

Have a good day. Sewing perhaps?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jelly Roll Race?

The Good Enough Quilters met tonight and our plan was to make the Jelly Roll Race quilt. And to actually race. That changed quickly since we were all at different points in our sewing. Some had  made their strip chain already and some, like me, hadn't done anything but get the jelly roll! Plan B went into place. Start sewing and just enjoy. Which we certainly did.

Peggy finished hers first but to her dismay, she only had 21 strips in her jelly roll which made quite a difference. This allowed all of us to help her with some problem solving and we all thought she should cut in half and add a cute border for a baby quilt. Very disappointing.

 I went with a 21 strip jelly roll but just thought it would be smaller. Hmmm, doesn't work that way. The fabric, which I love, was Delighted by Riley Blake. After I saw how the other, larger quilts looked, I went online and lucky for me! I found another Delighted jelly roll and ordered it! This was so easy I may just make a new half right away and then finish up this quilt for me! A first, for sure.

Next was Cindy's. She had what she called a random jelly roll but we all love the finished product. Great colors.

Laura was proudly showing her pink and green quilt. Not sure if you can see them but she put little blocks between her strips. So very cute since she fussy cut the blocks and they're all hearts. And she already has a sweet little recipient in mind.

Don't you love all the soft greens in Debbie's quilt? So calm and relaxing.

Fran's was next. Her red, green and tan Christmas quilt looked great. She already has some coordinating fabric for the backing.

Lynn chose batiks for hers and it seemed that there were none repeated. So very bright and colorful.

Poor Dru hit some glitches and she was the last to finish. She graciously endured our teasing and worked steadily to finish her lovely quilt which she proudly displays below! Don't you love the spots of gold in the quilt?

We had a great time doing this and loved seeing the differences based on fabric choice. I think we all thought we would make these again. So easy and quick! Once you know what you are doing, that is.
There were a few more things shared but I'll include them in the next post since this one is already full.

Have a happy sewing day!