Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Work In Progress---Christmas edition

Making progress on Mother-in-Love's quilt.  Top is finished, back is pieced and ready.  This will be the first time to use flannel.  I wanted it to be warm.  Did you know that even if you sweep before working with navy flannel, it really doesn't matter.  Every piece of lint within a mile comes for a nice long visit.

This will also be my first time working with wool batting.  I will let you know how that goes.  Just wanted it to be warm, super warm!!

This is what polyester batting looks like after 10+ years.  Our picnic quilt was made some time ago, before I would have thought to call myself a quilter.  This was the last time I ever used poly batting.  Thought it would be good to share the lesson!!  ;0) 
After years of heavy use, it is just done.  I was trying to glean some of the denim for the next picnic quilt.  I don't know what I was thinking.  These were worn out jeans that got ten more years of heavy use out of them.  Not much worth using again!!

The little pile of denim scraps are all that was worth keeping of the original quilt.  The drooly pile are scraps that I am going to cut up and use.  Peeking out is the little container started blocks.

This is the little stack of blocks that are already done.  I had a pair of jeans bite the dust a couple of weeks ago.  These fabrics are left-over charm squares from other projects.

So WIP update:

1.  Treasure's Quilt---FINISHED!!

2.  Mother-in-Love's Quilt---Much progress.

3.  Peacock quilt---Haven't touched it.

4.  Picnic Quilt---Started, and collecting more denim.

Be sure to visit all the other WIPs by using the nifty button on my side bar.

Christmas Blessings,


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sew & Tell...( and soft squeals of delight)

If you want to see more of my finished quilt you will have to go to Amy's where I am the guest poster.  Hence, the squeals of delight (but soft ones 'cause my throat is still sore)!

She has got a great giveaway going, so pop on over and link along!