Kindred Spirits II Kit 1, Split Decision table runner.
Kindred Spirits II Kit 1, Split Decision table runner.
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Wow! I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Heather at Peachy Pages. Thanks Heather, I accept.
So what is the Liebster Award? The gist of the award is that you “accept’ with the intention of “paying it forward”. Upon accepting the award, one chooses 11 blogs that you feel are deserving of more subscribers and “nominate” them for the award. No one is obligated to accept the award (or even to pay it forward), but it does help to generate traffic and get the word out about some really great little blogs that can be crammed full of big punches of inspiration! For now, let’s just say, it’s a fun and friendly award by bloggers, to bloggers, for bloggers!
To qualify the blog must have less than 200 followers or must be less than six months old. Once the award is received you are to write a post and in it
Let’s see, 11 random things about me:
Here are the questions from Heather and my answers:
So now, here are my questions for my nominees:
And now for my nominees. Not 11 but these blogs definitely worth checking out.
Hop on over and see what these very creative ladies have been up to.
Finally, I have something to report on my UFOs. My number 3 for this year is my Twister Christmas Wreath. I finished quilting and adding the binding this month. All that’s left is to sew the binding down. I’m saving that for a trip later this month when I’ll have lot’s of time for hand sewing.
I’m also excited that Judy chose number 7 for August. I finished that UFO in July. Yay!! I’ll report on that one at the end of August.
To see what everyone else has completed, go here.
It’s not Sunday for a Stash Report or Monday for a Design Wall post, but I did have a very productive weekend and lot’s to show off. I finished quilting four small quilts and got the first part of the binding sewn on.
First up, a little preemie incubator quilt I put together with some very pastel blocks that I didn’t know what else to do with. I think it turned out pretty cute.
I free-motion quilted it with a large meander which was a piece of cake on a small quilt like this. I love the texture it added.
I bound it with some scrap 2.5″ yellow strips. Now I just need to hand sew down the binding and it’s done.
Next up is a Halloween wall hanging I bought as a kit some time ago. I only had to add the borders and binding, but I thought it was pretty cute. It’s completely finished now with banding and hanging sleeve.
I saw this Christmas Wreath using the twister blocks on the quiltingboard.com somewhere. Don’t have the link right now. I thought it was so cute and lots of fun to make. I have another one with the blocks put together but haven’t started the twister step yet.
It’s table topper size or a good size for a wall hanging. I did a small meander in cream on the light part and a larger meander in the borders. I’m leaving the pinwheels plain for the moment. I can always go back and do some kind of quilting there if I change my mind.
I’m really enjoying all these little quilts. They are so much fan, finish quickly, and so easy to FMQ.
Not much happening on my design wall these days. I’ve got a mini top from Bonnie’s Mini Marathon that I completed in Shipshewana on the wall just to look at.
This weekend, however, I dove into Orca Bay Part 1. I’ve got 180 of the QSTs made. Only 40 or so more to go. I think I’ll get them all sewn if not trimmed and pressed before the next part is released on Friday.
To see more design walls, click here.
To see everyone else’s Orca Bay Part One, click here.
Here is what is on my design wall today.
I started this quilt to get rid of all the 1930s prints I had in a drawer. This barely made a dent. Either that or these prints reproduce. This is simply a Disappearing 9 Patch with the four patches in each of the four corners and a solid piece in the middle which makes the cornerstone. I’m auditioning the pink setting triangles. I think they are keepers.
I just realized I haven’t posted in a while. Not because I haven’t been sewing; I have. Just haven’t had the urge to write a post. I started another quilt as well which I’ll post about later.
Check out Judy’s blog for more Design Wall posts.
Well the first quarter of 2011 is finished. I’m happy to say that to date I have only purchased 2 yards of fabric. And, that was to finish my February UFO. Nothing in my stash would work. I even used two color in the binding so I didn’t have to purchase any more. Here are my stats:
Total used this week 1.72
Total used year to date 13.60
Total added this week 0.00
Total added year to date 2.00
Net used year to date 11.60
Normally this would mean I haven’t been sewing, but as you can see from my UFO status, I’ve finished two quilts and am on my way to finishing two others on my UFO list. And, all this momentum has caused me to get another one not on the list ready for quilting.
Now the question is What do you do with all these finishes???
I don’t have a problem finishing quilts that have purpose and need to be complete to give to someone. The quilts on my UFO Challenge list this year are not tagged for anyone special.
Have a great Sunday!
I did it, I finished my February UFO. Tonight at 10:10 pm I put the last stitch in the binding.
At the beginning of February, this was just 9 12″ blocks that were part of the Quilts Your Way Squishie Swap in 2010. So I’m very happy to have this one done. It’s the first set of Squishie blocks that have made it to quilt status. I have three more years worth of blocks to go.
I ran out of the Ocean Blue Fusions for the binding so I had to use some of the gold along with the blue. Makes it a little interesting that way. It finishes at about 56″ square. Don’t know what I’ll do with this one, but it’s finished.
Judy has selected number 1 for our March project. I confess, I had to swap my original number 1, Darby’s quilt with number 3, Strip Twist. I will be gone most of March on vacation so there will be very little sewing happening for me. Since number 3 only needs binding at this point, I can actually have a completion for March this way.
Check out Judy’s UFO post to see what others have completed in February.
I couldn’t help myself. I had to post about this great give-away going on over at Stash Manicure.
Head on over here to get in on the fun for yourself. Oh but wait a minute. Never mind. I want to win this one.😉
More later on what I was up to last night.