Today's Stitching

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Olympic Accomplishments

I have accomplished quite alot in the last 17 days of Olympic games. My goal was to keep busy with quilty stuff every time I sat down to watch the coverage, including the Today show in the mornings.

I managed to completely make a lap quilt from the P.I.G. I received from the Stashbuster yahoo group. I also retreived a lap quilt that I made many years ago and almost sent off to Goodwill is finished and sent off .

I also managed to do several BOW (SBS and FWS) and my Aunt Millie's Garden BOM. I pulled out a wallhanging that was made during a Pat Sloan round robin six years ago or more, added a border, quilted and bound it so it is ready for spring.

I handquilted half of the bowtie quilt that is on my frame. I made a cover for my 1530 Bernina that I received for Christmas from hubby.

AND, last but certainly not least, I finished assembling the 1200 pieces of my charm quilt that I started during the Olympics summer games 08-08-08. It was my project for those games and I marked and cut the pieces and assembled them here and there over the past year, all by hand. It is now 64 x 81 and I need to decide if I want to add to it or handquilt it as it is....probably will add to it.

So I think I am a winner and have alot to show for time spent enjoying the Olympics and the wonderful job the host Canadians did!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bernina cover

Made this cover for my new (to me) Bernina 1530, afterall the other Bernina has a cover !
Will add yo-yo's to the center of the flowers or dig in the button jar and add buttons. Fun to make.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Finally finished

Pulled this UFO out and finally quilted it. I think it is from maybe eight years ago...maybe more
and just needed to be quilted. It will go to a lady in the hospital who has osteoporosis and broke a bone, had surgery and will require long rehab. This quilt is lap size and should keep her broken leg warm and comfort her as she heals.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Processing my P.I.G.

Well, I got up this morning and decided to process the P.I.G.S. (project in grocery sack)
that I received last week. I call this Pork Chop since they arrived as assorted six inch rail fence blocks and I stitched and chopped and stitched some more and came up with this quilt. I will machine quilt it and have it ready for donation and have lots more rail fence blocks to play with.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Handquilting the bowties

This is where I am hanging out these snowy days. I am trying to get back in the groove of handquilting by practicing on this flea market find. Love my new frame that I found on "sewitsforsale" yahoo list, fits perfectly in this space.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Aunt Millie's Garden BOM

Finished my block of the month for February. Hated all the points but I do like the way it came out. Hope March's block doesn't have too many points or circles.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stashbuster P.I.G.

My P.I.G. (project in grocery sack) arrived yesterday from Ann on Stashbuster Yahoo group.
My mission is to take these rail fence blocks and make a nice quilt to give to a deserving person or charity group. There are over 150 of them in all colors/styles/prints and will be a challenge to make them play nice together. I have come up with what I think is a clever idea to stitch and chop them into nice blocks....calling this project 'PORK CHOP'......will post pics as I work it out.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Bright sunshining quilt

After a weekend of blizzard conditions and shoveling it is heart warming to see this bright sunny quilt that my friend Mary Lou made. She used an antique quilt that her grandmother made as inspiration for these spools. Her machine quilting is exquisite. She is teaching this quilt at a retreat in the fall. What a happy quilt!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winter Wonderland

The snow came down like crazy last night....guess we are lucky, only ONE foot
Good weekend for quilting and stitching.....lots of Super Bowl sales I will have to miss
but that's OK I don't really need any more fabric anyway. Tomorrow for my Superbowl
project I am going to join a group doing a quilt from ALL scraps....what fun!