Saturday, November 19, 2011


Well, I've finally finished the quilts that I started a couple months ago.  I had pieced them in September, "sandwiched" them at my quilting retreat in October and finally finished the quilting this week so I could drop them off at my local yarn shop that is the drop off place for Project Linus.  These four are sized for babies.

These three are for larger children; these top two are machine quilted.  

 But I did decide to "tie" this one since the sashing and backing are chenille.

And this last one is for a baby shower gift.  The background fabrics (as well as the backing) are a light weight flannel -- stripe and plaid that I though would be just right for the expected baby boy.

It was lots of fun.  Now it's time go get back to working on the Christmas pajamas for the grandchildren!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'M HERE; I'M HERE . . .

Yep, I'm here.  I promise I didn't get lost!  It's just been a busy couple weeks.  After we returned from visiting our son and family in NY, I had a couple days at home before I went to Nashville to babysit for my daughter Anna Maria while she was in Houston at quilt market.

While at her home I was able to play in her studio and use her new Janome Horizon 7700.  Wow what a difference a sewing machine with a larger throat makes.  I was able to machine quilt my friend's 63" x 63" inch quilt.  (And I can show it to you since I gave it to her yesterday.

I did very little knitting while I was in Nashville.  By the time the children (5) were in bed, I was ready for bed myself!
However I was able to finish my sweater after I got home and I actually wore it yesterday.

Now I'm getting ready to work on a baby shower quilt and some hats for a charity project that our church women's group is participating in.  That will be a wonderful way to use up some leftover stash yarn.

This is the plan for my quilt.  There will be 9 of these 9 patches to make a 36" quilt.

So the quilting and knitting continues.